January 29, 2015
Strength: overhead squat 5RM (1/16:1RM)
3 min plank
90 sec sit-ups
2 min plank
60 sec sit-ups
90 sec plank
45 sec sit-ups
60 sec plank
30 sec sit-ups
30 sec plank
15 sec sit-ups
Score is total sit-ups
Greater Portland’s Premier Crossfit Gym
Figuring out what Crossfit is and how it will fit with your needs can be confusing. We will make this easy for you. You can simply contact us and a Beacon coach will follow up with you about your goals and questions, and to arrange for a free introduction without any commitment to join. Click here for your opportunity to try Beacon for free.
Not all Crossfit facilities are created equal. Here are some facts about Beacon that make us different:
The most convenient for you
• Beginner training is scheduled around your convenience, not on a fixed schedule
• Classes 7 days a week - no other Crossfit gym in the area offers this
• The most classes per day - 9 regular class times per weekday and 5 on weekends
• Open gym times in a separate area available throughout the day and facility-wide on weekends
• A great location at 341 Marginal Way with easy access to downtown off Franklin and the greater community off 295
• Four full bathrooms and private showers with soap and amenities provided
• The highest quality equipment, made in America by Rogue, as used at the Crossfit Games
• Facilities that are professionally cleaned multiple times per week
Coaches focused on your success
• All beginners receive one-on-one coaching and skill development
• The largest coaching staff
• A mix of male and female coaches, from their 20s to Masters
• Workouts of the Day (WOD) are put together by our diverse coaches bringing multiple perspectives
• Beacon invests heavily in coach trainings and certifications: mobility, olympic lifting, Westside barbell, football, advanced coaches preparation course, USA triathlon, USA weightlifting, endurance, gymnastics, and functional assessment screening
A community to support and challenge you
• The largest community and the most members, including all ages and abilities
• Groups doing everything from 5k to marathons, adventure races, Tough Mudder, triathlons, and cycling events
• The most additional classes for your special interests, including Masters (45 years and older), endurance, gymnastics, olympic lifting, Croga (yoga for Crossfitters), Maine Speed School for teens and kids classes
• Quarterly community nutrition challenges known as "Beacon No Bread"
Is Crossfit right for me?
Only you can determine that. At Beacon, we make Crossfit available for everyone. The most important thing to know about Crossfit is that every facility is different, from its program to its space to its community. Beacon offers the Greater Portland community a place where all ages and abilities can come together to get fit and have fun. There are a lot of things that make us different from our competition (see the Portland-area Crossfit comparison guide). More than anything, we encourage you to contact us, or attend one of our community classes every Saturday at 9:30am, to find out for yourself.
There is a lot of press about Crossfit and a lot of conflicting information. We’ve all been in the shoes of wondering if we would like Crossfit, or if it is worth the investment. We have heard every possible concern, such as the feeling like you need to get in shape before starting, or that you have a prior injury, or that you don’t have time. Rest assured that we’ve address all of this and more: coaches are there to teach you, scale all of the workouts to your abilities and help you achieve new goals. Crossfit has been used to rehabilitate from injuries and build new sources of strength, in your core for example. You can read the words of our members in the testimonials page, or follow us on Facebook, to see what others are saying about Beacon.
Joining Beacon is an investment in yourself. People have come to us from the $10/month gyms or $10/class boot camps and happily paid the difference in price because they’ve gotten out of their workout rut and are challenged every day. Other members have joined Beacon as their first gym every because the coaches make the process less scary and more accessible. Whether coming from another gym or starting out fresh, it’s the Beacon community that everyone enjoys. You will meet many people who have been where you are and all of them want to help you be successful.
Free Crossfit classes every Saturday at 9:30 amJoin us Saturdays from 9:30 am - 10:30 am for a free class where you will get to meet our coaches, see our facilities, meet new people, and try Crossfit out for yourself. We will be working many of the same movements that we do in the regular classes (squatting, jumping, kettlebells)--improving your functional movement, core strength, and conditioning, but you can participate with no prior experience. All ages and abilities are welcome. Come this week. Come every week! There is no limit to the number of times you can join us.
"Getting fit and having fun"