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Fundamentals

Fundamentals is an introductory course that will expose you to some of the movements we do, explain the why behind our program, and demystify nutrition. There are 4 sessions where you will meet with a coach. These sessions will teach you all you need to know about doing CrossFit at CFS.

Hold on Here.....

Wait, what's CrossFit?

To be technical, it is constantly varied, functional movement, done at relatively high intensity. What that means in English is we do a bunch of different workouts, comprised of simple body-weight and free-weight movements, and we are pushing ourselves as hard as we want to or can on that day.

How much do Fundamentals cost?

Fundamentals cost $240. That gets you your Fundamentals Month. You have 30 days to complete your 4 sessions. If you finish your sessions before the month is up, which is very common, then you can start taking classes until the end of those 30 days. For instance, you start Fundamentals on June 13th, and you finish the fourth session on June 28th, you can start taking classes until July 13th. Then you will start paying a membership.

Who has to do Fundamentals?

Anyone who is new to CrossFit has to take Fundamentals. We strive to move with virtuosity. That means doing the common uncommonly well. The best place to learn new skills and hone your abilities is in a one-on-one setting.

What do I wear?

Clothes that you are comfortable moving in. You will be getting up and down off the floor and moving quickly. Make sure they are clothes you are ok sweating in. You will sweat. In the nicer months, we will work out outside if the weather permits it. There are tons of CrossFit-specific clothes and shoes out there but you do not need any of that for Fundamentals. If you are looking to upgrade the wardrobe we can point you in the right direction.

What if I've done CrossFit before?

Hell yea! Welcome to your new home. “Doing CrossFit before” means you’ve done the introductory course at another CrossFit Gym and then you were an active member there for at least 3 months. If that’s the case you can do a Test-out. All that is is a formal way to start at our gym. It’s an hour-long session where you will do a CFS benchmark to officially be welcomed into our community.
“My buddy showed me some moves in his garage,” or “I’ve watched all the videos online” are great but we still suggest you take Fundamentals if that’s the extent of your experience.

What if I've done CrossFit before?

Hell yea! Welcome to your new home. “Doing CrossFit before” means you’ve done the introductory course at another CrossFit Gym and then you were an active member there for at least 3 months. If that’s the case you can do a Test-out. All that is is a formal way to start at our gym. It’s an hour-long session where you will do a CFS benchmark to officially be welcomed into our community.
“My buddy showed me some moves in his garage,” or “I’ve watched all the videos online” are great but we still suggest you take Fundamentals, if that’s the extent of your experience.

What if I have an injury?

We are sorry to hear that but not a problem. The beauty of CrossFit is that it can be adjusted, scaled, or modified to fit anyone’s needs. In Fundamentals, we can come up with a plan on how to accommodate any injuries.

I've heard that CrossFit Is dangerous, is it?

Anything done incorrectly can be dangerous. By going through Fundamentals, you are learning the correct way to move and approach workouts. Once in classes you are under the watchful eye of a coach whose sole purpose is to push you outside your comfort zone while maintaining a safe environment. CrossFit done correctly is not dangerous.

This sounds amazing! How do I sign up?

Boom! Welcome to the family. To sign up for Fundamentals send an email to crossfitstratford@gmail.com. We will then schedule your 4 sessions at your convenience. Let us know what times work best for you. And we look forward to working with you!

"It never gets easier, you just get better"

“Scale” means to scale back the workload, or modify the movements. Virtually everyone that starts CrossFit scales their weight and movements as they become more experienced.