Frequently Asked Questions

Although we highly recommend a one-month period of Introductory Classes, especially for people new to CrossFit, we absolutely allow potential members to drop in to any class – free of charge. Make sure that you advise the Coach that you are a “first-timer,” so that he or she can keep a watchful eye on you, and add additional instruction if necessary. After your first or second class, with input from our coaching staff, you may elect to simply join regular classes or begin an Introductory Class for Beginners. Also, if you would like to schedule a time to visit and spend time with our Manager or one of our Coaches, simply fill out our online form, and we can schedule an individual meeting / consultation.
No! One of the many great things about CrossFit is that every workout can be scaled or modified to suit any fitness level. What that means is that a new CrossFitter and a veteran Crossfitter can do the same workout, but the workout is scaled according to each athlete’s fitness level. We teach our athletes how to scale and modify workouts in all of our introductory programs and our coaches always provide modifications in our regular group classes. You do not need to get in shape before starting at CrossFit FC Fountain City. That’s what we are here for.
We welcome drop-in athletes at CrossFit FC Fountain City. Check out our class schedule and see what works best for you. Please visit our Dropping-In page to learn more.
Yes! While you will not see crunches at CrossFit FC Fountain City, we know that a weak trunk and poorly stabilized spine is the single most significant limiting factor in all human movement and sports. To this end, our programming specifically addresses trunk or “core” strength.
If you are really worried about this, read this article. But the short answer is no, lifting weights will not bulk you up. In fact, it will help you burn more calories and look better naked.
Surely because we never do any long sessions of running, CrossFitters can’t have any endurance or stamina. Wrong. The widely touted measure of aerobic stamina and endurance is VO2 max, the amount of oxygen that your body can consume during sustained aerobic exercise — medium intensity stuff like distance running or biking. There is a common misconception that long bouts of aerobic exercise are the only way to build stamina and endurance, but this simply isn’t true.
In the same way muscles must be taken beyond their limits and torn to stimulate growth, your ability to process oxygen must be pushed out of equilibrium in order to increase your capacity to process it. Running at some level below your aerobic threshold (i.e. less than 100% VO2 max) will do little if anything to increase this ability. To push it out of equilibrium and induce growth you have to workout at 200% or more of your aerobic ability. In metabolic terms, you need to work the high-intensity phosphagenic and glycolytic pathways in order to improve the medium-low intensity aerobic pathway.
Still want to learn more? Check out this article from the CrossFit Journal.
No. We do not currently have showers, although, it is one of our plans for the future.
We certainly do not want to force someone to keep a membership at CFFC against their wishes – for any reason. Memberships can be cancelled at any time.