Five Questions to Ask Before You Choose a CrossFit Gym

Once you have decided you want to invest time and money in a CrossFit program, it’s time to find the right CrossFit gym to join.

No two CrossFit gyms are the same, so you will have to put a bit of time and effort into figuring out which gym is right for you.

Lucky for you, we are here to help you by sharing questions you should ask yourself before you make the leap.

Will it accommodate my schedule?

Most gyms have flexible schedules when it comes to their WODs. A lot of them have early-morning and late-evening classes to accommodate those who work regular day jobs, while offering up off-peak times to those who may work different schedules.

No matter what your schedule, though, you want to ensure the gym you are looking at has a class that fits your life. Take a few minutes to map out how long it takes you to get too and from the gym, and then add an hour for the actual workout. With this timeframe set, you can then determine if you will have the time to get the most out of your investment.

Can I bring my kids?

Not every CrossFit gym (or regular gym, for that matter) has an area for kids. We understand our members are very busy, so by offering up a play area for members’ kids, it gives them for leeway in scheduling their workout. The play area is also within eyesight of the gym, so the parents can be sure their kids are behaving and safe while they go through that day’s WOD.

Will it break the bank?

The cost of the CrossFit membership all depends on the gym in question and how many times you want to workout every week.

At Grand Trunk, we offer pricing that ranges from $145 for a single person to workout 3 times a week, to $285 for a couple to work out unlimited times, as well as plans that fall somewhere in between.

We also have programs designed specifically for kids who want to get a jumpstart on their fitness. This program starts at $40/month.

Will I feel comfortable?

This is a tricky question.

While each gym will push you through the same workouts, more or less, your level of comfort will have a lot to do with how the owners of the gym, and the coaches, treat their members, because every workout is going to be uncomfortable.

We strive to make our “box” resemble a close-knit community. We host holiday parties, we visit the homes of our members for pool parties, and we try to stay active in the community we call home. We don’t do it because we have to; we do it because we want to. And we think this sense of community makes a real difference when we talk to potential new members.

Will it help me become a better person?

This answer better be a resounding “Yes!” If not, you need to find a different CrossFit gym. We are going to push you through the paces as hard as you will allow us to push, because we want you to look in the mirror in six months and be amazed at the transformation.

If you don’t feel like you are giving it all you’ve got, the problem could be the programming. We strive to work closely with all of our athletes to put together a workout routine that suits them. In fact, quite a few of our members will personalize the day’s workout to ensure they are not aggravating injuries. This level of personalization is important to getting the most out of your day at the gym.

If you are interested in coming to Grand Trunk to learn more about our location, schedule a free, no-sweat intro today!

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