Getting Started

We believe very strongly in enforcing safe, efficient, and proper movement patterns for all of the clients and athletes that train with us. Depending on the program you decide to attend, there may be some pre-requisites before you can participate. This goes especially for our CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting Group classes as the barbell movements are highly technical and group classes are fast paced.

We do offer some classes and services you can attend without any experience, but CrossFit and Olympic Weightlifting classes make up the majority of our schedule and require one of the following paths in order for you to attend.

New or Limited Exposure to Strength & Conditioning

Foundations Group Classes

Foundations is the normal avenue for most individuals to access our group classes. Our foundations program is designed to teach you what you need to know to get started in our group classes. Our 8 session series runs twice a week for 4 weeks. Each class will include a short talk on an important fitness topic, a skill session where we teach you how to perform a movement safely and efficiently (e.g. Back Squat, Clean, Jerk, etc.) and expose you to a CrossFit workout designed to get your body and mind prepared for advancement into our group classes.

You are also welcome to attend our free Saturday morning workouts during the duration of the foundations course if you want to get more exposure and sweat some more. Mobility classes are also included free of charge during the course to stretch out and improve your movement quality.

Foundations via Personal Training

If you really want to get started with CrossFit but can’t attend our normally scheduled foundations sessions, private coaching may be right for you. Additionally, if any of the following apply you may find the Private Coaching can offer you a better solution getting started:

  • If your goals include significant weight loss
  • If you have orthopedic injuries, adaptation requirements, or mobility limitations
  • If you are pregnant or just had a child
  • If you are brand new to exercise
  • If you have trouble staying accountable
  • If you have very specific performance goals for a sport.

Private coaching can happen in 1 on 1 sessions or in small groups of individuals who know each other and want to register together (up to 3 on 1. Foundations sessions through this avenue require 5-8 (depending on personal requirements) 1 hour sessions and are charged out at the same rates as personal training.

Experienced with Strength & Conditioning

Schedule a Test Out

If you are an experienced athlete who is comfortable performing basic gymnastics (ring dips, pull-ups, handstands), power lifts, and the Olympic lifts and you have no significant injury history you can request to test out rather than attend the Foundations program to gain immediate access. Please note that we have high standards, so if you are unsure whether testing out is the right option for you then please take advantage of our foundations program.

To schedule an appointment with a coach email us. The test will be 1 hour of directed skill work and will include a workout at the end to evaluate how you move under fatigue.

Transferring In From Another Gym

You don’t need to go through Foundations or beginner sessions again if you have been doing CrossFit or Olympic Weightlifting at another registered CrossFit affiliate or Weightlifting gym for a reasonable amount of time. We will ask about your experience level, goals, and where you trained and then keep a closer eye on you in the beginning until we are comfortable you are adequately experienced to move safely and efficiently in a group class environment.

Send us an email or stop by 15-20 minutes ahead of class to get signed up.