FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How often should I workout? It really depends on the person. However, most goals can be achieved by exercising at least 4-5 times a week. Our program is carefully designed to give you the right dose for success. Members who show up the most, see the biggest changes, fast. The most important thing is to listen to your body. If you feel great, you should come workout. If you feel great but a little too sore, it’s normal! Come in anyway and have one of our awesome coaches scale or modify your workout.  If you feel worn down and tired, take a rest day or days. Always listen to your body.
  2. Am I sore or injured? Most likely sore. It is typical, especially for beginners, to feel very sore in places that they have never felt before. The best way to get rid of soreness is to get moving!
  3. Do I still need to go to another gym and do cardio or weights? Definitely not. CrossFit combines all aspects of physical fitness including cardio and weight training.
  4. I am out of shape and I can’t do anything intense. First the intensity is all relative to yourself and not anyone else. Second, as a beginner your goal isn’t to be super intense but to set a good routine of coming to the gym and working out. While you are doing this, you should also be learning as much as you can and really developing and understanding the correct techniques for each movement. Once you have been working out for consistently, have a good routine, and understand the movements and can do it with the correct technique, your next goal is to start hitting the workouts as hard as YOU can.
  5. I am a woman and I don’t want to get bulky and buff by lifting weight. Don’t worry, you won’t. Most men lift weights  everyday hours at a time trying to get buff. If its this hard for a man to get buff and bulky, it’s going to be a lot harder for a woman to get bulky. If CrossFit got women bulky, we’d be out of business!
  6. Should I be taking any supplements? If you are on a good health diet, you should be able to take in all the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body needs. We do recommend taking a protein supplement, as most of us do not take in enough protein for our bodies to recover. Consult with your doctor regarding any deficiencies in your body.
  7. I need help with my diet. Great! We provide nutritional consultation meetings including body assessment. Email our nutrition coach to schedule a consult: Debbie@northeastcrossfit.com