Prior to graduating to group classes, you will complete 10 to 20 one-on-one or two-on-one personal training sessions that will properly prepare you for the demands of group classes.
Learning movements that are required for improved fitness – movements like squats, snatches and pull-ups – take time, as does improving your mobility, your endurance, your speed and your power.
We used to throw people into group classes right away, but we found this to be a recipe for failure. Members weren’t prepared; they didn’t move well; they didn’t understand their capabilities; they over-trained; they felt worn out. Or they were simply too intimidated to even show up to a class.
Improving your fitness is a slow process. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses when they show up at our doors. Some members struggle with mobility, others with stability, others yet come to us two months after having knee surgery and need special programming. And on the other end of the spectrum, some athletes arrive at our door well conditioned with an extensive athletic background.
The point is we all have different needs when we start a new strength and conditioning program. It doesn’t make sense to throw you right into classes before you have properly learned the movements. So with our training, by the time you graduate to classes, you’ll have a good understanding of 30-40 movements, and you will know exactly how to scale each movement if you’re not yet able to master everything.
This also means that by the time you get to classes you will feel confident and comfortable showing up to do the workout with the group.
Our physical benchmarks are scores our members must reach on specific movements and workouts before they graduate to group classes.
Benchmarks are a way to measure your progress so we know when you’re ready for group classes. And once you’re in group classes, benchmarks continue to allow us to assess your development.
On your end, understanding the benchmarks will help you see exactly what we’re looking for, and exactly what level you need to be at before you’re safe to enter group classes.
Consequently, our benchmarks also help group classes run smoothly because we know that everyone in attendance is at an appropriate fitness level.
CROSSFIT GROUP CLASS
We offer classes at 05:30 AM, 07:00 AM, 09:00 AM, 12:00 NN, 04:00 PM, 05:30 PM and 06:30 PM on weekdays. And we’re open on Saturdays too. We offer more classes than any other CrossFit affiliate in the area.
We know you have a busy and hectic schedule, and since we have more coaches and apprentice coaches than any other CrossFit facility, we have the ability to put offer more classes than other facilities.
But more than this, our morning coaches do not coach in the evenings, and our evening coaches do no coach in the mornings. This means that you will not be coached by a tired, burnt out coach at 8 pm. Our coaches work a manageable 20 to 30 hours a week, so they have plenty of energy to give to each member and each class.