So, you have decided to invest some of your hard-earned money into becoming a more awesome version of yourself, and you went out and joined a local CrossFit box. (We won’t be offended if it wasn’t Grand Trunk CrossFit.)
Congratulations. They say the first step is the hardest, and signing on a dotted line to commit for at least a month is a step in the right direction. But we don’t want your membership to gather dust. In order to get the most out of it, you need to go in knowing exactly how you can be sure you are spending your money wisely.
CrossFit is not easy. We’ve mentioned that before. But after a few months, should you decide to stick to it, you’ll be happy you put some of your paycheck toward a unique brand of fitness that is designed to make you tight in all of the right places.
Focus On Your Form
If you are new to CrossFit, don’t try to do too much right away. The weight will come. It’s more important to ensure you are using the right form for the lifts so you don’t injure yourself, as that would not be a great way to break into CrossFit.
Before each weightlifting session, the coach will explain how to do the movement, going into detail on which part of your body should be helping with the lift. Pay attention and don’t be afraid to go easy on the weight. Nobody is judging you.
Lean On Your Coach
Not only are the coaches there to explain the WOD, but they are there to make sure your form is proper (see above) and answer any questions you might have about the workout of the day.
Our CrossFit coaches have all been certified at Level One (at least) so they are skilled in the art of making sure each athlete is doing the movements the right way. If you are unsure of how to do something, or want to be sure you understand the movement, do not hesitate to ask a coach. They are there for a reason, so use them.
CrossFit is more expensive than those other gyms that advertise for $9.99/month. Therefore, you will be more inclined to go to the box more often in order to feel like you are getting your money’s worth. This is a good thing. We want you to spend that money on becoming more fit. Whether you go three times a week or five, try to do your best to carve out a regular schedule.
After all, CrossFit is the best hour you are going to spend all day, so you might as well
Rock Your Swag
Most boxes sell merchandise adorned with their logo for their athletes to buy and proudly wear in the community. We suggest buying a t-shirt, at least to start. Yes, it will cost extra in addition to your monthly fee, but what better way to prove to everyone that, yes, you are a CrossFitter than by rocking a t-shirt?
Plus, most of the t-shirts are designed to perform well during a workout, so it’s one more shirt you’ll have to sweat through.
Like what you’ve read? Sign up for a free, no-sweat intro today to learn more about the sport of CrossFit.