CrossFit Answers

People come to us with a lot of questions about CrossFit. We'd like to take a minute and answer some of the most common ones. If your question is missing, feel free to contact us any time.

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program geared towards improving your every day life. We use the term "functional fitness" to describe the improvements you make that will carry over long after you've left the gym. CrossFit will help you when you're playing sports, helping a neighbor move their couch or keeping up with your kids.

How strong should I be before starting?

CrossFit is tough and will always be tough regardless of your fitness level. Workouts are programmed to scale so they will always be challenging without being overwhelming.

What if I can't do a pullup?

Many members initially struggle with a particular exercise. If you run into something that you haven't mastered yet, we will do what are called "progressions". Progressions are exercises that, over time, will provide the strength/flexibility necessary to do the more advanced version. For example, if you can't do a pullup we might start you with jumping pullups, band-assisted pullups or ring rows. If something is too heavy, we will scale it to your current fitness level but always with the intent to continue improvement.

Is CrossFit safe?

CrossFit is very safe when coached and practiced correctly. This is one of the critical benefits to having an active coach involved in your training. If you're doing something with poor form, your coach can help correct that before it becomes an injury. That being said, there is always a chance for injury but we do everything we can to mitigate those risks. If you have a specific concern about a past injury, we can definitely discuss it during orientation.