Frequently asked questions
What is CrossFit?
Excellent question. CrossFit is a general physical preparedness program for people of all fitness levels — from novices to Elite athletes and everyone in between. CrossFit is designed to build well-rounded, extremely fit athletes who can handle just about anything nature and their daily lives throw their way.
CrossFit is centered around three pillars: functional movements that mimic those found in nature and translate to your day-to-day tasks; variety that challenges you mentally and physically; and a steady build up to intensity of workout.
How is CrossFit different than a typical gym?
In oh-so-many ways – perhaps too many to list here. But for starters, CrossFit workouts do not involve repetitive motions completed on weight or elliptical machines that focus on one set of muscles, or in spin, step and other classes you find at most gyms.
CrossFit workouts incorporate functional movements you can apply to your every-day tasks, and varies them so that your body continually adapts to meet new challenges – and your brain doesn’t get bored. CrossFit works exclusively with compound movements & shorter high intensity cardiovascular sessions.
We’ve replaced the lateral raise with push press, the curl with pull-ups, & the leg extension with squats. For every long distance effort our athletes will do five or six at short distance. Why? Because compound or functional movements & high intensity or anaerobic cardio is radically more effective at eliciting nearly any desired fitness result. Startlingly, this is not a matter of opinion but solid irrefutable scientific fact.
Under the guidance of our certified CrossFit coaches, CrossFit athletes complete workouts of the day (WODs) that are short, intense(scaled to your level of fitness and knowledge), and constantly varied. You’ll learn how to do Olympic lifting, weightlifting, kettlebell, dumbbell and gymnastics movements. CrossFitters run, jump, swing, row and lots more.
Bottom line: prepare to work your butt off, but have a great time doing it.
The best way to experience CrossFit’s unique and results-driven approach to fitness, is to get started right away!
Do I have to be in shape to start CrossFit?
Absolutely not. Our athletes come to CrossFit in all shapes and sizes, and from a variety of backgrounds, fitness levels and ages. Some are self-proclaimed couch potatoes, some get their exercise chasing their grandkids, some are insanely fit first-responders and military personnel, some are former gym rats looking for a better workout, and others are seasoned athletes whose bodies have taken a beating over the years.
Whatever your fitness level, we’ll work with you to customize workouts that are appropriate for you and steadily build up from there. All you need to get started is a willingness to try, and a commitment to follow through. We’ll help you with the rest.
I'm not sure CrossFit is right for me. How can I tell?
You’re right: CrossFit isn’t for everyone. It’s definitely not for anyone looking for a quick fix or a shortcut to getting in shape. We believe you have to put in the work and the time; that’s what makes the results you get so dramatic,and so rewarding.
We’re not just about building better bodies, but about building better people who lead happier, healthier, fuller lives. CrossFit Palm Bay works off the principle of universal scalability. This means that everything is scalable.
Everyone no matter their age CAN do it! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Give it a try.
I really don't consider myself an athlete. How am I going to survive CrossFit Palm Bay classes?
Quite the contrary…at CrossFit Palm Bay we feel that EVERYONE is an athlete regardless of their age, weight, and fitness ability. You will survive & we will find the athlete in you….that is OUR promise!
How much is a membership
Since we are not your run-of-the-mill gym, our pricing structure is a little different. We have several pricing options available to best suit your needs.
Can I try out a class to see if I like it?
We completely encourage you to try our free intro class. Contact us to schedule one right away.
Do you have any personal trainers?
We most definitely do – and they totally rock. More like coaches than your typical personal trainer watching you work out with a bored expression, our trainers work with you one-on-one to reach your fitness goals.
Our coaches are certified in CrossFit – not to mention amazingly passionate and knowledgeable about its advantages. They come from a variety of athletic and professional backgrounds, but all share a genuine enthusiasm for the sport as well as their students. They’ll motivate you, push you, keep you accountable, and sweat just as much as you do.
Can you help me with my diet?
Yes. In fact, nutrition is a key component of CrossFit. What you eat has a lot to do with how well you succeed in reaching you We don’t prescribe ‘fad’ diets. Instead we recommend eating a balanced diet that will help your body run at its optimal level.
What is a balanced diet? A balanced diet is adequate proportions of carbohydrates, protein, & fat at each and every meal. We are not nutritionists & don’t prescribe nutrition plans, however, we are more than happy to teach you what we know & help provide resources for you to figure out the best plan for you.
There are a few key things that we do as coaches to help you along this We base our diets on garden vegetables, lean meats, nuts & seeds, little starch, & limited to no sugar. If you keep your grocer to the perimeter of the grocery store it will help you avoid aisles that have processed food in a box and are not good for you.
Do you offer any discounts?
We have a few discounts available at this time. Please feel free to contact us to see if you qualify for one of our discounts.
Can I bring my kids with me while I work out? They are well behaved, I promise!
We love kids & think it is truly important for kids to see their parents leading active & healthy lives. Bring them in and they can hang out with the other CrossFit kids as they cheer on their parents.