Sunday, September 15, 2013

CrossFit, Strike Two

Last year I had an unpleasant experience the first time I tried to see what CrossFit is all about. The other week I received a mailer alerting me that the gym I previously attended was now offering CrossFit. I got a little a excited because it's a really nice gym with pleasant clients and trainers. There was also a coupon for a free introductory class. I thought, great!  I'm feeling stronger, it's probably time for me to get moving and lifting again so I called to check it out. The person I spoke with gave me the trainer's number so I could set up the intro class. 

Shortly after, I was at the customer appreciation/grand reopening day at my local health food store, which happens to be right near the gym. It was buzzing and full of people. I recognized a few of the gym people there, who were passing out information at the event. I approached one of the women and said hello. She said she recognized me, too. We chatted for a few moments and I asked her about the classes. It turns out she's Cathy, the trainer who is running the CrossFit classes. She was very encouraging and said the intro class is a fitness assessment to see where the new clients are at so she can set up appropriate workouts that would fit their needs and help them reach their goals. I asked a few questions about modifying for recovered injuries and she said all the right things. I told her I would call her asap to set up my intro.

I called as soon as I got home, left a message on her voicemail. And guess what? No call back. And that was like three weeks ago. So do I scrap the idea of wanting to try CrossFit, or do I try again? It's discouraging because it's something I want to try but I'm not sure I'm willing to put myself out there just to be shot down again. 


  1. Give it another go. Try calling again, maybe something happened and the message didn't get to her :)

  2. Try this instead:

    They do cross fit in small doses and it is FREE! Now they do have some nice "eye candy" but the nice thing is that each work out is usually 15 minutes or less and they give you lots of variations so you won't hurt yourself. :)

  3. I would call again. It can't hurt.

    I have mixed feelings about crossfit. It's so much about the trainer's attitude that can make a huge difference in working out until you puke as the goal versus designing a crossfit workout that is goal specific for each client.

  4. I would try again, especially if she seemed professional at the meet and greet, maybe it was a mishap and she lost the number or voicemail was over full or something explicable. Ill be sad if they fail the third time :( ive always wondered about crossfit!