At Daybreak, we offer a premium CrossFit experience that ensures you’ll be surrounded by members who, like you, value quality over quantity. Be leery of low prices just trying to fill classes or get a struggling gym off the ground… if the price sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
We don’t host non-member events that replace your regularly scheduled weekend classes. We don’t charge our members for nutrition challenges, internal competitions, socials and clinics that typically run $20 per event at other CrossFits. Instead, we offer a full service CrossFit which includes complimentary athletic tape, bathroom toiletries, weekend specialty clinics, catered socials and more.
There are no contracts at Daybreak. You are simply billed by the month. Period. Give us 30 days and we know you’ll see fitness in a whole new light. We deliver the coaching, the community and results you want. That’s what keeps our members coming back… not paperwork.
If you find Daybreak isn’t for you, just let us know 2 business days before the next billing cycle (1st of the month). And if you’re going on a vacation, we’re happy to put your unlimited membership on hold for a maximum of 30 contiguous days once every calendar year. Just let us know prior to the billing cycle!
We all know that any fitness program, including CrossFit, without attention to nutrition is not likely to provide optimal results. Daybreak can help you build a plan that is balanced and, more importantly, sustainable. We’ve learned that binge diets and “turn the ship on a dime” approaches don’t work. Rather, we’ll build a plan together taking into account your work, family and/or general lifestyle to make sure this is something you CAN and WANT to do over the long haul.
You will learn about and how to use Zone, Paleo, Macro and Whole 30 concepts, among others, and we will take the time to tailor them to your needs. We will build an actionable plan where we can track progress towards your own, personalized fitness and nutrition goals. And trust us, it’s not as bad as you may think. Click the tabs below to learn more.
Let’s face it. Nutrition is a lot like politics. It’s personal. It’s sometimes messy. And you’re probably going to regret bringing it up with friends and family. But rest assured, we can make nutrition less controversial for you and everyone around you.
The philosophy espoused by CrossFit is fairly straight forward: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. [CrossFit Journal, September 2002, “The Garage Gym”]
But that’s not a very actionable plan. So, to turn this general guidance into something more quantifiable, Daybreak utilizes FLEXIBLE EATING, also referred to as flexible nutrition or macro dieting. However, we don’t limit ourselves to any single program, but rather, we take a BEST OF BREED approach. That is, we (a) identify your individual needs and goals, (b) pick the most relevant components from the programs we know work and (c) build and modify your program as we learn what is working, keeps you happy and allows you to live a balanced lifestyle.
The programs and concepts we use to guide our clients originate from: PALEO, WHOLE 30, ZONE and MACRONUTRIENT MANAGEMENT.
At the heart of FLEXIBLE EATING is the simple concept of eating the right foods, in the right amounts over the right period of time. This entails tracking the food our clients eat and drink so we can be sure they can support activity levels but not gain excess weight. It may also include weighing and measuring foods, but we often find success with easier ways to manage and control portion sizes.
We structure the program around macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. We find if we eat quality, whole foods based on macronutrients, we will by default get the micronutrients (i.e. vitamins and minerals) we need.
To determine the quantity of macronutrients you need in a day, we’ll consider your weight, your gender, how many times you’re exercising and any other daily factors such as when you tend to feel tired. It’s this daily routine which will determine your overall caloric intake levels, which we’ll further break down into grams required of your macros: carbs, protein and fats.
You’ll then get an “allotment” of grams for each macro and your goal is to meet those number each day. The beauty of this approach (and the reason for the term FLEXIBLE EATING) is that you get to fill those macro grams with any food you want! Yes, it’s hard to believe, but as long as you’re hitting your “macros” you can take a little cheat here and there. Have a glass of wine. Eat that piece of cake at your child’s birthday party.
But you’ll have to do so within the context of your broader eating goals, that is, you’ll be limited to the quantity you eat and you’ll be accountable as you’ll be logging what you eat and when you eat. This way, you will tend to stay on track, yet you get a little bit of balance, which we find is the secret to success.
And as we guide you through this process and you begin to look, feel and perform better, you’ll naturally begin to make better choices. It won’t be easy, but we can certainly make it tolerable… and that’s how Daybreak does nutrition.
