Are you new to Crossfit? Here are some tips on how to jump in, as well as some frequently asked questions:
What is a class like? Our classes are much smaller than your average gym class, bringing folks together from all walks of life in a supportive, motivating environment. Although they can be pretty intense and definitely challenging, they are always varied and a lot of fun. Everyone in our classes gets a phenomenal workout - regardless of what kind of shape they're in. That's because, while all the athletes in the class do the same workout of the day (WOD), we scale the workout accordingly. Most of the WODs are timed - creating a friendly competitive atmosphere that pushes our athletes to perform at their own personal best. Some WODs are maximum-effort that focus on strength-building. Either way, you'll leave sweating, sometimes aching, but always feeling great about what you've accomplished and how much you've improved.
How do I get started? Give us a call or fill out our new member inquiry form and we'll get you set up to participate in or observe a class. We can't wait to introduce you to our gym!
What is unique about your gym? Our box has a very supportive community vibe. Everyone stays on the mat until all members have completed their workout, and we offer each other support and camaraderie. Kathy's peppy encouraging energy is the driving force behind our daily workouts. CrossFit athletes complete workouts of the day (WODs) that are short, intense (scaled to your level of fitness and knowledge), and constantly varied. You'll learn how to do Olympic lifting, weightlifting, kettlebell, dumbbell and gymnastics movements. CrossFitters run, jump, swing, climb ropes, row and lots more. Bottom line: prepare to work your butt off, and have a great time doing it.
Do I have to be in shape to start CrossFit? Absolutely not. Our athletes come to CrossFit in all shapes and sizes, and from a variety of backgrounds, fitness levels and ages. Some are self-proclaimed couch potatoes, some get their exercise chasing their grandkids, and some haven't exercised in 20 years. Others are insanely fit first-responders and military personnel, former gym rats looking for a better workout, and others or seasoned athletes whose bodies have taken a beating over the years. Whatever your fitness level, we'll work with you to customize workouts that are appropriate for you and steadily build up from there. All you need to get started is a willingness to try, and a commitment to follow through. We'll help you with the rest.
How do you become a certified CrossFit Coach? Check out the right column of the main page at crossfit.com. There you'll find a listing of Level 1 certification courses you can attend - the minimum requirement to becoming a CrossFit coach. CrossFit Reclamation requires a lot more than that though. Talk to Kathy if you want to learn more - she has mentored many coaches and can tell you more about the different trainings she has participated in.