CrossFit Chisel is helping change lives and build a strong, supportive community through health and fitness. We are a family friendly, fun, supportive community with top coaching for fitness and nutrition. Our team works relentlessly to help you achieve your goals and provide the best community support and resources to serve our members in being the most fit, best version of themselves!
CrossFit Chisel is a locally owned, premier fitness facility in Six Corners serving the neighborhoods of Portage Park, Old Irving Park, Independence Park and other Northwest side neighborhoods of Chicago. We are bringing a whole new evolution to the fitness landscape for the neighboring communities.
Our goal is to serve the area by building a community of supportive people who work together in achieving their health & fitness goals.
The “WOD” is the “workout of the day.” Each day a new WOD is posted and it’s part of a complete program designed to improve strength and conditioning. The WOD can be scaled (adjusted) to provide a suitable challenge for athletes at any level.
In short, no. Because every workout can be scaled for each individual’s fitness level, anyone can join in on the fun! We regularly have people that have literally never worked out a day in their life right next to a person who has worked out their whole life – and they are doing the exact same thing, just scaled appropriately to their respective fitness levels. The only requirements are that you have a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, to learn new things, and have the desire and passion to let us help you reach your fitness goals. You will succeed and see great results. We want to coach anyone desiring to get into the best shape of their lives.
CrossFit, as performed in our facility, is very safe due to our three basic concepts of mechanics, consistency, and intensity. You must learn to do the movements safely and consistently before we account for varying intensity. Furthermore, you are always under the watchful eye of one of our coaches every time you step foot in the box. With all that said, we’d be ignorant to say that you can’t ever get hurt here. We don’t train to purposely hurt ourselves, but sometimes it happens; injuries are just a part of life.
Training at CrossFit Chisel will produce results. Because you are committed to us for that session, we will give you the utmost professionalism and coaching, motivate you to reach your physical potential, foster team building, camaraderie, and ensure you have fun while doing it! If you are not interested in learning new things, getting in the best shape of your life, meeting new friends, working hard, and sweating, then CrossFit Chisel might not be for you.
It is impossible to predict exact rates at which individuals may progress. Everyone progresses at different speeds and in different ways as the body make-up has the ultimate control. Progression depends first and foremost on commitment and consistency in the training session, but also on gender, age, health histories, genetics, nutrition, sleep habits, life stress, work and school. We’ve found that about the 4-month mark is the place where most people start to really see marked results.
Without proper nutrition your body will not be able to withstand the workouts or activities of daily living. Regardless of your fitness goals (increased strength, weight-loss, special race/event, etc.), nutrition is the driving force behind these ambitions. Establishing proper eating patterns will not only fuel your body for the workouts, but aid in energizing it throughout your day. Failing to get your nutritional intake in check will result in slowed progress with our program. The basic concept behind eating the right things in the right portions is simple: Eat meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits, minimal amounts of starch and NO sugar.
The idea/theory that you need to do slow, steady state cardio exercise to burn fat is long since disproven. Research shows the advantage anaerobic activity has over the traditional ‘cardio’ model, not just in terms of strength, speed and power output but also the ability to develop cardio capacity or ‘endurance.’ The factor MOST responsible for weight loss in controlled experiments is absolute power output, or how much work can you do in a given amount of time.
In the summer, the majority of our members walk or ride their bike parking them in the lobby of the gym while they work out. If you drive there is street parking and a city lot just around the corner – both tend to be Pay to Park but the creative members have found free street parking in close proximity!
The classes are one hour long during the week and can extend a bit on Saturday. The classes consist of a warmup followed by an explanation of the workout. Then you will work on the movements required for the workout either practicing a skill or working up to the weight you will be working out with during the exercise. Lastly will be the workout itself!
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CrossFit Chisel is the premier fitness facility in the 6 Corners – Old Irving Park -Portage Park – Mayfair area of Chicago.