As a CrossFit coach, I often hear this question from people who are interested in getting started with us: “Do I have to be in shape to start CrossFit?” The simple answer is no, you don’t have to be in shape to start CrossFit. In fact, CrossFit is designed for people of all fitness levels, ages, and abilities.
We get it – CrossFit has a reputation for tough and intense workouts – when you first walk into a gym you might see athletes doing things that seem impossible or unattainable, but it’s important to remember that these athletes have likely been training for several years and have built their skill and strength up along the way. Chances are, that is NOT what they were able to do when they took their very first class.
CrossFit is designed to be scalable, which means that workouts can be modified to accommodate people of all fitness levels, from beginners to elite athletes. Whether you’re a couch potato looking to get started on your fitness journey or a seasoned athlete looking for a new challenge, CrossFit can be tailored to meet your needs.
In fact, one of the great things about CrossFit is that it is designed to help you get into shape. The workouts are challenging, but they are also varied, so you never get bored. And because they are constantly varied, your body is forced to adapt and improve in a way that traditional workouts cannot match. This means that even if you’re not in great shape when you start, you will see improvements in your strength, endurance, and overall fitness in a relatively short period of time.
When you first get started, you’ll start with the basics and gradually work your way up. You’ll learn proper form and technique for each movement and exercise, and you’ll gradually increase your intensity as you become stronger and fitter. CrossFit coaches are trained to help you progress at your own pace, and they’ll work with you to set achievable goals and track your progress.
The truth is, getting started in CrossFit is no different than starting anything else – the hardest part is just taking that first step. We like to say that the toughest CrossFit workout you’ll ever do is your first one!
Whether you are currently working out, are a former high school athlete, or a grandparent who has never lifted a weight before… our expert coaches will help and guide you every step of the way!!
So if you’re ready to take the first step towards a healthier, fitter you, Book a “no-sweat” consultation with us today!