The unknown is what keeps most people out of a CrossFit gym. CrossFit is unlike any other type of workout program and the gym even looks different than what you’d see at traditional gyms. Here’s why:
No Cables Here
CrossFit gyms don’t have machines. Besides rowers that are used for a full body cardio workout, our workouts are mainly done with free weights, and body weight. This allows us to elicit a whole body full range of motion response, working more muscle in a more efficient manner than a machine very could.
Is that Pig Latin?
We have our own language. Every day the workout, called a “WOD” (workout of the day) is different. Sometimes we do AMRAP (as many rounds as possible) other days we do EMOM’s (every minute on the minute). All of these different terms can be confusing to new people. That’s why we always have a coach that explains the workout and leads the class times.
Speaking of coaches, there will always be a coach in each class that explains the movements for that day’s workout, programs the workout so you never have to come up with your own exercises, and ensures that you use proper movement for safety reasons. It’s doesn’t get easier than showing up, working hard, and leaving motivated.
CrossFit is Scalable
While CrossFit started in the military and police officer communities, it’s started to diverge into a whole new demographic. Currently, 90% of our membership is female at Break the Mold CrossFit. Additionally, athletes at our gym come in all shapes, sizes, and ability levels. Only three of our members every did CrossFit before joining our gym and some of our members have never even done a workout program before. CrossFit can be modified to any ability level, and we constantly work with all types of limitations. We meet you where you are at and bring you to a whole new level of fitness.
Did you miss the last two weeks at a traditional gym? Did anyone call or text you to ask if you’re okay or where you’ve been? Didn’t think so. You miss two weeks at Break the Mold CrossFit and we check in. You’ll get a text or an email from a coach or other members might start calling you out in our private FaceBook group to see where you’ve been. While CrossFit is hard, it also creates a group of people that know what it’s like to suffer through a workout together and that why people will ask where you’ve been. CrossFit creates a common ground for people regardless of their ability level or background and builds relationships that last for years. Most importantly your fellow members and your coaches want you to succeed. That’s why we check in.
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