FAQs

Who can do Crossfit?

Anyone!  CrossFit is a broad and inclusive exercise programme that can be done by anyone and everyone.  We scale the movements and weights to a level that ’s appropriate for you .  We often here people say they need to get fit before they can come to CrossFit, that is rubbish!  We are for everyone.

How fit do I have to be?

It is a common misconception that you have to be fit to do CrossFit, that’s absolutely NOT the case.  Everything we do is scaleable for each individual.  There is no better time to start than RIGHT NOW.  You don’t have to be fit to start, you WILL become fit once you have.

What is a WOD?

A WOD is the Workout Of the Day.  This is the same workout for all classes in a day and the results are recorded after each class.  As CrossFit is constantly varied, WODs will be different every day.

What is RX?

RX is the maximum recommended weight, movement or exercise.  This is arrived at with an experienced athlete in mind.  It is NOT what everyone should do.  Everyone in a class will perform exercises with weights that are right for them.  We, as coaches, will ensure that we know exactly the right level for you.

What to wear and what to bring?

Wear normal exercise clothing: shorts or comfy trousers, a t-shirt or vest and a pair of comfortable trainers.  Bring plenty of water, a snack for afterwards and some spare clothing as you will sweat!

What are the basic movements?

The nine fundamental movements of CrossFit are: squat, front squat, overhead squat; shoulder press, push press, push jerk; deadlift, sumo high-pull deadlift and medball clean.  These movements are all introduced and taught during our Fundamentals course. Also, we practice press-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, jumps, throws, running and rowing in as many combinations as possible.

Are there beginners classes?

No, we have found the best way to get new members up and running is to coach as we go on the WODs.  Each class is capped at 12 to allow time for a lot of personal scaling and coaching so you will be well looked after.  We offer fundamental mornings once every 4 months to enable all those recent joiners to refine their movements.  Our coaches are available before, during and after classes to handle any questions and open gym is available to practice and hone your technique.

We will offer Crossfit Lite as of September 2017 which will use bodyweight CrossFit movements and can act as a more gentle introduction to a main WOD.

What to do when I first arrive?

You should be met by a coach.  If we are in the middle of a WOD, and coaching other athletes, give us a wave to let us know you’re here and we’ll get you settled in as soon as its safe to.

How does Crossfit benefit my other sports that I do?

CrossFit will improve your fitness, strength, mobility and endurance across a broad range of activities.  This will show in improved performance in other sports.

What is the class structure?

Each class lasts around an hour.  During that time we will warm up, work on skills, work on strength and technique and perform a metcon (metabolic conditioning) WOD.  After this we will cool down and stretch off worked muscles.

Why is it different from a normal gym?

We work as a team, in a group that is both supportive and competitive.  We use bars to lift and to pull ourselves up to.  We use medicine balls to throw and the pavements to run on.  We don’t use machines.  WE ARE the machines!

What’s great about CrossFit FearNaught?

We believe we have a great community that engenders great support for each other and friendships beyond the box.  You will get great coaching and lots of one to one focus on technique.  We are an an owner managed business and we care a great deal about the gym, our members and the community, which leads to a great experience for everyone!