FREQUENTLY ASKED qUESTIONS

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is an extremely efficient and effective way to get into world-class shape. Our workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements (like pushups and pullups, deadlifts and squats, gymnastics, kettlebells, running, rowing, and olympic lifting), executed at high intensity in a group setting. Essentially, a fun, friendly, yet high-intensity boot camp, with weights.

Do I need experience or some minimum level of experience?

CrossFit is for everyone, regardless of their age or fitness level. In short, if you care about health, real-world performance or just want to get back in shape - CrossFit is for you.

What if I’m REALLY out of shape and I’m kind of terrified?

We promise you’ll be totally fine. Trust us.

However, if you’re still nervous about the free Intro, feel free to drop by and talk with a member of reception who will show you around a bit. You can even observe an on-going class to get an idea of what CrossFit is like!

I have/had an injury. Can I still do CrossFit?

While we are not physicians (and we highly recommend you discuss any workout program with your doctor), we do find that many of our members have successfully used CrossFit to rehabilitate from injuries. Because people continue to move, work, and play in the real world regardless of injury history, we believe the best route to long-term health is to learn perfect form on functional movements, and to slowly build strength in those movements, rather than to avoid them altogether. Our instructors are always happy to work with you to scale and substitute exercises and tailor workouts to your abilities. That said, we cannot offer you specific medical advice, and advise that you consult your physician before starting this (or any other) exercise program.

What happens in a free Intro Class?

Each Intro Class contains a quick summary of the concepts behind CrossFit. You’ll then learn perfect form on a couple of simple, functional movements, which you’ll piece together into a real CrossFit workout, to give you a taste of our approach. 

I have not done CrossFit, but I’m really fit and would like to skip CrossFit Fundamentals and just sign up for a membership. Can I do that?

No. We require everyone new to CrossFit to take Fundamentals, so that we can make sure all of our members learn the basics of safe and effective movement. That also makes WOD classes better for everyone, since we don’t have to start from scratch each time a movement comes up.

Can I just come to The Box and work out on my own?

No. We think you’ll get better, safer and faster results by working with a qualified coach – either in classes or one-on-one sessions – than working out alone. As a result, we’re not set up to allow people to work out unsupervised.

What do I need to bring?

Just yourself and basic ‘workout clothes’: shorts or sweats, a t-shirt and sneakers. We provide everything else.

Do you offer personal training?

Yes. You can learn more about our Personal Training program here

Do I have to become a member to do personal training?

No. Personal training is available to both members and non-members, at the same price.

Do you sell t-shirts?

Of course. Come on down and buy something awesome.

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