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CFLA - A Cut Above the Rest

Do a quick Google search for CrossFits in Los Angeles and lots come up. Almost as many as Starbucks! What makes us different?

1. Training for Mastery. We consider CFLA a School of Mastery. Mastery? You thought you were searching for just a gym! While yes, we are a ‘gym’, but the benefits of participation in our program spill into all other areas of your life. We put words like resilience, grit, integrity, determination, persistence, responsibility, service, commitment, and fun into regular practice helping you develop habits that lead to mastery in other aspects of your life.

2. The Sticky Factor. What’s going to keep your desire for change alive and transform it into a regular way of life? That is the essence of our program. We are about providing, cultivating, and nurturing the ‘fertile ground’ in which you can grow and reach your full potential.

3. We Meet You Where You Are. Everyone comes into our community with a different background, knowledge and experience level. We’ve developed a system that allows you to join in starting from where you are, learning at your pace, yet stretching slightly outside of your comfort zone. Goals are reached through practice, support of our community & coaches, and consistency.

4. Small Successes. If you make HUGE changes all of a sudden and set goals way beyond your current ability, this is often a way to set yourself up for failure. That’s NOT what we do. Our program encourages you to take small, appropriate adjustments to your current norm that are within your known ability to sustain. They’ll stretch and challenge you, but just enough, keeping you engaged, healthy, and growing each day.

5. Systematic Programming. CrossFit built its workout programming on intensity and variety. And while going hard most of the time can work (especially when we’re young), throwing ourselves against a wall day after day with the mindset of “go hard or go home” can lead to chronic pain and injury.

At CFLA, we do all our own programming – the methodology rests in Head Coach Kenny Kane’s Mastery Training Template. The focus of each training day falls in one of three distinct areas: Practice (60% of training), Competition (30% of training), Mental Toughness (10% of training). The vast majority of our training is in the area of “practice”. Honing movement skills in the spirit of fun, intentional virtuosity, and a willingness to learn gives your practice solid context and sustainability.

6. Off-The-Floor Coaching. It’s one thing to come to class and work out, quite another to look at how your training fits into your overall life plan. Taking full advantage of our program means checking in quarterly with your assigned coach. Use your quarterly review as a template for your continued progress and growth.

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CFLA makes’s 27 Most Innovated Gyms in America at #19. “...what makes CrossFit LA stand out from most gyms (CrossFit or not) is its programming. Developed by head coach Kenny Kane, the Mastery Training Template doesn’t just make you stronger and faster.  It goes one step further by emphasizing mental toughness, mindfulness and intention, skill mastery, CrossFitLA Imageconsistent growth, playfulness, and having fun along the way.”

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CFLA Upcoming Events
Mon, Apr 21 - Fri, Apr 25, 2014
Fun Week!
We've worked hard during Cycle 4 - Time for Fun Week!

Fri, Apr 25, 2014
Body Spec Truck Onsite at CFLA
Body Spec is a very comprehensive body-comp analysis - and it's coming to CFLA!

Mon, Apr 28, 2014
Throwback Week!
Before we get rolling on Cycle 5, let's do some old school CrossFit workouts

Thu, May 01 - Sun, May 04, 2014
Bring A Friend Days!
Bring your friends and family in to see what it is you talk about so much

Sat, May 03, 2014
Summer Whole Life Challenge Begins!
Let's get back to it for 8 Weeks ... right before summer.

Mon, May 05 - Fri, May 09, 2014
Cycle 5 Testing Week!
Oh snap - our next 14-week cycle is beginning, and it's going to be great.

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