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Adults

Frequently asked questions

Kids

Get Flexy

Adults

 

What is CrossFit?

Constantly varied functional movements performed at a relatively high intensity. CrossFit is designed to be functional and prepare you for every day life, both known and unknown. So if you need to help a friend move a couch or survive a zombie invasion, CrossFit has you covered.  Click HERE for a short video. 

 

What can I expect when I attend a workout?

First, expect to be greeted warmly. We all remember what our first day in the gym was like and we are committed to making all the newcomers feel welcome. Ask questions, anyone is more than happy to help you find equipment and the coach will be right there with you to make sure you are scaling the workout appropriately. And expect to be sore afterwards. But that's just your body getting stronger!

What if I can't do the workout?

 

All of our workouts are adjustable for every fitness level. The coach will help you with this. Be sure to let them know what your experience is so they can help you choose the right scaled versions of the exercises. 

How long will it take to see results?

 

You get out what you put in. Some athletes will see results in a few weeks, others may take longer. Your results depend on your diet, how consistently you come to the workouts, and the effort you put forth during the workouts.

Why is CrossFit so expensive?

 

As with anything, you get what you pay for. We are committed to each one of our members and we walk with you on your fitness journey. Each workout has a coach to provide individualized attention and goal tracking that you just don't get at a traditional gym or health club. We also provide monthly community events and seminars. Find out more here

Is CrossFit safe?

 

CrossFit performed correctly is completely safe! Anyone who chooses to be active in life runs the risk of injury. Runners who overestimate their ability can suffer from knee injury or stress fractures. Football players risk concussion or broken bones. But if you choose to be sedentary, you run the risk of disease and ill health.

 

CrossFit is functional fitness. The exercises are based on every day movements such as squatting, lifting, pushing, or pulling. All of these movements are natural for our bodies. CrossFit will help you do them better, thus, preventing the risk of injury outside of the gym. Our coaches are trained to help you perform CrossFit to your best ability without sacrificing form. 

 

Why do I need to go to the gym to do the workouts?

The biggest advantage of our gym is the coaching. Coaches will work with you to fix bad mechanics, improve your fitness, and reduce the risk of injury. The second biggest advantage is the community. What you think, you become. Surrounding yourself with the positive atmosphere of the CrossFit community will take you places you never thought possible. Compared to a traditional gym where people are shut off to the world with headphones on or watching screens on the treadmill, CrossFit is a high energy, interactive workout experience. 

 

Kids

 

Why start so young?

 

Research shows that children who exercise are healthier (less trips to the doctor), have lower obesity risk/rates, and improved social skills. We like to start kids exercising early on to maximize the benefits it can have on their life! We like to think of it as, “Why would you wait to start making a child’s life better?!”

 

Is each six week session the same?

 

While there are some common themes in each workout for your child, every day is a new and different exercise routine and experience for our Short Bows classes. Novelty is a great way to learn and explore our world and our kids need constantly varied exposures to allow them to grow into their best selves.

 

Do I have to be a member too?

 

Although many of the kids in our Short Bows classes have parents that are also members at CFBA, it is not a requirement. However, there is nothing quite like having the whole family improve their fitness at the same time!

 

Do I need to stay with my child during their workout?

 

You are welcome to stay and watch classes if you would like, however, it is not a requirement for parents to stay with their kids during Short Bows classes. It's totally fine to run errands or join the regular CFBA classes to work on your own fitness goals. Your kids are completely safe and will be ready for you when you return at the end of the class.

 

Who teaches the classes?

 

Both of our classes are taught by Josh Boynton, a physical therapist who has certifications from CrossFit to teach kids courses. 

 

What should my kids bring for class?

 

Kids should wear appropriate exercise attire and bring some water to each class. We ask that parents and kids are punctual, as each part of the class is important and builds on the previous segment.

 

How often can my child attend?

 

Foundations classes (3-5 year olds) are welcome to attend all classes from Monday to Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Short Bows classes (6-12 year olds) are welcome to attend all classes from Monday to Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

 

Do you offer discounts to families with more than one kid?

 

Families twith 3 or more kids participating in kid’s programs are eligible for a discount.

 

When can I enroll my child?

 

You may enroll your child any time before the end of the session (6 weeks), although we recommend enrolling early in the session to maximize the benefits for your child!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Get Flexy

 
 
 

Are mats provided?

 

No, you'll need to bring your own mat to class. 
 

Do I have to be a member?

 

No! We have membership options for those who are not regular members of our gym. 
 

How is this different from yoga?

 

Range of Motion training is generalized stretching that does not use the same poses from yoga. Get Flexy is specifically utilized for mobility and flexibility whereas yoga has strength and balance components as well.