Our mission is to make you better at everything you do in your everyday life. The fitter a person is, the more that person is able to do the things that bring fun and joy to life--whether it's skiing a black diamond trail or just lying out on the beach showing off your kicking body!
We utilize CrossFit as our primary fitness training method, and focus our members on optimizing physical competence in each of 10 recognized fitness domains:
The CrossFit Program was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. Our athletes are trained to perform successfully at multiple, diverse, and randomized physical challenges. We do this by utilizing constantly varied, functional movements, done at a high intensity in our programming.
There are three metabolic pathways that provide the energy for all human action. These “metabolic engines” are known as the phosphagen pathway, the glycolytic pathway, and the oxidative pathway. The first, the phosphagen, dominates the highest-powered activities, those that last less than about ten seconds. The second pathway, the glycolytic, dominates moderate-powered activities, those that last up to several minutes. The third pathway, the oxidative, dominates low-powered activities, those that last in excess of several minutes.
Total fitness, the fitness that CrossFit promotes and develops, requires competency and training in each of these three pathways. Balancing the effects of these three pathways largely determines the how and why of the metabolic conditioning or “cardio” that we do at CrossFit. Favoring one or two to the exclusion of the others and not recognizing the impact of excessive training in the oxidative pathway are arguably the two most common faults in athletic and fitness training.
(Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.)
We are not just a gym where you go to workout. We are here to teach you how to be healthy and fit and how to get the results you’re looking for. Our fitness and athletic training requires practice. It’s not easy. Our members are required to use their minds as much as their muscle.
We teach you how to move your body with proper mechanics, stability, balance, and agility. Our workouts require you to be mentally alert and focused, and will call upon your coordination, agility, strength, speed, endurance, stamina and flexibility. Our members are always under the watchful eye of a coach who ensures full range of motion and orthopedic safety in all movements.
You train as a small group, working towards a common goal. Members support and push each other to achieve things you never though possible. You share in not only each other’s struggles but also each other’s triumphs. This is at the heart of what makes CrossFit tick and what helps our members succeed in meeting their goals.
We train the body as an integrated machine as nature intended it to move. We don’t isolate muscle groups or segment cardio from weights because in real life and sports the demand for these elements is never separated.
The focus of our classes is on improving your athletic skills and performance. Toning and leaning out is a welcome by-product of working to develop your strength, power, speed, endurance, and stamina. Train like an athlete to look like an athlete.
We teach athletic skills that require hard work and lots of practice, where mastery is measured in years, not weeks. This requires our members to be tuned in and fully engaged as they learn new skills, and not mentally checked out in a mind-numbingly boring exercise routine.
CrossFit Wicked is the premier CrossFit facility serving Middleton, North Reading, Lynnfield, North Andover, Lynnfield, Reading, Beverly, Salem, Peabody , Danvers and beyond. North Shore of Boston Massachusetts chosen "Best of the North Shore" CrossFit Affiliate by Northshore Magazine.