Step #1: CrossFit Fundamentals
Beginning Your CrossFit Journey
The basis for all the work we do here at CrossFit Stevens Point starts here. In the intro course you’ll start to learn all the fundamental CrossFit exercises, movements, and skill sets. This is a required course for all clients new to the sport of CrossFit, whether they are new to fitness or seasoned athletes. Our focus here is on proper movement and technique to minimize the risk of injury, and maximize the benefit derived from the time you spend with us.
Getting involved is pretty simple. All new members MUST go through CrossFit Fundamentals. Our Fundamentals package is anywhere from 3-5 one on one sessions with a coach to teach proper movement and go over the basics of CrossFit. We want to ensure that everyone moves safely before putting them in a group class setting. Upon completion of the one on one (or two on one if you can convince a friend to do it), you will then be transitioned into group classes. For the first few weeks, you will be checking in with a coach and introduced to our other coaches, members, etc. This will eliminate any nerves about joining the group class setting.
So the first step is contacting us through email, phone or our Facebook page to get your Fundamentals training sessions scheduled. These can happen on YOUR schedule, when it’s convenient for you. Simply say you are interested in joining. The Fundamentals Package is $199.00. It includes your one on one sessions and one additional month of unlimited membership classes. Upon completion of your fundamentals training sessions and your unlimited month’s membership, you may choose to move forward with our regular membership options.
Step #2: Who We Are and What We Do
A brief overview of what to expect
By definition, CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program that improves every element of fitness through constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity.
All you need to know right now is that CrossFit is for anyone, and everyone, who wants to get stronger, leaner, and faster. And yes, we do mean ANYONE.
The only requirement we expect from EVERY member is 100% Commitment and Effort. If you can not provide that then we suggest you go to a local Global Gym such as Anytime Fitness, Planet Fitness, or Snap Fitness. After a few months when you look in the mirror and see no change give us a call if you wish to take it to the next level.
We offer a potent blend of endurance training and old school calisthenics to give you a workout that’s different every day. You and your body will never, EVER, be bored. You’ll stay motivated, and your body will change for the better, faster. You’ll be doing movements that are bio-mechanically sound, meaning they’re safe and super effective at building muscle and shredding fat.
Many people are afraid they are not in good enough shape to do this style of workout. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and collegiate athletes. We scale load and intensity. We DO NOT change programs.
Our Level 1 Coaches and Level 2 Coaches will teach you everything you need to know. Every workout will be scaled (by your coach) to meet your current fitness level, even if you haven’t worked out in decades, or are injured. All you have to do is show up ready to learn, sweat, laugh and get in ridiculously fit shape.
We do not have all of the answers. No one does. We have a modest amount of experience and knowledge coupled with a sincere desire to impart our knowledge and experience to those who can derive some benefit. We ask that you open your mind to our ideas and methodology, take initiative to learn and not always be lead. Share valuable information with your teammates and fellow athletes, we promise to give you everything we have and ask that you do the same.
Most importantly, maybe even more important that the actual training, we are a family. When you enter the box you show respect for everything in it, equipment/coaches/members and leave your ego at the door. This is a no drama environment. We want to see you pushing yourself to become better, physically, mentally and emotionally. We are pushing perseverance, diligence, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to excellence in everything. This is NOT an endeavor for everyone. Make sure you know why you are here and understand that if you get caught pushing any negativity or drama you will be asked to leave. This is a community and we ask that you enter with respect, dedication and determination.
Step #3: Read the FAQ and Get Informed
The more you know going in, the better.
- Read our faq page
- Visit crossfit.com
- Watch video on youtube.com
- Feel Free to contact us if you have any questions
Step #4: CrossFit Fundamentals Class
Learn the movements, prepare your body for the intensity
If you’re new to CrossFit training, this is the place to start. The Fundamentals Program emphasizes the development and mastery of our basic movements to ensure safe and successful progression as you move on to the full WODs.
CrossFit Fundamentals begins with 3 – 5 one on one training sessions with a coach.
NOTE: This class is required for ALL members unless you have taken the class at another box.
Step #5: Daily WOD, Group Classes, Open Gyms
Time to WOD with the general members
Upon successful completion of our Fundamentals class, you are now able to enroll in the Group Classes or WODs. CrossFit WOD is a Box workout. Each WOD starts out with a group warm-up followed by a skill development session, and concludes with a fast-paced workout and a cool-down. Volume, weight and intensity are scaled for each athlete. Quantities (weight, distance, time, reps, etc.) are measured to push athletes and measure progress.
Step #6: The Lifestyle
Love, Live, and Embrace Our Philosophy
- Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
- Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc., hard and fast.
- Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
- Regularly learn and play new sports.