There are literally hundreds of myths out there about CrossFit: it makes women bulky, you’ll get hurt, it’s too intense. In my opinion, these myths are merely lies we tell ourselves. “Bulk” comes with a lot of training and a ton of added caloric intake, both of which aren’t accomplished with a 60 minute CrossFit class three times a week. The injuries that occur in CrossFit are many times due to a lack of quality coaching. However, like any sport or physical activity there is risk involved. The cool thing about CrossFit is that you can still workout throughout a injury. Every single movement that we use is modifiable regardless of injury or lack of physical ability. Finally, the intensity of CrossFit is what makes it so effective. Steady state cardio on a treadmill or elliptical just does not produce the same results as high intensity, functional movements: squats, push presses, and burpees are far better for metabolism than a machine.
When someone decides to try CrossFit, it automatically resets the physical clock. Everyone’s day one feels awful. Even if you workout already, the first workout you do will leave you wondering when you let yourself get so out of shape. You also will discover movements that you are horrible at and have to work at more than others. The good news is that there are movements that you will thrive at. Everyone can do CrossFit, but you have to rip off the Band-Aid and walk through the doors.
For many people, this is one of the scariest things they will ever do. This is why we do our intros in private one-on-one settings. This is also the reason for our intro sessions. We work with you one-on-one for five sessions before you ever join a group class. This ensures quality, safe movements are taught to you from the beginning and that you are not thrown into a group class where you feel intimidated and out of place.
Getting to where you want to go is possible, but it takes a series of answering “yes” to questions that are asked of you. Do you want to have more energy? Do you want to be able to move your furniture around in your house? Would you like to be able to get up and down off of the floor to play with your grandchildren? Do you want to live longer? It’s all possible, you just have to say “yes”, rip off the Band Aid and walk through our doors.