1. Do I need to be in shape before starting CrossFit?
NO. Because every workout can be scaled for each individual’s fitness level, anyone can join in! We regularly have people that have literally never worked out a day in their life right next to a person who has worked out their whole life – and they are doing the exact same thing, just scaled appropriately to their respective fitness levels. The only requirements are that you have a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, a passion to learn new things, and a desire to let us help you reach your fitness goals. If you have these qualities, you will succeed and see great results.
2. Is CrossFit dangerous?
CrossFit, as performed in our facility, is very safe due to our three basic concepts: mechanics, consistency, and intensity. Furthermore, every time you step foot in the box, you are always under the watchful eye of one of our coaches. With all that said, we would be ignorant to say that you cannot ever get hurt here. We do not train to purposely hurt ourselves, but sometimes it happens; sometimes injuries are just part of an active, healthy life.
3. What should I expect if I train with you?
CrossFit training will produce results. We realize how busy everyone’s lives can be and know there are other places to train, so we are not going to waste your time. Because you are committed to us for that session, we are also committed to you. We will give you the utmost professionalism and coaching, motivate you to reach your physical potential, foster team building and camaraderie, and ensure you’re getting results while doing it!
4. How quick can I expect to see results?
It is impossible to predict exact rates at which individuals may progress. Everyone progresses at different speeds and in different ways as the body make-up has the ultimate control. Progression depends first and foremost on your commitment to the program and your training. Equally relevant are nutrition, sleep, gender, age, stress and health history. Our experience tells us that if you come consistently, and you have a nutrition strategy, you’ll notice significant changes in your fitness within a few weeks.
5. What do I need to bring with me?
Normal workout clothes. A towel and water bottle are optional but encouraged.
6. What is a typical class like?
Each class is one-hour long. We start with a dynamic group warm-up that is designed to get the blood pumping, muscles and joints lose, and get you nice and warm. Next, we devote anywhere between 10-20 minutes on our ‘skill sessions.’ These are times when we are working on specific skills (as a group) to improve our technique and/or get stronger. Depending on that day’s focus, you might see barbell work, gymnastic work, plyo boxes, kettlebells, jump rope, and even running mechanics. After that comes the ‘Workout of the Day’ or WOD. We will go over all the movements and offer guidance towards the proper scaling of each exercise before it begins. After answering all your questions, we start the workout. A coach is always watching each person to be sure they stay safe and motivated. After the WOD, we cool-down and stretch and then you’re free to go!
7. I’m scared/nervous/don’t think I’ll fit in…
We promote a family-like atmosphere of support and camaraderie among our members. We won’t ever have you do something that you are uncomfortable with or that is too advanced for your current fitness level. Furthermore, we have a zero-tolerance policy on harassment and bullying.