Most people have tried working out at a “traditional” gym before coming to CrossFit, and in most cases, something was missing. While there are countless differences between a CrossFit gym and the typical “Globo” gym, some of the greatest differences are highlighted in this list from CrossFit Montcon:
THEY have CNN or Kelly Clarkson playing in the background. WE have other members cheering you on to finish your last rep.
THEY have cardio machines that tell you you’re going too fast. WE have trainers that are telling you you’re not going fast enough.
THEY have mirrors. WE have trainers that tell you how to correct your form.
THEY have biceps curls and cable crossover machines. WE have squats and deadlifts that you’ll actually be able to transfer into real life.
THEY sell you a membership and hope you only come for one month. WE want you to come as often as possible to help change your life.
THEY have a 20 minute workout in 2 hours. WE have a 2 hour workout in 20 minutes.
THEY have a machine at the front desk where you swipe your card. WE have knowledgeable trainers that are ready to give you all the fitness information that you ask for.
THEY train for looks. WE train for life.
Is CrossFit Right for Me?
If you are someone who:
- Is looking to get in shape but can’t face going to a gym
- Has lost interest in your gym routine
- Thinks you don’t have time to exercise
- Is looking to get faster or stronger in your sport
- Is no longer seeing results with your current training regime, OR
- Just plain wants to look good in a bathing suit
Then CrossFit is for YOU! Every workout is different, and since you will rarely do the same thing twice, you are less likely to lose interest or get bored than if you were doing the same circuits at the gym three days a week. Because of our schedule, we can fit into even the busiest schedules. Perhaps most importantly, our athletes have seen dramatic changes in their speed, strength, performance, and body composition. Finally, CrossFit is FUN! Our coaches and participants are welcoming, supportive, and committed to creating an environment where everyone can succeed.
CrossFit also differs from your typical gym program in that all of the workouts are done in a coached environment where proper technique is highly emphasized. The coaches at CrossFit NEI are not typical gym-style personal trainers – NEI coaches are not only amazing athletes in their own right but they are true professionals who are committed to helping each client achieve and exceed their fitness goals in a fun and supportive environment. More info and bio’s on our coaches page.
CrossFit NEI is not just a gym – it’s a diverse community that includes members of our military, full-time moms, doctors, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, business executives, elite athletes, kids, and retired grandparents. Regardless of how you earn an income or your current fitness level, you will benefit from the coaching and community at CrossFit NEI.
Portions of content “Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.”