- It fits your Crazy Schedule!
With today’s hectic lifestyle it helps to have someplace to simplify things. Most CrossFit gyms have a large number of classes spread out throughout the day. They start in the early morning hours for those people that like to get their workouts in before heading off to work and continue through the evening hours for those people that like to end their day by getting their sweat on.
Classes are an hour long and the workout is already set. The coach will instruct you on what you are doing and how to improve in the exercises. So you won’t have to wander around from piece of equipment to piece of equipment deciding what to do that day or wait until someone is finished before you can use it. Save yourself the time and the headache.
Three to four times a week is all it takes to make big changes.
- It’s Designed to Meet Your Fitness Goals
Instead of machines and mirrors, you’ll find functional equipment to make working out challenging and fun!
You’ll also get a coach, someone to watch you move and help you stay safe while pushing you outside of your comfort zone. In a CrossFit gym, you don’t have to worry about dropping a heavy deadlift, getting yelled at for grunting, or being kicked out for being too awesome!
The atmosphere is set up to challenge you and help you succeed. If you want to lose weight, build muscle or just fit into an old pair of pants…CrossFit can and will help. It can also provide the motivation and community support to quit smoking, change your eating habits and try something you may not have tried otherwise.
The beauty of CrossFit is it can be what you want it to be. If you want to take things slow that day, you can while your friend right next to you is going for broke. Ask questions to see if that particular gym’s style of workout programming is what you are looking for.
- No matter Your Current Fitness Level, You Can Participate
One of the best things about CrossFit is that it is 100% scalable.
What does that even mean?
If you can’t do the workout as it is written, then your coach will give you an alternative movement that will work the same muscles. Can’t do a pull up…no worries, how about ring rows or a jumping pull up. It’s the same for every movement.
One of the job’s of your CrossFit coach to help you scale back the movements to something that you can do at your current fitness level. Over time you get stronger and are able to do more. If you’re uncomfortable deadlifting a heavier weight or if your coach feels you aren’t ready to lift that much, then you lift less. The point is to move, to do work, go just a little outside of your comfort zone so you can grow and get stronger.
Nobody is going to force you to do something you’re not ready to do, that would defeat the whole purpose of CrossFit. Which is to give you a supportive place to challenge yourself to become a better you!
- CrossFit Can Keep You on Your Feet and Injury Free
I know that sounds hard to believe but part of the CrossFit philosophy is creating a better quality of life. That means being able to get up and down stairs whether you are 36 or 86 years old.
To be able to function at the highest level you are able requires 4 things…regular proper movement, regular stretching and mobilizing, regular adequate amounts of sleep and proper nutrition.
Speak to the members of the gym. Do you hear about any injuries or do they have stories of the coaches helping members regain lost range of motion or decreasing joint pain that they have had for a long time.
Can you get hurt doing CrossFit? Well…you can get hurt working out on your own or riding a bike or just going for a walk…so, yes there is a chance you could get injured, but if you follow the coach’s’ instructions, practice good movement patterns, and scale back when necessary, you will stay safe and injury free…you will probably be sore, but that’s a good thing!
- Everyone Has to Start Somewhere
As stated above, it doesn’t matter what your current fitness level is. CrossFit is set up to help you improve from any starting point. CrossFit gyms do that by having an on boarding process to help you become familiar with movements necessary to begin, learn the lingo and see how classes run. When you start it will be easy…well, let’s not say easy…let’s say basic.
You will be in a coaching environment and that coaching continues into the regular classes and beyond. You’ll do movements you’ve never heard of and new variations of movements you may be familiar with. You’ll exert more energy than you’re accustomed to and you may even feel a little lost. That’s OK: there’s a learning curve.
The coaches and the other members know what it is like to give CrossFit a try and are there to help you while you get accustomed to how the classes work. You’ll improve quicker than you think and accomplish more than you thought you could.
We know it’s really, really hard to start something new. We don’t want you to feel like you should just stroll on in and you’re dumb if you don’t. We’re just saying that we’ve helped a LOT of people, because we really, really care. And we know that if you want, when you’re ready, we can help you too.
But we really don’t want you to wait. Sign up for a free intro. If you don’t like it, at least you TRIED it! And you sure won’t feel any pressure from us about not liking it.
But if you DO like it, take it from our members: The SKY is the limit! So don’t wait.