2. INTRODUCTORY CLASSES
The next thing I look at is how they incorporate new people into their community. I like to see a dedicated “fundamentals” program, though we all call it something different. At Rocket, we call ours “Blast Off,” for obvious reasons. Other gyms call it fundamentals, or on-ramp or who knows what. The point is that CrossFit can be dangerous, because you are doing gymnastics and lifting weight. In order to be safe, you MUST understand the principles of movement and how your body works. I look for a fundamentals program that is a minimum of 6 classes, for beginners only. That not only begins the process of building community, but it also keeps you safe. Ours is 12 classes, 3 times a week for 4 weeks. We take safety seriously.
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