When it comes to fitness classes in New Braunfels, there are many myths about CrossFit that are mostly spread by people who have never tried it.
The following are some common objections to CrossFit and why they’re simply not true.
Myth #1: CrossFit is for Fitness Freaks
Promotional materials for CrossFit often include people in peak physical fitness.
When you step through the doors, the first thing you’ll notice is members come from all walks of life. Some are at the top of their game, others are making progress in their weight loss journey and there are members who are in the exact same boat as you.
When it comes to fitness classes in New Braunfels, our gym will cater to all levels of experience.
Myth #2: You’ll end up being bulky
Some people fear CrossFit because they don’t want to end up looking like a professional weightlifter. The truth is it takes a LOT of work to get to that point and is actually something that would need to be a focus.
Speak with your trainer about your personal goals for your physique and they’ll help you reach them. If being ‘big’ is a goal, they can help you with that too.
Myth #3: You’ll throw up at the end of every training session
This is simply not true! CrossFit is designed to push you to your limits but throwing up is a sign you have pushed too far. A good trainer will never make you challenge yourself to the point of illness.
There may be some CrossFitters who have a sense of pride in throwing up after a workout but you’ll never find a trainer who expects you to do so.
Myth #4: You’ll injure yourself doing CrossFit
When training and focusing on your fitness in New Braunfels, you need to take a strategic approach in order to avoid hurting yourself. Signing up for CrossFit does not mean you will automatically injure yourself, however if you approach the HIIT workouts without caution you have higher chances of pulling a muscle. To minimise this risk, start slow, build on what you can do and always listen to your trainer.
Myth #5: CrossFit is super competitive
Your goal may be to compete in CrossFit on a global scale. If it’s not, that’s fine too!
Your local box will host regular competitions (like our Best of the Wurst competition) which can be a lot of fun to train for and participate in but there is no pressure to take part. Go along and watch a few times if you’re not feeling confident. You may find you feel inspired enough to give it a go.
The other thing to note is each CrossFit training session is far from competitive. You’ll be encouraged to work with your fellow teammates and give them encouragement.
Myth #7: Every CrossFit Gym is the same
While there is unity across CrossFit gyms and they follow the same set of principles, not every gym is an exact replica of the one around the corner.
Our owners strive to bring our individual stamp to our facility, bringing our own philosophies and teaching styles. We pride ourselves on our community that you won’t find anywhere else!
Now you know the truth about CrossFit, are you ready to try some fitness classes in New Braunfels and give it a try? Book a trial class today!