Will I get big and bulky like a bodybuilder?
No, unlike bodybuilders, who train in a more isolated, specific way, we train using functional movements. That is, movements that your body was designed to do. CrossFit is the most effective way to build strength, burn fat, and increase cardio capacity.
Will it be hard?
Every workout is designed to be challenging while also being scalable to your own personal ability. You will be challenged everyday you come to a class but this will get you exceptional results.
What are the classes like?
Each session includes an extended warm up, skills practice, coaching of technique, the main WOD (Workout Of the Day) and cool down and stretch.
What should I expect at my first CrossFit workout?
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 ran through the movements the entire class will tackle the WOD together. At the end it’s high fives and fist bumps all round before we hit a cool down and stretch together.
Do I need prior experience to take classes?
No. New members participate in our Beginners program and then transition into general 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 elite athletes depending where they are at in their fitness journey.
Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?
No. Really. There is a common misconception that CrossFit is for elite athletes. The truth is that it is for everyone. You can start the journey where you are today and, if you continue to follow our program, it’s likely that you will get in to the best physical and emotional shape of your life.
Our community is comprised of competitive athletes, 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.
Should I warm up and stretch before class?
We always have a warm up session before the WOD (Workout of the Day). If you find yourself with a little extra time before or after class, feel free to start warming up on your own, practice skills, or just socialize. All we ask is that you come in ready to do some work!
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.
What makes CrossFit different than other gyms?
CrossFit is about variance and adaptation. We “program” our workouts for General Physical Preparedness. That means we don’t have leg days, back-and-bi days, or cardio days. 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 South West Sydney you won’t find machines to train on. Instead you will find free weights, pull up bars, jump boxes, skipping 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 SWS you will be trained to be ready for any fitness challenge. This means you’ll be a better runner than the best weightlifter, a better lifter than the best marathoner, and generally physically prepared for anything in your everyday life. Plus you’ll live in a healthy body with a strong, lean physique.
The best part is that every workout is lead by a qualified coach. There are no additional fees for the one on one service you will receive every single class. So what are you waiting for? Come in for a free trial and see how CrossFit SWS can help you to be the fittest and healthiest that you have ever been!
What can I expect after my first CrossFit workout?
It’s our goal that you will feel a part of our amazing community of athletes. You will have certainly learned a ton of new skills and met some great people. It is important to note that you will likely feel a bit sore as well. Particularly if this is the first time you have done physical exercise in this way or if it has been a long time since you have trained. It is important that you move through this soreness and come back in to do a WOD as soon as possible. The less you move through it by coming back in to train and stretch the sorer you will be. So make sure you are aware of this before your first class, make sure you you are intelligent about the intensity you train with on your first session, and then make sure you come back in as soon as possible to continue your training. Consistency is key!