How does a beginner start? All new CrossFit athletes start in our Foundations class. CrossFit Foundations teaches you proper form & technique on CrossFit movements as well as helps improve your cardio respiratory system for high intensity workouts. Once graduated from the Foundations class athletes may enter additional CrossFit classes. The combination of these elements prepares your body for CrossFit classes.
Is CrossFit for athletes only? CrossFit is for EVERYONE! We focus on functional movements. These functional movements are essential human movements that we use everyday such as picking things up off the floor, putting objects up on a shelf, pushing, pulling, etc. Any movement and any workout can scaled to fit each individuals needs. Is CrossFit safe?
CrossFit is safe when done correctly. In the Foundations classes we teach you proper mechanics for these functional movements, and continue to review them in the regular group setting, as safety is a priority for us. We first teach you proper mechanics, we drill them consistently then we add the intensity. Remember, any activity can result in injury. Our goal is to keep you functional for as many years as you are able.
The workouts seem hard. Can people REALLY do them?
CrossFit is made to challenge an elite athlete. But that same workout is scaled to YOUR skill level. When you start, you will be doing a modified version of the workouts. We change the load (weights), repetitions, rounds, and distances to fit your abilities. Modifying the workouts will help to prevent you from over exerting yourself and helps to curb overwhelming soreness. It is important to remember that we scale the movement, not the workout.
CrossFit Q: and A: with Celebrity Trainer, Bob Harper: