Get started with Elements!
When joining Ute CrossFit Sugarhouse, Ute CrossFit Holladay, and Ute CrossFit Downtown SLC you will attend Elements at our Downtown location, membership to these three locations is reciprocal. To join Ute CrossFit East Draper you will attend Elements at the East Draper location. Select a location below to sign up for Elements. Find out where CrossFit will take you!
Ute CrossFit, Elements is where you begin on the right path to reach your fitness goals. Coached by a CrossFit certified trainer and delivered in a personal small group environment, Elements is designed to ensure you can participate in your first group Workout of the Day (or WOD) with confidence and the knowledge you need to be successful. The curriculum will give you a comprehensive understanding of CrossFit and you will learn the proper techniques of our foundation movements.
CrossFit is built upon the philosophy that CrossFit is for everyone and every movement can be scaled. No matter what your athletic ability is you can benefit from CrossFit. You might not think a Baby Boomer and a football player would benefit from or do the same movements in their exercise routine but in reality, they do. A football player does heavy squats to increase explosiveness and improve his performance on the field. While a Baby Boomer, might air squat or chair sit to improve mobility and strength which helps to avoid negative effects of aging such as difficulties with everyday activities like sitting down and standing back up. Heavy squatting and sitting in a chair use the same muscles.
Your Fitness Level
During Elements, your coach will help you understand which scaling options work best for you. There are multiple scaling options for each movement so your workouts can truly be tailored to your fitness level. During Elements your coach will personally assess your fitness ability. Learning how to scale, enables you to participate in our Workout of the Day (WOD) once you complete Elements. In an Elements class you will warm up, learn movements with scaling options, practice those movements, and then do a workout as a group to give you a basic understanding of how a WOD works. Be assured that after Elements, when you join our WODs the coaches are more than happy to assist you in scaling each workout.
Individuals who are reasonably fit will learn to do most of the movements as prescribed (referred to as Rx). Some beginning CrossFitters at this fitness level scale the amount of weight they use and some of the body weight movements until they feel more comfortable or their fitness level improves. Your Elements coach will assist you in finding the right balance between Rx movements and scaled movements. The goal is to make sure you understand what your strengths are and where your limitations may be so you can workout and make personal gains injury free.
We recommend Elements for everyone who begins CrossFit. Elements will give you the opportunity to meet our coaches, refresh your knowledge of movement fundamentals, and allow you to familiarize yourself with CrossFit class structure. Advanced athletes typically have experience with most of the movements but are unfamiliar with the way movements are combined in a CrossFit workout. Depending on your fitness goals, your Elements coach can assess which WODs and training programs will help you achieve those goals. Ute CrossFit offers Competitors WODs, Olympic Lifting and a CrossFit Competitors Training Program.