What can I expect on my first day?
We know CrossFit can be very intimidating so your first day will not be very intense or hard. You will be lead through a warm up of basic movements, taught 2-3 new basic skills and then given a workout in which the intensity (how hard the workout is) will be entirely up to you. If you feel confident in your fitness ability you can go as hard as you want at the workout. If you have not worked out in awhile or ever you will be encouraged to take your time and finish the workout.
Do I need prior experience to take classes?
No. New members participate in our Beginners program and then transition into any scheduled WOD they’d like. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already do–like squatting, pushing and pulling. Exercises are scaled to inspire the beginner and challenge the most elite athlete.
Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?
No. Really. There is a common misconception that CrossFit is for elite athletes. The truth is that it is for everyone. Sure, we say that we are “forging elite fitness” and we are. This means that you start the journey where you are today. And, if you stay on our path it’s likely that you will get in to the best physical, emotional and psychical shape of your life.
Our community is comprised of competitive athletes, former athletes, working professionals, people that had never stepped foot into a gym and people with physical ailments. Allow us to get you into the best shape of your life.
What can I expect after my first CrossFit workout?
You will feel successful and part of a community of athletes, many of whom you did NOT expect to be CrossFitters. You’ll have a better understanding of how classes are run and the method behind what we do. And it’s likely you will have learned new things, be a little bit “sore” and excited to come back for more.
Can I do CrossFit with an injury such as a neck or back?
Yes, we have had numerous clients who came to us with back, knee, or neck pain who have found relief by strengthening the muscles around the problem area. People often neglect exercising their lower back due to fear of re-injuring and then end up weak, de-conditioned, and more susceptible to injury in the future. Every movement in CrossFit is scalable allowing anyone to take part. For example if we have programmed deadlifts (picking up an object off the ground) you can scale it down using a PVC pipe or even just mimicking the movement as rehab.
Can I get a good workout in under 30 minutes?
Yes , more and more research shows that short, high intensity effort will produce better results than long and slow duration. If you run a 10k your intensity (power output) will be lower than if you run 400 meter sprints which will produce a high power output. Meaning you’re doing more work in less time. This is why we will push you to your physiological and psychological tolerances during any given workout. No matter who you are or what workout you do, without hard work you will not receive results.
Am I too old or too young to start CrossFit?
Because CrossFit uses natural, functional movements anybody can do it. Kids today play on jungle gyms, run, jump, and throw and that’s exactly what we do in CrossFit. You are never too old to start working out! Remember every workout is as hard as YOU make it.
How often do I need to come in?
At Bodh CrossFit we promote three days working, followed by 1 day of rest, or five days on two days off which is very demanding. You will notice that we program a workout every day for the simple reason that most people have hectic lives and cannot follow a strict three days on, one day off. When you first start out your body will take time to adjust and yes you will get sore so we recommend coming every other day.
What makes CrossFit different than other gyms?
CrossFit is about variance and adaptation. We “program” our workouts for General Physical Preparedness, or GPP. We don’t have leg days, back- and bi- days, or cardio days. We believe the body is a whole system, and strengthen it as a whole.
Our coaches also give you basic education in diet and nutrition. We believe that nutrition is the foundation of health and fitness and know that how we feed our bodies determines how quickly we achieve the results we want.
So for you, this means you’re a better runner than the best weightlifter, a better lifter than the best marathoner, and generally physically prepared for anything in your everyday life. Plus you’ll live in a healthy body with a strong, lean physique.
The best part is that every workout is lead by a qualified coach and you’re joined by like-minded people who want to be and feel better.
Why do you cost so much?
At Bodh CrossFit you will always have a coach with you. They will be teaching you the movements, demonstrating movements, giving nutrition advice, and pushing you to your limits. You are getting personal training, plus joining a great community that makes workouts fun and exciting.
On top of that we have great facilities at the box. There is a health café for your pre and post workouts, Wodify app to track your performance and maintain nutritional journal, shower facilities, lockers, and free parking.