Most questions that you may have will be answered in our Relevant Membership Info handout. Here are other FAQ items that aren’t in the handbook:
Are All CrossFit Gyms The Same?
No! All CrossFit gyms are individually owned and operated, we are not a franchise. Our affiliation to CrossFit is based on our passion for quality training and programming and love of functional movements done at high intensity.
What does this mean to you? You should check out the facilities, the coaches, and the classes.
Some gyms may omit Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics and other modalities. Some programs are based on body weight only. The experience and skill level of coaches and trainers also vary. Are you just paying for someone to tell you what to do (definitely NOT the same as someone showing you what and how; and getting you to understand why)? Is there real coaching going on? Are you learning new skills and moving forward?
So again, we are all similar, but can be vastly different. Choose what fits you best and your goals. No matter what, I am glad you found CrossFit. Done correctly, it is the BEST strength and conditioning programming around!
What are the costs?
There is a monthly fee associated with the class membership option which is dependent on the number of classes you would like to commit to each week. There are no membership, or monthly fees, associated with the personal training sessions. The sessions are sold both individually or in packages, at a reduced rate. For more information, check here.
Do you have to pay a monthly membership in addition to the classes or is the membership fee for just the classes?
Fees are just for the classes. All classes ares group instructor led. We do offer open gym hours and specialty classes but membership is required to take advantage of these. Membership rates are for CrossFit classes only. Open Gym, Yoga and Mobility classes are free with membership.
How does the membership work? Are you billed on a monthly basis? If you decide that you want to do CrossFit for 3 months, at the end of the 3 months do you have to submit any forms or anything to cancel or what’s the process for cancelling your membership and are there any fees I need to be aware of when doing so? Can you decide, say in May, that you’d rather work out outside for the summer and come back in the winter time and stop going to classes then?
Our membership runs from month to month. We process payment through EFT so a voided check from a checking account would be sufficient. If you sign up on say the 24th, your membership would automatically renew on the 24th every month. You can stop your membership anytime as long as you let us before your renewal date, in this case the 23rd. There is no commitment. You can come for one month and if you decide it’s not for you, we can go our separate ways at the end of the month. An phone call, e-mail would be sufficient notice to stop. No cancellation fees are involved.
What type of commitment are you required to make to the studio? Is it on a monthly basis? Can you drop in for classes as needed? Can you buy a package of classes and use them as your schedule permits?
We require at least a 2x per week commitment. Our program involves a lot of technical movements which requires consistency, so unfortunately on a drop in, once in a while basis, you will be lost.
What hours are available?
Do you have showers?
Yes! We have six. Three men’s showers and three women’s showers.
Do you have parking?
Yes! We share a large parking lot, which is filled on a first come, first serve basis. If that fills up there is additional street parking available to everyone, not just South Boston residents.
I’m a student, what type of verification do you need for the student rate?
A student ID works.
Can you drop in to classes once a week or twice a week depending on your schedule? Reason I ask is because my work schedule can be difficult to work around sometimes and I may be able to go to a class on Tues/Thurs one week and not make it the next week or go on a different day the next week. It can be challenging to get into a routine sometimes.
If you sign up for 2x per week, you may come to any 2 classes, it doesn’t matter if it is Tuesday and Thursday one week and Sunday and Monday the next. We consider the week Sunday to Saturday.
What is the coach:student ratio? Are there multiple coaches walking around helping adjusting and teaching while you’re working out? How many people are in each CrossFit class?
Our smaller classes are 1-7 people and usually only have one coach. Our busier classes, can have 10-30 students and we have 2-6 coaches on staff to help with those classes. We pride ourselves on making sure everyone moves efficiently and receives lots of attention.
I’ve heard that the CrossFit classes are only 20 minutes or a 1/2 hour. Is that true for your studio as well?
All classes are one hour in length. Classes are comprised of a high paced warm up consisting of mobility, flexibility and lots of sweat. The warm up is followed with some form of skill or strength set for 20 minutes and lastly a metabolic conditioning workout which typically lasts 10-30 minutes depending on the energy system we are focusing our efforts in that particular day.
How long after you start CrossFit (how many classes) until most people start seeing changes/results?
Immediately, once you start CrossFit you will never work out any other way.
When can I come in for a consultation?
Unless otherwise noted, each and every Saturday at Noon and Thurs at 7pm we host a complimentary introductory session for newbies interested in the CrossFit program. Absolutely no way you can make it in at these times? We can schedule you to come in to a class on easy day to ensure that you will also get a feel for how a class is run. If you would like to set up the intro session, confirm for Saturday or Thursday, or take a look at our schedule and send us some days and times that work best for you and we will get you in ASAP.