FAQ

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a precise combination of exercise and nutrition that has been proven to increase fitness and health for people of all ages and abilities. CrossFit is founded on the first scientifically rigorous definition of fitness: The program produces observable results that can be measured and replicated.

Is CrossFit for me?

Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness levels. The program is modified for each person to help him or her safely become healthier and fitter. Grandparents and Olympians can perform modified versions of the same general workout.

Do I need to be in shape to do CrossFit?

CrossFit is a precise combination of exercise and nutrition that has been proven to increase fitness and health for people of all ages and abilities. CrossFit is founded on the first scientifically rigorous definition of fitness: The program produces observable results that can be measured and replicated.

What is a typical class like?

Each class is one-hour long. We start with a dynamic group warm-up that is designed to get the blood pumping, muscles and joints lose, and get you nice and warm. Next, we devote anywhere between 10-20 minutes on our ‘skill sessions.’ These are times when we are working on specific skills (as a group) to improve our technique and/or get stronger. Depending on that day’s focus, you might see barbell work, gymnastic work, plyo boxes, kettlebells, jump rope, and even running mechanics. After that comes the ‘Workout of the Day’ or WOD. Before we yell “3…2…1…GO” we go over all the movements and offer guidance towards the proper scaling of each exercise. After answering all your questions, we start the workout and a coach is always watching each person to be sure they stay safe and motivated. After the WOD, we cool-down and stretch and then you’re free to go!

What about nutrition?

Without proper nutrition your body will not be able to withstand the workouts or activities of daily living. Regardless of your fitness goals (increased strength, weight-loss, special race/event, etc.), nutrition is the driving force behind these ambitions. Establishing proper eating patterns will not only fuel your body for the workouts, but aid in energizing it throughout your day. Failing to get your nutritional intake in check will result in slowed progress with our program. The basic concept behind eating the right things in the right portions is simple: Eat meat, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruits, minimal amounts of starch and NO sugar. All members receive our 28 Day Nutrition Jump Start Guide!

Do you offer nutritional coaching?

We are launching a new 1 on 1 coaching program. This will almost guarantee the results you work so hard for in the gym!

Can I bring my kids to class?

YES! The owners of LLCF have children themselves and knows how important it is to keep up your own training as an athlete while still living the reality of being a parent. Kids are more than welcome to hang out on the couch with a good book. We don’t allow kids on the floor playing on the equipment for safety reasons so please keep that in mind. And oh, by the way, the music tends to get a little loud each class too.

Do you do private lessons?

Absolutely! Hit up your favorite coach to schedule your first session anytime. Or simply contact Audrey and she will match you up with the best fit for your goals and schedule.

I can’t do CrossFit because I have back problems and/or knee problems.

Many people hurt their lower backs, knees, shoulders, etc. and are consequently afraid to exercise those areas. However, refusing to exercise those areas is simply creating muscular imbalances and increasing the risk of re-injury. It’s necessary to re-strengthen these areas. CrossFit can actually be used as a form of rehabilitation for injuries. Many people have come through our doors unable to squat (get yourself up from a seated position), deadlift (pick up your groceries), or press (putting something up on a shelf). CrossFit is intended to teach individuals how to move properly and exercise with correct mechanics in order to regain functional capacity.

I have always had a hard time sticking with a fitness program, why is this different?

i. We thought you would never ask! There are a ton of reasons why CrossFit is different. Here are our top three reasons why we think CrossFit will be a different experience when compared to other more traditional forms of fitness.
1.) The community of CrossFit. All workouts are performed in a group environment. This group quickly turns into a group of friends. This community is one of the things that keeps you coming back each day. This community is what pushes and inspires you. Instead of walking into the gym and turning on headphones, you are greeting your friends and preparing for a challenge. It’s the community that will help bring you in on the days where you might normally try to skip.
2.) We do the preparation for you. With CrossFit, all we need is for you to walk in the door and be ready to work. Every class has a prewritten curriculum that you will go through. On top of that, each class has its own trainer to teach you and motivate you through the entire class.
3.) The variety. Each workout in CrossFit is unique, so the days of monotony are gone. So many people have gotten bored and burned out with going to the gym and doing the same cycle of movements over and over again. Eventually the boredom leads to excuses for missed workouts and you are back at square one once again.