What exactly is CrossFit?
Our philosophy identifies 10 fundamental elements of fitness:
- cardiovascular endurance
Using “constantly varied, functional movement performed at a relative high intensity,” it is a functional fitness program. The difficulty level of our daily workouts is designed to be increased or decreased, depending upon the individual. This makes them doable by anyone.
Daily workouts may include exercises such as core conditioning, body weight exercises, jumping rope, sprinting, lifting, etc.
Do I need to be "in shape" before starting?
We promise you’ll be totally fine. Trust us.
The very first thing you will discover is that CrossFit does not discriminate. Whether you are young at heart, like to compete, or are recovering from injury… whether walking the dog is the only exercise you’ve had in years, or you’re someone who likes to training for the next competition…We will help you achieve your fitness goals.
The only requirements are that you have a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, to learn new things, and have the desire and passion to let us help you reach your fitness goals. You will succeed and see great results.
One of the things that makes Salus so unique is our community of people from literally every walk of life: stay-at-home parents, elite athletes, students, CEOs, members of the armed services, firefighters, you name it. Salus bodies – our bodies – come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to participate.
Can I try out a class first?
Of course! Schedule your drop-in above. But before you try your first class, feel free to set up a consultation so one of our awesome coaches can talk with you about your goals, fitness history, any modifications you may need and answer any questions. Give us a shout to set up an appointment (call/text at 732-800-1269).
Why is your gym more expensive than other gyms?
We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to working out.
What’s the right answer? A free Instagram workout? The gym down the street for $15/month? A fitness app membership?
We’d actually encourage you to ask a different question: What are your goals? Personalized attention? Trained, professional coaches? Accountability? Working out with a group of like-minded people who cheer on your success? If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then we’d encourage you to check us out.
I'm new but I want to skip On Ramp. Can I do that?
We do require all new members to take On Ramp, so that we can make sure you learn the basics of safe and effective movement. That also makes group training classes better for everyone, since we don’t have to start from scratch each time a movement comes up.
However, if you are experienced, we can do an assessment first and test you with the movements. Schedule your FREE consult to learn more about that.
How often do you recommend I come to the gym?
If you’re just starting up, we recommend working out three days/week for the first couple of weeks, then build to four, then five. Once you’re up to five days per week, we recommend building in two active recovery days per week.
What’s your drop-in policy?
We love nothing more than having visitors from other boxes come “throw down” with us!
If you are just passing through, we charge a drop in fee of $20 per day.
Purchase your drop-in here and fill out your waiver conveniently online ahead of time.
It’d be great if you’d plan on arriving a few minutes before scheduled class time so we can meet you and discuss any necessary modifications.
You can find our class schedule Here.
You may find that we do things a little differently than your “box back home.” We hope that you enjoy the change in scenery, clientele, maybe even music. If anything makes you uncomfortable, however, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
I heard that CrossFitter’s use their own language, can you help me understand?
Yes, you heard right. But thankfully, we wrote a post about it! From AMRAP to WOD, “The Girls” and “The Heroes”, we’ll walk you through it all. Check it out here!
Word of caution: No need to be intimidated by this… ☺We’re here to help!