FAQ

What Is CrossFit?

CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements executed at a high intensity. Workouts are designed using movements we use from many different other sports such as running, olympic weightlifting, power lifting, gymnastics, kettle bell movements, and body weight movements. These movements get combined together to create a different workout everyday. The workouts are designed to improve your endurance, stamina, strength, and ultimately get you into the best shape of your life. All workouts are done in a class setting with people of all different fitness levels and conducted by a coach to guide everyone through class, and make sure everyone is completing each movement with perfect form.

Who can do CrossFit?

CrossFit is designed to be scalable and modifiable for people of all fitness levels. Whether you’re a 21 year old college athlete, a 65 year old grand mother, or anything in-between! We invite anyone committed to reaching their fitness goals to come in and workout. We just ask that all members be over the age of 16 years old.

How do I get started?

To get started at Barrier Island CrossFit, you will have to complete our Elements Course. Our Elements Course is a 3-session course to teach you the movements you will be performing in classes here. We will teach you proper form and technique to make sure you get the most out of your workouts and avoid injury. Each session is one hour long, we will go over a few movements and run you through a CrossFit workout. Everyone with no prior CrossFit experience is required to complete our Elements Course.

Do I need to get in shape before starting CrossFit?

Many people have this misconception that they have to get into shape before starting CrossFit. This is completely false. People of all walks of life are invited to come into Barrier Island CrossFit and get started or continue their fitness journey. All workouts and movements are scalable to any fitness level.

Do I have to use heavy weight?

CrossFit does involve a lot of different weightlifting movements. All of which are scalable, there is no requirement for how much weight you have to lift. We can modify any workout to suit your needs, which includes lowering weight. If you don’t want to do any weightlifting movements, we invite you to join us in our Sweat Classes.

What’s the difference between CrossFit classes and Sweat classes?

Here at Barrier Island CrossFit we offer to two types of classes. Our classic CrossFit classes where you will complete movements including bodyweight movements, powerlifting, olympic weightlifting, kettle bells, etc. Our Sweat class keeps the CrossFit methodology, without the use of weightlifting movements. You will still be getting intense workouts, however, we’ve kept out the barbell for those who wish to just get their sweat on. Please see our pricing page to see our different types of memberships for CrossFit and Sweat classes.

If you have any other questions please feel free to call us or email us at barrierislandcrossfit@gmail.com