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IT'S NOT AS HARD AS YOU THINK

Showing up is half of the battle. At first glance, Crossfit can be intimidating and scary. But you just took the first step.

 

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A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO GET STARTED

What is Crossfit?


CrossFit™ was developed by Greg Glassman. CrossFit’s™ defines fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. CrossFit™ is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit™ workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.




Why is Crossfit so expensive?


Gyms calculate like this. They estimate that 80% of their members won´t show up. But they still pay. In CrossFit you can not do that. About 65-80% of the members come in on a daily basis. You have smaller classes, about 10 people in each. While in a gym (depending on the size) are dozens of folks, especially during peak time. So here are a few reasons: - Small classes of about 10 people - Individual care - Professional coaches - Wide range of training possibilities - Different kind of classes - Workouts are clearly explained - Results - Unique atmosphere Small classes: All for one and one for all. No matter what your current level of fitness is, the workouts will be adjusted and you will be encouraged by the athletes that are already finished. When you finish you will also push the athletes that are not yet done. There is no egoism, no comparison in the mirror, but only help and joy if someone hits a new personal record.




What is a WOD?


WOD is basically an abbreviation of Workout Of the Day. Each day there is a new workout, they are often posted online at the box´s website and of course written on the board when you come in to work out.




What will happen in my first class?


The first CrossFit class will be an introductory class where you are taught the right movements and will have to do some wod that beginners are able to do. You will learn some of the lingo. Don’t show up to a regular CrossFit class without having any experience in sports. The first class will be relatively hard but should not kill you.




Is CrossFit right for me?


CrossFit agrees with anyone, no one is too old or too out of shape or anything. You will improve your strength and stamina by doing CrossFit, no matter from where you start. The workouts are always varied so they keep being fun while still challenging. The coaches are well educated and will help guide you through every workout and issue that you could possibly have.




How is CrossFit different?


It is so varied that you will never get bored. All the exercises work with multiple joints and use the body, unlike with body building. All the movement are efficient and functional. Crossfitters must be ready for the unknown all the time so they train differently every day.




How do I measure fitness progress?


Cardio/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy is a good way to measure your success. Your whole life gets easier, just walking up stairs and bringing home groceries while holding a baby and keys will be an easy task. If you want to see numbers you can always step on a scale, take progress pictures of yourself or do a body fat measurement.




Will people laugh if I don’t know what I am doing?


No. the CrossFit community is there to cheer you on, if anyone is mocking people they might get kicked out. Crossfitters are all about support, in the box everyone there is on the same level. Train for yourself and on your level and get praised for what you accomplished.




Am I too old for CrossFit?


No. You are never too old to try CrossFit. Just be careful to regard your age and background. If you are older than 40 and have never done any exercise in your life, then you should not compete with the 20-year-old. You can always show up and do you best, and even be better than some of the younger ones. Even if you are closer to 70 years than 40 you can still show up and I guarantee that every single person in the box will cheer you on.




Do I need to be strong or fit to start Crossfit?


You don’t need to be strong or fit at all, you get that by doing CrossFit. Many beginners can´t lift the empty barbell at first. The coaches will help you decide what weights you should work with in the beginning.




Will I get hurt doing CrossFit?


It is always a possibility of getting hurt in any kind of sport. However, if you listen to your coach and follow the instructions you should be okay. Be careful to warm up every time and listen to you body. If you are too tired or your mind is not in the box, there is more risk of injury.




If I have previous injuries, can I still do CrossFit?


Most coaches ask in your first class if you have any injuries or any problems in your body before starting the workout. If you have back problems for example the coach will help you find a way to reduce the strain on your back with a scaling option.




What is scaling?


Scaling in CrossFit means adjusting the intensity level to your level. If you are not that strong, scale by using a lighter weight. If you cannot do pull ups, get an elastic band or do a ring row instead. By being able to scale every exercise, CrossFit is something that every single person can do, at their level.




How do I get started?


Fill out the form above, schedule a time and come in. Our trainers will be excited to meet you and help you get started.





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