Many people want to do CrossFit but find it intimidating. "I can't do that!" "I can't lift that weight!" "I can't go that fast or keep up with them." "Everyone's going to see I'm not as fit and they'll judge me for it."
It's understandable to have those feelings and they are the exact reason we created our beginners program; a small group program that goes at your pace, allows you to practice and get in shape as you go and lets you feel comfortable and test the waters before jumping in. Interested? Learn more here or continue reading about factors to consider when choosing which gym to join.
This is the most important one, but could be the hardest to find out about if you go to the wrong place. Community at the gym involves more then just the people there. It's a word that wraps up the overall feeling of the gym.
What are people like there? Are they like you? Are they welcoming, friendly, fun to be with and inspiring?
The best way to get a feel for the community is to visit the gym and get a feel for it in person. If you want to learn more about the gym before going to he gym, look at the website and social media pages.
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Look for pictures of the members. Are they smiling? Does it look fun? Is it bright and somewhere you'd like to spend time?
Selecting a gym that is close to the place that you work, live or pass by on route to either is important, it allows you to be consistent. The proximity to where you will make creating good habits, such as consistent visits to the gym, much easier and more likely to be long lasting habits rather than temporary short-term ones. To find a gym close to you, click here to view the CrossFit affiliate finder.
The coaches and staff at a gym are extremely important. They are your guides that help you pursue the road to success and continue on it. Good coaches will make you not want to leave the gym once your workout is over. You'll start to view working out as one of the best parts of you day and as something you look forward to. You won't "have to", you'll want and get to. When choosing a CrossFit gym look at their coaches bios. What level coach are they? In CrossFit there are 4 levels. Level 1 an 2 are weekend seminars with a sit in test. Level 3 and 4 involve more comprehensive testing.
See our coaches here.
Ask the gym how they teach someone who has never done CrossFit before what to do. This can provide some insight into how they would help you join their gym or classes.
Do they have a program that allows people to do CrossFit while safely learning form? Ours is called Rolling Start. Learn about it here.
What programs does the gym offer? Group classes for a fun environment? Personal training if you don't like the group idea or want a program just for you? Nutrition programs to help you know what and how much to eat to burn fat or gain muscle? What about women's only programs? Running programs? Weightlifting programs? If there's only one option, is it the one you like? If there are dozes of options, what's the quality going to be like?
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