Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Get Started?
Contact Southern Crossfit today to arrange a complimentary information/training session or attend one of our free saturday morning sessions!
Who Can Do Crossfit?
Anyone can do CrossFit! CrossFit workouts have been designed for soldiers and high school kids, Iron-men and couch potatoes, grandmothers and grand masters. The CrossFit approach challenges you at your current level of fitness and progresses you to achieve a greater level of conditioning. The only limitation is what you put on yourself.
This is where scalability comes into play. CrossFit is scalable to individual ability levels. This video is a perfect example!
What Will I Be Doing?
Each session will contain:
- Extended warm up
- Practice focusing on skills and technique
- Main WOD (Workout Of the Day)
- Cool down and stretch
What Is The "WOD"?
WOD stands for “Workout of the Day". Every day we post a workout on the website which is the main work component of the sessions that will be coached that day at Southern CrossFit. Everyone at Southern CrossFit is expected to complete the same WOD every day. This is what makes us a community and ensures that everyone is exposed to the complete Southern CrossFit programming.
Will I Get Big And Bulky Like A Body Builder?
No, unlike bodybuilders, who train in a more isolated, specific way, we train using functional movements, movements that your body was designed to do. CrossFit is the most superior way to build strength, burn fat, and increase cardio capacity.
Do Many Women Train With Southern Crossfit?
Yes, we are very lucky to a have a lot of women training with Southern CrossFit. CrossFit is a fantastic strength and conditioning program for women and the CrossFit community has some exceptional female role models. CrossFit produces strong and healthy women.
I Don't Have Time!
This is the most common statement/excuse, with our busy daily schedules and obligations of career and family. There are literally “No more excuses”. The majority of CrossFit workouts or WOD’s (workout of the day) last no longer then 30mins, that’s including the warm up and stretch. The high intensity that CrossFit is based around is what makes it differ from the traditional hour long sessions in the gym. Consistent, challenging, short, intense, varied training is the key to optimizing your peak fitness.
Do I Need To Be Fit Before I Join?
No, we provide a complete foundations package that will build correct technique and fitness to build a solid foundation to achieve your desired fitness goals. Beginners adapt well to CrossFit as they have not yet developed "bad habits" that previous gym goer have. You will get fit faster starting with CrossFit, over starting with another program.