FAQ

I am visiting your area. Do you take drops ins? How much does it cost?

We love nothing more than having visitors from other boxes come “throw down” with us. If you are already familiar with CrossFit methodologies and have trained in another certified location we would love for you to come to an all-levels class. At CrossFit Acadia, safety is our primary concern. Our trainers will evaluate both your current fitness level and your knowledge of CrossFit movements and terminology.

To start, please send us a message via Facebook or email and let us know when you will be arriving. If you are just passing through town, we charge a drop in fee of $15/day. We also offer a week-long punch pass for $50.

Please plan on arriving 15 minutes before the scheduled class time so we can have you sign a waiver and introduce you to our box. You may find that CFA does things a little differently than your “box back home.” We hope that you enjoy the change in scenery, clientele, even music. If anything makes you uncomfortable, however, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Do I have to get in shape first before I start

This is a common misconception. The most elite athlete can come into the gym and find a workout challenging. You will never be “fit” enough. That’s why we are here and offer scaling options for each individual. Fitness is a lifelong journey. We are never really “there.”

I have heard CrossFit is really hard, is this true?

CrossFit is as hard as you make it. We encourage people to push to the limits of their own tolerances. In the end, only you can make the most out of your own workouts with the amount of work you put into them.

Can I get a good workout in under 30 minutes?

Yes, absolutely! More and more research shows that shorter duration/higher intensity workouts yield higher benefits/results. Basically, it just boils down to hard work. But the truth is, the longer the effort the lower our intensity. If you run 10 miles, your intensity (power output) will be lower than if you run multiple 400 meter sprints. CrossFit Acadia does go beyond 30 minutes on occasion, but the majority of our workouts are shorter in duration. If you have a shorter workout, you can work harder, which leads to a better response, especially combined with the movements we do. No matter who you are, without hard work you will not receive results, which is why we encourage you to work to the limits of your physiological and psychological tolerances.

I have a previous injury. Can I still do Crossfit?

Numerous clients of ours have come through the doors with previous injuries and found relief from the pain by strengthening the muscles around the problem area. Not only are all the movements and workouts completely scalable, but our coaches can build a customized workout on the spot, specifically for your needs.

At CFA we have surrounded ourselves with professionals we trust, we look to a team of chiropractors, massage therapists, and physical therapists that we know can educate our athletes and our coaches. At CFA we also pride ourselves on working with you as an individual. We try our best to know what you may need whether that’s to let you go as hard as you can, to modify a movement in order to strengthen you in the long run, or if you should focus on your mobility that day.

I have heard you can get hurt doing CrossFit, is this true?

You can injure yourself in any activity, but CrossFit is safer than many activities people perform every day. We like to work with people in 3 stages.

  1. Mechanics (learning how to do the movements with correct technique)
  2. Consistency (the ability to do the movements over and over again with safe and relatively efficient technique)
  3. Intensity (the speed at which you do the movements)

One stage does not come before the other. We always start with mechanics and we will always revert back to mechanics. Most of the time in order to get ahead we must backtrack to see our weaknesses and improve from there. Coaches at CFA will always help you with this.

I would like to start CrossFit, but do I need new clothing, shoes or gear?

To start CrossFit you do not need anything special. We want you to be comfortable to move, and wearing shoes you can work in. If you decide you like CrossFit and want to stick with it, then we can help guide you to new gear if necessary.

What the heck are all of those abbreviations?

We refer to workouts as WODs (workouts of the day). CrossFit uses many different acronyms. It will take time to memorize and understand all of them. Do not worry about knowing them all at once or feeling overwhelmed, acronyms can be fun and easy to use. Relax, have fun and just try to learn at your own pace as you grow.

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