As the oldest and largest CrossFit gym in New York City, CrossFit NYC provides an unmatched depth and breadth of programming – more than 400 classes each week.
Having the most classes doesn’t just make CFNYC more convenient; it also allows us to offer five levels of classes, so that members can get instruction that’s appropriate to their level of experience, and push themselves in a friendly, competitive environment without feeling out of their depth.
Descriptions of the class types are below the schedule.
Elements is a repeating series of six classes that provides a crash-course on the basics of CrossFit. You’ll practice perfect form on the movements that make up our workouts, learn how to scale movements appropriately to your own level, and start ramping up your fitness with a CrossFit workout at the end of each class. Members are welcome to repeat Elements classes as many times as they’d like, until they feel ready to head into our regular Beginner WODs.
Seven days a week, we also offer Beginner Workout of the Day (or “WOD”) classes tailored specifically to members who have recently graduated from Elements. We know that taking on a new challenge (like CrossFit) can be intimidating, so our Beginner WODs help ease people in. These classes use lighter weights, scaled versions of some of the more difficult movements, and include more time reviewing the basics of safe and efficient technique. More broadly, these classes serve as a friendly transition from Elements to higher-level WODs.
At the core of CrossFit NYC’s training are All-Levels Workout of the Day classes. Like all of our WODs, these are taught in a small-group setting, and consist of a warm-up, some skill or strength work, a workout, and a cool down or cash-out; coming to three or four WOD classes a week will get you in the best shape of your life, across all aspects of fitness, from strength, power, and endurance, to flexibility, agility, balance, and coordination.
After a first year of CrossFit, members typically feel like they’ve mastered the basics, and are looking for more nuanced instruction, as well as a more competitive workout environment. Our Experienced WODs allow members to go head-to-head without scaling weights and workouts (“as RX’ed”), and help members continue to make real gains in their strength, metabolic capacity and CrossFit skills.
CrossFit isn’t just a great way to work out; it’s also a sport, in and of itself. (Each year, you can watch the Reebok CrossFit Games on ESPN, which crowns the fittest man and woman in the world, with a million dollar prize purse.) Our Competition WODs allows athletes with an interest in serious CrossFit competition to hone the finer points of their game (whether Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, or gymnastics), and to move heavier weights at higher intensities, head to head with other similarly skilled athletes. Our Competition WODs are open by audition with the supervising coach, Avery Wittkamp.
CrossFit WODs alone are sufficient to bring athletes to such a high level of fitness that a number of our members have run marathons, for example, with no additional running training outside the WOD. For serious endurance athletes (in sports like running, cycling, swimming and rowing), however, supplementing WODs with specific training helps members go faster, further, with less work, and with less working out. Our CrossFit Endurance classes are also a great chance to get in some longer, lighter workouts. (Translation: this one’s for the ‘cardio’ junkies.)
CrossFit classes tend to build new friendships fast, so we also plan a slew of events, to give our members the chance socialize with new friends both inside and outside the gym. Whether a fundraiser workout competition, a rock-climbing trip upstate, our a night of drinks at a nearby bar, we hold events throughout the month that let or members put their fitness to use, or rest and recover in a way that’s social and fun.