WE HAVE ANSWERS
- Is it ok if I'm out of shape and/or have never worked out before?
- What kinds of people do you currently work with?
We have been lucky enough to work with a diverse group of individuals. We have clients/members that vary in size, shape, age, strength, ethnicity, etc., as well, our members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including corporate executives, teachers, medical professionals, baristers, barristers, moms, dads, children, all walks of life.
- What's a WOD?
A WOD is the Workout of the Day. We program a different WOD everyday.
- What if I can't do the Workout of the Day?
One of the core principles of our training philosophy is that we can scale each workout to your ability level. The workouts we do daily are merely a template. If there are movements you cannot yet perform or are avoiding due to previous injury, your coach will help you find a proper substitution that will allow you to participate and still increase your fitness. Our experienced coaching staff is prepared to help members of all abilities levels get the most out of the daily programs.
- I'm really fit. Can I just join the group classes?
Have you been regularly squatting, deadlifting and pressing? How about snatching, cleaning and kettlebells? Climbing ropes, pull-ups and gymnastics? Do you know what an EMOM is and what is your 10RM pulp is? Most new members will start with The CrossFit Academy regardless of fitness background and training age and this is because there is more to the academy then just understanding the fundamental movements, The Academy is for people who are beginning CrossFit at CrossFit Collingwood.
- I have already done CrossFit at another facility. Do I still have to do The CrossFit Academy?
If you have been a member of a registered affiliate for at least three months you can become a member of CrossFit Collingwood without completing The CrossFit Academy. Please contact us if you are unsure where you should start.
- How much is your monthly membership?
- Why is the monthly membership fee so much higher than a regular gym memberhship?
What you are paying for at CrossFit Collingwood is expert programming and high quality coaching. Our programs are designed to be as effective as possible while keeping your safety in mind. Every time you come to the gym you will be under the supervision of a certified coach. Most of our coaching staff carry higher level certifications beyond the CrossFit level 1 credential. Continuing education and personal development are at the core of our beliefs. Read more about our coaches. What you do not get is
- A gym full of clunky useless equipment that you don’t know how to use.
- An environment where everyone wears headphones and doesn’t make eye contact.
- A trainer that you pay $80 an hour to sit on a swiss ball and count to 10.
Think of this as very affordable personal training
- I've read that CrossFit is dangerous?
In short, yes CrossFit can be dangerous. But not in the ways you might believe. With inexperienced coaches, shoddy equipment and the wrong attitude, CrossFit can be very dangerous – but so can riding your bike or driving your car. Our years of programming and coaching experience has allowed us to find a proper balance of variety and intensity making our workouts safe to perform up to six days per week on an ongoing basis. While CrossFit training by nature is challenging, performing workouts in a way that makes you pass out, vomit or injured is irresponsible and unnecessary. Our staff is well aware of the common risks associated with all fitness programs and are there to monitor your form and intensity so you can both improve your fitness as well as stay viable in day to day life. This includes acknowledging when to limit capable/experienced athletes who run the risk of over-training, over-exertion, dehydration and rhabdomyolyis (a sever kidney condition that effects a very small percentage of athletes). While there are inherent risks in any physical activity, the healthy rewards far outweigh the lifelong risks posed by a sedentary lifestyle!