We offer a very comprehensive On-Ramp Program designed to help new athletes learn about CrossFit. If you would describe yourself as any of the following, then the CrossFit Hawkes Bay On-Ramp Program is right for you, and you MUST COMPLETE THE ON-RAMP before joining in normal classes:
-You are starting your first fitness program.
-You are just starting a fitness program after a long period of inactivity.
-You exercise regularly, but have no previous CrossFit Experience.
-You have previous CrossFit Experience, but have taken at least 6 months off.
-You CrossFit on your own regularly, but you do so without a coach.
-You want to gain a thorough understanding of CrossFit fundamentals.
But I’m Not In Shape Enough?
The beauty of the CrossFit program is that it’s universally scalable, and this means you can start wherever you are. Our job as CrossFit trainers is to teach you how to fit the program to your specific needs. A good CrossFit gym can guide you appropriately in doing just that. Movements can be modified or discarded, amount of work can change, and RPE (rate of perceived exertion) monitored so you don’t over step your current abilities.
CrossFit Makes Women Bulky?
In order for women to pack on muscle they need an exceptionally high level of testosterone, and very few women have that. If you do know women who CrossFit and are quite muscular, it’s most likely because they were muscular already (it’s their body type). If you are the type to pack on muscle, and you don’t want that, talk to a trainer about how to structure the program accordingly. If there’s one thing that CrossFit teaches women about their bodies, it’s that they are beautiful and strong no matter how much muscle they do or do not have. So, worry not.
Membership Is Too Pricey?
Probably the most expensive membership to a gym is one that doesn’t net you any results. It takes an especially motivated and loyal person to see results in the typical big box gym environment. I mean, you’re basically renting out space at the facility and it’s up to you what to do when you’re there. Again, most people do not do well in this type of setup, going for a few weeks and then eventually forgetting they are paying for a membership.
For the cost of going out to dinner a few nights a month, you can purchase a membership to a CrossFit gym. There are probably things you’re spending money on each month that don’t coincide with you getting in shape. If you can trim those things down you’re that much closer to realizing your goals.
Isn’t It Too Dangerous?
If you go to a quality CrossFit gym with a quality coaching staff, your exposure to risk will be very minimal. Experienced trainers and coaches know how to work with you in a responsible manner, guiding you toward your fitness goals one step at a time. It can be dangerous to join a CrossFit gym that is reckless and inexperienced, and this is why it is so important to be informed and to make an educated decision regarding where you go.
Are All CrossFit Gyms The Same?
CrossFit is not a franchise; every gym is different. To become a CrossFit gym, one must attend the Level 1 trainer course, pass the multiple choice test at the end, and then apply for affiliation with an essay. This is a both a good thing and a bad thing. While it’s really cool that it’s so easy to start up a CrossFit gym, it can also lead to people who are very inexperienced opening up a gym.
So, it is very important for you to visit local gyms, talk to the coaches, the owner, the members. You could be walking into someone’s gym who aced the test and is truly gifted at what they do. You could also be walking into someone’s gym that just had some extra money to play with and really likes working out. Who would you trust with your time and money?