1.) Is this a gym?
Nope. We’re not like LA Fitness, Bally’s, etc. You can’t come in here, put on your iPod, and do your own thing. We are a coaching facility for fitness-minded people and for athletes. You don’t pay us to use the equipment, you pay us to get results in your body and your mind. To do that, we all work out together and you get a lot of coaching. In a way, we’re like a sports team — except CrossFit is the sport of fitness.
2.) Aren’t you expensive?
We are, if you think steak is expensive compared to hamburger. It tastes better though, doesn’t it? Worth it? You better believe it.
And honestly, go add up what a month of personal training sessions will cost you in this area. 5 or 6 times a week for 4 weeks will run you over $2,000 if you hired a personal trainer at a local gym. Then come see us at a tiny fraction of that price — and get better results and have a better time. We’re actually really cheap for the service and results you receive. In fact, our prices should be even higher.
3.) Isn’t CrossFit dangerous?
Yes, if you do it wrong. Just like brushing your teeth is dangerous if you stick the brush in your eye. Or driving your car is dangerous if you do it blindfolded.
That’s why we have so much coaching. Most people weren’t born knowing how to perform Olympic lifts. Someone needs to teach you how to do it correctly. We’re the people to do it.
4.) Olympic Lifting? What’s that?
The Snatch. The Clean and Jerk. That stuff you see strong guys and gals do at the Olympics. It’s a lot of fun — and a lot of technique. It’ll develop your explosive power like nothing else. And it’s not just for Olympians. We have grandmas and nursing mothers do it, as well as big, strong guys. And we’re the only athletic training facility in the Warminster area that has premium Olympic bars and bumpers. You can drop the weights at Central Bucks CrossFit. In fact, if your lift goes bad, we want you to drop the weight. That’s why we have rubber bumper plates. Your safety is the most important thing to us.
5.) Why only classes? Why can’t I come in whenever I want?
Group workouts get better results. You’ll push yourself harder and have more fun in a group. Guaranteed.
6.) What are some of these abbreviations you use? What’s a WOD?
•AMRAP:As Many Reps (sometimes Rounds)as Possible
•BW (or BWT):Body weight
•CFT:CrossFit Total – consisting of max squat, press, and deadlift.
•C&J:Clean and jerk
•C2:Concept II rowing machine
•GPP:General physical preparedness, aka “fitness.”
•HSPU:Hand stand push up. Kick up into a handstand (use wall for balance, if needed) bend arms until nose touches floor and push back up.
•HSQ:Hang squat (clean or snatch). Start with bar “at the hang,” about knee height. Initiate pull. As the bar rises drop into a full squat and catch the bar in the racked position. From there, rise to a standing position
•KTE:Knees to elbows. Similar to TTBs described below.
•MetCon:Metabolic Conditioning workout
•MU:Muscle ups. Hanging from rings you do a combination pull-up and dip so you end in an upright support.
•OHS:Overhead squat. Full-depth squat performed while arms are locked out in a wide grip press position above (and usually behind) the head.
•Pd:Pood, weight measure for kettlebells
•PU: Pull-ups, possibly push ups depending on the context
•Rep: Repetition. One performance of an exercise.
•Rx’d; as Rx’d:As prescribed; as written. WOD done without any adjustments.
•RM: Repetition maximum. Your 1RM is your max lift for one rep. Your 10 RM is the most you can lift 10 times.
•SDHP: Sumo deadlift high pull (see exercise section)
•Set: A number of repetitions. e.g., 3 sets of 10 reps, often seen as 3×10, means do 10 reps, rest, repeat, rest, repeat.
•TGU: Turkish get-up (See exercise section)
•TTB: Toes to bar. Hang from bar. Bending only at waist raise your toes to touch the bar, slowly lower them and repeat.
•WOD:Workout of the day
7.) I’ve heard CrossFit is really hard. Is that true?
Great fitness doesn’t come easy. But you’re not paying for easy.
Does your gym workout right now leave you so gassed at the end that you have to lay down just to catch your breath? CrossFit will knock you flat. But that doesn’t mean you start at the hardest level. You start wherever you in particular should start. If you can only deadlift 50 pounds safely, then that’s where we start. And then we help you to get stronger. Got a real pull-up? Great, we’ll show you how to do more. Don’t have a pull-up? That’s even better. We’ll teach you how to get one — and we’ll get you strong enough to do one. No matter who you are. Women too!
8.) My gym says they have CrossFit classes, they just call it something else. Why should I come to you?
If you want filet mignon, come here. If you’re happy with hamburger, go to your gym. We’ve been trained in the CrossFit methods by all of the top CrossFit coaches. Our staff is highly educated in the science of athletic movement. We can pass that knowledge onto you. We are the best and we teach you the best. If you want that, come see us.