We’ve been teasing it for a few weeks now, I’ve even talked to a few of you one-on-one about it, but on Tuesday, January 29th, at 7:15PM we will have an informational meeting at the box to discuss the creation of our “Advanced” training group for Pearland CrossFit.  This is something we are excited about adding to our regular line-up and in order to address the needs of some of our athletes who are ready to take their CrossFit to the next level.  As with everything at Pearland CrossFit, our overall goal is nothing short of excellence in the product we bring to our athletes, both in means and method.  As such, Advanced sessions will be programmed and coached by Carl Edwards who brings thirteen years of coaching and training experience to Pearland CrossFit for the benefit of our athletes.  Carl is a true fitness professional and we are excited about the opportunity to have him join our coaching staff.

Advanced training classes will be held three times weekly, Tuesday evening, Thursday morning and Thursday evenings.  Participants in the advanced training groups will also have access to additional “Open Gym” times and weekend “Training Camps” as per the coaching discretion of the PCF owners and staff.

Our original intent was to open this class up to all who wish to participate, but after much discussion and consideration, it was determined that this was just not feasible within the goals of the program.  As we strive to provide a construct that is both safe and effective for our athletes, due to the complex technical nature of the lifts and workouts being coached during these sessions, space will be limited to 12 athletes per session.  At this time, we will be accepting 12 athletes for the 2x weekly evening sessions, and 12 athletes for the 1x weekly morning session.  Each Advanced class will last approximately an hour and a half (90 minutes) in duration and will include warm-up/ mobility work, weight lifting and conditioning components.

Along with regular attendance at the scheduled training sessions, we will also ask that the athletes plan to meet the additional following guidelines:

1)      Participation in major local/regional competitions.  While not officially creating a “Competitors Only” team, we have had many members indicate a desire to participate in the “Sport of Fitness.”  This opportunity is being provided to afford them the additional coaching instruction required to compete and the max extents of their potential.

2)      Continued participation in regular “main-group” workouts.  Where CrossFit holds the ideal of “Community” as one of its core tenets, it is important that all athletes remain fully engaged with the PCF member population.  This is NOT about setting apart an elite group of athletes who believe themselves above the coaches and athletes of our main-group classes.  We are simply providing an additional avenue of improvement for those with the time, energy and desire to pursue the higher level aspects of our sport.

3)      Commitment to the values of teamwork, community, integrity and sportsmanship before winning.  This is not a “Win at all costs” group.  Yes, we all want to capture a podium spot at the next big local comp, but as demonstrated by Cobra Kai, Lance Armstrong, White Goodman and the Oakland Raiders, winning means nothing if not done with integrity!

Cost for participation in this program will be $30/month for the 2x weekly evening sessions and $15/month for the 1x weekly morning sessions.  To participate you must also have a current monthly “Unlimited” membership.