Is CrossFit for me?
Absolutely! Whether you’re training to be a competitive athlete or you simply want to be able to carry your grandkids around with ease, CrossFit is for you! We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. During each class at CrossFit Grinder, everyone does the same workout, but that workout always has several scaling options. This makes it possible for all of us – even with our different body types, backgrounds, personal goals and levels of ability – to workout alongside one another safely.
Do I need to get in better shape before I try CrossFit?
Definitely not – that’s what CrossFit is for! Never been able to do a pull-up? That’s ok! Never done Olympic weightlifting? That’s ok, too! We’re here to teach you from the ground up, scaling movements to each individual’s ability and emphasizing proper technique.
I heard CrossFit is dangerous. Is that true?
It can be, if you do it wrong. As with any sport or physical activity, CrossFit can be dangerous if you fail to utilize proper technique, attempt to do something you’re not ready for, don’t warm-up properly, and ignore your body when it’s telling you it needs to stop. Here at CrossFit Grinder, your form and technique are more important than the amount of weight you can lift with bad form. We want to keep our athletes healthy and happy!
What do I do if I have an injury?
If you have an injury, please keep the lines of communication very open with your coach. Unfortunately, our coaches are not mind readers and might not know something is bothering you if you don’t tell them. We’d love to scale a movement for you so that you can still get in a great workout, but if you need to take time off, please do. Listen to your body!
What should I expect at a CrossFit class? Can’t I come do my own thing?
Each class at CrossFit Grinder is just that – an organized class. Members will be led by our coaches through a progression of mobility drills to improve joint movement and function, skill-based warm-ups to prepare your body for the workout, the WOD (workout of the day) which will include a combination or weightlifting, gymnastics conditioning, running, jumping, power lifting, kettlebells, rowing, etc., followed by post-workout recovery and mobility work. Come as you are! CrossFit Grinder is a judge-free zone! Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring plenty of water. Please arrive a few minutes early – classes begin right on time! Also, if it is your first time at CrossFit Grinder, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill out a waiver, chat with our coaches and get to know the other members. If you’d like to come in and do your own thing, be sure to check out Open Gym on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.
How frequently do I need to come to CrossFit?
The great thing about monthly unlimited pricing is that it’s up to you how often you come! CrossFit.com prescribes a “3 days on, 1 day off “cycle. But is that the right frequency for everyone? Not necessarily! Some of our athletes come Monday, Wednesday, Friday; others come Monday-Friday and take the weekend off. It’s really up to you depending on your fitness goals, but above all, listen to your body.
What’s with all the CrossFit lingo? What’s a WOD?
WOD = Workout of the Day. Spend some time in the gym with us and soon enough you’ll be throwing out plenty of words like AMRAP, Tabata, RFT, HSPU, KBS, etc.
Who are these “girls” I hear about, and why does everyone hate Fran?
CrossFit is known for having several “benchmark” WODs, or workouts that we repeat from time to time in order to track our progress. Most of them are named after girls. The reason? Greg Glassman, Founder and President of CrossFit, explained it best: “I thought anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky and asking, ‘What just happened to me?’ deserved a female’s name.” And why does everyone hate Fran? Come see for yourself!
How do I get started?!
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