Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?
Our community is comprised of former athletes, working professionals, people that had never stepped foot into a gym and people with physical ailments. Our program is designed in such a way that it will get results for any committed individual. The biggest thing getting in the way of someone succeeding is their ego, not their physical preparation.
But don’t take our word for it. Hear it straight from our members’ mouths!
Will I get big and bulky like a bodybuilder?
Will I have to work hard?
Do you offer discounts?
A: We do not offer discounts in the traditional sense. We actually think of the group membership as a discount from the private coaching rates so that you pay around $6-10/class for a lot of attention. In other words, we scale private 1:1 coaching to 1:12 coaching and scale the membership fee accordingly.
Do you have contracts?
No – everyone here is on a month-to-month membership. For you, it means no long-term commitments and having the freedom to stop whenever you would like without fear of penalty. For us, it means we can’t take you for granted as if you were on a long-term contract. We want to work hard and prove to you each month that you are receiving the full value (and more!) of your membership.
Can I show up to workout at any time?
A: Our primary offerings are the group CrossFit classes at specified times. If you would like 1-on-1 coaching, we will schedule those sessions at your convenience, so please get in touch.
What are the classes like?
Each session is a fun and challenging experience. Classes start with a dynamic warm-up to get you loosened up and ready to train. After the warm up you will be taken through skill training and instruction on movement standards to improve your technique and ensure that you can safely perform the movements for the WOD (Workout Of the Day). Once you are ready with your scaling options and you have run through the movements, the entire class will tackle the WOD together. At the end it’s high fives and fist bumps all around before we hit a cool down and stretch together.
Do I need prior experience to take classes?
Certainly not! Brand new members are required to take our Base Camp Course which teaches you the fundamental movements and gets you ready for group classes. Sometimes even after Base Camp we may recommend that you continue with a few 1 on 1 coaching sessions to make sure you are safe and ready to join group classes. Those coming from a different CrossFit gym will need to demonstrate that they know the fundamental movements and then can jump into regular classes. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already do in everyday life such as squatting, pushing, and pulling. Exercises are scaled to improve both beginner and elite athletes depending where they are in their fitness journey.
Should I warm up and stretch before class?
Do you recommend training daily?
No. Maximum benefits are derived from intensity and recovery. We offer a complete health and fitness program, and so we recommend that you take time to recover so that you perform your best at every session. This will prevent injury and backsliding from overtraining. On the other hand it is important that your training is consistent. Generally, we recommend our members train 3 days on and 1 day off. Due to work and life, others may do MWF or even 5 weekdays and then weekends off. Coaches will talk to you about what the best schedule might be.
Can I come to two classes in one day?
We don’t recommend coming to two of the same class and doing the same workout. We want you to give 100% effort and intensity to one class because we know that the effects of that effort will pay off better than doing the same workout twice. We don’t believe more is better; we believe better is better. With that said, if there are different opportunities offered such as mobility, Open gym, or specialty seminars, we will recommend the proper path to your goals. (For most people, you can never have too much mobility!)
What makes CrossFit Kanna different than other gyms?
CrossFit is about variance and adaptation. We program our workouts for General Physical Preparedness (GPP). While one day may have more of an emphasis on legs while another day focuses on pushing movements, we believe the body is a whole system and that the best form of training is that which strengthens the body as a whole unit. We do this by performing functional movements that the body was designed to do naturally.
When you come and train at CrossFit Kanna you won’t find many machines to train on. Instead you will find free weights, pull up bars, boxes to jump on, jump ropes and other functional equipment. When you come to class you will train with people who know your name, motivate you and help you get through those tough workouts.
At CrossFit Kanna you will be trained to be ready for any fitness challenge. We want you to be able to lift heavy things, but also run fast. We want you to pick up your grandkids and play with them. We want your doctor to be astounded with your impeccable blood work and ask how you got in shape. We want you to be the best version of you!
Can I bring my dog? (cat, horse, etc)
While we love our furry friends, bringing pets to the box can be a liability even if you know they’re a good boy/girl. Since we don’t know other people’s past experiences with animals, allergies, etc. please keep your pets at home, but feel free to post pictures on social media! (bet you already do that though)
Got your own Question? Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We can’t wait to hear from you!