Frequently Asked Questions
CROSSFIT SOUNDS TOO INTENSE FOR ME SHOULD I “GET IN SHAPE” FIRST?
No, you don’t need to “get in shape” to start CrossFit. That’s what we’re here for! Every workout is scaled to each client’s personal fitness level. This allows an elite athlete and a beginner to do the same workout side by side.
CAN I DO CROSSFIT JUST 1 OR 2 TIMES A WEEK?
Well, of course you CAN, but should you? If you want the best results, we recommend a minimum of 4 times a week, even supplementing running or other ‘active rest’ on the weekends.
WHY DOES CROSSFIT COST MORE THAN A ‘NORMAL’ GYM MEMBERSHIP?
The easy answer is we are not a ‘normal’ gym so therefore there is no comparison. A ‘normal’ gym lets you come in (assuming you actually show up) and use their stuff. If you want personal attention, like training/coaching, you’ll pay extra for that, at the low end, $50.00 an hour. If you don’t show up, they won’t call you. In fact, if you sign up and never show up, you are their favorite kind of member.
At CrossFit Georgetown, you are personally trained/coached during every single workout by a certified CrossFit instructor. You are constantly checked on your mechanics to prevent injury. If you don’t show up…you will receive a call making sure you haven’t had an accident on the way to the gym. We WANT you to show up and work out. We WANT you to be healthy and fit. We are COMMITTED to your success.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
Water is a great idea—you will need it. You should always be dressed to workout in comfort—stretchy athletic clothes and shoes you can run in. Maybe people leave their rings at home. We don’t have towels, so if you want one…bring one. Other than that, the most important thing to bring is a great attitude.
WHAT IF I HAVE AN INJURY, CAN I STILL DO CROSSFIT?
Most likely. Please contact us to discuss your personal injury to see how we can work around it, with the potential to help in recovery and rehabilitation. That said, we are not medical professionals so we’d need you to discuss your fitness plans with your doctor as they relate to your injury.
WHY DON’T YOU HAVE ANY WEIGHT MACHINES?
Because using a weight machine means you are confined to the parameters of the machine’s range of motion which can mean moving your body in an unnatural fashion under unsafe weight loads. We don’t isolate muscles at CrossFit…or work body parts…we train the whole body as a unit and there is no better way to do that than to MOVE YOUR BODY instead of a machine. Your body IS the machine.
CAN I COME TO CROSSFIT AND WORK OUT ON MY OWN?
No. We are a class-based program. Working out with other people has proven time and again to be a great motivator and will help you to exceed your goals. A special magic in CrossFit is the community. It’s the glue and it works!