FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

CROSSFIT

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Do I have to do the Fundamentals?

If you are new to CrossFit, yes. If you have done an on-ramp course with at least 3 month’s CrossFit experience in a registered CrossFit affiliate, you may join our mainstream classes. However, if an instructor feels you may benefit from covering some of the basics again, you may be directed to take some Fundamentals classes.

Do you offer taster sessions?

New joiners are afforded a free introductory consultation with a Senior Coach before joining Fundamentals. Sign-up here.

If you are an experienced CrossFitter and want to try out a class before becoming a regular member, you can purchase a Single Session Pass and book into a WOD class before committing to a larger package of classes.

Do you offer CrossFit Personal Training?

Yes. If there is a specific area of weakness you’d like to address, or attending regular classes is not progressing you fast enough, or simply if you prefer to learn on a 1-2-1 basis, we offer Personal Training at all of our facilities for all our types of training.

If you know of a coach who you’d like to visit for 1-2-1 sessions, you can contact them directly, or speak to them in class about booking their services.

If you’re new to the gym, or not sure where to begin, email support@crossfitlondonuk.com and we can help you organise a session.

I’m worried I’m not fit enough for CrossFit yet. What do I need to before I start?

There is no minimum level of fitness needed to start. All you need is a pair of trainers and a willing attitude.

CrossFit is infinitely scaleable and we don’t expect you to be able to perform any particular movements before you begin. The Fundamentals classes will fully prepare you for all the movements you’ll need in the mainstream classes.

Do you accept drop-ins?

We cater for drop-ins but you will need to book-in first. Book here.

Do you do t-shirt swaps?

Unfortunately not. But you can buy our t-shirts from the box when you come for a class.

How old do I have to be to join in?

You need to be a minimum of 16 years old to participate in our CrossFit classes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GYMNASTICS

Is Gymnastics dangerous?

We make every effort to make our classes as safe as possible, but the answer is unfortunately still ‘yes’! Most gymnastics is about jumping in the air, doing something cool and landing. It’s very easy to land badly and twist an ankle, twist a knee, hurt a wrist, tweak a neck. Of course we have mats and super-soft stuff to train on – but nevertheless this sport has a high risk factor.

Many of our clients are office workers and, frankly, they can still hobble to work if necessary. If your career depends on your limbs working, you may not want to take the risk. If you are a professional footballer, maybe give it a miss!

Participation in the gymnastics classes is entirely at your own risk. Please inform support@crossfitlondonuk.com immediately if you injure yourself in one of our gymnastics sessions.

What if I have a medical condition?

We advise that you seek the guidance of your doctor or medial professional before starting any new sport.

By attending one of our sessions you are telling us that you are injury free and fit to join in.

How much do the sessions cost?

The full fees breakdown can be found here, but the more you buy the cheaper it is.

All the class packages carry an expiry date, and will expire if you don’t use them in time. Please take this into account before purchasing.

Can I skip the Level 1 and go straight to Level 2 or 3?

No. Access to the Level 2 and 3 classes is entirely at the discretion of the Gymnastics coaches having seen you demonstrate the requisite skills and competence of the movements they teach.

Do you offer free sessions? Can I rock up and pay on the day?

No and no. You must book and pay for your session in advance. We welcome pre-paid and pre-booked drop-ins, but discourage spectators in the facility (except parents in Kids’ classes).

How do I go about booking my first session?

You can see our full schedule and reserve your class on our booking website.

I don’t have internet access or a credit/debit card. What can you do to help?

In order to secure your spot in class, you must book in advance on our booking website. It is possible to pay on arrival at the gym, but we cannot guarantee that there will be availability in your chosen class if you have not booked in advance.

Do you offer personal training in gymnastics?

If there is a specific movement you’d like to learn and attending classes would take too long, or if your would prefer to learn on a 1-2-1 basis, we offer Gymnastics Personal Training.

You can arrange this with your coaches when you see them for classes, or we can put you in contact with them by emailing support@crossfitlondonuk.com.

How old do I have to be to join in?

For adult classes you need to be a minimum of 17 years old. Are youth classes are for 8-16 year olds.

What qualifications do your coaches have?

In order to teach our gymnastic classes, our instructors need to pass our internal assessment process and demonstrate:

1) That they can perform the move, and
2) demonstrate that they are capable of putting together a  drill-based approach to help adult and recreational youth learners approach the task.
3) They are highly conscious of safety
4) They are able to teach learners  to spot each other
5) They are able to use a range of teaching skills from simple demonstrations, to using effective oral, physical and video feedback.

This often means we are unable to use  ‘elite  gymnasts’ as they are geared towards teaching elite children.

Our coaches are assessed on their understanding of the move, the range of drills they bring to the table, their ability to empathise with adult learners, set up appropriate practises  and effective safe spotting regimes. The are required to have an up to date First Aid certificate.

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