Is CrossFit for me?


I've been that person on the treadmill, flipping through People magazine. I show up, “work out” and leave and nobody noticed if I’d skip a day. Looking back it’s no wonder that I never got the results I wanted. So I got brave and tried CrossFit and discovered that CrossFit is the Cheers of the work out world - where everyone knowns you name. A friendly and accepting place, where everyone is an athlete, and everyone’s attendance, participation and progress matters. Is it physically hard? Yes, and some days I am sore. What I would tell someone who is thinking about CrossFit is that it can change your life in amazing ways. I’m stronger and have better flexibility, but what I didn’t realize when I walked in the door is the friends I would make and how important our community is. I’ll never treadmill alone again. 

So imagine for a moment you took that first step and walked into Jet City? Then what???

  1. Don't worry about being the new kid. Someone will walk up to you and get the ball rolling. You are not alone.
  2. Say something to your coach.  If you don’t have your “A” game, or are feeling intimidated, let them know. There is always an alternative. 
  3. Stronger than yesterday. Really, each work out is an investment in yourself, your loved ones, and your community. Be healthy for the long hall. 
  4. Stretch it out. Dedicate some extra time in or out of the gym to stretch, your body will thank you.
  5. Celebrate every victory, reinforce the positive, and keep on keeping on because the CrossFit journey is worth it! 

Start Where You Are


We hear it all the time: “I want to try CrossFit, but I think I need to get in shape before I can do that” or “I’ll start CrossFit after I’ve gone to the gym on my own for a while” or “I’m too out of shape for CrossFit.”

Now imagine someone who can’t cook at all; that person who burns water and microwaves every meal. Let’s call him Bob. Bob signs up for a 6-week cooking bootcamp where he’ll learn the basics: chopping, making sauces, roasting meats. He’s worried that he’s not ready for cooking class, so he decides to see what he can learn about cooking on his own before it starts. He spends hours online watching cooking videos, he buys a fancy knife set and practices chopping vegetables. By the time his first class rolls around, he’s got cuts on his fingers and a sore elbow from all of the chopping, and he’s so overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to cook on his own that he’s not even sure why he signed up anymore.

Would Bob have needed a cooking class if he’d already known how to cook? No, he signed up so that someone with experience could teach him the basics. He recognized that what he’d been trying on his own for years wasn’t working and it was time to make a change. If he’d known how to turn his culinary life around on his own, he would have already done it.

It’s the same with CrossFit. If you’re already a workout machine, you may not need us (we’d disagree, because there’s always room for improvement... but that’s another blog post). If you’re new to all of this why would you try to figure it out on your own? The wonderful thing about classes at Jet City is that you’re never alone and you don't have to figure things out by yourself. They're designed to meet you at your level, and adjust with you as you grow. You don’t have to know everything, and you don't have to be fit to walk in the door. In fact, that’s the entire point. CrossFit really is for everyone at any level: 65-year old retiree, stay at home Mom, adaptive athlete, you.

Don’t know how to lift weights!? We’d love to teach you (and have lots of experience and training)! Can’t jump!? We have boxes you can step onto instead. Don’t know when to do a sit up vs a push up? That’s what we’re here for.

Look, no one is born knowing how to do any of this - it’s something you learn over time (while improving your flexibility, health, and learning about yourself in the process). We were all new once: the people you see on TV with the crazy muscles, the coaches and staff at Jet City, the other folks you’ll meet around the gym. You don’t have to do this on your own, and you don’t have to be fit to walk in the door. Start where you are.

You can do this. We’re waiting for you.