Do I have to be in shape before I can start CrossFit?
No. It will actually be more beneficial if you start CrossFit without any knowledge of how to exercise. You get to learn the important fundamentals right off the bat. This will allow you to develop a great base. Exercising without coaching can lead to improper form, muscular imbalances, and higher risk for injury.
Is CrossFit for athletes only?
CrossFit is for EVERYONE! We focus on functional movements. These functional movements are essential human movements that we use everyday. Any movement and any workout can scaled to fit each individuals needs. Bottom line, everyone will benefit from CrossFit….even your grandmother.
Is CrossFit safe? I heard you can get injured doing CrossFit, is this true?
CrossFit is absolutely safe when done correctly. In our Elements program we teach you proper mechanics for these functional movements in a safe, intensity-free, 1:1 personal training environment. During your time at CrossFit Franklin your coaches will continue to monitor and correct your movements in the regular group setting, as safety is our #1 priority. We first teach you proper mechanics, we drill them consistently then we add the intensity.
Remember, any activity can result in injury. CrossFit is safer than most activities because we incorporate movements your body is MEANT to do. When was the last time you saw someone outside of the gym doing a bicep curl? Never, this movement does nothing for you in real life. Now when was the last time you saw someone deadlift in real life? Pretty recently I bet. CrossFit makes you fit for life! We want you to be your best YOU!