Step 2: Personal Training**
We are a school of fitness, and it is going to look a lot different than any other group exercise class. Yes, you will eventually have the option to graduate to Group classes; however, before that we need to ensure that you are both competent in the movements and fit enough to safely join group classes.
With that in mind, you will start off with one-on-one or two-on-one Private Training sessions, where you will be coached by both an instructor, as well as their apprentice coaches.
During your personal training sessions (the number depends on your personal fitness level and physical abilities), you will become familiar with the fundamental movements we use in our training (30-40 movements), things like Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, kettlebells and rowing. You will also learn about mobility, injury prevention and nutrition.
The purpose of doing personal training prior to group classes is three-fold:
- First, the movements we use are incredibly technical – it’s like learning an entirely new sport – so the same way you wouldn’t throw someone off the street onto the Varsity swimming team, we don’t throw people who have never done Clean and Jerks and Snatches and pull ups and rope climbs right into the intimidating fire of group classes. Instead, we take the time to properly teach you the movements so you’re confident and safe in your abilities by the time you begin group classes.
- Second, one-on-one personal training allows us to address your individual needs, deficiencies, weaknesses and injuries. Everybody needs to work at a different pace, and we want to keep you injury-free to increase your longevity.
- Third, we believe relationships with the people around you are going to enrich your life, and your relationship with your coach is no exception. We want to get to know you, your fitness goals, what’s going on in your life, and what you need from us to help you succeed.
After both your Intro Session and your initial private sessions are complete, we’ll re-evaluate (evaluation is based on proven benchmarks) and decide together how many more sessions you may need in order to reach our graduation requirements.
**If you already have experience with CrossFit and/or you have trained at a collegiate/professional level, we will conduct a session to take you through a myriad movements we utilize in our training. Upon completion, a determination will be made by your coach as to whether any additional sessions are necessary. If it is determined an athlete is prepared to enter into Group Classes, then we will allow you to hit the ground running. Our main priority and goal is your success and safety in our program.**