What do you get from a typical gym membership?
You pay a flat fee to use the equipment. Then pay for personal training as an extra, up to £30 per hour on top of your membership each time.
What do you get from a CrossFit Membership?
At CrossFit Tamworth, we program your workouts, instruct movements, and scale the workout if necessary, offer nutritional suggestions if requested, and are committed to each client every time you walk in the door. The CrossFit Classes are done in small groups the equivalent of semi-personal training.
There are three major reasons why being a member at a CrossFit Gym are a better investment than being a member of other gyms.
Coaches at CrossFit Tamworth
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What should I expect at my first CrossFit workout?
Your first workout at CrossFit Tamworth will be a fun and challenging experience. Each class starts with a dynamic warm-up, then its skill training, instruction and movement standards for the WOD (workout of the day). When your coach says 3-2-1 Go! the challenge begins and our communities of athletes push them selves and encourage others to achieve elite fitness.
Our community class is designed for universal scalability and anyone can participate. Please contact us or register on the get started place for free taster class to try before committing to the Fundamentals a 2 x 1 hour 30 minutes course over 2 days (Tuesday and Thursday).
Do I need prior experience to take classes?
No. New members participate in our Fundamental Course and then transition into any scheduled WOD theyd like. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already dolike squatting, pushing and pulling. Workouts can be scaled to inspire the beginner and challenge the most elite athlete.
Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?
No. Really. There is a common misconception that CrossFit is for elite athletes. The truth is that it is for everyone. Sure, we say that we are forging elite fitness and we are. This means that you start the journey where you are today. And, if you stay on our path its likely that you will get in to the best physical, emotional and psychical shape of your life.
Our community is comprised of competitive athletes, former athletes, working professionals, people that had never stepped foot into a gym and people with physical ailments. Allow us to get you into the best shape of your life.
Should I warm up and stretch before class?
We always have a warm up session before the Workout of the Day. If you find yourself with a little extra time before or after class, feel free to start warming up on your own, practice skills, or just socialise. All we ask is that you come in ready to do some work!
Do you recommend training daily?
No. Maximum benefits are derived from intensity and recovery. We offer a complete health and fitness program, and so we recommend that you take time to recover so that you perform your best at every session. This will prevent injury and backsliding from overtraining. Youll be surprised to learn that the volume of training doesnt reflect your fitness or progression. Talk to one of our coaches to choose the schedule that meets your specific goalsespecially if youre using CrossFit as your conditioning program for a specific sport.
On the other end of the spectrum, we do want to see people coming in on a regular basis. Generally, the CrossFit prescription is 3 days on and 1 day off. Of course, life (and your work schedule) doesn’t see it that way. At a minimum, we want you in 3 to 4 days per week. Your success matters to us, and the only way to achieve that is if you come in.
What makes CrossFit different from other gyms?
CrossFit is about variance and adaptation. We program our workouts for General Physical Preparedness, or GPP. We dont have leg days, back- and bi- days, or cardio days. We believe the body is a whole system, and strengthen it as a whole.
Our coaches also give you basic education in diet and nutrition if requested. We believe that nutrition is the foundation of health and fitness and know that how we feed our bodies determines how quickly we achieve the results we want.
So for you, this means youre a better runner than the best weightlifter, a better lifter than the best marathoner, and generally physically prepared for anything in your everyday life. Plus youll live in a healthy body with a strong, lean physique.
The best part is that every workout is lead by a qualified coach and like-minded people who want to be and feel better join you.
What can I expect after my first CrossFit workout?
You will feel successful and part of a community of athletes, many of whom you did NOT expect to be CrossFitters. Youll have a better understanding of how classes are run and the method behind what we do. And its likely you will have learned new things, be a little bit sore and excited to come back for more.
What are some of the exercises/movements we do?
CrossFit teaches 9 Foundational Movements. The mastery of these 9 movements correlate directly to the efficiency of the exercises performed during your workouts and transfer to the development of other skills you see often in WODs.
- Air Squat
- Front Squat
- Overhead Squat
- Shoulder Press
- Push Press
- Push Jerk
- Sumo Deadlift High Pull
- Medicine Ball Clean
- Muscle Snatch
- Power Snatch
All of these movements are covered on the Fundamentals Course to guarantee your comfort in executing them properly and effectively.
Other movements/exercises include:
- Pull Ups
- Push Ups
- Sit Ups
- Box Jumps
- Kettlebell Work
- Wall Balls
- Static Holds
- And various others
While this list may seem foreign or intimidating, please note that every one of them is modifiable and scalable to meet your skill level and needs.
What if I do not want to join CrossFit Tamworth, but prefer working with one of your trainers one-on-one?
That is totally fine! Inquire at the front desk or by Email and you can schedule personal training.
Do you take Debit cards, credit cards and cash?
Yes. We accept all forms of payment
Can I have a receipt?
Yes. We offer receipts for all transactions, printed, emailed, or both.
Do you offer discounted membership for active military, Students and Emergency Services?
Absolutely. Thank you to those who serve the rest of us. Just need to show us a in date ID card once arriving.