Do I need to be an elite level athlete to try CrossFit?

–       No.  This is an unfortunate misconception!  By design, CrossFit is intended to suit the needs of the masses.  Principally, we believe that the needs of an elite level athlete and a deconditioned one differ in degree, not kind.  This means that young or old, in shape or not, you start your fitness journey at Revel Athletics wherever you are today.  We all benefit from training in functional movement patterns like squatting, pushing, pulling, etc… However, the intensity at which each athlete trains at Revel Athletics is entirely specific to his/ her current level of fitness.  No matter who you are, Revel Athletics will benefit you!

What should I expect from a typical class at Revel Athletics?

–       At Revel Athletics, we accomplish a lot in a typical hour- long class.  We begin with a dynamic group warm-up where we prepare your body for the movements to come.  Next, we drill and discuss the nuances of each movement included in the day’s WOD (workout of the day) so that you can continue to develop safe, effective and efficient movement patterns as you progress.  After that, its 3,2,1…go!  Tackle your workout at your 100% and cheer on others as they do the same.  At the end of each class we lead a targeted stretch or mobility segment to help promote recovery.

By the end of each session, you can expect to feel a sense of accomplishment and community as you walk out the door.

How frequently should I come?

–       Often times, the best answer is to listen to your body! While some people adjust very quickly to new physical demand, for others this transition may take more time.  That’s ok!  Typically for an athlete experiencing a light and “general muscle soreness,” we encourage you to get off you ass and get back to work.  Nonetheless, we understand that rest is an integral part of achieving peak performance.  To experience ideal results, generally athletes work up to a frequency of 3-4 times a week.

How is CF different than other gyms?

–       1.  The Methodology- CrossFit is about general physical preparedness.  We continuously vary our workouts to keep your body guessing and getting stronger ALWAYS.  This is how we achieve true adaptation.  We avoid traditional plateau promoting workout programs like the plague.  Additionally, we apply up to date knowledge of movement science to disciplines that have been around and effective for generations.  We use gymnastics, weightlifting, powerlifting, and metabolic conditioning in infinitely different combinations to build superior athletes and prevent boredom!

–       2.  The Community-  At Revel Athletics you will be surrounded by like minded people who share your interest in getting better.  Your fellow Revel Athletics Crossfitters will encourage and challenge you to achieve a level of physical and mental fortitude you may have never thought possible.

–       3.  The Equipment-  At Revel Athletics you wont find traditional globo-gym equipment.  We learn to use our bodies, barbells, gymnastic rings or even tractor tires to get strong, fast!