CrossFit Country FAQ
WHAT IS CROSSFIT COUNTRY KIDS?
Crossfit Country Kids is a developmental fitness program for young athletes. The goal of CrossFit Kids is to provide kids with the opportunity to be active and fit, with a focus on functional movements, to develop a love of healthy living and confidence. Our program provides a fitness curriculum that is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. Healthy living demands that our kids push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift, jump, successfully and safely regardless of whether they play sports. The Crossfit Country Kids program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any individual regardless of experience. We provide classes for kids ages 5 to 13 years, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 PM, and Saturdays at 10 AM.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO COME IN?
At CrossFit Country, we promote three days working, followed by 1 day of rest, or five days on, two days off, which is very demanding. You will notice that we program a workout every day for the simple reason that most people have hectic lives and connot follow a strict three days on, one day off. When you first start out, your body will take time to adjust and yes, you will get sore, so we recommend coming every other day.
AM I TOO OLD OR YOUNG TO START CROSSFIT?
Because CrossFit uses natural, functional movements, anybody can do it. Kids today play on jungle gyms, run, jump, and throw and that’s exactly what we do in CrossFit. You are never too old to start working out! Remember every workout is as hard as YOU make it.
I HAVE HEARD CROSSFIT IS HARD, IS THIS TRUE?
CrossFit is as hard as you make it. When you first start, you are encouraged to take it slow and learn the movements. We encourage you to push yourself as hard as you can, which makes CrossFit hard. If you are asked to sprint a 400 meter for time, you can do one of two things: sprint it as hard as you can, which will not be a comfortable feeling, or jog it. The person who goes as fast as they can will get better results and yes, it will be hard.
WHAT ABOUT THE COST?
Although CrossFit is an instructional based training concept with qualified instructors running each and every class, we are actually much less expensive than most fitness studios and personal training. Most facilities will run anywhere from $60-$70 per session and still do not offer the overall quality of training and programming that we offer at CrossFit Country. The beautiful part of our pricing structure is that you will never be asked to pay $60-$70 per session, instead in many cases, our program can be as inexpensive as $6 to $7 per session. Please feel free to check out or “Get Started” page for your FREE orientation session.
I HAVEN’T BEEN WORKING OUT FOR AWHILE, DO I NEED TO START WORKING OUT AT A REGULAR GYM FIRST BEFORE STARTING CROSSFIT?
NO! A THOUSAND TIMES NO!!!! CrossFit is designed for athletes of ALL levels — from professional athletes, to desk jockeys, to homemakers, to retirees. We scale load and intensity for all our clients based on their individual fitness level and ability. Going to a traditional health club first will just delay the benefits you will receive from a CrossFit regimen. The workout you see posted on the site is the baseline and we can increase or decrease load, intensity, and length from there. If you see it and think you can’t do a lot of it, no problem, very few can. We can scale every movement and every workout until you are strong/fit enough to complete the workout as it is prescribed (Rx’d). Fitness is an ongoing pursuit. The most elite athlete can come into our gym and find a workout challenging. Nobody is “fit” enough. Whatever level you are at now, you go at the workout as hard to you can getting fitter and fitter each day.
CAN I DO CROSSFIT WITH A NECK, BACK, OR KNEE INJURY?
Yes, we have had numerous clients who came to us with back, knee, or neck pain who have found relief by strengthening the muscles around the problem area. People often neglect exercising their lower back due to fear of re-injuring and then end up weak, de-conditioned, and more susceptible to injury in the future. Every movement in CrossFit is scalable allowing anyone to take part. For example if we have programmed deadlifts (picking up an object off the ground), you can scale it down using a PVC pipe or even just mimicking the movement as rehab.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON MY FIRST DAY?
We know CrossFit can be very intimidating, so your first day will not be very intense or hard. You will be lead through a warm up of basic movements, taught 2-3 new basic skills and then given a workout, the intensity (how hard the workout is) of which will be entirely up to you. If you feel confident in your fitness ability, you can go as hard as you want at the workout. If you have not worked out in awhile or ever, you will be encouraged to take your time and finish the workout.
WHAT IS THE WOD?
It is the “Workout of the Day.” This workout could be a “named” workout, developed and described on the CrossFit national site, or it could be a workout we have developed here. It is all part of the “constant variation” philosophy of CrossFit.