You might be nervous, and that’s normal. You will see movements you have never done before, people doing many different variations of a workout, and lots of cheering and fist bumps at the end.
But this is just the start of your exciting CrossFit journey. You will meet a new community of people all rooting for you to achieve your fitness goals, and with time, you will start to see just how strong your body can be.
All you need to bring to your first CrossFit class is a water bottle, comfortable workout clothes, and relatively flat gym shoes.
We have a schedule of classes throughout the day ranging from early in the morning to the evening. We cap our classes to ensure the coach can give individualised attention to everyone in the class, so it’s important you reserve your spot before you arrive.
We ask you to show up 10-15 minutes early to introduce you to the space, such as where the restrooms are, where to put your belongings, where the equipment is located, etc.
Before class starts, introduce yourself to your coach and let them know this is your first CrossFit class. They will walk you through everything throughout the class and answer any questions you may have.
If you have any injuries, make sure to let them know so they can scale your workout appropriately.
So what does the class look like?
Whiteboard brief — At the start of class, the group will circle around the TV. The coach will talk through the workout, the movements within it, the intended stimulus — the purpose of the workout and what level of intensity it’s designed to elicit — and ideas for scaling. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the movements listed on the board. The coach will walk you through the movements after the whiteboard brief.
Warm-up — The coach will lead the class through a warm-up to prepare for the workout.
Skill practice —The coach will lead the class through skill practice, typically related to the movements that appear later in the workout.
Workout prep — Each person will get out the equipment necessary to do the workout, such as a barbell or rowing machine.
Workout — The coach starts the clock and everyone does the workout together.
Cleanup — After the workout is over, athletes give each other fist bumps and high-fives, wipe down and put away their equipment, and meet back at the whiteboard to write down scores.
Use your first class to get a taste of CrossFit and have fun. You will learn more with time.