1What is Crossfit?
Crossfit is a strength and conditioning program that gets results that are measurable, repeatable and observable for people of all ages, sizes, and athletic abilities.
2Is Crossfit a Cult?
No way! What makes Crossfit different from your normal “globo” gym is the community. We develop a community spirit based on encouraging each other to succeed.
3What are the prices?
Once you fill out our contact form, we’ll get back to you with our pricing structure.
4Why does Crossfit cost so much? Can't I just hire a personal trainer?
Hiring a personal training could end up costing you a whole lot more. Let say you find someone who’s willing to train you for the rock bottom price of $25 per session and they have all the equipment you need. If you go 3 times a week, that would be $300 a month, twice the fee that you would have to pay at CF Hideaway. You would also miss out on the camaraderie that comes along with training with the friends and coaches at CF Hideaway.
5Do I need to get in shape to do Crossfit?
If that’s your thought process, you’re already behind the eight ball. You don’t have to be “in shape” to do Crossfit. People come in from all different background of fitness and they all have to start at the ground level. There’s nothing thats going to get you ready for Crossfit other than getting in and taking your first Crossfit class and seeing what it takes. Like anything else, if you wanna get better at running, you should run, if you wanna get better at cooking you should cook more, if you wanna get better at Crossfit, you should just do more Crossfit!
6I heard you can get hurt doing Crossfit, is that true?
We’re not going to lie to you and tell you it isn’t a possibility but we’re also not going to downplay the fact that you can get hurt doing a whole lot of other supervised and unsupervised training and activity. In life, accidents do happen. What helps to safeguard you from injury is having a knowledgable coach, like the ones at CF, taking the time to make sure you’re in good positions and not forcing weight on you or movements on you that you are clearly not ready for. Its also our job to save you from your self because it’s not only bad training that can get you hurt but also pride. Thinking that you “should” be able to do more than you can and not adhering to the recommendations of your coach is a recipe for misfortune.
7What is the advantage to doing Crossfit?
Crossfit is a structured program that’s designed to cater to the needs of everyone involved. We offer you the opportunity to be a well rounded individual as opposed to specializing in just one area of the fitness equation. Results are measurable and repeatable so you can forget about playing the guessing game as to whether or not you’re getting better. Most importantly you have accountability. Not just from your coaches who know and care if they don’t see you for a couple days, but your fellow athletes who push you and want nothing more than for you do succeed and do well. Crossfit is one of the only sports where the person who finishes last, gets the loudest cheers.
8Am I able to scale the WODs if I cant do the movements or the recommended weights on the board?
That’s one of the great advantages to being supervised by coaches who know you and know what you’re currently capable or not capable of. We preach learning progressions and respecting the process. There’s no need to force any of the weight or movements on yourself until you’re good and ready and we see that you can handle them. Intensity is relative so each of you will work and give it your best no matter what you might have to scale down to. Only with with mastery of technique will you earn faster times and personal records.
9What should I bring with me?
All you need is workout clothes and a positive “I CAN” attitude!
10Is the WOD enough should I do more?
We encourage our beginners to try to come about 3 times per week for the first few weeks just to get use to the rigors and the soreness that come with the program. As you become more experienced, you can take it to 4, 5 or even 6 times a week. Some of our higher level athletes sometimes do two a days where they are working different aspects of their training with a separate Olympic lifting session or gymnastic skill session to compliment the class WODs. Some of you may find the need to go back to your normal gyms and thats perfectly fine as well. In getting up to that many days and training sessions, we caution you to make sure that you are taking adequate rest days because that is time your body needs to heal and when you really earn the results of the hard work.
11Is Crossfit cardio or weightlifting?
Crossfit is a mix of both cardio and weightlifting. We incorporate running, rowing, weightlifting, Olympic lifting, plyometrics etc. we hone the ten fitness domains: Strength, Flexibility, Agility, Coordination, Stamina, Cardiovascular/ Respiratory Endurance, Accuracy, Power, Speed, Balance. In doing this, we try to get ou ready for whatever known or unknowable events in life that ma come your way.
12Will I get bulky if i lift heavy weights in Crossfit?
This is one of the biggest issues we deal with our Crossfitters and mainly our female athletes. Truth is that if you want to get big and bulky doing Crossfit, you can and you will. Your perception of what big and bulky has a lot to do with this as well. Some of you, when you say that, think about the bodybuilders and the Crossfit games athletes and you have to understand that that’s their jobs. In order for you to achieve this look, you’re going to need to put in some real work lifting heavy weights, eating a ton of food, and taking a lot of supplements. Then there are others of you that think someone like Jessica Biel or Cameron Diaz, (also Crossfitters) are too bulky with their defined arms, legs and shoulders. What they have embraced is the the mentality that strong is the new skinny. Being supermodel skinny might be a thing for some people but in Crossfit we embrace muscle and strength because it s a sign of our health and fitness and a testament to the hard work that we put in on a daily basis. You cant fight genetics. We’re all different. Some of us, no matter what fitness activity we do, we’ll either have a broader back, and thicker legs than others. It works the other way too, some of us, no matter how hard we try wont be super ripped with the 6 and 8 packs. What you should do is embrace the whole package. Pay attention to how you’re feeling, how your clothes are fitting etc. Work to be a little better each day.
13Do you offer an introductory class?
You should always enter a program that offers some sort of introductory class or program. Throwing someone new into classes without any prior knowledge or experience, is asking for injury. We offer a guided first introductory class for free and then once you decide you want to join with us, we take you through our OnRamp program that teaches you all the fundamentals you will need in order to be successful in joining our group classes.
14How long is a typical class?
Each class is one hour long. It will consist of a group warmup, instruction, a mix of skill work, strength work and/or metabolic conditioning, and cool down.