5 Week Success Package
- 1 x 60 min initial consultation
- 4 x 15 min weekly check-ins
- Unlimited email access
- 1 x 60 min consultation
- 4 x 15 min weekly check-ins
- Unlimited email access
While it’s true that you do NOT have to “get ready” to do CrossFit, we do find some members prefer to learn the basics in a more private setting before joining our classes. In this PRE-CROSSFIT PROGRAM, we’ll teach you about CrossFit, the role of nutrition, how we adapt workouts to our members, and most importantly, we’ll carefully guide you through many of the foundational movements that will apply to the workouts you’ll see in our gym.
We will monitor your progress and you can decide when you’d like to integrate into our CrossFit classes. This program will also give you the flexibility to schedule sessions at times that fit best into your schedule.
If you’re interested in either functional fitness or HIIT (high-intensity interval training) without the desire to attend CrossFit classes, our GENERAL FITNESS program is for you. This customized program typically focuses on building a broad, general fitness that applies to everything you do outside the gym.
Whether you just want to get just get fit, or lose a little weight, or win your club tennis championship, or PR your next 10K run, we can build a program tailored to your abilities, your needs, and your goals.
Are you trying to build strength? Increase your one-rep max lifts? Develop that “V” shaped body? Or just looking to gain muscle mass? We focus our STRENGTH and MASS program on very specific muscle building exercises that will fill you out in the areas you specify. We’ll also discuss your nutritional needs to help you determine if you’re putting the right types and quantities of food in your body that are required to translate your exercise program into results.
This program is less about intensity, and more about moving large loads while building core muscle groups that will make you look good and feel good.
Our SKILL and TECHNIQUE sessions are designed to help you get more proficient at a given movement or exercise. We will not only work with you to fine tune your technique, but we will also build a custom training plan you can take with you to practice what you’ve learned long after your session is over. We can work on any movement or exercise you find challenging, but we most often see requests for: double-unders, pull-ups, muscle-ups, olympic lifting (snatch or clean & jerk), rowing, running, handstand-push ups, and handstand walking.
For optimal results, we suggest 2 separate 30 minute sessions. In our first session, we will get your technique and form dialed in, and then we’ll revisit your progress after a few weeks in our second session making further adjustments as necessary.
Our women-owned business knows a little something about pre- and post-natal training. We have helped hundreds of moms navigate their way through pregnancy. Many workout with us up until the day their due as we carefully modify and adapt workouts to accommodate your precious cargo. This is especially effective in one-on-one settings.
And post-birth, we can steadily and safely ramp you back into your CrossFit routine. We have also helped many mothers address diastasis recti and similar post-birth issues.
PRIVATE TRAINING WITH LEVEL 3 COACH
- by the hour
- = 10% discount
- = 20% discount
PRIVATE TRAINING WITH STAFF COACHES
- by the hour
- = 10% discount
- = 20% discount
Our TEENS CLASSES classes are designed with our young adults in mind. Teen workouts are based on the adult workouts, but modified to meet the abilities and goals of our younger members. We utilize bodyweight movements, agility, speed training, and, occasionally, light weights. We carefully monitor and manage the progress of our teens so their bodies can adapt slowly and surely with their improved fitness gains.
Check our WAYLAND or ACTON page for a current schedule and rates for our Teens program. And if you’re a Daybreak member, you may workout alongside your teen (if they let you), so you can avoid multiple trips to the gym.
READ MORE ABOUT DAYBREAK TEENS!
MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL TEAM STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
If you’re a local sports organization and looking to supplement your on- or off-season training, EMAIL US to discuss your team’s needs and how Daybreak can craft a customized training program to take your team to the next level. From speed and agility, to strength and conditioning, to straight-forward general fitness, we can pull in the elements your team needs. Our clients include club, town, middle school, high school and college teams.
If you’re a local business seeking to provide your employees with the benefit of health and well-being, EMAIL US so that we can customize a program to meet your goals. We offer corporate discounts as well as on-site and off-site classes dedicated to your employees to improve teamwork, collaboration and inter-personal relationships. We have a range of corporate clients who have chosen Daybreak to help their employees pursue their own personal ‘better’.