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Will I get big and bulky like a bodybuilder?
No. Unlike bodybuilders, who train in a more isolated, specific way, we train using functional movements. That is, movements that your body was designed to do. CrossFit is the most effective way to build strength, burn fat, and increase cardio capacity.
Will it be hard?
Every workout is designed to be challenging whilst also being scalable to your own individual ability. You will be challenged everyday that you come to a class but this will get you exceptional results.
What are the classes like?
Each session includes a warm up, skill practice, coaching of technique, the main WOD (workout of the day), and cool down and stretching.
What should I expect at my first CrossFit workout?
Each session is a fun and challenging experience. Classes start with a dynamic warm up to get you loosened up and ready to train. After the warm up, next comes the skills training and instructions on movement standards to improve your technique and ensure that you can safely perform the movements for the WOD (workout of the day). Once you are ready with your scaling options and you have been guided through the movements, the entire class will tackle the WOD together. And at the end of the WOD, it’s high–fives and fist bumps to everybody, before we all hit a cool down and do a stretch.
Do I need prior experience to take classes?
No. New members participate in our Free Trial Class and then complete our Elements Buddy Program to transition into our Group classes. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already do in everyday life such as squatting, pushing and pulling. Exercises are scaled to improve both beginner and elite athletes depending on where they are at in their fitness journey.
Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?
There is a common misconception that CrossFit is reserved for elite athletes or the ‘already fit’ people. The truth is, CrossFit is for everyone.
You can start the journey where you are today and, if you continue to follow our program, it’s likely that you will get in to the best physical and emotional shape of your life.
Our community is comprised of competitive athletes, former athletes, working professionals, people that had never stepped foot into a gym, and people with physical ailments. Our program is designed in such a way that it will get results for any committed individual regardless of your prior fitness experience.
Should I warm up and stretch before class?
A specific warm up is always included before the start of your WOD (workout of the way), in every session. If you find yourself with a little extra time before or after class, feel free to utilise our foam rollers, trigger point balls and various other flexibility and mobility tools available. Alternatively practice some skills, or just socialise. All we ask is that you come in ready to learn and do some work!
Do you recommend training daily?
No. Maximum benefits are derived from intensity and recovery. We offer a complete health and fitness program, and so we recommend that you take time to recover so that you perform your best at every session. This will prevent injury and ensure optimal health and wellness is attained. On the other hand, it is important that your training is consistent. Generally, we recommend our members to train for 3 days straight and then take 1-2 days off to recovery. Obviously every persons schedule is different. The most common schedule of our clients is 5 days straight, 2 days rest. See what works best for you, and stay consistent.
What makes CrossFit different than other gyms?
CrossFit is about variance and adaptation. We “program” our workouts for General Physical Preparedness. That means we don’t have leg days, back-and-bi days, nor cardio days. We believe that the body is a whole system and the best form of training is that which strengthens the body as a whole unit. We do this by performing functional movements that the body was designed to do naturally.
When you come and train at CrossFit Box Hill, you won’t find machines to train on or video screens to watch. Instead, you will find free weights, pull up bars, plyometric boxes, skipping ropes, olympic barbells, dumbbells, tyres, sleds and other functional equipment. When you come to class, you will train with people who know your name, motivate you and help you get through those tough workouts.
At CrossFit Box Hill, you will be trained to be ready for any fitness challenge. This means that you’ll be a better runner than the best weightlifter, a better lifter than the best marathoner, and generally physically prepared for anything in your everyday life. Plus you’ll live in a healthy body with a strong, lean physique. Say goodbye to the 6 Week and 8 Week challenges or the 3-5 x 45min cardio sessions a week and welcome to a complete Health & Fitness program.
The best part, is that every workout is lead by a qualified coach. There are no additional fees for the one–on–one service you will receive every single class. You will be taught how to move better and safer. So what are you waiting for? Come in for a free trial and see how CrossFit Box Hill can help you to be the fittest and healthiest YOU than you have ever been!
What can I expect after my first CrossFit workout?
It’s our goal that you will feel a part of our amazing community of fellow athletes.
After your first CrossFit workout with us, you will have certainly learned a ton of new skills and will have met some great people.
It is important to note that you will likely feel a bit sore as well — particularly if this is the first time you have done physical exercise, or if it has been a long time since you have trained.
Keep in mind that you will need to move through these body aches and come back in to train and stretch, and do a WOD the soonest you can, because when you allow your body to give in to the soreness and limit your movements, the soreness will intensify.
So make sure that you are aware of this before your first class. Make sure you know about the level of intensity that you are planning to train to in your first session. Also, be sure to come back in as soon as possible to continue your training. Consistency is key!