FAQ

What does membership involve?

Our membership packages involve so much more than our amazing group classes or private training sessions. Upon starting your fitness training at Farmland, you will get an individualized assessment with our expert coaching staff, a goal-setting session, and nutritional guidance. You will also be assigned a Personal Roster Coach to regularly check in with you and keep you accountable to your goals.

Not only that, we also provide you with a unique app to help you track all your stats and results. You are given all the tools to succeed at Farmland!

What makes Farmland different?

We provide expert coaching within a positive and supportive community. Whether in our popular group classes, in private training and skill sessions, or through phone and email guidance, we're here to provide you the very best complete fitness program anyone could offer. We offer several different monthly membership packages, all depending on your personal fitness goals and needs.

Because of the uniqueness of our program and facility, the best way to know how we can help you is to schedule your complimentary 1-on-1 Introductory Consultation session. It is the first step in your fitness journey.

What should I expect at my first CrossFit workout?

Your first workout at CrossFit Farmland will be a fun and challenging experience. Each class starts with a dynamic warm-up. Then it’s skill training, instruction and movement standards for the WOD (Workout of the Day). When your coach says “3-2-1, go!” the challenge begins, and our community of athletes push themselves and encourage others to achieve elite fitness.

Our community class is designed for universal scalability. That is, anyone can participate. Additionally, we offer different programs and levels of programming for you if you're just starting to get the feel for how it all works and the fit to your current ability level.

Do I need prior experience to take classes?

No. New members participate in our Beginners class and then transition into any scheduled group classes they’d like. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already do in your daily life, like squatting, pushing and pulling. Exercises are scaled to both inspire the beginner and to challenge the most elite athlete.

Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?

No. (Seriously, NO!) There is a common misconception that CrossFit is for elite athletes. The truth is that it is for everyone. Sure, we say that we are “forging elite fitness,” and we are. But that’s only because we are using the most effective training program on the planet. This means you start on the journey from where you are today. And if you stay on our path, it’s likely you will get into the best physical, emotional and physical shape of your life.

Our community is comprised of competitive athletes, former athletes, working professionals, people that had never stepped foot into a gym, and people with physical ailments. Allow us to get you into the best shape of your life ... and get the mental freedom that comes with it!

Should I warm up and stretch before class?

We always have a coached group warm-up session before the Workout of the Day. If you find yourself with a little extra time before or after class, feel free to start warming up on your own, practice skills, or just socialize. All we ask is that you come in ready to do some work!

Do you recommend training daily?

No. Maximum benefits are derived from both intensity and recovery. We offer a complete health and fitness program, and so we recommend that you take time to recover so that you perform your best at every session. This will prevent injury and backsliding from over-training.

You’ll be surprised to learn that the volume of training doesn’t reflect your fitness or progression. Talk to one of our coaches to choose the schedule that meets your specific goals, especially if you’re using CrossFit as your conditioning program for a specific sport. 



On the other end of the spectrum, we do want to see people coming in on a regular basis. Generally, the CrossFit prescription is 3 days on and 1 day off. Our specific style of programming is a 2 on, 1 off, 3 on, 1 off prescription. Of course, life (and your work schedule) doesn’t always see it our way. So at a minimum, we want you in 3 to 4 days per week. Your success matters to us, and the only way to achieve that is if you come in consistently.

What makes CrossFit different than other gyms?

CrossFit is about variance and adaptation. We program our workouts for General Physical Preparedness, or GPP. We don’t have leg days, back- and bi- days, or cardio days. We believe the body is a whole system, and so we strengthen it as a whole. 



Our coaches also give you basic education in diet and nutrition. We believe that nutrition is the foundation of health and fitness and that how we feed our bodies determines how quickly we achieve the results we want. 



So, for you, this all means you’ll be a better runner than the best weight-lifter, a better lifter than the best marathoner, and generally physically prepared for anything in your everyday life. Plus you’ll live in a healthy body with a strong, lean physique. 

The best part is that every workout is led by a qualified coach, and you’re joined by like-minded people who want to be and feel better.

What should I expect after my first CrossFit workout?

You will feel successful! And you'll also most likely feel the sense of belonging that comes with sweating with a community of athletes, many of whom you probably didn't expect to be the CrossFitter type! You’ll have a better understanding of how classes are run and the method behind what we do. Most likely you will learn new things, be a little bit sore, and feel excited to come back for more.

What are some of the exercises and movements you do?

CrossFit teaches 9 Foundational Movements. The mastery of these 9 movements correlate directly to the efficiency of the exercises performed during your workouts, and they transfer to the development of other skills you see often in WODs. 
They are:

 Air Squat, Front Squat, Overhead Squat, Shoulder Press, Push Press, Push Jerk, Deadlift, Sumo Deadlift High Pull, and Medicine Ball Clean.

All of these movements are covered in class to guarantee your comfort in executing them properly and effectively.


Other movements and exercises include:

 Pull-ups, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Jump Rope, Box Jumps, Running/Sprinting, Rowing, Gymnastic Ring Work, Dumbbell Work, Kettlebell Swings, Wall Balls, Static Holds, and various others.

While this list may seem foreign or intimidating, please note that every single one of them is modifiable and scalable to meet your skill level and needs. Let us show you how!

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