Not at all a question, but something we hear often. The best way for you to think of what we do is a fitness classroom. We will be teaching you about fitness. We want you to know what you are doing and why. You do not have to know anything about the movements you will be doing, because we have time tested progressions to learn these new movements whether they be with a barbell, a dumbbell or kettlebell, or your own body.
Again, not a question; but here goes. We are a strength biased CrossFit gym. That means we believe that just getting you stronger will make you better. Don't worry ladies, simply touching a weight will NOT make you look like a man. But consistently touching weights combined with using them correctly with big ranges of motion will make you look lean and athletic. Our class times will take you roughly an hour, but we give you 75 minutes from the 15 minutes before class we ask that you come in to 60 minutes past the listed class time.
During that class time you will go through a bodyweight warm up as a class first. Then we move on to whatever strength movement is listed next for that day. We use a strength template that is planned out and periodized for 6-12 weeks and fits into our larger scheme for the year. Next we move to some assistance work for the strength or some skills that will make you better at CrossFit and life. After all this we move to the conditioning aspect of the day which is traditionally known as the WOD. We scale any and all parts of the class to your fitness level.
You can sign up online from the comfort of your home here. We get an email stating you have signed up and paid, then just show up 20 min. prior to any listed class time to fill out a standard waiver in print and you can start that same day.
You pay a commercial gym basically for equipment rental to do what you please. You are paying us for coaching and programming. But really for the application of our programming to your life. You will have a template scaled to your ability and go through this under the direction of our coaches along with your classmates. The cost per session of our program can be as little as $9.25 per session for individuals and $8.25 for couples. We believe that a good program can give you good results, and the bulk of our programming will be and always has been listed here for free. But to learn the nuances and finer points of the lifts and their application during conditioning workouts, you will need to attend our box so our coaches can teach you.
Most likely, yes. Even if you feel you are too old or too deconditioned, we can help YOU. We have athletes ranging from 10 to 60+. We have had multiple clients loose 100+ lbs. You read that correct, 100+ lbs. With the exercise and nutrition consultation we provide you can get to your fitness goals as well. We have worked with many athletes who were injured in the past and used barbell therapy to restore atheleticsm to them. Again everything is scaled appropriately to YOU when starting out, and we use time tested progressions to make you a better version of yourself. If you were injured in the past, and cleared by your doctor or have completed rehab on your injury, then give us a call.
Our coaches are some of the most experienced CrossFit coaches around. We were an affiliate when there were less than 500 worldwide, now there are more than 5,000. Our coaches have vast experience from spending years as certified personal trainers before discovering CrossFit, to having not only multiple certifications but actual degrees in the field, and our coaches actually walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Our coaches compete in CrossFit, weightlifting, powerlifting, and strongman. Not only do they compete, they do well. These coaches have not only qualified for National Level events in those different sports, they have helped athletes qualify for those higher level events as well. And that is where the magic is, giving YOU evidence based results.
No, the purpose of CrossFit is to get you in "shape." We will use our program to get to the things most people want when they have inquired about us. Those things include:
1) Just looking better naked. Whether or not you call this firming or toning, jacked or swole, gains, looking more athletic, etc. Everyone knows what looking better naked looks like. Yes we can totally help.
2) Wanting to get healthy. Did a doctor tell you to lose weight for some reason? We can help. Do you need better bloodwork numbers? We can help. Need energy for daily life & playing with kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews? We can help.
3) Wanting to get strong. We actually have standards for strength via moving your own bodyweight and external objects (barbells). With so much information out there, it is easy to be confused on how to get strong. We can help.
These three are normally just starting points, and we want the confidence you gain with us by achieving these to bleed into your daily life and make you better at your job, a better spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend, a better mother/father, and foster better relationships.
There is no magic pill or quick fix. Anyone who tells you otherwise is selling you snake oil. If you are consistent and follow our nutritional advice you can see aesthetic differences in your body in as little as 6 weeks. Most people will see great changes in 8-12 weeks from an aesthetic point of view either from inches lost and sizes dropped, or total weight lost and health indicators improved. Quality nutrition coupled with functional exercise done intensely for YOU under proper supervision over the long term is sustainable and moves you from sickness to wellness to fitness.
You may do that. Please be aware that we are a small staff, and our coaches are busy giving their full attention to our athletes. If you decide to join we are sure you will appreciate that attention. We do not have a front desk staff, or a membership consultant. So our coaches wear all of those hats. So if you come in, they can give you at most about 5-10 min. of information about our program. If you would like to call us, please do. If you left an audible message, we will call you back within 24 hours (on weekdays) or within 72 hours (on weekends/Holidays). You could also use our contact form here. If you plan to start the same day, please be aware there is no free trial here. We have those several starter intro options for you, as well as all of our regular rates for the more experienced CrossFitter or gym goer. We look forward to serving your fitness needs.
Southern Maryland Crossfit