I’m not fit and i’m overweight, is CrossFit for me?
Many of our members started out thinking that they had to be fit first to do CrossFit. Incorrect! CrossFit is how you get fit and the majority of people start out very de-conditioned, have limited range of motion and can’t do a lot of the movements. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability so that just about anyone can do it, and all our members are at different levels but can still all do the workout together. We also practice skills during every session as we have a strong emphasis on technique and there are many other people still learning the movements as well.
What if I have an injury?
Many people start out with us having a pre-existing injury or an old injury that they are worried about aggravating. Our program allows us to modify exercises or reduce loads so that your injury is not aggravated. We can also give you other movements to do in the workouts if particular movements are out of the question for you. With correct technique, mobility exercises and easing into the movements, all our athletes have found that they can continue training through their injury and have actually come back stronger!
What should I expect at my first CrossFit class?
We are always open and friendly to new-comers. We promote a family-like atmosphere of support and camaraderie amongst our members. Someone will undoubtedly take you under their wing and help you through your introductory period. Everyone remembers what it was like at their first class and we all want to see each other succeed.
We typically start with a 15 minute warm-up, mobility and skills, then proceed to our “Workout of the Day” (WOD). The WOD can consist of anything from push-ups, pull-ups, and squats, to rowing, presses, and deadlifting. Our specialty is not specialising; every day is a completely different workout.
How often should I do CrossFit?
We recommend that you start out by doing the CrossFit classes 3 times per week and then gradually work up to doing it 5-6 times per week for maximum results. Your body will take a while to adapt to the high-intensity workouts and at first it is a bit of a shock to the system, but gradually your body’s work capacity will increase and your recovery will improve, allowing you to increase your training frequency.