FAQ's

Do you do free trial classes?

Our sign-up process starts with a one-on-one meeting to see if we are a good fit for each other. The quality of our classes is something that we don’t compromise on. If there are people in class who haven’t gone through our intake process it takes away from the coaching quality for everyone else in class. If you’re interested in learning more about CrossFIt, book a one-on-one consultation to learn more.

Do I have to keep up with others in class?

No. CrossFit Elmira is not a competition floor. We are a training facility. Training and competing are very different. More often than not you will be asked to slow down and move better. Our motto at the gym is “more isn’t better, better is better”

Every member does their own workout, based on their own ability, using an appropriate weight or scale. This will create the correct stimulus leading to the right outcome so you can be successful on your fitness journey.

If finishing last in the workout is too humbling for you we aren’t the right fit for each other.

I have an injury, can I still do CrossFit?

Yes you can. We will discuss your injury during your intake process. The classes are scalable for all fitness levels. We have members in class ranging from high school students to grandparents.

I heard that CrossFit is dangerous, is it?

All forms of exercise have an inherent risk involved. CrossFit Elmira's coaches are trained to ensure that all risks are minimized. Injuries most commonly happen when people push themselves too hard, too fast and do not warm up correctly.

One of the strengths of the CrossFit model is that there is a coach guiding each class. There is always someone working with you to ensure you're moving properly and warming you up for the movements in that class.

Is it all done in classes?

Yes, and open gym times are available throughout the day. This is good in the case you cannot make it to a class or are short on time. We can discuss this at your one-on-one meeting.

Am I fit enough to start?

Yes you are. Everyone is unique and our intake process is customized to each new member. It starts with a 20 minute one-on-one meeting to discuss your goals. Next we will decide if you need some personal training to get some intro workouts in before joining classes. This is usually between 1 and 5 sessions. After these intro session(s) you will be confident to join classes.

Why does it cost so much?

A traditional gym sells thousands of memberships to a facility that can handle hundreds of members. They do this because they are betting on you not showing up. At CrossFit Elmira we are betting on your success. We have a limited number of members that our facility can handle and we expect our members to be coming to class regularly to fill it up. There are no “filler” memberships to offset the membership costs.

Every day you attend you have a coach that knows your name and your abilities. The coached class is a comparable experience to personal training.

If you want to be part of a gym that is betting on your success and has an intimate coaching experience, this is the best deal around!