Frequently Asked Questions
What is a WOD?
A WOD is an acronym for Workout of the Day, and we do a different one every day. This keeps CrossFit fresh and fun.
Do I need to be fit before starting CrossFit?
No. Just like you don’t go to church because you’re already a good person, you don’t join a gym because you’re already fit. We’ll help you get there!
Is CrossFit really hard?
Yes, but if it were easy you wouldn’t get the results you’re looking for, nor would you have goals to shoot for.
Is CrossFit dangerous?
Yes, but not in the way you’re thinking. We provide trainers who will be watching you and your form to ensure you are doing movements properly and safely. Safety is a two way street though. It will be up to you to listen to what your trainers are telling you to do. This means that if it is recommended that you move less weight, please listen. It is when you don’t follow instruction that danger occurs. At the same time, you need to listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe doing something, you get to decide not to do it. Both of us should always err on the side of caution and proper movement/form.
I have a bad neck/back/knee.… Can I do CrossFit?
Yes. While we don’t specialize in rehabilitation, we can help to strengthen supporting muscles around old injuries & get those trouble areas feeling better. Many times, people avoid using areas of the body that have had chronic pain. By moving those joints gently and carefully listening to your body’s subtle cues on what we can do, we will help you regain strength and a more full range of motion. In fact, some have had very positive results in post-surgery recovery on those bad parts by doing CrossFit prior to surgery. Further, we offer fundamentals classes to ensure proper form, class options that don’t involve jumping and jarring on the body, and can modify/scale any workout to your body’s ability…..and we’ll gladly offer you those options every time you need them!
How often do I need to come in?
If you are just beginning a workout routine, we recommend coming in three days/week. As you build up strength and stamina (2-6 weeks depending on the person), we recommend coming in 3 days in a row, then taking one day off, and continue rotating that schedule. We understand that schedule may not work for everyone. There are other options we can recommend, but this is what we have found produces great results.
Why is CrossFit so expensive?
When you participate in CrossFit, you are not coming into a gym where you stare at massive amounts of equipment and wonder what you’re going to do or make up your own routine. You are paying someone to create a daily workout for you that will get you fit and help you accomplish your fitness goals. You are also paying to have certified trainers coach you, to watch your form to make sure you are doing the movements correctly and safely. In that way, you are paying for personal training, and are getting that for a great price! (In my completely unbiased opinion…haha!) Not only that, you get a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
Do you offer discounts?
No, when we opened our gym, there were so many awesome people that we felt deserved a discount that we decided to offer our prices at a great rate instead. In that way, everyone gets the discount…just the way we like it!