I see those CrossFit athletes competing on video and TV. Come on! Can I really do these workouts?
You CAN! CrossFit can be scaled to anyone’s ability. It’s not a magic formula. Actually, it’s quite simple! We do a different workout everyday. We do exercises that mimic movements performed in day-to-day activities (squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting and throwing). And we work hard and fast. The intensity changes your body, the movements prepare you for anything in your life and sport and the variety provides balance and prevents boredom.
I’ve never done any weightlifting. Is it still right for me?
Like anything new, the barbell movements will take time to master. We will start you working with the basics, learning the proper form, slowly ramping up the intensity as your body adjusts to these new movements and weights. You will be surprised how fast you go from doing modified variations of the exercises to fully prescribed. It’s an exciting goal and accomplishment, as any CrossFitter will attest to!
Do I workout on my own or do I have a trainer? What’s a class like? How long is a typical workout?
CrossFit is all about group training. That’s where the fun, competitiveness, and camaraderie come in! Each class is led by a trained and certified instructor. A typical class will consist of a warm-up, explanation of the WOD (Workout of the Day), examples and instruction of the movements, and the actual workout. The workouts vary every day and are 5-30 minutes long. Total class time is around an hour.
Do I need to be in shape before I come to CrossFit 6250’?
We hear this alot! If you can walk and move, you are ready to come to CrossFit. We will tailor and adjust each and every workout to your current fitness abilities. We want this to be a life-long endeavor for you and will strive to make this fun, accomplishable, and safe.
I’ve heard CrossFit is dangerous and I should avoid it because I’ve been prone to injury in the past… is this true?
All physical training programs come with the risk of injury. That being said, CrossFit is no more dangerous than any other fitness routine.
We are committed to the safety of our athletes. We have developed a specific program for athletes with Total Knee Replacements (TKA) that follow the guidelines of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Injuring yourself is counterproductive to our number one priority: getting our athletes to their peak potential! That’s why you can trust us to always have an experienced coach instructing proper lifting mechanics and monitoring workout intensity!
You talk a lot about your athletes. I’ve never played competitive sports. Is CrossFit still right for me?
Absolutely! Your body was BUILT to be athletic and your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ by degree not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and coordination are each important to the world’s best athletes AND to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in anyone!