Getting Started

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So you’re interested in CrossFit, here’s how you can get started…

Free Trial Class (optional)

Sign up for a FREE introductory class by emailing us or call us at 514.585.5938! We offer first-timers a FREE no-strings-attached introductory class, scheduled at your convenience. This class is designed for clients who have had no contact with CrossFit as well as those more familiar with CrossFit. The primary objective of the class is to educate you on CrossFit philosophy and to expand on the material found on the What Is CrossFit? page. There is no fitness requirement to attend this class. We will give you a taste of what CrossFit can do for you and you will see the gym and meet the trainers!


Before you begin your Fundamentals sessions, we will meet you to discuss your objectives and your background so that we can tailor our program to fit your needs. We will further discuss the CrossFit method and answer any questions you have regarding the program.


All clients will be directed to the one-on-one Fundamentals classes as an entry point to the CrossFit de l’ouest program. Fundamentals are designed to teach you how to safely perform the movements you will need to participate in our semi-private classes. The Fundamentals are mandatory for everyone (see “Testing out” section below for exceptions). During this time, we will progressively ramp up intensity, so that you can meet the demands of our semi-private classes. During your private or semi-private (2-on-1 or 3-on-1 also available) sessions, you will get to work closely with our professional and experienced coaches. Private sessions allow you set the schedule, and get the undivided attention of the coach. In addition, personal training allows us to better address issues such as:

  • Past/present injuries
  • Limited flexibility/range-of-motion
  • Sport-specific performance demands
  • Specific medical instructions
  • Desire for extra accountability

At the end of your Fundamentals classes you will be evaluated on your competence in performing movements safely.

Testing out (1 session)

If you feel confident and comfortable performing basic gymnastics movements (i.e. pull-ups, dips, handstands) power lifts and Olympic lifts (ie. clean and jerk, snatch, deadlift, squat), you can request to test out of the Fundamentals and gain immediate access to our small group classes. Call or email us to schedule a time to come in and demonstrate your competence with one of our coaches. We have extremely high standards, so if you are unsure as to whether you are a candidate for testing out, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of our Fundamentals. If you think you are a candidate for testing out, contact us (information at bottom of page)!

Contact us to sign up today!

Telephone: 514-585-5938
Email: [email protected]

Do you want to know more about our fee structure? Click here to see our rates.
Would you prefer to hear about people just like you who have seen the CrossFit de l’ouest difference? Click here to see the testimonials