CrossFit provides a unique training program that builds functional strength, speed and mobility by combining a diverse range of weight lifting, cardio, and gymnastics movements.
By drawing upon this broad base of exercises and then scaling intensity, CrossFit delivers an unparalleled way to achieve peak physical fitness for men and women of all ages and backgrounds in a challenging, yet safe and fun training environment.
CrossFit is essentially ‘the sport of fitness’ and one of the fastest growing sports in America.
The driving force behind CrossFit has always been to be all-inclusive. Using the concept of Universal Scalability, the program is purposefully designed in a way that both men and women of all ages and ability—from beginner to advanced athlete—can take their fitness to a whole new level.
Whether your fitness goals are simply losing weight and toning up or getting a competitive edge on the playing field, this is the place to achieve them. We cater to everyone at all levels.
If you would like to…yes! If you don’t wish to…no! Your size, bodyfat, and muscle mass are largely a reflection of your nutrition. Without proper nutrition, you can train all you want, and not make any significant changes to your body composition. We will teach you how to eat properly to sustain health and performance, while giving you the physique you want in the process. We just ask that you commit to at least year to the process before you judge our effectiveness.
Our highly experienced coaching staff and organized, periodized group programming. All those other services are randomly performed, with random exercise selection and arbitrary work loads. Our programming has been thought out on a 6-12 month timeline, allowing you to make consistent, sustained progress over a long period of time, while avoiding the pitfalls of overtraining, overuse, and injury.
You should expect to have your coach’s attention. You should expect to understand the tasks given to you by the coach. You should expect to feel supported and encouraged by your coach. You should expect to leave your first session feeling like you learned something, were challenged, and are excited to try it again.
Classes run for 75 minutes, 15 minutes longer than the typical CrossFit class. This gives us the proper amount of time to give you a thorough warm-up, proper instruction, and performance of the WOD.
It can be, IF you don’t know what you are doing and try to go it alone. And IF you chose one of those other facilities whose coaches lack credentials and are busy on their cell phone when they should be paying attention to you. At Terrapin Strength we pride ourselves in teaching you how to reach your goals and sustain them over a lifetime without injuries. Our progressions and coaching decisions will make certain that your risk of injury is exceedingly low. However, in order for us to do our job, you must be open and honest with us with how you are feeling. If something is in pain, don’t hide it…tell us immediately.
At face value, your membership to Top Tier gives you unlimited CrossFit classes, access to our bi-weekly Barbell Club, and Yoga! That’s right, you’re getting all three of those services for one price!
But you’re also getting highly effective, professional instruction by experts who have proven themselves in the trenches for over 15 years. Combined, we have over 50 years of fitness experience, and are eager to pass our wisdom onto you. Skip the thousands of mistakes that people like you make by trying to train alone. Furthermore, who are you kidding! You aren’t going to be consistent without us. You need professional coaching and the accountability and motivation of a group in order to make sustainable progress. We all do! And finally, do your own homework. Look around your area. Our credibility and success is proven, and our value is unmatched when compared to our competitors. We aren’t interested in stealing your money.
We have a wide variety of membership options designed to meet your specific needs. Please click here to view them.
We scale, or modify, what was recommended. If you can’t do a 185 pound deadlift, pick a weight that you can do. If five rounds is too high a training volume now, let’s scale it back to three. Everyone scales and modifies, even us experts. Scaling and modification should never be seen as inadequate or inferior to the prescribed group plan. Scaling and modifying is necessary to ensure your continued progress over a lifetime without serious injury. Use scaling and modification often, and if you are not sure how to in a given workout, just ask for our advice!
The only real way to determine whether Top Tier Columbia is the right box for you is to come train with us.
You’ll get a chance to see our premier training facility and meet our world-class coaches. The truth is once you experience training the way we do it, you’ll never settle for anything less. You’ll be ready to Condition & Conquer.
We require a Fundamentals Course if you are new to Crossfit. This includes six classes that go through technique and movements you will use in the regular Crossfit classes.