Why choose White Mountain CrossFit over a traditional globo gym, or a different CrossFit affiliate?
The following features are what set us apart from any other fitness facility, both CrossFit affiliates and otherwise.
We are not a group exercise class or a boot camp facility. Prior to graduating to group classes, you will complete 4 to 10 one-on-one or two-on-one personal training sessions that will properly prepare you for the demands of group classes. Read more about the skills you’ll learn in personal training here.
Learning movements that are required for improved fitness – movements like squats, snatches and pull-ups – take time, as does improving your mobility, your endurance, your speed and your power.
Some gyms will throw people into group classes right away, but we have found this to be a recipe for failure. Students aren’t prepared; they can’t move well; they don’t understand their capabilities; they over-train; they get injured. Or they are simply too intimidated to even show up to a class.
Improving your fitness is a slow process. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses when they show up at our doors. Some students struggle with mobility, others with stability, others yet come to us shortly after having knee surgery and need to be tended with care. And on the other end of the spectrum, some athletes arrive at our door well conditioned with an extensive athletic background.
The point is we all have different needs when we start a new strength and conditioning program. It doesn’t make sense to throw you right into classes before you have properly learned the movements. So at our school, by the time you graduate to classes, you’ll have a good understanding of 30-40 movements, and you will know exactly how to scale each movement if you’re not yet able to master everything.
This also means that by the time you get to classes you will feel confident and comfortable showing up to hit the workout with the group.
Don’t worry – we won’t abandon you after you graduate from personal training. Even once you’ve graduated to group classes, you will stay in contact with your coach.
Once a quarter (or more if you want), you will continue to meet with your coach in a one-on-one environment.
Having a coach for life helps you stay on track with your training and your goals.
Often what happens is once students enter group classes, they discover new weaknesses, and so refresher sessions with your coach help you tackle new challenges.
Also, once you have been in classes for a while, you may want to do some more specialty work, such as begin a strength program. Your coach will put together strength or skill-based additional programs for you once you get to that point.
We have found that students that forge good relationships with their coaches, both at the gym and socially, are more likely to stick on the path to improved fitness, and ultimately the path to a healthier, happier life.
We offer classes in the morning and evening on weekdays. And we’re open on weekends, too. As our community grows we will offer more classes. See full class schedule here.
We will eventually have a morning coach and evening coach. This means that you will not be coached by a tired, burnt out coach at 8 pm. Our coaches will work a manageable 20 to 30 hours a week, so they have plenty of energy to give to each student and each class.
We don’t just intend to offer personal training and group classes. We shall have both seasonal and ongoing specialty programs for students who are looking to work on their weaknesses, or for students who just want to mix it up a bit.
Read more about the following programs below.
Olympic Lifting Seminars
Our specialty programs help students tackle their weaknesses and they simply provide more options for experienced students who want to try something new.
There are many elements that go into making a world-class facility. From the training components like having enough space and equipment to practical components like free parking and showers, our facility has all the necessary components to help you get fit and stay fit for life.
Imagine having to fork out an extra six pounds every time you park your car for a workout. Or having to park a mile away from the facility. This is the case for many locations.
Inconveniences like parking are enough to deter you from going to the gym at all. Things like having plenty of natural light and big bay doors might seem like small peanuts, but when they’re taken away, people notice.
In short, everything runs more smoothly when things are convenient.
We have studied what makes a good place to work out and have teamed up with some of the best CrossFit gyms in the world to learn learned what people need and want from their training facility.
The strength in our school lies in our community. From BBQs to parties to fitness competitions, our students are more than just fitness junkies.
Fitness is something that should make your life better. It’’s not something we think should dominate your life. We believe it’s important to be well-rounded people who know how to let loose, have a drink and socialize with friends.
And we have learned that students who are engaged in the community are more likely to want to show up to the school to workout – because they show up not just to workout, but also to enjoy themselves socially.