Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is membership expensive?
- Is CrossFit right for me?
- Am I in good enough shape for CrossFit?
- Can I get the attention I need in a group setting?
- What is a CrossFit affiliate?
- How Do I start?
A better question is: What is the value of CrossFit York's service?
At CrossFit York:
- You will always work with a trainer, who will offer you instruction on movements and proper form, modify or scale the workout to fit your personal needs, and provide advice, suggestions, and feedback during your workout.
- You will be able to attend as many classes per week as you like.
- Each workout is programmed with a proper warm-up and ends with a structured group stretch or mobility work.
- You are ensured measurable sucess.
We operate seven days a week. You could feasibly meet with a trainer for one hour seven times a week - 28 sessions per month - at $175 a month (our most expensive rate). That's $6.25 per hour. If you attended three sessions a week each month, that would be $14.50 per hour. A “globo” gym's best rate for personal training is $360 per month. That price requires a 6-12 month commitment and comes with a strict cancellation policy. In other words, for three 30-minute sessions a week, or 12 sessions a month, you pay $60 per hour.
The next time you are in a “globo gym,” look around at the number of machines. Each machine averages $5,000. A “globo gym” offering a dirt-cheap membership (typically with an iron-clad contract) will require several hundred to thousands of members to stay in business. Imagine if every member showed up at the same time. The bottom line is that the typical “globo gym” business model centers around selling memberships to people who rarely or never show up. CrossFit York thrives on the success of our members.
The simple answer: Yes
It doesn't matter what your fitness goals are, CrossFit will help you achieve them quickly. By executing a variety of compound functional movements at a high intensity you will improve in all aspects of fitness.
The benefits are as follows:
Compound functional movements utilize more muscles which burns fat much faster than isolation movements.
Never boring or predictable
The constantly varied WOD (workout of the day) means you will never do the same "routine." Ever. Although the WODs are based on a core group of movements, the order, combinations, reps and rounds always are varied. Each day is different, each week is different.
The variety of exercises also means your body won't adapt to a particular exercise routine. You will never plateau. All WODs are based on repeatable and measurable (timed) exercises. So from time to time you will execute a previous WOD to see if you can do it faster.
All WODs are lead by a trainer to ensure proper and safe execution of the movements. In addition to the trainer, you also might be among other clients in a group setting. Finally, all WODs have a time element to encourage you to push harder.
Show up as you are. Really! We'll make you better.
All of our workouts consist of compound functional movements, which are natural, scalable, modifiable or have substitutions. This means that everyone, regardless of age, gender, or fitness level can have fun exercising together.
Our trainers are CPR/First Aid certified and have at least a CrossFit certification. Most of us have multiple fitness-related certifications. We are taught to handle large groups; however, in most cases, the client-to-trainer ratio will never be greater than 12 to 1. If necessary, we will add a second or third trainer. We are trained to keep you safe while improving your fitness level.
It means we are a licensed CrossFit facility, meeting a certain standard. A standard which you should look for when you are trusting someone with your health.
CrossFit has been around since the 1980s, but recently has started to explode worldwide. There are more than 6,000 affiliates around the globe and counting. CrossFit York was the first CrossFit affiliate in Central Pennsylvania, and our affiliate was one of the first 400 in the US. Training at CrossFit York means you're training with the most experienced coaches in the area, and with an institution that prides itself in being a part of the CrossFit legacy.
Be aware of imitators and impostors who might claim to do "CrossFit" or "CrossFit-like" programs. It is in the best interest of your safety and fitness to look for a licensed CrossFit affiliate.