I'm interested in joining 626 - how do I get started?
That’s great! You can get started by scheduling you free consultation with us in-person or over the phone. This will help us find a fitness program that best suits you. There are several ways to contact us:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us at 626.765.1348
- Drop by the facility and schedule in person.
Do you have a beginner's course or on-ramp program?
Do I have to be in shape before starting CrossFit?
No. It will actually be more beneficial if you start CrossFit without any knowledge of how to exercise. You get to learn fundamentals right off the bat, allowing you to develop a great base. Exercising without coaching can lead to improper form, muscular imbalances, and higher risk for injury.
Will I get bulky doing CrossFit?
This is the biggest fear that most women have when exercising. That is why you mainly see women on cardio machines in the gym and not in the weight room. Women need to incorporate strength training more than men because they are at higher risk for osteoporosis. Your bones are not going to get stronger by hitting the elliptical everyday.
Also, testosterone is required for a person to develop large muscles. Women have 1/10 the testosterone as men which makes it impossible to develop huge muscles naturally. The huge and buff women you see are are either taking testosterone injections, eating a diet geared towards “bulking”, and working very differently than women who are not trying to achieve large-size muscles. Have no fear of getting bulky.
CrossFit will actually give women the look they are after. Our program will help you burn fat and increase lean muscle mass. This results in a lean and toned body.
I heard you can get injured doing CrossFit. Is CrossFit safe?
CrossFit is safe when done correctly. In our Foundations program, we teach you proper mechanics for these functional movements, and continue to review them in the regular group setting, as safety is a priority for us. We first teach you proper mechanics, we drill them consistently then we add the intensity.
Remember, any activity can result in injury. CrossFit is safer than most activities because we incorporate movements your body is meant to do in a controlled environment.
I have back and/or knee problems. Can I still do CrossFit?
Many people hurt or tweak their lower backs, knees, shoulders, etc. and are afraid to exercise those areas. The problem with avoiding those previously hurt areas forever is that they never get strengthened. This is disaster waiting to happen. You create muscular imbalances by training other areas of your body and avoiding the problem area. You become stronger everywhere else but at the same time that problem area gets weaker in comparison. This actually increases your chance for that area to be reinjured.
CrossFit can be used as rehab for injuries. Many people have come to us, unable to Squat (get yourself up from a seated position), Deadlift (picking up your groceries), Press (putting something up on a shelf). CrossFit teaches you how to move properly and exercise with correct mechanics, which in turn helps you regain functional capacity.
Does CrossFit 626 have showers and towel service?
We have a men’s and women’s locker room, each with two showers and a changing area. We do not provide towel service and kindly ask that you bring your own toiletries.
Do you offer childcare?
We do not offer childcare services, but we do have a safe place for children to play while their parents workout. You are responsible for monitoring your children during training sessions.
Does CrossFit 626 have a parking lot?
We offer 6 parking spaces near the back entrance. There is also plenty of street parking that can be found along Huntington Drive. Please read all posted signs on all streets for any restrictions.
What is your Drop In Policy?
Members of out-of-town CrossFit affiliates are welcome to drop in to any of our normally scheduled group coaching sessions for $30.00 per visit! If you would like to stay for multiple days or weeks, give us a call or email and we’ll get you situated with a temporary membership.