Located near Ball State University and Village Promenade Apartments we have a full-service CrossFit facility for the community, which is capable of helping you achieve your physical goals. Whether you are looking for personal strength training or sport specific application, our classes will challenge you as they are tailored to your level from beginner to advanced, or if you just need a gym that you can hit when you get out of school, we are here for you! Check out our class schedules to see what fits your calendar.
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CrossFit is a full body workout incorporating high-intensity interval training, weightlifting, plyometrics, endurance, and strongman. Each class or Work Out of the Day (WOD) is different and is taught by an experienced and certified instructor. Designed with functional movement in mind, CrossFit will make you stronger, faster, and most importantly: Fit.
"The needs of the Olympic athlete and our grandparents differ by degree not kind." We scale the program so that elite athletes and grandmothers can do a variation of the same workout side-by-side and both get a great stimulus. Weights, movements, and reps can all be modified in order to accomplish this. All we need from you is commitment.
CrossFit is "constantly varied functional movement executed at relative high intensity."
We are conveniently located near Ball State campus, below the brand new Village Promenade apartments making us easily accessible. You can easily drive, bike, walk or hey, even live here! We feature a brand new space built with CrossFit in mind, brand new equipment, and quiet side roads for safe and efficient outdoor workouts. Our small class size will allow for more personal attention and training. And most importantly we have trained coaches who have a unified passion to help you become the best version of yourself possible.
We limit class sizes so that you can get the attention you need. During our Foundations classes, we are dedicating a lot of individual focus to laying groundwork for a future of fantastic fitness. We will get to know how you move and be able to help you out as you develop with us.
Even though we have group classes, you can expect specific instruction and coaching every time. We will always have an eye to make sure everyone is staying safe while at the same time motivating you to push yourself beyond what you thought was possible.
Yes. But with anything, there is a risk involved.
How do we mitigate that risk? With experienced coaching, practice and humility.
In the end, all CrossFit movements are designed to build strong, stable and safe human beings. The real question is this: Is sitting safe? See Kelly Starette's new book Deskbound: Sitting is the new Smoking
The risk here is the couch. The gym is the solution.
In addition, we format our workouts to be scalable for any person whether they are elderly and hardly mobile or an elite athlete, and we train all of our members to find their limits and safely push their limits.
Our goal at CrossFit White River is to help you become the better you. Now I ask you, how can you become the better you if you are already perfect? No one is perfectly fit. Everyone has work to do.
And the truth is that you and the Olympic athlete need the same thing. You just need different size doses of it.
Here at CrossFit White River we understand that "Everyone who gets where they are started where they were". We are determined to take you from wherever you currently are to where you were meant to be: fit, healthy, strong.
And we do this by scaling a workout down depending on what you are ready for. You may do a plank instead of a handstand for a while.
Then, we help you push your limits.
We currently offer, a FREE 3-day Foundations Course on Monday, Wedneaday, and Friday at 5:30pm for beginners, Skills/Open Gym, and a CrossFit Class. To see details click here. We also do have personal training options available upon request.
We recommend that you come everyday we have class. Your optimum schedule at CrossFit White River is Mon, Tues, Wed with an active recovery on Thursday (come in and stretch, do some mobility as a group, or do a light workout), hit it hard again on Friday and Saturday, then rest again on Sunday. Being consistent in this regimen will mean discipline, but it will pay off as you trust the process. With that said: You would be wise to rest if your body tells you to rest. A certain amount of soreness and discomfort is acceptable, but if you are finding it hard to EVER recover, you may choose to take an extra day off or consider scaling back your workouts considerably. We can help you with this.
CrossFit.com explains the methodology of CrossFit programming as follows:
"The CrossFit program is designed for universal scaleability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of the Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind."
We currently do our own programming.
We do not have showers. You will need to plan accordingly if you are in transition to work or school.
The best place to park is one block east of CrossFit White River on the West facing side of the street where you will find free 2 hour parking. SEE MAP We also have metered spots just outside the gym for only $1/hr.