Frequently Asked Questions
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone—people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years. - CrossFit.com
Who is CrossFit for? Is CrossFit for everyone? I’ve heard it’s too difficult.
CrossFit is for everyone. The best part about CrossFit is that every workout and every movement is scalable to different levels. Those who are just starting out can start at a modified version of a movement and work their way through progressions to safely learn the movement to completion. Once a movement is learned, we continue to make progress by refining technique and working on efficiency in the movement. We never force anyone to do anything. If a movement is outside of someone’s comfort zone or needs to be avoided for an injury or mobility issue, we have the tools and knowledge to substitute an alternative movement for a similar stimulus.
What happens during the classes?
During class, we start by briefing the athletes on what’s to come in class by explaining the overview of class and ask for any feedback for clarification. After a class-specific warm-up, the remainder of class will contain elements of strength work, skill work, and a WOD/Metcon (workout of the day/metabolic conditioning) piece. Each class is intentionally structured to be varied, so that the body is continually exposed to different movement combinations, time domains, and modalities.
How many times per week/month should I be working out?
The number of times a week or month for someone to attend is highly personal depending on your current fitness level, goals, and preference. At minimum, it is recommended to attend 3 classes per week to be exposed to a variety of training and to maintain a consistent pattern for improvement. Some athletes may prefer to attend class 5-6 times per week, while others can achieve their goals with 3 times a week. Coaches are always available to speak with athletes about this type of decision and even help with establishing goals and methods to achieve them.
I'm new to CrossFit, what is included in the fundamentals prep course?
Fundamentals Personal Training
Fundamentals is a private (1 on 1) course to help prepare you for CrossFit group classes.
Each session is one hour duration and involves skill development and a workout.
Your coach will discuss our style of training, review movements and answer your questions.
Required for all new members with no prior or less than 3 months of CrossFit experience.
Scheduled at your convenience.