Here are some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and their answers. If you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to Contact Us!
1. Do I need to be in shape before starting CrossFit?
In short, no. The only requirements are that you have a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, to learn new things, and have the desire and passion to let us help you reach your fitness goals. You will succeed and see great results. We want to coach anyone desiring to get into the best shape of their lives. Plus, thinking you need to ‘be in shape’ to start CrossFit is like saying you need to have your life in order before going to church
2. I’ve heard that CrossFit causes injuries, what’s the deal with that?
CrossFit, as performed in our facility, is very safe due to our three basic concepts of mechanics, consistency, and intensity. You must learn to do the movements safely and consistently before we account for varying intensity. Furthermore, you are always under the watchful eye of one of our coaches every time you step foot in the box. With all that said, we’d be ignorant to say that you can’t ever get hurt here. We don’t train to purposely hurt ourselves, but sometimes it happens; injuries are just a part of life. Truth be told though, you’re more likely to get hurt slamming your finger in a car door than you are coming in here.
3. What should I expect if I train with you?
Training at CrossFit For Glory will produce results. We realize how busy everyone’s lives can be and know there are other places to train, so we’re not out to waste your time. Because you are committed to us for that session, we will give you the utmost professionalism and coaching, motivate you to reach your physical potential, foster team building, camaraderie, and ensure you have fun while doing it! If you are not interested in learning new things, getting in the best shape of your life, meeting new friends, working hard, and sweating, then CrossFit For Glory might not be for you.
4. How quick can I expect to see results?
It is impossible to predict exact rates at which individuals may progress. Everyone progresses at different speeds and in different ways as the body
5. What about Nutrition?
6. What about cardio, will I need to do extra stuff outside of the gym to keep my stamina and endurance, or to burn
In short, NO. The idea/theory that you need to do slow, steady state cardio exercise in order to burn fat is long since disproven. While it does work, it is incredibly inefficient and detrimental to your overall fitness. There is a boatload of research that shows what a superior advantage anaerobic activity has over the traditional ‘cardio’ model, not just in terms of strength, speed and power output but also the ability to develop cardio capacity or ‘endurance.’ Coincidentally, the factor MOST responsible for weight loss in controlled experiments is absolute power output, or rather ‘how much work can you do in a given amount of time.’ Unfortunately, there are far too many shiny magazines and talking heads on TV/internet that seem to outweigh that proven research. It’s simply not true.
7. Will I get big muscles from this?
This is mostly directed at the ladies…NO. You don’t produce testosterone like the guys. And you won’t be training 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. For hours on end. For the fellas, the size you want to gain or
8. How will this help me get ready for (insert your sport or event here)?
The beauty of CrossFit is that it develops a very broad base of fitness to make you capable of handling any task that life throws your way. You will also gain the confidence in yourself to know that if you can complete a WOD here, a day at work isn’t really all that tough! For a more in-depth correlation directly to sports, check out this.
9. What are your drop-in fees for visiting CrossFitters?
10. Where do I park?
You are welcome to park in one of the spaces right in front of the building.
11. What do I need to bring with me?
Normal workout clothes (t-shirt, shorts, comfy shoes, or no shoes). A towel and water bottle are optional but encouraged.
12. What can I expect at my first visit?
We have a very easy process called a “No Sweat” intro. Just click here to book a free consultation to meet with a coach for a private 15-minute chat. No sales pressure, just a chance to see if we’re compatible.
13. What is a typical class like?
Each class is one-hour long. We start with a dynamic group warm-up that is designed to get the blood pumping, muscles and joints
14. I’m scared/nervous/don’t think I’ll fit in…
We’ve all been there…the ‘new kid’ in class! Everyone is always open and friendly to new-comers. We promote a family-like atmosphere of support and camaraderie
15. Ok, you got me…How the heck do I get started?
It could not be more simple, just click here to book a free consultation to meet with a coach for a private 15-minute chat. No sales pressure, just a chance to see if we’re compatible.