SCHEDULE AND POLICY OVERHAUL
SCHEDULE AND POLICY OVERHAUL
Behold! Out of the chaos, we bring order. Our mission is to bring you the single best fitness experience possible. Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming sizes of our classes lately, we are finding it difficult to give you the attention that you deserve. So to better serve our existing athletes as well as newcomers, we are implementing the following changes effective immediately. Please read this carefully and post questions to the comments.
A firm grasp of the fundamentals is essential for the safety and effectiveness of the CrossFit programming. To that end we need to spend more time with new athletes and get them up to speed and give them a solid grounding in the fundamentals. While some people thrive and even excel by being thrown right into the mix, many more people find it too overwhelming. Therefore, if you are interested in trying CrossFit NYC we will offer FREE beginners only classes (BEGINNER CLASSES).
BEGINNER CLASSES. These classes are FREE to first-timers, the curious, athletes that wish to brush up on the basics and athletes that are in the Elements Workshop or taking Elements Privates (see below). No experience required. These classes will cover some of the basics of the CrossFit exercises and the workouts will be scaled down yet potent enough to give you a taste of the CrossFit experience. Newcomers and beginners are no longer allowed to drop into any class. BEGINNER CLASSES will be held Wednesday nights at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 10am.
If you decide to join CrossFit NYC, you will be required to complete the Elements Program. You can complete the Elements Program by taking the workshop or private lessons.
ELEMENTS WORKSHOP. The Elements Workshop is designed to take people through the basics of the CrossFit exercises and prepare athletes for moving into group classes with a firm grasp of the movements and intelligent substitutions for exercises that suit their specific needs. The Elements Workshops will meet twice per week. Workshops will commence at the beginning of the month and run for 4 weeks. That‚Äôs a total of 8 sessions. Enrollment will be limited to 6 people in the workshop to insure more individual attention for each athlete. The cost of the Elements Workshop will be $150 for 4 weeks. No discounts. No exceptions. Group A will meet Mondays and Fridays at 6pm. Group B will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6pm. Advanced registration and payment is required. Athletes must demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the material covered before being allowed to attend Workout Of The Day (WOD) classes.
ELEMENTS PRIVATES. For those that need or want more individualized attention we offer a one-on-one version of the Elements Workshop. Eight private sessions that will cover the same material. The cost is $600 for 8 sessions which must be completed in 6 weeks. No exceptions. No extensions. For athletes that do not intend to join the WOD classes or have special needs or limitations, the privates can be customized to your needs. This rate is only offered for your first eight privates. After your Elements Privates, your rate will revert to the standard rate set by your instructor. To book privates contact: Keith, Court or Allison.
Just because you are in the WOD classes now, does not mean you are safe. In fact, if you show up to a WOD class, the onus is on you to demonstrate a firm understanding of the movements and skills needed to perform the WOD. Simply getting a good score is not enough. We expect (WE DEMAND) good form as well. We are here to coach you and help you meet your athletic goals and sometimes that means forcing you to take a step back and review the basics.
We believe that these new policies will be a benefit to all the athletes here at CrossFit NYC. The newcomers will get more attention and be brought up to speed at a safe pace and the veterans will be forced to keep their form good lest they be sent back for remedial help. Additionally, classes will hopefully be a more manageable size.
Please note the schedule changes below:
WOD Classes: Monday through Friday 7am, 12:30pm, 7pm; Saturday 11am, Sunday 10:30am.
Elements Workshop A: Monday and Friday 6pm beginning August 6.
Elements Workshop B: Tuesday and Thursday 6pm beginning August 7.
Beginner Classes: Wednesday 6pm and Saturday 10 am. Beginners Only!
Kettlebell, Olympic Lifting, and Fight Club are only for those athletes that have completed the Elements Program and are fully paid members of CrossFit NYC. No drop-ins.
Until August 6th, the Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 6pm classes will remain WOD classes.
Please feel free to post questions and comments. I am sure with your help this will go smoothly. Thank you.