If you live in smalltown USA, you may only have one choice, but many cities have several CrossFit gyms within a 5-10 mile radius.
Not all are created equal, run the same, or have the same level of experienced, knowledgeable coaches. Your experience should be a positive one.
You’re paying top dollar, you should get top dollar service!
Here are a few things to take into consideration when choosing…
(1) Is there an OnRamp program?
Maybe you’re an experienced CrossFitter and don’t need it, but you should know if they have one.
OnRamp should be required for those new to CrossFit so that they can gain some basic knowledge of movements and methodology. It also prepares them to graduate into the class environment with a few less nerves.
Having this program in place shows that the gym values quality and care, and education.
(2) Are the coaches L1 certified, at minimum?
This is a non-negotiable, even if coaches are working towards the cert, it is more acceptable than if not.
Knowledge and experience is key, and should be something they are gaining on a regular basis.
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(3) Where do they get their programming from?
Do they pull the workouts out of hat, off a random website, or make them up day to day?
Or is there someone experienced writing an effective strength cycle, with conditioning and skill work as well?
A well-rounded program that makes sense is important for growth and longevity.
Peep at their website, maybe they post it like we do here!
(4) Do they offer nutrition coaching?
Having someone knowledgeable who can help you with food is crucial because we all know proper nutrition and fueling for performance is key.
Not having someone in house to help might not be a deal breaker, but sure is a bonus!
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(5) What are their values?
This would be tough to tell from a drop in, which I highly suggest doing, but you would get a good glance at how things are run, are classes on time, are they structured and taught with thought and purpose? Do you feel welcomed when you walk in?
First impressions are important.
Do the coaches practice what they preach? Do they lead by example?
Doing a little research, from online reviews to social media posts, nowadays can be helpful!
These are a few of the top things you should look for when deciding.
After all, if you’re paying for a high-end service it should deliver as such!
Your health is an investment; put it in the hands of the professionals.
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