Frequently Asked Questions
We do occasionally make exceptions for people who have a solid foundation in sports and strength training. We encourage you to call or write to us to discuss your background as well as goals, however, we’d also like to meet you in person so that a) you can attend a free trial and b) we can assess your skill level to determine which avenue you should take. If we feel you already highly competent in many of the movements we will recommend private sessions at an accelerated pace.
If you have done CrossFit at another affiliate or elsewhere, you may feel qualified to skip fundamentals. If this is the case, you may request to “test out” of fundamentals by taking one private session. Note that we are extremely high standards, so if you are not sure whether you are ready or not to jump into group classes, you should consider taking a few personal training sessions to work on some of the more technical movements.
General Training Questions
We also limit the group size to ensure that you receive proper supervision, this way we can correct minor technical faults and make corrections as needed. In the case of major technical faults or unsafe movement execution we will stop you, even if it’s in the middle of the workout. Finally our junior coaches are experienced and well trained, they go through an extensive apprenticeship process before they are coaching clients without supervision of a senior coach.
Safety is a top concern at CrossFit de l’ouest, and we want to make sure that you get the results you want. Keep in mind that even with all these measures,it is impossible to remove all risk, particularly when working at very high intensity, and injuries do happen.