What is CrossFit?
It’s a workout methodology based on constantly-varied high intensity movements that help everyday life. Why it works is because your body never adapts to any one movement thereby keeping the effect of any given day’s workout at maximum – and you never gets bored. The intensity that everyone takes part in ends up galvanizing our supportive community.
I'm a beginner, where do I start?
You start the beginning of course. No worries, we’ve all been there.
It’s recommend you start of in one of our Beginner Classes.
These classes are mark clearly on our calendar.
These classes usually have lower attendance which allow the coach to give you more attention while you go at your own pace.
The first step is to sign up for a FREE training session to come check it out.
How much does membership cost?
How is I Will CrossFit different than other gyms?
I Will CrossFit has gone Hybrid!
Sports Performance + CrossFit “Workout of the Day.”
We have a Sports Performance background training and preparing athletes for the most elite levels of competition; we understand speed, power and agility.
Our CrossFit classes include a 15-minute full body dynamic warm up prior to starting the CrossFit “Workout Of The Day.”
CrossFit is an interval style workout and a broad range of athletic movements, which creates muscle confusion causing you to get stronger faster.
The “Hybrid” of Sports Performance and CrossFit “Workout Of The Day” helps to prevent injury while taking your fitness to the next level.
How do I sign up for a FREE training class?
Is CrossFit is a cult?
No, if you have to call it something, call it a tribe.
Cults tend to follow blindly to a leader, tribes work together to the group’s benefit.
We do tend to be passionate about what we’ve found though because it works so well and so potently for seemingly all body types and walks of life.
What makes us different from the normal corporate chain, or “globo”, gym experience is that we develop a community spirit based on encouraging each other to succeed.
We support and push each other in our efforts to achieve our goals. There is never any shame in finishing dead last in a work out as you’ve already beaten everyone that decided to stay on the couch that day. We are all in this together and that’s what makes CrossFit so addictive to so many people.
Besides, you will be amazed at your new level of fitness and your awesome new body. You may find yourself spouting the virtues of what you found not long after you start as well!
Why are you better than my gym?
The business model for most franchised gyms (we call them “globo-gyms”) is they want you to sign up and never come in. You may get a tour of the gym, or a quick overview of the equipment with a trainer, but, you’re on your own after the first one-hour session. They aren’t there to ensure technique is good when the weight gets heavy or you get tired.
Further, you are as accountable to us as we are to you! We believe in earning your loyalty, that’s why we don’t charge initiation fees.
WE WILL EARN YOUR BUSINESS EVERY DAY.
If you haven’t come in in a week, we notice.
So will the members you’ve grown accustomed to working out with. Expect a call or an email, or even a friendly call out on Facebook, if you haven’t been coming in! Of course, there will ALWAYS be a coach watching form in our classes.
This leads to less injuries and the confidence to best your previous efforts.
Plus, you can drop the bars and weights on the floor at I Will CrossFit. Our floors and weights are made for it!
For the kind of money you are asking for, why don’t I just go find a Personal Trainer?
You could do that, but you’d end up paying a great deal more.
Let’s say you find someone that’s willing to train you for $25/session and we’ll even go as far to say that they have every piece of equipment that you’ll find at I Will CrossFit.
Even if you only go 3 times a week (we encourage 4+), that’s $300 per month, well over our price.
Also, you probably wouldn’t get the camaraderie, competitive push, and/or the support that you’ll feel working with others in a group setting.
If you’re finished first, you’re still expected to support everyone else that is still working.
So, when you’re done, you’re not really done!
I heard CrossFit can hurt you, is this true?
Yes and no.
First, consider the source.
OK, so onto answering the actual issue, not dodging it.
ANYTHING you do in life can injure you if you don’t do it correctly, or haven’t taken into consideration your level of fitness, flexibility or health.
If you’re spending too much time on the couch right now, that’s hurting you, too!
Runner’s get shin splints, tennis players get tennis elbows, strength trainers get strains, basketball players get sprained ankles, couch potatoes get obesity, high blood pressure and coronaries.
At I Will CrossFit we will instill Technique BEFORE Intensity.
We will keep you safe by having a watchful eye on you during your entire WOD.
By increasing your strength and flexibility, we will actually make it harder for you to get hurt! CrossFit done properly, is both safe and potent.
I heard that CrossFit is too challenging for someone like me. Is that true?
One of my favorite quotes is this: “If you think you can’t do something, you can’t.” The person who told you CrossFit was too challenging for you might not be up for the challenge, but I’m guessing you’re reading this because other options have failed you in the past. The answer to your question is a resounding “No.” One of the beauties of CrossFit is that it is infinitely scalable, which means that we can tailor any movement we ask our members to do to meet your current level of fitness. Every new member will talk to the Head Coach about your health history, current body issues, and your short and long term goals so that he can help you reach them. Turns out that both Olympians and Grandmas can benefit from CrossFit, the only difference is the prescribed scale for the movements.
What is a WOD?
WOD, or Workout of the Day, is the list of exercises for a given day. Since CrossFit is constantly varied, everyone is always anticipating what tomorrow’s will be.
Do I have to train every day in CrossFit?
No, we encourage you to train intensely but also rest periodically to recover from the exertions as well.
It’s vital to keeping you healthy and allowing you to push next time to new personal bests.
Over-training is something we discourage because it does not help you achieve your fitness or health goals and increases the risk of injury.
We recommend either a 3 days on, 1 day off approach, but we find that a 5 days on, 2 days off works better with most people’s schedules.
Do beginners get extremely sore? If so, how long before that goes away?
Soreness is not always an indication of how hard you worked out. Chances are, after your first workout, you’ll be sore for a few days. For soreness we recommend stretches, contrast showers, more movement. We try to fit in some stretches at the end of the workouts and we suggest you stretch before you go to sleep. Over time, soreness can decrease, but at the same time your ability increases, so you can always get sore because you’re working harder.
On the other hand, you don’t get sore from things that used to wear you out. For instance we’ve had people say, “I cleaned out my whole garage this weekend, and I wasn’t sore at all,” or “I worked all day in the garden, and my back doesn’t hurt.”
How do the rest days work? When should I take a full rest day?
Rest days rotate throughout the week for the multi-sport athlete, some weeks a full day of rest may be prescribed, other week, maybe not.
Ultimately you’ll need to listen to your body. IF you need a rest day, take one. Pay attention to your energy levels and performances in your workouts. Schedule complete rest days as you need based on your performance level and energy levels throughout the day.
Is there a registration fee?
Nope! We have an I Will CrossFit No Hassle Membership Guarantee:
No Termination Fee.
No mandatory long-term commitment.
Start when you want, leave when you want, it’s always your choice.
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