Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be in shape before starting CrossFit?

No. Every workout can be scaled for each individual’s fitness level which means anyone can join in on the fun! We regularly have people that have literally never worked out a day in their life right next to a person who has worked out their whole life – and they are doing the exact same thing, just scaled appropriately to their respective fitness levels. The only requirements are that you have a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, to learn new things, and have the desire and passion to let us help you reach your fitness goals. You will succeed and see great results. We want to coach anyone desiring to get into the best shape of their lives.

I’ve heard that CrossFit causes injuries, what’s the deal with that?

CrossFit, as performed in our facility, is very safe due to our three basic concepts of mechanics, consistency, and intensity. You must learn to do the movements safely and consistently before we account for varying intensity. Furthermore, you are always under the watchful eye of one of our coaches every time you step foot in the facility. With all that said, we’d be ignorant to say that you can’t ever get hurt here. We don’t train to purposely hurt ourselves, but sometimes it happens; injuries are just a part of life.

What can I expect if I train with you?

We produce results. We realize how busy everyone’s lives can be and know there are other places to train, so we’re not out to waste your time. Because you are committed to us for that session, we will give you the utmost professionalism and coaching, motivate you to reach your physical potential, foster team building, camaraderie, and ensure you have fun while doing it! If you are not interested in learning new things, getting in the best shape of your life, meeting new friends, working hard, and sweating, then CrossFit Minnetonka might not be for you.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

It is impossible to predict exact rates at which individuals may progress. Everyone progresses at different speeds and in different ways as the body make-up has the ultimate control. Progression depends first and foremost on your commitment and consistency in the training session. It takes time to ingrain good workout AND nutritional habits into your daily life - the journey is just as important as the destination.

Will I lose fat?

In short, yes. The idea/theory that you need to do slow, steady state cardio exercise in order to burn fat is long since disproven. While it does work, it is not necessarily the most efficient method. There is a lot of research that shows what a superior advantage anaerobic activity has over the traditional ‘cardio’ model, not just in terms of strength, speed and power output but also the ability to develop cardio capacity or ‘endurance.’ Coincidentally, the factor MOST responsible for weight loss in controlled experiments is absolute power output, or rather ‘how much work can you do in a given amount of time.’

What do I need to bring with me?

Normal workout clothes (t-shirt, shorts, comfy shoes), water and a great attitude! :)

What is a typical class like?

Each class is one-hour long. We start with a dynamic group warm-up that is designed to get the blood pumping, muscles and joints lose, and get you nice and warm. Next, we devote anywhere between 10-20 minutes on our ‘skill sessions.’ These are times when we are working on specific skills (as a group) to improve our technique and/or get stronger. Depending on that day’s focus, you might see barbell work, gymnastic work, plyo boxes, kettlebells, jump rope, and even running mechanics. After that comes the ‘Workout of the Day’ or WOD. Before we yell “3…2…1…GO” we go over all the movements and offer guidance towards the proper scaling of each exercise. After answering all your questions, we start the workout and a coach is always watching each person to be sure they stay safe and motivated. After the WOD, we cool-down and stretch and then you’re free to go!

Ok, you got me…How do I get started?

It could not be more simple, just click on the "Get started" link above, fill out the form and one of our coaches will get back to you to book a free consultation.

If I have an injury, can I still come in and workout with scaled movements?

In most cases, we will get you moving with scaled movements and workouts. Be sure to tell your coach about your injury prior to class to make sure they can help you pick the right movements. *If a medical professional has advised you to not workout for any reason, we recommend following their advice.