FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What’s included in my membership?
Our gym offers classes. We are not like other gyms where you pay a fee and are left to your own to train. With us you will be training with like-minded people in a class environment while receiving feedback from one of our expert coaches on correct form while training. We will also give you general nutrition and recovery advice to help with getting the best from each workout.
2. How many sessions can I do a week?
You can attend as many sessions per week as you like. Check out our timetable to see which time suits you best, book in and away you go!
3. How do I pay?
Our members pay via direct debit either weekly or fortnightly. Payments are deducted if paying weekly during your training week and if paying fortnightly during the second week of your training so you’re only paying for what you’re using and not in advance.
4. Should I eat before I train?
The short answer is yes. Depending on the time of day will depend on the quantity of food you should consume. Whether having fasted all night and training at 6am or worked all day and training in the afternoon our bodies require fuel to perform. The best way to find out what works best for you is to experiment and find what works best.
5. Do I need to get fit before I start?
No. Getting you fit is our job. Stop telling yourself that you will get started next week because we both know that unless you get started now you will be in the same position in 3 months time. We cater for all levels of fitness and each exercise can be modified for an individual’s ability.
6. What if I have never trained before?
CrossFit training is infinitely scalable. This means that whether you have competed at the Olympics or have been sedentary most of your life with no athletic or training background we can scale the workout to suit your individual needs. This allows everyone to do the same workout and finish around the same time. For those new to CrossFit we ensure everyone is taught the basics before moving to our classes. Once we see you moving well we will increase the weight and intensity so you’re constantly being challenged and seeking improvement.
7. What if I have never lifted weights before?
Lifting weights is a must if you want to improve your strength, which is an important part of any training program. Just because you have never done it before doesn’t mean you cannot do CrossFit. Our coaches are always there and will show you every step of the way and correct your form during each class. Weight training has many benefits including fat loss, improved posture, balance, increased bone density and reduces the chance of developing Osteoporosis among women.
8. Will I bulk up?
This is our most common question from the girls. In short the answer to this question is no. Due to the high level of aerobic activity in CrossFit training the body is torn between providing energy to grow muscle or provide energy to muscles for aerobic endurance. Usual complaints from our girls are that their clothes are too big and keep falling off and need to go shopping again. We will also control the amount of reps you do in our programming to ensure you will not look like a body builder.
Firstly, aerobic exercise utilises energy stores (glycogen), and when they’re not replaced through Carbs, the body turns to protein as an energy source, which reduces the amount that can be used to build muscle. Secondly, the muscles in the body become confused as to what you’re asking them to do – they’re torn between trying to grow and becoming more efficient in aerobic endurance. So despite getting stronger and having better muscle definition, you won’t end up looking like Arnold Schwarzenegger anytime soon. In addition, when programming we control the volume of reps that you complete each session, so we try to keep it to a minimum so that you don’t go into the muscle building phase.
8. CrossFit terminology
WOD – Workout of the Day
Paleo – Nutritional plan using fresh produce (fruit and veg), meat, seafood, nuts, seeds and fats
AMRAP – As many reps or rounds as possible
EMOM – Every minute on the minute