CrossFit Beginner’s Guide

For beginner’s CrossFit can be confusing. People think that it is way to intense and scary for them. This blog post offers a beginner’s guide view of CrossFit to help dispel those misconceptions and explain why it is so effective. Developed in the early 2000s, CrossFit has rapidly gained popularity for its emphasis on functional movements, high-intensity workouts, and community-driven approach. Whether you are a fitness enthusiast looking to diversify your workout routine or a beginner seeking a transformative fitness journey, understanding the fundamentals of CrossFit is crucial for success. In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into the essential elements that make CrossFit an exceptional fitness program.

Functional Movements

At the core of CrossFit lies the concept of functional movements. These movements mimic real-life actions and are designed to enhance your ability to perform everyday tasks efficiently and safely. Examples of functional movements include squatting, lifting, pushing, pulling, and running. By incorporating these movements into your workouts, you not only build strength and endurance but also improve your overall physical competence.

Constant Variation

CrossFit is famous for its constantly varied workouts. Routine is the enemy, as the program aims to prepare you for the unknown and the unexpected. Each day’s workout, or WOD (Workout of the Day), is different, combining elements from various disciplines such as weightlifting, gymnastics, cardio, and more. This variability keeps your body guessing, prevents plateaus, and ensures continual progress.


One of the defining features of CrossFit is its high-intensity nature. Workouts are designed to push you to your limits, but the intensity is relative to your fitness level. We have members from their teens to their 70s. Intensity is different for all of our athletes and that is OK! The goal is to maximize effort, which leads to improved performance and faster results. Properly applied intensity also triggers the body’s adaptive response, leading to increased strength, endurance, and metabolic efficiency.


CrossFit is inclusive and can be tailored to individuals of all fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, workouts can be scaled or modified to match your abilities. CrossFit coaches emphasize proper movement mechanics and gradually increase the intensity as you progress. This scalability allows you to challenge yourself without compromising safety.

Community and Support

One of the most significant advantages of CrossFit is its strong sense of community. CrossFit gyms, known as “boxes,” foster a supportive and motivating environment where members encourage each other to reach their goals. The camaraderie and shared experience create a unique and uplifting atmosphere, making the CrossFit journey more enjoyable and sustainable.

Safety First

CrossFit has been subject to some criticism regarding the risk of injury. However, when performed correctly, CrossFit is a safe and effective fitness program. Coaches are trained to prioritize proper form and technique, and workouts are designed to challenge, not break, participants. Just like any fitness endeavor, listening to your body and seeking guidance from certified coaches is essential.


CrossFit is more than just a fitness program; it’s a way of life that empowers individuals to become stronger, fitter, and more resilient. By embracing the fundamentals of CrossFit – functional movements, constant variation, intensity, scalability, and community support – you’ll embark on a transformative fitness journey that extends beyond the gym. Remember to start at your own pace, stay consistent, and celebrate every achievement along the way. Whether your goal is improved health, increased performance, or a sense of belonging, CrossFit has something exceptional to offer. Embrace the challenge and unlock your full potential with CrossFit!

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Erin Grover


Coach Erin has a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer qualification and has many years of experience coaching CrossFit Classes for both adults and kids. We are very lucky to have her join our coaching and leadership team!


CrossFit Level 2 Certification

Eric Laber


Eric is a squash player turned CrossFit fanatic.  He is passionate about sports performance and a devout believer in the positive impacts of intensive training on all aspects of life.  When he is not at the gym, he can be found on the squash court, wrangling his children, or staring into space thinking about statistics. 


CrossFit Level 2 Certification

Chris Jackson


In addition to CrossFit, Chris also has extensive experience participating and competing in Strongman. 



CrossFit Level 2 Certification

Nicole White


Nicole is a long time member of our community with over 1,200 classes attended. We are very excited to have her experience on our team and helping our members. You will find Nicole working out with our 8:30 or 9:30AM classes and every weekend participating in our Conditioning program!


CrossFit Level 2 Certification

Brandon Grover


Brandon has over 10 years experience with CrossFit, many of those years coaching. You will typically find him lifting heavy and having lots of fun at the gym! His keen eye makes him a master at correcting movement patterns!



CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Kathryn Bledsoe


Kathryn is certified as a 10 year CrossFit coach, as well as a USA Gymnastics Coach, and CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting. Kathryn’s passion and energy for helping people in class is infectious! She believes anyone can do CrossFit and there’s something for everyone in a CrossFit community. 



CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Kristen Williams

Operations Manager And COACH

Coach Kristen wears many hats at CrossFit Coordinate. You’ll typically find Kristen coaching the 8:30 and 9:30am class where she brings her energy and years of fitness instruction experience to our community. In addition to crushing our workouts and cheering everyone on, you’ll find Kristen handling the day to day operations of our community and running our nutrition program!



CrossFit Level 1 Certification

Rick Borelli


Rick has been involved in the health and fitness industry since 2000 and in the CrossFit world since 2012 (he even owned his own CF gym for several years). He has multiple certifications under his belt including CFL1, Kids CrossFit, and CrossFit Gymnastics. 


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Peter Ghali


Peter’s passion for fitness and health started much later in life. Overworked and stressed out, he turned to CrossFit to help. Ten Years later he is still working hard in the gym and helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. You’ll find Peter in the Gym quite a bit with his daughter, Hannah, and son, Luke working out and coaching classes!



CrossFit Level 3 Certification
 Bachelors in Exercise Science, Master in Kinesiology, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit Kids, Adaptive CrossFit, Precision Nutrition, Cenegenics Nutrition


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