[expand title=”I’ve never tried out CrossFit before. Can I just drop in to a class?“]Unfortunately we do not allow drop-ins to our regularly scheduled CrossFit classes unless you have completed an Elements, On-Ramp, Fundamentals or Intro to CrossFit class, or you are a member of another gym and are visiting from out of town. Even if you are a very physically fit person, our CrossFit classes are fast paced and are not suitable for those who have never tried CrossFit before. Please go to our contact page and send us an email or just call us so we can schedule a free introduction with you.[/expand]
[expand title=”How do I start? Can I try before I commit? “]If you’ve never done CrossFit, call or email us to schedule a free intro and orientation session. Try it out for free and see what you think before committing. If you decide to join ZB, we’ll start you off with Elements, a 12-class series that will teach you the fundamental movements you need to know in order to join in on our regular group classes. We have high standards, so we want to make sure you have the technique down. After that, you’re free to start any CrossFit class on our schedule.[/expand]
[expand title=”Am I too old/young to begin doing CrossFit?“]No. There is no perfect age to begin doing CrossFit. Our coaches have experience teaching CrossFit to members from 10 to 65+ years of age.[/expand]
[expand title=”I haven’t worked out in a very long time. Do I need to get in shape before I start CrossFit?“]No! Absolutely not. The best way to get better at CrossFit is to DO CrossFit. We will tailor your workout to your specific fitness level. You will quickly learn how to scale and modify workouts in all of our introductory programs and our coaches always provide modifications in our regular group classes. You do not need to worry about your fitness level when you start, that’s what our coaches are for.[/expand]
[expand title=”I’m out of town visiting and belong to a gym at home. Can I drop in to a class?“]Yes! We welcome gym members who are in town visiting. Please just make sure you contact us to let us know you’re coming. A drop-in class is $20.[/expand]
[expand title=”What is a ‘WOD’?“]One of the many abbreviations we use in CrossFit. This one stands for “workout of the day.”[/expand]
[expand title=”I have an injury, can I still do CrossFit?“]Yes. CrossFit is very adaptable to where you can scale the workout according to any injury you may have. The exercises used in our workouts are actually very good for injuries because it incorporates full range of motion. This full range of motion about the joint helps create blood flow, which in turn stimulates healing. We also focus on flexibility, balance and coordination, which improves motor function. If you have an injury, you can either scale your workouts in the regular group classes, or if you need more attention you can schedule private training.[/expand]
[expand title=”I don’t want to lift heavy weights because I don’t want to get bulky. Is CrossFit for me?“]Lifting weights does not make you ‘bulky.’ You would need to do all of the following in order to get bulky:
- Eat an extremely high calorie diet: Athletes who are focused on putting on muscle mass often consume in excess of 3000 calories a day.
- Spend majority of your time lifting very heavy weights: While our members do spend some time picking up heaving weights it is only a portion of our workouts.
- Be genetically predisposed to adding muscle: Women especially, are not hormonally predisposed to add large amounts of muscle.[/expand]
[expand title=”Is CrossFit primarily cardio?“]No. However, cardiorespiratory endurance and stamina are two out of ten fitness domains that we strive to improve. We may do some workouts that involve running that last a little longer than 20 minutes, but the best way to improve endurance and stamina is to crank up intensity for shorter bouts. There is a misconception that you have to run for hours to improve your “cardio.” Not true. We can help with that, and it may not even involve running at all.[/expand]
[expand title=”I am interested in nutrition and personal training. What do you offer?“]We have a Registered Dietician on staff that is very experienced and can help you with your nutrition. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with her. We also offer monthly nutrition lectures for all members. Our coaches also offer personal training. Prices vary, please contact us if you are interested.[/expand]
[expand title=”Do you offer any discounts?“]Yes! We offer student discounts, as well as military/police/fire discounts. Please see our prices page for details.[/expand]
[expand title=”Can I bring my kids? Do you offer CrossFit Kids workouts?“]Yes, you can bring your kids. However, we do not have someone supervising them while you are doing your workout. For safety, it is best that they stay clear of the workout area while classes are running. We have a front lounge with a television where children tend to hang out. As far as CrossFit kids, we have not put that in place, but we are hoping to offer it soon![/expand]