Signing up for your CrossFit session is a big step, you’ve probably heard a lot about it, now you want to give it a go, rest assured, this can actually be one of the hardest parts!
Now you have committed to showing up, there are a few things to know.
These tips for your first training session will make things easier.
1. Eat first (just not too much)
CrossFit requires energy! To make the most of your workout, you need to have fuel in the tank. However, be smart as to how much you eat, what you eat and give yourself plenty of time to digest it. Have a small, protein-based snack or shake before you get going and you’ll feel great during and after your first class
2. Bring a towel
CrossFit promises fast results but as the saying goes: No pain, no gain! It’ll get sweaty! Bring your own towel.
3. Start slow…
If you go all out straight away, you’ll end up with an injury. Stick close to your trainer and they’ll let you know if you’re overdoing it on your first session. Don’t hit that red line, pace yourself and get a feel for your capabilities.
4. …but don’t be afraid to challenge yourself
With the above being said, don’t hold back too much. Try some things you never thought you would be able to do. You might find you’re not so successful but at least you can set a starting point to work from.
5. Log your WODs
Download “Beyond the Whiteboard” to your smartphone. One of the key components of CrossFit training is tracking your results. Logging down your achievements from the get-go will help you chart measurable improvements.
6. Invest in some quality footwear
What you’ wear on your feet is important and is well worth the investment. You’ll be happiest in a training shoe recommended by your coaches and suitable to crossfit.
7. Do some research
CrossFit will introduce you to a whole new set of lingo and it can feel overwhelming at first. Before your first class, Google a few CrossFit terms to understand what they mean. Pretty soon, you’ll be heading to the Box for your WOD and chatting about the girls with everybody else ready for your EMOM or AMRAP.
8. Remember, everyone started at some point
The most seasoned CrossFitters started as newbies with no idea what they were doing. When you enter the gym, you may witness some incredible talent and some inspiring bodies. But rest assured, nothing was achieved overnight! Be motivated by the senior members, not intimidated.
9. Listen to your coaches
One of the biggest benefits of CrossFit is you have a coach working with you constantly. Make the most of their knowledge by asking for advice and taking cues from your them. With their advice, you’ll be able to achieve better results, faster.
10. Bring a smile
This is the big one! CrossFit has a huge focus on friendship, community and FUN. As well as working out, you’re setting yourself up for some life-changing friendships. Get ready to support and be supported while you’re on your amazing fitness journey.
Finally, don’t forget that your first workout is only the beginning. The feeling of being challenged is one you’ll get used to and even look forward to. Pretty soon, you’ll be a CrossFit expert, encouraging your friends and family to join in the fun!
Ready to start your journey towards better health?
The first step is to book yourself in for a FREE trial session. All you need to do is CLICK HERE and complete the form. Then one of our coaches will call you right away to discuss your goals.