1) Do I have to get in shape before I start Crossfit?
This is a very common misconception. Know that even the most elite athletes come in and find our workouts challenging. You will never be “fit” enough. That is why we are here and offer scaling options for each individual so that you can thrive in each workout on a personal level. Fitness is a lifelong journey…a journey that we all should strive to be on forever.
2) Can I really get a good workout in less than 30 minutes?
Yes. More and more research shows that shorter duration/higher intensity workouts yield higher benefits/results. It all basically boils down to hard work. The truth of it is, the longer the effort, the lower the intensity. If you run 10 miles, your intensity (power output) will be lower than if you run multiple 400 meter sprints. The majority of our workouts are shorter in duration, with 30+ minute workouts programmed on occasion. Reason being, if you have a shorter workout, you can work harder by nature, which can lend to a better response, especially combined with the movements that we do. No matter who you are or what workouts you do, without hard work, you will not see results, which is why we encourage you to work to the limits of your physical and mental tolerances.
3) Why is the price so high?
We are a High Performance Gym. Professional facility. Professional coaches. Professional training.
We areNOT an open gym. We are not the cheapest gym in town, but the saying "You get what you pay for" is very applicable in this case. We do not compete on price. We compete on QUALITY. The quality and value of what we do is that of elite sports and fitness coaching but at a fraction of the price.
If quality and results matter to you,we have several membership options available to choose from. Depending on the frequency of training, and length of the relationship, our average class invstement starts aslow as $10/class.
4) I have heard your program is really, really hard.
The program is as hard as you make it. We encourage people to push to the limits of their own tolerances, but only you can make the most out of your own workouts with the amount of work you put into them. We have a saying around the gym, “become comfortable with the uncomfortable.”
5) I have back/neck pain from previous injuries that I don’t want to aggravate, can I do CrossFit?
We have numerous clients who have come through our doors with previous injuries or pain, and found relief by strengthening the muscles around the problem area. All too often, people will neglect an area due to fear from a prior injury. Because of this they end up de-conditioned, weak, and more susceptible to injury in the future due to minor mishaps, which is usually what happens. Training at Upstate Crossfit will provide a buffer so that you are less susceptible to these kinds of injuries. The coaching staff at Upstate Crossfit takes great care to ensure the movements and workouts are completely scalable, allowing anyone to take part.