Q. I’m a beginner, is this really for me?
We are not looking for a particular type of person or athlete. You don’t even need to be in shape to start with us. We are only looking for those who are willing to learn and put in the work to reaching their goals or reaching past their goals. Our workouts are scalable to benefit anyone on any fitness level from grandparents to triathletes. We will ensure the weights and intensity are adjusted to suit your capabilities. We want to work with anyone... from collegiate athletes to those that haven’t trained in a decade.
Q. What type of exercise program is this; weightlifting, cardio, gymnastics, kettlebells?
A. CrossFit looks at every community in the fitness industry and takes the most beneficial and functional movements and incorporates them together into a unique fitness program. Our program is a comprehensive balance of several fitness concepts aimed at complete fitness. You won’t see a bunch of big weight machines filling the space. You will see Pull up bars, Olympic lifting, running/sprinting, basic gymnastics, kettlebells, jumping and throwing.
Q. What exactly happens during a typical group WOD session?
A. When you come in, a WOD (Workout Of the Day) will be written on the white board. We’ll take you through a warm-up and ensure that you have no questions about the exercise you are going to do. Then, “3 – 2 – 1 – GO!” You work with your group and push yourself to beat your past times or set personal records. Most of the time, you can complete the work out of the day in 30 minutes or less.
Classes usually last from 45 minutes to 1 hour
Q. Is this something I can do at home?
A. Yes. This is something you can definitely do at home. We’d rather you have some sort of CrossFit training in your life than none at all. You’ll at least get some experience learning the CrossFit method. Keep in mind that our facility at CrossFit White Rock is dedicated to coaching you, and with our CrossFit Certified Trainers, you’ll learn the movements safer and faster while receive expert coaching. Also, nothing can replicate the experience and effectiveness of the group environment. The support and intensity it generates has consistently proven to produce results very quickly. If you are still set to try this at home, you can follow the WOD’s (daily workouts) from the CrossFit Headquarter’s website. You just need to be aware that these workouts were intended for experienced, elite athletes, so you will have to modify them for the most part. The easiest way to make these modifications is to reduce the weight, lower the reps and shorten the distances. Hopefully, you’ll get into the habit of being productively active and you’ll start to notice improvements.
Q. Is CrossFit safe?
A. We put your safety First. No Exception.
There is the existence of threats such as injury from improper form, using too much weight or even the chance of getting Rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown from prolonged, excessive muscle strain) which can be life-threatening. Because of this, we require supervision (especially for our new members) during any of our group sessions in order to avoid injury at all costs. Our CrossFit-certified coaches are highly trained and prepared to help you meet your fitness goals in a safe manner.When you train at CrossFit White Rock, you’re always under the watchful eyes of a coach. Often, you’ll have 2 or more coaches in a class.
Q. Will I gain or lose weight?
A. Either is possible. What is certain is your body will lean up. Muscle mass density is much higher than fat and takes up less space. Depending on your fitness goals, we will work with you on your training program and nutrition to help you lose weight properly or gain weight by building muscle mass.
Q. Will CrossFit make me bulky?
A. You won’t get bulky if you’re only doing CrossFit. However, by eliminating and reducing your body fat and building lean muscle, you’ll have a better defined body. Read this article from Stumptuous written by a woman who is not bulky.
Q. I play a sport, will this affect my performance?
A. It will definitely affect your performance in a positive way. What often happens when you specialize in one type of activity is you become deficient in other areas. CrossFit allows you to specialize in a broad range of activity and movement. It will increase your strength to weight ratio and your overall work capacity allowing you to play stronger for longer. The CrossFit method has proven well with professional athletes like UFC fighters BJ Penn and Matt Hughes, NHL Star Ethan Moreau, and NFL Player Lorenzo Neal. CrossFit is also the foundation for the strength and conditioning program for the Florida Marlins, The Colorado State Patrol, Dallas Police Department, Military Special Forces, and the list goes on and on...
A. We apologize but we don’t have a dedicated person to sit and answer the phone. The coaches are often busy working one-on-one with clients, coaching classes, or working out themselves. Email by far is the best way to reach us. If you do call, please leave a clear message with your contact information and we will call you back ASAP. Or better yet, drop by and come meet us.