Goals Meeting / Functional Movement Screen

fms2The Goals Meeting / Function Movement Screen is free with membership, click here to schedule yours today.

We encourage all new members to sign up for the FMS/Goals meeting with a coach to ensure  success with the CrossFit program.  Proper movement assessment through the Funcitonal Movement Screen will address any muscle imbalance you have coming into the program.  We will set up a plan to correct these imbalances to avoid injury and accelerate results.  We will also take this time to talk about your individual fitness goals.  We will discuss where you currently are in your fitness, where you want to be, and the approach we are going to take to get you there.

More on Muscle Imbalances..

Activities through work, sport and life cause each and every one of us to move differently.  In a world where we constantly sit and produce repetitive movements, day in and day out, our bodies adapt to our surroundings and create inefficiencies known as muscular imbalances.  Muscle imbalances lead to low quality movement patterns, which ultimately lead to low energy levels, muscular pain and possible injury.

Through the process of assessment our coaches are able to identify these imbalances.  We are able to hone in on inefficiency of movement and can start to put in place specific exercises to complete before and after workouts to get your kinetic chain performing as efficiently as possible.  By adding in these corrective flexibility strategies and re-teaching essential movement patterns, we are able to further restore the body to optimal alignment, both pain and injury free, further producing better movement in and outside the gym and garnering more success in our fitness program.

Measuring our mobility with the FMS

Fran, Fight Gone Bad, One rep max lifts: these are our CrossFit benchmarks that let us know if we are improving and what we need to continue to work on. But what are our benchmarks with mobility work, and how do we know if we are improving? Enter, FMS.

FMS stands for the Functional Movement Screen. The goal of the screen is to reduce dysfunctional movement – mobility, imbalances, and/or weakness issues. If you continue to train in a dysfunctional manner, you will be putting yourself at risk for injury and decrease your ability to workout at your highest level.

The FMS evaluates and scores 7 movements that are key to normal function. The entire screen takes only fifteen minutes, and you will be performing movements you are already familiar with such as overhead squats and push-ups. Each movement is scored, and once your limiting movement patterns are identified you will be able to correct them on your own with simple exercises, and then later recheck them against your baseline score.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to identify what exactly is holding you back and walk away with clear direction on how to fix it.

Availability & Scheduling

Sessions will be held on Tuesday nights at 7 and 730pm and Saturdays at 1:30 and 2pm Screenings are 30 minutes long, and will be reserved in advance – first come, first serve!  Tuesday nights will be with Retta or Goose and Saturdays with Tully or Haley.

The Function Movement Screen is free with membership, click here to schedule yours today.