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How to pick a gym – part 1

You’ve probably heard of CrossFit, but what 4 things do you need to bear in mind when searching the internet for a nearby gym?  Over the next few posts, we’ll make sure that you know what to look for and what to avoid…

Maybe you’ve seen fit people lifting big weights on Instagram. Maybe one of your friends from work goes to CrossFit after work every day. Maybe you even have friends who won’t stop talking about it.  Maybe you’ve seen some of the documentaries on Netflix!

So you’ll probably want to know what all the fuss is about and you might have even put “CrossFit near me” into Google…

But before you fall down the Google rabbit hole, please make sure that you consider these four things 4 when searching for “CrossFit gyms near me.”

Number 1: Consider more than just price and location in your decision.

When picking a gym, price and location are often the deciding factors. But a great CrossFit gym with an close-knit community is definitely worth the extra 10 or 15 minutes in the car in the post-COVID world.

CrossFit is a social activity and every gym has a different culture, and you should find a gym whose coaches and clients you connect well with. We always tell people that look us up and aren’t 100% sure about what they’re getting into to speak to all the local gyms before deciding which one is the best for them.

We know that CrossFit can be expensive. But it can also be cheap…

We are firm believers that you get what you pay for. So you need to ask yourself what you’re looking for. Do you just want access to equipment and not much in the way of service or coaching? If that’s the case, then maybe the lower-priced option is good for you. Regardless of how new you are to CrossFit, however, we don’t recommend this route. The movements can be complex and you’ll need quality coaching to keep you safe and make sure you make progress.

At SCFIT, we pride ourselves on client service. We provide our clients with one-on-one personal training services, which has a higher price point. If you want a higher-value service that provides faster results than group classes, you should consider a CrossFit gym that provides one-on-one personal training as well as high energy group fitness classes.

So rather than just hitting up Google with a couple of searches and then moving on, do a bit more research – it’s your health that is on the line!

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