OUR PRINICIPLES

CompTrain Gym Programming

For those leading the way in modern programming who know that
better classes build better gyms.

1

CREATE THE FOREVER ATHLETE

We program for the long game

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For two decades, we’ve shaped some of the fittest humans on Earth, including 10 CrossFit Games world champions, so we understand the toll high-intensity training can take on the body.

We believe “fortune favors the fit”, so we've evolved our unique approach beyond the sport, with a well-rounded program for those who have no off-season.

Our proven training program builds strength, endurance, and capacity sustainably.
This prevents burnout and ensures your members can get incredibly fit today without fearing tomorrow.

So whether your members are just starting out, reigniting their fitness journey, or pushing the limits of their athleticism, CompTrain Gym will get them to their goals.

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AIM FOR DIFFICULT BUT DOABLE

We program for the majority.

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We believe programming for the top 10% of your athletes and scaling for the rest doesn't work.

Your members want to follow the training as closely as prescribed each day, not two members out of twenty doing ring muscle-ups and the other 18 doing something completely different.

By avoiding this, your class experience is more seamless and less disjointed.When most class members are doing the same class workout, the vibe is better, the community is stronger, and the consistency is greater.

The result is increased fitness and a better business.

3

MAKE IT MAXIMALLY USEFUL

We program for building strength, endurance, & capacity, sustainably.

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Your members want the ability to play, to compete, and to live at whatever speed they desire.

We believe in programming highly functional movement patterns applicable across sports, outdoor adventures, and daily life.

Most don't need or want sport-specific skills with narrow real-world utility.

We don't program high-skill gymnastic movements for this reason.

The reality of their lives demands strength, endurance, and capacity. It doesn't require them to know how to walk on their hands.

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RELY ON INTENTIONAL INTENSITY

We program for members who want to train smart.

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Your members want to be your members forever. They don’t want to get beat up and spit out. They don't want to keep searching.

They want a training program they can do consistently, and that works.Intensity drives results, but when structured poorly and without intelligent controls around volume, it can become the barrier to progress instead of the secret weapon.

We implement what we call “intentional intensity” through strategic movement pairings and cyclical threshold conditioning, crafting workouts that maximize efficiency while preventing overtraining and ensuring sustainable progress

The result: They'll build up, not burn out.

5

FOCUS ON SIMPLICITY

We program for clarity & consistency.

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Every week, your members will get:

  • Three days of lifting, focusing on press, deadlift, and squat
  • Three days of high-intensity power sessions
  • Three days of endurance-biased metcons
  • Saturday team workouts

This simple structure promotes consistent progress for members but also keeps training enjoyable and engaging. 

It helps each member build a sustainable routine, promoting growth and forging a strong community within your gym.  

6

BUILD ALL-AROUND FITNESS, ALL THE TIME

We program for getting 1% stronger & fitter, everyday.

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Rather than switching between disconnected fitness goals at various intervals, we build strength, endurance, and capacity every week and all year round.

CompTrain programming relies on concurrent, not periodized, training.

Whether your members want to build muscle, lose weight, or become the fittest they’ve ever been, our concurrent training approach was designed for them.

It ensures our training program moves you forward across all fitness domains, creating a well-rounded athlete ready for any challenge —whether on the field, in the gym, or in the real world.

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MAKE IT MEASURABLE

We program for tracking progress.

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Our linear strength cycles and 24 benchmarks each year make progress easy to track for your members.

This visibility, consistency, and accountability will show them on a regular basis how they are improving over time.

Through routine testing and clear metrics, you'll create a gym community where progress is not just hoped for but expected and achieved.

8

EMBRACE RUNNING

We program for running as a cornerstone.

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Traveling efficiently from one point to another is as functional as it gets.

Because it's one of the most fundamental movements your members will ever do,  they need repeated, consistent exposure to it.

This is why your programming will include running 2-3 times a week at varying intensities and distances.

Your members’ fitness will be grounded in this natural human movement.

9

SEEK EVOLUTION

We program for iteration.

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Just as you are committed to improving your gym for the long-term benefit of your members, we're committed to improving our offering for the long-term benefit of our partner gyms.

We program using proven methods. We promise to challenge, refine, and elevate those methods over time.

We’ll avoid stagnating, embrace continual improvement, and sharpen our own principles if needed.

As fitness science evolves, so does our programming.

By embracing a drive for evolution, we aim to be both relevant and revolutionary.

CompTrain Gym
Typical Week

What does a typical week of The CompTrain Gym Programming look like? Take a look below to learn more.

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Monday

Press (Bench or Shoulder Press) + 8-15 min Conditioning

Tuesday

15-25 minutes conditioning or Intervals (alternating weekly)

Wednesday

Pull (Deadlift or Power Clean) + 8-15 min Conditioning

Thursday

20-30 minutes conditioning or Intervals (alternating weekly)

Friday

Squat (Front or Back Squat) + 8-15 min Conditioning

Saturday

20-35 min Conditioning

Sunday

Run 2-3 miles