FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is CrossFit?
A. CrossFit is defined as "constantly varied functional movements done at high intensity", but what exactly does that mean? Basically, CrossFit is preparing you for the unknown and the unknowable in life. The workouts are different each day because the demands of life are different each day. We focus on functional movements because those are the movements that help us get through our daily life with ease and without injury. We train at high intensity because it is the absolute quickest way to see results. Plus, you never know when you're going to have to perform a high-intensity task in your daily life. Rabid dog? Zombie apocalypse? Who knows?? Be prepared.
Q. What are functional movements?
A. Simply put, functional movements prepare the body for real-life activities. Need to tie your shoe? Squats can help with that. Need to pick up a couple of heavy grocery bags off the floor? Deadlifts can help with that. Need to climb a huge flight of stairs? Lunges can help with that. Get the point here? CrossFit prepares you for life. No matter your age or fitness level, anyone who wants to have the capacity to perform well in everyday life, avoid injury, and push off the nursing home will benefit from doing CrossFit.
Q. Is CrossFit dangerous?
A. Anything can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Our coaches are highly trained and take safety very seriously. We will not place any of our members in a situation where they are performing movements they are not ready to do or able to do safely. Our main focus is on building proper technique from the ground up and adapting movements to match your ability.
Q. I heard CrossFit is intense. Do I need to be in really good shape before I can come to a class?
A. Absolutely not! When we say CrossFit is for EVERYONE, we mean it. Whether you have never worked out a day in your life or are a seasoned athlete, you can (and WILL) benefit from CrossFit. Regarding intensity: yes, CrossFit workouts are done at high intensity, but what is considered intense to one person may not be intense to another. In other words, CrossFit should push you to YOUR limit, whatever that may be. The goal is to get an amazing workout that challenges you enough to foster growth and improve your fitness level, but not so far that you throw up or feel traumatized or become injured.
Q. I have an injury, can I still do CrossFit?
A. Yes. Every movement in CrossFit can be scaled to work around an injury. This is where working with a knowledgable coach is extremely beneficial. Our coaches can help you get started with a fitness plan that is tailored specifically to your needs while you recover.