The focus at Hybrid is to improve overall fitness while combating chronic disease and malnutrition.
Hybrid Beach CrossFit – or “Hybrid” as we are known – is a different kind of CrossFit gym. You may have seen the tagline: “Forging Elite Fitness” on banners, t-shirts, and bumper stickers referring to CrossFit programs. Those words are very accurate. High level CrossFit athletes stand head and shoulders above all others – they are true examples of what it means to be a fit person.
Fitness does not mean being able to run and/or swim and/or bike for a long time…although that is definitely one facet. True fitness is all-encompassing. While CARDIOVASCULAR ENDURANCE is one of the main aspects, there are also 9 others: STRENGTH, STAMINA, FLEXIBILITY, POWER, SPEED, COORDINATION, AGILITY, BALANCE, and ACCURACY. While a “specialist”, such as an endurance athlete or a power lifter, trains with a committed focus on a few of these “General Physical Skills”, they neglect the others. CrossFit – as a program – combines all of these elements to improve all participants’ General Physical Preparedness (GPP).
Aside from being all-encompassing, Hybrid’s program is all-inclusive. There is no catering to the “elite” athletes. It makes no sense to gear a program to the smallest portion of the population. Most people in the gym are not trying to be elite. And some people who do want to be, need to realize that they are much better off training for longevity and enjoyment, as opposed to peak performance. The focus at Hybrid is to improve overall fitness while combating chronic disease and malnutrition. There are different levels of programming for different athletes – some want to be competitors and have an extensive athletic background, while others are just looking for a good workout and being part of a good community. Whatever your goals, Hybrid can help you meet them.
Hybrid’s programming focuses on Strength Development and Skill Development as much as it focuses on Metabolic Conditioning. For Strength Development, the classic and proven lifts & movements are utilized: Squats, Deadlifts, & Presses as well as Gymnastics & Bodyweight movements and holds. Athletes/Members will not…WILL NOT…be pushed or (EVER) forced to perform the lifts or movements at or near maximum capacity unless technical proficiency has been acquired. For ANY athlete at Hybrid, it doesn’t matter how much weight you are lifting…it matters how well you lift it. It’s all about progression. As well as injury prevention. Fitness is – and should be – a lifetime activity.
For Skill Development – Olympic Lifts, and their variations, as well as more Gymnastics movements & holds are used to facilitate muscular, as well as neurological, adaptation. Finally, for Metabolic Conditioning, class conditioning sessions will usually range from 3 to 30 minutes and utilized anywhere between 1 and 10 (or more) movements/exercises. These movements/exercises can include any or all of the following: Kettlebells, Barbells, Running, Row Machine, Jump Rope, Medicine Balls, Gymnastic/Bodyweight exercises (like squats, pushups, pullups, plyometrics), and others.
Remember that physical activity is only part of the equation, however, and results will not be achieved without a good nutritional foundation. Nutrition counseling will also be provided upon request.
Whether you have aspirations of competing one day, or you are just tired of walking around a gym alone with no direction and no social interaction and just want some guidance in your fitness journey…come take part in a quality program run by a Head Coach with extensive training and experience in all areas of fitness.
Roman M Garanzuay
- CF Level 2 Coach
- CF Gymnastics
- CF Olympic Weightlifting
- CF Running/Endurance
- CF Football/Power Athlete
- USAW – Level 1
- Catalyst Athletics – Level 1
- Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology – TX A&M University Corpus Christi – 2003
- High School Freshman Football Coach / Varsity Assistant 2005-2009
- High School Varsity Tennis Coach 2007-2009
- Multiple RX Competitor (20 Competitions – Group/Individual)
- Olympic Weightlifting Competitor (Masters Division: Pan-Am & Masters World Cup Qualifier 2015)
- US Army Infantry 1994-1999
- US Air Force Reserves 2006-2012