New To CrossFit
Although CrossFit has been around for decades, the first CrossFit gym was opened in California in 1996. Founded by Greg Glassman, CrossFit has been one of the most effective forms of fitness ever invented. So effective that basically new fitness facilities have all modeled after a modified version of CrossFit. Orange Theory, Boot Camps, and the most effective and high-end Personal Training Studios have adapted their workout routines after the very basic concepts applied in CrossFit.
Wait, what’s CrossFit?
To be nerdy, it is constantly varied, functional movement, done at relatively high intensity. What that means in English is we do a bunch of different workouts, comprised of simple body-weight and free-weight movements, and we are pushing ourselves as hard as we want to or can on that day.
How do I get started?
You get to attend a CFP Open House. Come try us out. Your first Open House session is completely on us. Free. No obligation.
Open House sessions prepare you to get started at CFP and join the group classes. We strive to move with virtuosity. That means, Doing the Common Uncommonly Well. The best place to learn new skills and hone your abilities is in our Open House sessions which are coached by Nate Taylor. Fill out the CFP Waiver before coming in.
What’s an Open House session?
Our Open House sessions are the ideal introduction to CrossFit Foundational Movements for all people regardless of age or fitness level.
They are set up to flow just like our classes do for the most part. The only difference is that you’ll be given an introductory tour, sign a waiver, and get answers to questions you might have about CFP or CrossFit in general. We’ll also explain the why behind our program, and demystify nutrition.
Each session will start with a general warm up, like 2 mins on a bike or a short run to get the heart pumping.
Then there is a specific warm up that involves more moving and stretching.
Next, you will learn specific movements and skills for the day. This portion makes up a bulk of the hour.
After you feel confident in the new movements we cap the day off with a 10-15 mins workout.
How do I sign up?
What do I wear?
We recommend clothes that you are comfortable to move in. You will be getting up and down off the floor and moving quickly. Make sure they are clothes you are ok sweating in. You will sweat. In the nicer months we will work out outside if the weather permits it. There are tons of CrossFit specific clothes, shoes, and gears out there, but you do not need any of that for Foundations. If you are looking to upgrade the wardrobe we can point you in the right direction.
What if I have an injury?
We are sorry to hear that but not a problem. The beauty of CrossFit is that it can be adjusted, scaled, or modified to fit anyone’s needs. In the Open House Sessions we can come up with a plan on how to accommodate any injuries.
I’ve heard that CrossFit is dangerous, is it?
Anything done incorrectly can be dangerous. By going through Foundations, you are learning the correct way to move and approach workouts. Once in classes you are under the watchful eye of a coach whose sole purpose is to push you outside your comfort zone while maintaining a safe environment. CrossFit done correctly is not dangerous.
My significant other is interested in starting, too. Can they come?
For sure! We encourage you to bring your significant other, friends, and family to try us out. First Open House session is completely on us. Free. No obligation. Please ask us about our couples and family discounts.