how to get started
The only way to find out if CrossFit Up Dog is right for you is to come in and try us out. We offer you a FREE introductory class, designed to introduce you to CrossFit and the way our classes and programs are structured. You will get to see our facility, meet our coaches, and try our workouts with our ‘Dog Pound’.
What is the Intro Program and why do you have to take it?
Great question. CrossFit utilizes a broad range of technical multi-joint functional movements, and simple feeder movements. Because of this we are an environment that is 100% coached. Before joining regular classes we have you complete our Foundations program where we introduce you to the movements in our programming (barbell and dumbbell work, pull-up bar and other gymnastic movements, deadlifts, olympic lifts, the presses, rowing mechanics, accessory work and mobility work, their progressions and important feeder movements).
These sessions accommodate all levels of experience to build a stable base and later allow more complex movements to be performed well. You don’t need to have a high current level of fitness before you start CrossFit. We will teach you the movements that are the most efficient for developing fitness, and the weights in your workouts will be scaled to your current capacity. You learn about how and why we do what we do, how to safely perform the movements and how to modify them if needed.
We learn about how you move and your capacity in different domains of fitness, to best accommodate your needs in the workouts. This is the first step in building a coach/athlete relationship.
Whether you have a limited background in fitness, or have trained these movements on your own before, you will find that being coached and hearing new cues is beneficial to your skill development or refinement.