1.) Is this a gym?
Yes, and no. It’s a place where you work out — in the sport of fitness.
2.) Aren’t you expensive?
Compared to what? A “regular” gym with no coaching? Yes, we are more expensive — and your results are worth every penny. We’re actually really cheap for the service and results you receive. In fact, our prices should be even higher.
3.) Isn’t CrossFit dangerous?
Yes, if you do it wrong. Just like brushing your teeth is dangerous if you stick the brush in your eye. There’s an essay we wrote about this subject: Read it here.
That’s why we have so much coaching. Most people weren’t born knowing how to perform Olympic lifts. Someone needs to teach you how to do it correctly. We’re the people to do it.
4.) Olympic Lifting? What’s that?
The Snatch. The Clean and Jerk. That stuff you see strong guys do at the Olympics. It’s a lot of fun — and a lot of technique. It’ll develop your explosive power like nothing else. And it’s not just for Olympians. We have grandmas and nursing mothers do it, as well as big, strong guys. And we’re the only athletic training facility in Watertown that has premium Olympic bars and bumpers. You can drop the weights at CrossFit Reload. In fact, if your lift goes bad, we want you to drop the weight. That’s why we have rubber bumper plates. Your safety is the most important thing to us.
5.) Why only classes? Why can’t I come in whenever I want?
Group workouts get better results. You’ll push yourself harder and have more fun in a group. Guaranteed.
6.) What are some of these abbreviations you use? What’s a WOD?
WOD = Workout of the Day
1RM= 1 Rep Max
5×5= 5 repetitions x 5 sets
7.) I’ve heard CrossFit is really hard. Is that true?
Compared to sitting on your couch, yes. Compared to dying of a heart attack because you’re overweight and your arteries are clogged? No. Seriously, everything can be what we term “scaled” — so you start at whatever level YOU need to start at. Our workouts differ by degree, not kind. What you’ll get out of your CrossFit experience is exactly what you put into it (absolutely no refunds).
8.)So does this mean you’re going to make me puke? I hear CrossFit makes you puke.
No. Not our bag. Hope it’s not yours.
9.) My gym says they have CrossFit classes, they just call it something else. Why should I come to you?
Because we’re good. And we are one of the original CrossFit gyms in CT.
10.) What’s your monthly membership?
Until you try CrossFit, that price is just not going to make sense. If I say $150 per month for unlimited training and coaching, does that make sense to you? If it does, e-mail us and sign up! And if it doesn’t make sense, e-mail us and we’ll explain!