The only way to begin your training at CrossFit Santa Fe is with an introductory session. These are held by appointment only – contact us to schedule one.
Our introductory session is a complimentary one-on-one training session in which you’ll get a chance to learn about our program and experience a CrossFit workout for yourself. The introductory session is a prerequisite for taking a class. Its purpose is to help us serve you better by getting to know your goals, expectations, fitness level, and experience. After your introductory session, you can choose one of several membership options that give you access to our group fitness program and classes.
Try It From Home!
If you want to try our workouts, you can start immediately by going to our blog and checking out our daily workouts, also called workouts of the day (or WODs). These are a good example of the style of our training and classes. However, be careful: these workouts were designed for elite athletes and are very difficult – we have a few suggestions for getting started:
- Learn the movements – many of the exercises we include in our workouts will be different from any you have done in the past. When you are learning a new movement, go light, reduce the repetitions and emphasize good form. Overdoing it in a new exercise is an easy way to get hurt.
- Start easy! Get through the workout. Modify it any way you need to – split up a high repetition set into many smaller sets, reduce the weights, reduce the volume and shorten the distances.
- Make the WODs a habit. Perform them three days in a row, then take one day off; or five days on and two days off. Consistency is the key, not so much intensity at first. Be consistent.
- After the first month, start increasing the intensity of your workouts. Many people ask the question, “Is the WOD really all I need to do?” The answer is emphatically, “YES” – as long as you complete it going as hard and fast as possible. Your goal is to attack every workout and tear it to shreds. It should CRUSH you!
High intensity is part of the design of CrossFit and is required to get the full benefits. At these high intensities, your body will respond and recover with very high neurological and endocrine (hormonal) adaptation (neuroendocrine response). This is the “secret” behind the effectiveness of the workout of the day and why it will enable you to develop world-class fitness, usually in twenty minutes or less per workout!
If you run in to difficulties on your own, want to get personal or group instruction, or want to simply learn more, we suggest the following resources:
- Contact us to schedule an introductory session
- Read “How to Start” at crossfit.com
- Download the free copy of the CrossFit Journal entitled What is Fitness?
- Download a free copy of CrossFit Foundations
- Browse the crossFit.com web site for gobs of information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to do the intro? I’m already in good shape.
Yes. We want to get to know you as much as we’d like you to get to know us. For those new to CrossFit, we want to go over some of the basics and effectively communicate the essence of the program. CrossFit is awesome and we want to show you why! For people already in the know, we want go over your goals so we can help you achieve them. Whether you’re new or experienced with CrossFit you’ll get something from our intro.
How much does a membership cost?
Prices range from about $100-200 a month depending on how much you would like to train and for how long. Our goal isn’t to talk you into a membership you never use but one that gets you results and works with your schedule. We invite you to come to an intro class to get an understanding of what we offer and the options available.
Do you offer punch passes?
For fitness, it’s all about consistency. We have found a handful of classes spread out over a broad amount of time rarely leads to any real results or connectedness in the community. Because our goal is to help athletes meet their goals and attain the results they want, we do not sell punch passes.
Can I drop into a class?
We do allow drop ins for traveling CrossFitters. Our members reserve for classes online so if you’re planning on dropping in please call (505) 992-2677 or email us 24 hours in advance and we’ll reserve you a spot.
I’m out of shape/injured/older. Is CrossFit for me?
Our belief is that the fitness needs of everyone vary by degree and not kind. Because we train functional movements, movements that come up in every day life, everyone can benefit. CrossFit is infinitely scalable and modifiable which means regardless of your physical capabilities we can find a workout for you. We will never ask you to go insane fast in a work out, we only ask you to try.
How big are your classes?
We want to make sure you have fun and get results in a safe environment. Classes are capped at 12 people to make sure every athlete gets the proper amount of attention and coaching within the hour.
Don’t CrossFit women get big and bulky?
No, well kind of… the bulkiness associated with CrossFit comes from the professional athletes, like those at the CrossFit Games, who train hard multiple times a day, week in and out. For the average person, CrossFit will slim and tone. Talk with us, whether you’re afraid of bulking or want to bulk it UP, we’ll help you!
Do you have showers?
Yes, we do!
How long are your classes?
We schedule classes for an hour and the structure, though classes often vary, starts with a warm-up includes any mobility or skill practice needed and a main work out.
There’s no way I can do the CrossFit workouts I’ve seen. What if I can’t do a pull-up?
You can totally do a CrossFit work out. Some movements might be difficult at first and some might be difficult for a long time. Don’t worry. CrossFit makes it easy to track your progress and, with consistency, you will progress a LOT. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and it is our choice to work on our weaknesses, not just our strengths, that makes us different and help us get where we want to go.
So maybe you can’t do a pull-up right now. We have elastic bands that will assist you in the movement. Push ups from the toes too difficult? Start from the knees, we’ll get you to the toes and beyond. Everyone has to start somewhere and you will surprise yourself with what you are capable of doing.