Getting Started with CrossFit Akron
First things first - the only way to begin your training at CrossFit Akron is with a FREE INTRO session, these are by appointment only.
Our INTRO session is a FREE one-on-one training session during which you’ll get a chance to learn a lot more about our program and actually experience a CrossFit workout for yourself. It is by appointment only, about 50 minutes and is a prerequisite for taking a class. Its purpose is to help us serve you better by getting to know your goals and expectations, fitness level, and experience. Once you have completed the Intro, you then will be approved to continue to the OnRamp program.
On Ramp Classes
A firm grasp of the fundamentals is essential for the safety and effectiveness of the CrossFit programming. To that end, we need to spend more time with new athletes and give them a solid grounding in the fundamentals.
Once you have completed the Intro you will begin our OnRamp classes or Private Coaching sessions, listed below, to teach you the fundamental movement patterns you need for CrossFit (and Life).
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Gain an understanding of CrossFit methodology. You’ll gain an understanding of the elements of fitness and how our programming in the gym will help you get fitter in every way. You will be able to explain to your co-workers or spouse why you are not going to be spending 30 minutes every day on the treadmill!
- Learn the form and technique to perform the fundamental CrossFit movements
- You will also get detailed (Whole9) nutrition information so that you can begin the process of optimizing your body composition. We all want to get lean, lose fat and keep muscle. Here’s the truth…you can’t out train a crappy diet!
- During these sessions you will get a workout. They will get progressively more challenging as we go. The difficulty of them is in your hands.
Our OnRamp classes meet 3 days a week for 2 weeks for a total of 6 classes. The OnRamp will cover the CrossFit nine fundamental movements and methodology needed to participate in the group class atmosphere. This class is for the generally healthy individual. Make sure that you are able to attend the amount of classes needed to graduate from the OnRamp. Missing classes may result in needing to make them up in private coaching sessions. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about these classes.
Put It into Practice
Once the OnRamp program is completed and you are approved for the basic Workout of the Day classes (WOD) you can start the regularly scheduled classes, you can choose one of several training packages that will give you access to the “Work Out of the Day” fitness program and skill classes.
Those that are familiar with CrossFit, have completed WODs on your own, are healthy and active, may Test-Out of the OnRamp Program. It is pass or fail. If you fail, you may be asked to do Private Coaching to learn where you failed and how to fix it.
OnRamp Private Coaching:
The new athlete will need to complete a series of 6, 1-on-1 private coaching sessions. This will allow the new athlete to succeed and thrive in the group class atmosphere. Small group is also available with a price reduction for each athlete in group; see OnRamp for more info. If after your sessions, you still are not ready for classes, then you may continue at normal private training rates. Must be used within 30 days.