CROSSWINDS CROSSFIT - FAQ
WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
CrossFit is a health and fitness program that achieves a very broad, general fitness that is applicable to everyday life. Some say CrossFit is a blend of gymnastics, weightlifting, and cardio-resperatory endurance, and in many ways it is. But, that doesn’t even begin to fully explain it.
CrossFit is the most effective way we’ve found, to achieve a greater level of fitness and health. We’ve taken elite college athletes and made them better, and we’ve taken average families and made them healthier and fitter than ever. We’ve found that regardless of where you are in your path towards being fit and healthy, CrossFit will work for you. CrossFit is designed to scale to your level, so it can take you to your next level.
The only way to truly learn what CrossFit is all about is to get into a CrossFit gym, like Crosswinds CrossFit, and see for yourself.
GET FIT PROGRAM
The GET FIT PROGRAM is designed for two purposes; the first is to help you jump start your Getting Fit journey and the second is to set you up for success prior to entering our general CrossFit classes. The movements we perform are unique and take some time and practice in the beginning to learn how to execute them properly. You will be educated on what CrossFit is and why we think it is a great way to get you fit.
The sessions are 1:1 with a coach and last 30 mintues. After completing your 5 sessions, you will be ready to continue on your fitness journey and join the general CrossFit classes or you can continue with 1:1 training!
DO I HAVE TO BE REALLY FIT TO START CROSSFIT?
Absolutely not! CrossFit is infinitely scalable to any ability level. CrossFit has successfully trained those who struggle to walk across a room, those who have 100 pounds or more to lose, kids, and yes, even the most elite athletes and those who fight to protect us. CrossFit is a method, not a pass/fail system. Your physical condition right now is irrelevant to whether you are “ready to start CrossFit.” It’s okay if you’ve looked at the workout of the day (WOD) and thought “I can’t do that.” Performing the WOD as prescribed is meant to challenge the fittest athletes. Most people scale the WOD to their ability level.
At Crosswinds CrossFit, our coaches help you find a scaled version of the WOD that’s right for you. We can also work around most injuries and physical disabilities. CrossFit is the path to fitness, not the result of having already achieved it.
WHY SHOULD I CROSSFIT?
We’re hesitant to tell people how they should live their lives, so let us tell you why we CrossFit. We CrossFit because we want to live long, healthy, active lives full of rich experiences. We want to be capable of any task life might throw at us. We want to spend our time on this earth unencumbered by sickness and able to tackle any challenge. That is why we CrossFit, and CrossFit enables every one of those goals.
IS THIS REALLY SAFE?
Yes. We operate on a principle of mechanics first, then consistency, then intensity.
First, we teach you the mechanics of a movement. This starts in our GetFit Program, and continues with a refresher on the proper mechanics of a movement before each workout. Second, we look for you to display the correct mechanics—consistently. If you can’t get consistency, we lower the weight or otherwise alter the required movement so you are capable of moving the weight correctly and consistently. Finally, after you have the mechanics and consistency with those movements, we introduce you to intensity. We never throw you into something you aren’t ready for, and you are always in control. We are here to lead and instruct you, but you always have the option to say “I’m not ready for that.”
Is there an opportunity to get hurt? Absolutely. Just like there’s an opportunity to get hurt doing anything, walking down the street, playing a sport or even getting out of bed in the morning. However, our trainers are always on-hand teaching the correct movements, scaling them to the appropriate level for each athlete, and protecting our athletes during the workout if they wander into a danger zone.
"I have loved the workouts, maybe not while doing them, but after. I have already noticed some body changes which is awesome, and I look forward to seeing how much I can do in the future. I really love the community feel that you guys bring. You always make me feel welcome, and are able to break things down so I can achieve what I need to, at the same time pushing beyond what I think I can do to what I really can."
20196 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044
20196 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044