CrossFit is as hard as you make it. When you first start you are encouraged to take it slow, and learn the movements. We encourage you to push yourself as hard as you can which makes CrossFit hard. If you are asked to sprint a 400 meter for time you can do one of two things: sprint it as hard as you can, which will not be a comfortable feeling, or jog it. The person who goes as fast as they can will get better results and yes it will be hard.
Yes, we have three changing rooms and two showers with hot water! However, please bring you own toiletries, towels, hair dryer, etc.
NO. CrossFit is designed for athletes of ALL levels — from professional athletes, to desk jockeys, to lawyers, and retirees. We scale load and intensity for all our clients based on their individual fitness level and ability. Going to a traditional health club first will just delay the benefits you will receive from a CrossFit regimen. We can scale every movement and every workout until you are strong and fit enough to complete the workout as it is prescribed (Rx’d). Rarely do you find everyone in the class doing the exact same workout. Fitness is an ongoing pursuit. The most elite athlete can come into our gym and find a workout challenging. Nobody is “fit” enough. Whatever level you are at now, you go at the workout as hard to you can getting fitter and fitter each day.
All movements/workouts involved in CrossFit are scalable and our coaches will assist you with scaling so regardless of your age or fitness level you can participate and join our community.
Yes. Your health and overall fitness is our primary focus and weight loss is often a result. Given that the program is designed to improve your fitness across many different areas of fitness, when combined with nutritional advice you will naturally find your healthy weight. Ironically when you focus more on improving your fitness, and less worried about dieting, your body composition will naturally change for the best.
A WOD is the “workout of the day”. We post the WOD the night before on the blog of our website. An example may be:
3 Rounds (also known as sets):
- 400 meter run
- 21 Kettlebell Swings
- 12 Pull Ups
… completed as fast and safe as possible.
Our sessions are always varied. No workout is ever the same. Each class is one-hour long from start to finish, which includes:
- Warm up – let’s get the heart pumping
- Mobility – let’s increase our flexibility
- Gymnastic/Strength/Skills component – includes technique, experienced coaching by a Level 1 Certified CrossFit instructor
- Workout of the Day (WOD) – includes a variety of exercises and is predominantly a conditioning component
I am a 68 year old woman and am concerned about my fitness as I’m getting older. Would CrossFit help me maintain my strength and mobility?
Yes. All workouts are designed to be scalable to your fitness level. Given all the movements are functional and related to everyday activities that will improve your strength, mobility and ultimately your quality of life. For example, lifting weights off the ground simulates you lifting some groceries or even a grandchild. That’s what we mean by functional movements.
I am recovering from a knee injury and have been advised to increase my leg strength. How can Crossfit assist with my rehabilitation?
We can work with you and your doctor to create an individualized program that incorporates functional movements through a full range of motion with emphasis on the correct technique and body mechanics. We will cater to your specific injury and help you make a sustained recovery through exercises that are safe, progressive and effective.
Typically new members will start out at 1 or 2 times a week for the first couple of months. As your fitness level progress’ it is only natural to upgrade to 3 or 4 times a week. You will notice that we program a workout every day (except the first Saturday of the month and Sunday) for the simple reason that most people have hectic lives and cannot follow a strict 6 days a week. When you first start out your body will take time to adjust and yes you will get sore so we recommend starting slow.
If I miss a class one week can I make it up the following week? No. Your success is dependent upon consistency. You can’t “rollover” your membership to the following week. This model will ensure you are creating a consistent, healthy lifestyle.
Expect to be sore. There is no way to get around it. This is normal, and proof of the effectiveness of our workouts. Rest days are just as important as working out. You can help speed the recovery process by drinking plenty of water, getting adequate sleep (7+hours a night), and possibly taking a Whey Protein supplement. Whatever you do, don’t stop training just because you are sore. It is good to come back and take the next workout light if you need to, main thing is to keep moving to flush the lactic acid out of the muscle, which is causing you to be ‘sore’. Keep your head up and know that with practice, consistency, and determination, you WILL reach your goals. Consistency is the magic formula.
CrossFit will make you stronger. CrossFit will make you fitter. Bulky and weight gain are different entities. Lifting weights may cause a slight increase in body weight because muscle is heavier than fat. Liking what you see in the mirror, liking how your clothes fit and liking how you feel are more important than what the scale says.
With regards to bulkiness, being bulky or not bulky depends greatly on genetics, diet and programming. We as coaches can provide nutritional education and proper programming based on your goals.
We welcome CrossFitters from all over the world. Our policy is simple. Contact us by phone PRIOR to your arrival at 281-467-0199 or contact us via email here.
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