What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity.” In layman’s terms, we run, jump, climb, lift, throw, row, and carry. These are movements that you perform in your everyday life, to one degree or another. Whether your goal is to walk up the stairs without getting winded, carry your groceries in one trip, or compete in an Olympic lifting competition, our workouts can be tailored to your individual ability to accomplish your individual goals.
Why is CrossFit so expensive?
CrossFit is based around group fitness classes. Your membership fees go towards paying our highly trained staff for their experience. Additionally, if you break down the cost per class, we charge a little more than $10 per class. This is actually less expensive than most commercial gyms which charge for classes in addition to membership classes.
Where are the machines?
We do not use isolation machines in CrossFit. While isolation movements have their place in a fitness routine, we believe in moving your body and external objects through space. This helps you develop balance and coordination in ways that a machine never could.
Will CrossFit make me bulky?
No. We do not train for size or bulk at CrossFit Relentless. We seek to build strength, along with 9 other general physical skills: accuracy, agility, balance, cardio/respiratory endurance, coordination, flexibility/mobility, muscular stamina, power, and speed. The lifting we do will help our athletes build lean muscle and lose fat, giving them a lean, toned look.
What if I just want to get toned?
Please see question above.
Is CrossFit dangerous?
As with any physical activity, there is a risk for injury. However, our mantra at CrossFit Relentless is Form, Consistency, Intensity. We teach and practice sound form and good technique before allowing members to push heavier, harder, or faster. Our staff believes in safety first to minimize any chance for injury.
Why are there no mirrors?
When working out in front of mirrors, we are tempted to look at ourselves. This can distract us from the task at hand, and more importantly, it can cause us to turn our heads when we’re under load, which puts us at greater risk of injury. Instead, our skilled coaches will help you develop proper form and technique through feel, which is more beneficial for you in the long run.
How do I get started?
Do I need to be in shape/have athletic experience to do CrossFit?
No. CrossFit is designed to help you get in shape, regardless of your current ability. All of our workouts can be scaled and tailored to accommodate all ability levels.
Can I still do CrossFit if I have an injury?
Yes. Our knowledgeable staff will help you work around your injuries so that you can still partake in our classes.
What do the acronyms and abbreviations mean?
Some common acronyms:
WOD = workout of the day
AMRAP = as many rounds as possible
EMOM = Every minute on the minute
HSPU = Handstand Push-ups
SDLHP = Sumo Deadlift High Pull
Don’t worry about the rest, you’ll quickly pick up the lingo as you go!
Does CrossFit provide nutrition advice?
Absolutely! All of our coaches have basic nutrition training, and our head coach is currently studying to be a Level 1 Precision Nutrition coach.
How many days do I need to come?
For beginners, we recommend 3x per week in order to see the best results. As you progress as an athlete, you’ll be able to handle a greater volume. No matter what, listen to your body. If it’s telling you to rest, take a rest day.
Do you provide childcare?
Unfortunately, we do not have child care or babysitters on staff. We do have a child friendly lounge on premises where children can relax while their parents work out.