We know the world of CrossFit can be quite daunting at times- AMRAPS, EMOMS and the other host of acronyms, but all the membership options and rules that might be different from gym to gym. Here’s some questions answered to hopefully give you an idea of how we do things at CrossFit Putney.

Getting started with us

  • What is CrossFit?

    CrossFit is a strength and conditioning methodology that’s designed to improve your health and fitness, so you can enjoy your life outside of them gym - with as little physical hinderance or restriction as possible.
  • What is a CrossFit workout?

    Whilst there are some workouts that are easy to spot as ’typical’ CrossFit workouts, that isn’t the case every time. CrossFit is based on being able to do a bit of everything, as opposed to other methodologies that are based around doing a lot of a singular thing, or few things.

    It’s important to know that because CrossFit is so broad, it cannot be completely understood with a single workout, or even in a single week (but it will give you a very good idea of the method).

    A CrossFit workout format will look something like the following:
    1. A workout brief for 2-5 minutes.
    2. A general warm-up for 5-7 minutes.
    3. Flexibility work for 3-5 minutes.
    4. A specific warm-up, including drills/games/practice for 5-15 minutes.
    5. A strength-based workout, where you’ll be either learning a new movement or pushing your current boundaries of a movement you’re already familiar with.
    6. A conditioning-based workout where you’ll be developing single or multiple fitness abilities, which could also include elements of strength. (5&6 are not present with the workout every day, some days include either option and some days include both of them).
    7. A cool-down of stretches and a workout debrief.
  • I’m completely new to CrossFit, is that okay?

    Absolutely. All of our classes are tailored to suit each person’s needs, by one of our highly experienced coaches. There is no fitness prerequisite needed for CrossFit, only an open mind and eager-to-learn attitude.
  • What if I can’t perform the movement or lift the weights in a given workout?

    Each workout is designed to encourage your body to improve an area of fitness, whether that’s strength, skill, endurance or more. This means that our coaches know exactly what the workout is designed to achieve, therefore they can give you the a) the best substitution so you still get maximum results and b) are using the right coaching skills to teach you how to perform every movement safely, at your current ability level.

    We’re not naive to the fact that CrossFit can look very intimidating, but it really is designed for everyone and every fitness level. Our coaches are there to look after you, it’s their job to equip you with all the tools that you need you make your goals happen.
  • Is there personal training?

    Yes! We perform personal training sessions throughout the entire day. If you’d like to enquire about personal training, please fill in our form here: ***
  • Ok so that all sounds great but what’s the best way to actually start CrossFit?

    It’s easy! Get in touch and we can sort you out a free trial class – any class outside of peak attendance is ideal for new athletes. Or, sign up for your membership through our website here. Once you sign up you will receive an email containing details for your WodBoard account where you can sign into classes and manage your bookings. Classes are led by one of our experienced coaches who will take you through and demonstrate all the movements being used in the session. All of our classes last 1 hour, just bring some water and arrive 5-10 minutes before class and you’re ready to go!
  • Can I try a class?

    Yes! Whether you are an experienced CrossFit athlete or a complete newbie, you can come down and try any of our classes in a free trial session. Just get in touch via email, phone or through our Instagram and we will arrange a suitable class with you.
  • I haven’t exercised for a long time, can I do CrossFit?

    Of course! One of the great things about CrossFit is that anyone can do it. Our classes are accessible to ALL levels of fitness and, everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace and ability. We are beginner friendly with small class sizes and an excellent community to support you on your fitness journey. We also have lots of different classes not just CrossFit that are suitable for those who want to try something different from the beginning. We recommend trying a free session, then you can always talk through some specific goals or queries you have with your coach.
  • What other classes do you have?

    We have lots of classes on offer at CrossFit Putney all with a different training focus. We have our signature CrossFit classes, strength focused Build classes, technique focused Weightlifting classes, functional fitness Sweat classes, Recovery Yoga, Calisthenics and also Post-Natal classes. Have a look here to read a description of each of the classes.
  • Do I have to complete an induction course?

    You can start your full membership whenever you wish. At CrossFit Putney, we do not have compulsory induction sessions or courses. However, if you are new to CrossFit we advise you to consider a 2-hour induction class 1:1 with one of our experienced coaches who will take you through the key movements and skills used in CrossFit. This can be organised with us, either chat to us at the front desk or drop us an email.
  • I am visiting the area, can I drop in for a one-off session?

    Yes, non-members are more than welcome to come down and train. Drop in sessions allow you to book into any of our classes and experienced CrossFitters can also drop in for open gym sessions. Drop-in sessions cost £22.00 and can be booked online here or give us a call
  • What does ‘scale’ and ‘Rx’ mean?

    Each day the classes have a WOD or “Workout of the day” which will be available at both the ‘Rx’ and scaled categories. The Rx category would be the prescribed workout with the weights and movements that you would expect to see at a competing level of CrossFit. Scaling the workout means you scale back the workload or modify the movements so that the workouts are accessible to all. Almost all of our members start training at the scaled level and progress with experience.

    ‘Rx’ can be a goal of yours, but we cannot stress how important it is to scale workouts to your ability. CrossFit is not about ego, trying to be ‘the lift the heaviest’ or be ‘the fastest in the room’. We want all our members to be challenged, get fitter and stronger, but we want you to work with great technique, be injury free and in the best shape you can be.
  • Do you offer personal training?

    Absolutely we do! All of our coaches offer personal training. Get in touch for more information and to discuss what your best options are. You can let us know which coach you would like or we can pair you with who we think is most suitable depending on your specific training goals
  • Are there any age restrictions to participate in CrossFit?

    To sign up with CrossFit Putney you must be aged 18 or over.
  • Are there any changing rooms?

    We have modern changing rooms with showers and lockers for your kit.

Membership options and queries

  • How do your memberships work?

    At CrossFit Putney, there are no joining fees. Memberships run on a rolling month by month basis except for the class packs which are valid for the specific time for the chosen pack. We do not tie you into contracts as we want all our members to train with us because they really want to be here not because they have to. We also believe our training methods and our amazing community will keep you coming back for more! However, if you do need to end your membership, or if you think CrossFit is not right for you, that is not a problem and you can cancel at any time with a 30-day notice period.
  • What does my membership include?

    With all our membership options and class packs you have full access to all the classes and open gym sessions that are on offer at CrossFit Putney. However, the number of classes you can attend depends on the specific membership or class pack that you have chosen. You also have access to all of our community socials, in house team games competitions, members only Facebook group and special offers with our partners, such as pHNutrition and our in-house rehab and therapy partners, The Livewell Clinic.
  • Do I have to join the classes or can I do my own workouts in the gym?

    Yes, you can come a do you own workouts but only during ‘open gym’ times. Check the timetable here. You can use any equipment so long as it is not being used in any classes that are on at the same time. Non-members that have CrossFit experience can also use open gym as a drop-in session.
  • Does Open Gym count as one of my sessions?

    Yes, open gym will count as one of your allocated sessions.
  • How many classes I can book with the unlimited membership?

    On the unlimited membership, you can book into 1 class and 1 open gym or Yoga per day

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