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Who We Are
About SunDog Community Fitness
When thinking about how to explain what SunDog is, we like to start with what it is not:
SunDog Community Fitness in Fairbanks is NOT…
• …for people expecting results without hard work
• …for people unwilling to try new things
• …for people afraid to leave their egos at home
SunDog provides Fitness for Everyone. We are an inclusive community who supports and encourages each other to be better every day. Our classes and private coaching are based on the knowledge of so many who have influenced our practices. We follow the principles of USAWeightlifting, Starting Strength, Gymnastics Course, Pose Method, The Ready State and the CrossFit methodology, just to name a few. We believe a combination of these methods provide a strong foundation for all of our programs and works for anyone – from those simply interested in general fitness to elite athletes. We were formally known as SunDog CrossFit, and are still affiliated under the name SunDog CrossFit, but have chosen to rebrand as SunDog Community Fitness because our services go beyond CrossFit classes.
We offer several programs to choose from, but each is comprised of functional movements (we push, pull, squat, lift, and run often), and we believe in pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones so our bodies learn to adapt and become stronger. At SunDog Community Fitness, you will not find any machines – instead, you will find kettlebells, barbells, medicine balls, sleds, and tons of open space for running, jumping, lifting, and throwing. The workouts themselves are completely scalable, which means a new participant and an experienced athlete can complete the same workout side by side with changes in load and intensity. SunDog workouts will deliver exceptional fitness in and of itself or as a complement to your sport-specific training regime. We want to help you move better so you can enjoy all the activities you love to do as a stronger and healthier person.
Still Asking What Does This ALL MEAN?
'ALWAYS DIFFERENT': Every day brings a new kind of workout (WOD) incorporating a variety of elements and to work on different muscle groups and/or cardiovascular strength.
'ALWAYS FUNCTIONAL': Maintaining the safest, most efficient position to power through a movement. The movements we do at SunDog mirror activities you do every day in your life. Our promise is to instruct you and help you maintain correct position in a workout - both to keep you safe and maximize efficiency.
'ALWAYS WITH MAX EFFORT: This is a hard one for most people to grasp. Many in the athletic old school world relate a workout's efficiency to spending HOURS in the gym. You will never hear one of our athletes say, 'WOW- that was a fantastic workout; I was in the gym for 5 hours!' You will hear, 'I killed that workout- finished in 8 minutes!'
We follow the Speal Gym Programming which is designed to improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains: cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.
The result is training to move better, feel better, live better -- FOR LIFE!
If you are someone who:
*Is looking to get in shape but can’t face going to a gym
*Has lost interest in your gym routine
*Thinks you don’t have time to exercise
*Is looking to get faster or stronger in your sport
*Is no longer seeing results with your current training regime, OR
*Just plain wants to look good in a swimsuit
Then SunDog Community Fitness is for YOU. Our classes take place at our beautiful location at the intersection of Lathrop and Van Horn, adjacent to Go Wild Juicery and right down from Gymnastics Inc. Every workout is different, and since you will rarely do the same thing twice, you are less likely to lose interest or get bored than if you were doing the same circuits at the gym three days a week. Our classes (depending on the program you choose) range from 45 minutes to one hour long so they can fit into even the busiest schedules. Perhaps most importantly, since we opened our doors in August 2012 as Elite Urban Fitness, our athletes have seen dramatic changes in their speed, strength, performance, and body composition. In 2014 we became SunDog and have continued to improve and grow to make our community the premiere spot to train in Fairbanks.
Still not sure? Then the fact that our programs are simply FUN and the ABSOLUTELY NICEST MOST AMAZING PEOPLE IN FAIRBANKS train with us should be reason enough for you to join SunDog Community Fitness! Our coaches and athletes are welcoming, supportive, and committed to creating an environment where everyone can succeed.
Change Your Life ~ Join SunDog Today!
We offer small group classes led by knowledgeable trainers who will motivate you to perform at your best. Each class is designed to challenge you physically and mentally. We strive to bring elite fitness to all individuals, regardless of their current fitness level. Beware, we are not a globo-gym! We have no ellipticals, stationary weights, no mirrors, no judging and no excuses!!! Just an effective workout designed daily to suit each individual's needs. It's not easy. You will leave each session feeling empowered, exhilarated and exhausted at the same time.
So what are you waiting for? Check your ego at the door! It's time to expect more from your workout!