How do I get started with training?
We recognize that the hardest part of establishing a new routine can be getting in the door. Our standing offer for all programs requires that all new clients take a free week of classes. You may start your free week any day or time classes are offered. The intention behind this is to remove as many obstacles as possible from one’s initial dip into the waters of training. Pick a time, and show up. If you drop us an email, that’s helpful too but not necessary. Remember, wanting to train and talking about training won’t produce much in the way of results. Getting in and actually training will. Again, while we know that starting something new is almost never easy, we aim to make it as welcoming and straight-forward a process as possible.
What if I don’t need a free week and I just want to sign up?
We require all prospective students do the trial week. This way you can make sure the program works for you. Check and see if you get along with the instructors and your fellow students. Make sure the class schedule fits in with your schedule. Take the week to examine any transportation issues you might have getting to the school. We don’t want you giving us your money unless the training is going to work for you. We want you to take the week to insure that you’ll show up to classes.
Is there a specific class for beginners that I should start with?
The Saturday morning 8AM class is the beginner CrossFit class and the Saturday 10AM class is the beginner Kung Fu class.
If you can’t make these times, don’t worry. We work hard to welcome beginners in all our classes.
What should I wear/bring to class?
Whatever you are comfortable moving in. Bring a water bottle.
For the Kung Fu, it’s best to wear long pants (as we sometimes end up on the ground) and unless you have a pair of dedicated non-marking indoor training shoes, you’ll have to go barefoot.
How do I sign my child up for classes?
Bring them in and have them try a free week. If they are hesitant, have them watch a class and see if that makes them more comfortable. Some children jump right in. Others take time to warm up. Whatever the case, get them through the door and then ask them after the class if they enjoyed it. If they did, great! Sign them up. If they didn’t, that’s fine too! One major function of the free week is to allow students to see if the class and the community is a good fit for them.
I want to start but I’m having trouble getting myself there. What can I do?
Here are some ideas that have helped others get started:
- Have a friend do the free week with you – even if they have no interest in signing up, they can kick start your new good habit. Maybe they’ll even end up liking classes and signing up with you.
- Talk to people about how you intend to go try classes. Build some peer pressure.
- Write out the reasons why training interests you and what your goals are. Inspire yourself.
I want to train but I’m broke. What can I do?
The Yoga class on Wednesdays and the beginner classes on Saturdays are always free. That means you can go to them for as long as you like and pay nothing.
If you want to train more than that but can’t afford it, write us an email about what you are going to do for us in exchange for discounted training. Maybe you have a skill you can use to improve the space, maybe you can teach something in the space… you tell us.