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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be in shape to participate?
Not at all! Unfortunately, that’s one of the biggest misconceptions about CrossFit. Even for those who fear they’ve had too many injuries or are too out of shape, not at their ideal weight or not within the right age range, CrossFit is INFINITELY scalable. That’s why CrossFit Trackside boasts a well-rounded membership base of athletes of all ages, shape, sizes, abilities and skill levels. CrossFit is the perfect match for anyone who wants to work out, but likes or needs guidance, appreciates the flexibility of our programming, thrives on encouragement, and welcomes some healthy competition!
What is Crossfit?
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movement performed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains. Constantly varied means we apply different stimulus in weight, time domain, environment, and equipment to create the most efficient and effective training model. We use a wide variety of methods and techniques to produce the best possible general physical preparedness. Functional movement is the creation of power and speed from the core to the extremity.
The majority of our exercises mimic the movements you use in your job, around your house or in other sports you might be involved in. We squat, throw, jump, lift, press, and climb. They reflect natural movement patterns that are required for life, whether you’re an athlete, a mother, a soldier, or trying to maintain your independence as you age.
Is Crossfit right for me?
The best part of CrossFit is its ability to work for everyone, regardless of their current level of health. CrossFit is a scalable program. We can increase your level of fitness no matter how out of shape you are. If you’re a trained, competition-level athlete, we can make you better.
The community aspect is highly underrated and an important part of CrossFit. Once you experience the support of your fellow athletes, encouraging you, cheering you as you finish a workout, you’ll wonder why you didn’t join sooner.
You cannot achieve these results on your own. CrossFit works because you get results, it’s fun and you aren’t working out by yourself. Sharing your workouts with others, enjoying what you’re doing and getting the results you hoped for means you’ll keep coming back.
CrossFit is more than a gym or a place to work out, it’s a community of people dedicated to improving their lives, health, and physical ability.
Anyone can do CrossFit, and that includes you. That’s right; regardless of the physical condition you are in when you start. CrossFit works because it can be tailored or “scaled” to your individual ability level, age, and goals. The CrossFit method has been used successfully for everyone from competitive athletes, to grandparents, to disabled veterans, allowing everyone with a desire to improve their physical well-being, regardless of age or physical condition to “Discover their Inner Athlete”
The “workout of the day” or the “WOD” that we perform every day in our facility often looks like hard work, but the workout is only as hard as you make it. Our program will challenge you every day in new ways, never allowing you to slip into a routine.
With the help of a fun and supportive environment, and with a team of the most knowledgeable coaches you have ever come across, we can help you achieve the best results of your life. You provide the effort, and we guarantee results!
Is Crossfit too tough for me?
This is the most common question we hear from people who are interested in CrossFit. Whether they are first getting started or feel like they are not in good enough shape to start, there is a common misconception that CrossFit is only for those who are already fit. CrossFit may be an intense program, but it is an intensity that is relative to your athletic level. Whether your need is to power lift 500 pounds or safely lift a bag of dog food, we will find the right prescription to achieve your greatest gains.
The program is infinitely scalable and we can adjust every workout to meet your goals and what you are capable of. This is the cornerstone of what we do. We’ll teach you functional movements in a fun and exciting group setting under the supervision of a trained, certified instructor.
Centrally Located In Downtown Calhoun
5:30AM – 8:30PM Mon-Thurs
5:00AM – 6:30PM Friday
CLOSED – Saturday
2:00PM – 5:30PM Sunday