Do I Already Need to be “In Shape” to Start CrossFit?

When people think of CrossFit, the typical image is of buff, sweaty guys and girls throwing around barbells, flipping tires and doing all sorts of crazy gymnastic movements that you could never imagine yourself doing.  However, step into a group class at any local CrossFit gym, and you’ll see a variety of people from all ages and backgrounds working out together.

Many people are scared to jump into CrossFit without getting fit first; this is backwards.  Most people are actually not super fit when they start, but have developed into amazing athletes after months and years of work of consistency.  The beauty of CrossFit is that everyone can do it on day one.  Yes everyone.  All the movements and workouts can be “scaled” or modified to suit any fitness level.  Whether you are a former athlete or someone who has never played a sport or worked out in your life. We have members in their 60s and 70s, as well as members with physical injuries or limitations that we work around daily.  The coaches at BCF are knowledgable and can guide everyone to movements and modifications that are best suited to their current skill level.

After you consistently workout for several months, you’ll find yourself doing things that you probably didn’t think you ever could.  Maybe that’s getting a pull up, running 400m without stopping or simply taking the stairs at work without getting winded.  After you knock those goals off the list, you’ll begin to realize that the sky’s the limit!  There’s always room to grow in CrossFit, so you’ll never get bored. Just as workouts can be scaled to suit a beginner’s needs, they can also be modified for intermediate and advanced athletes as you progress.

Don’t wait to get fit before checking us out.  We will get you to your goals with a great group of people and knowledgable coaches to guide you on your journey.  You can schedule a time for a FREE intro session to come in, talk about your goals and see if we are a good fit for you.