FAQ

What if I am not in shape?

That is why we are here. You do not have to be in shape for CrossFit, rather CrossFit will get you in shape. Every single workout we prescribe can be modified or scaled based on each individual’s fitness levels and/or limitations.

What should I bring?

Water, athletic attire and a positive attitude.

How much does it cost?

If you want to learn more about our pricing click HERE

Can you get hurt doing CrossFit?

CrossFit has a misconceived reputation in regards to the high risk of injury during their workouts. High injury risks during a CrossFit workout is a direct result of poor coaching, not on CrossFit’s methodologies. But yes, it is possible to get hurt no matter what activity you are doing and your chances become greater when participating in a sport or exercise routine. At Carlisle CrossFit we look at each person as an individual. No matter what your level of fitness is, our first focus is on proper mechanics and safety of movement. Then we lock down consistency, meaning that you can continue to perform those movements properly and efficiently over multiple repetitions. Once these steps are achieved that is when, and only when, we are able increase volume and intensity. Upholding this standard at our gym is why injuries here are minimal.

Is CrossFit really hard?

CrossFit is as hard as you make it. Each workout is done at your own pace, as long as you are giving your best efforts, we’ll be happy. We welcome everyone to experience the reward hard work can have on your body and your mind.

I am afraid I will get too big and bulky?

Women, lifting heavy weights does not get you big, cupcakes do! In order for people to get big, bulging muscles, especially women, you must do a few things. Number one, eat a ton of food and maybe supplement with some testosterone pills. Secondly, you need to consistently pick up really heavy things, rest for a few minutes then repeat. Do we do this? Yes, but then we might run a mile or do 100 Burpees (if you do not know what a burpee is you will find out soon). My point is, in CrossFit we combine metabolic conditioning, along with strength training, which gives athletes a lean and athletic look.

This is coach Angi on the left in 2011. This is her on the right (right side) after 5 years. Strong is the new skinny.

More Resources on this topic:
http://crossfitfms.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/the-fear-of-bulkiness-and-crossfit/
http://crossfitfire.com/the-truth-about-getting-bulky/

(Courtesy of CrossFit Federal Hill)