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STEP 1 Setup Your Free consultation

Start your free no sweat intro by clicking the link above and select a day and time to come check out CrossFit Zachary. This is a great opportunity for us to get to know you, your exercise history, and fitness goals.  Select the Button Above.

Step 2 Setup Private Coaching for Crossfit Training

Complete 4 Foundations sessions with a coach scheduled around your availability.  We require all our new members to complete 1 on 1 training with a CrossFit Zachary certified coach. You’ll become familiar with the common movements you’ll see in the group classes. We also focus on proper technique and make your safety a top priority. 

Graduate to Group Classes

If you’ve completed your Foundations Sessions or you’re already familiar with CrossFit and you’re ready to get to work, it is time to join our ever growing community of amazing humans. We have over 30 classes per week and several membership options, so you are guaranteed to find an option that works with your schedule. Click button above to sign up.

GET STARTED THE RIGHT WAY

Book a free consultation to meet a coach for a private 30-minute chat. No sales pressure, just a chance to see if we’re compatible We begin new athletes with a 20-Minute “No-Sweat Intro” where we’ll talk more about your goals and have Q&A about the CrossFit Zachary programs.This is done in a 1-on-1 setting by appointment so we can learn more about you and discuss ways we can help you achieve new fitness goals.

There is no pressure to sign up as we do not have long-term contracts anyway. We give personal attention to our athletes so want to know you and make sure we are a good fit for each other. Fill out the form below to contact us call 225-255-0815 to schedule a 1-on-1 appointment.

FREE CONSULTATION

WHAT IS CROSSFIT?

What do I do first?

Please come in and watch one of our instructional classes! Don’t Google CrossFit videos, the internet will scare you away. The first thing you notice when you come in and watch a training session is the different skill levels of all the participants, yet everyone is working out together and supporting one another.

We have a very different attitude at our gym compared to many other CrossFit gyms. Our first focus is that you move well. Our trainers will COACH you, not yell at you to move faster or try and get you to do something you don’t want to do or are not truly capable of doing. At that same time, we also encourage the sport of CrossFit. CrossFit is a life long journey of fitness. We enjoy the process.

Is this for me?

Absolutely! Your needs and the Olympic athlete’s differ by degree not kind. Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, flexibility, stamina, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy are each important to the world’s best athletes and to our grandparents. The amazing truth is that the very same methods that elicit optimal response in the Olympic or professional athlete will optimize the same response in the elderly and kids. Of course, we can’t load your grandmother with the same squatting weight that we’d assign an Olympic skier, but they both need to squat. In fact, squatting is essential to maintaining functional independence and improving fitness. Squatting is just one example of a movement that is universally valuable and essential, yet rarely taught to any but the most advanced of athletes. Through painstakingly thorough coaching and incremental load assignment, CrossFit Zachary has been able to teach anyone who can care for themselves to perform safely and with maximum efficacy the same movements, weight training, and cardio endurance typically utilized by professional coaches in elite and exclusive environments.

What if I don’t want to be an athlete; I just want to be healthy?

You’re in luck. We hear this often, but the truth is that fitness, wellness, and pathology (sickness) are measures of the same entity, your health. There are a multitude of measurable parameters that can be ordered from sick (pathological) to well (normal) to fit (better than normal). These include but are not limited to blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, body fat, muscle mass, flexibility, and strength. It seems as though all of the body functions that can go awry have states that are pathological, normal, and exceptional and that elite athletes typically show these parameters in the exceptional range. The CrossFit view is that fitness and health is the same thing. It is also interesting to notice that the health professional maintains your health with drugs and surgery, each with potentially undesirable side effect whereas the CrossFit Coach typically achieves a superior result always with “side benefit” vs. side effect.

Is the WOD enough?

Part of the CrossFit training philosophy includes pursuing/learning another sport or activity, and many people that follow the CrossFit training program are also martial artists and competitive athletes in a variety of disciplines. However, if you work the WODs hard, you will find yourself at an improved level of fitness, and for lots of us, the WOD is our primary “sport.” If you pursue another activity, you will need to balance your work/rest cycles and be sure to allow for recovery. Sometimes, you will need extra days off or to consider a WOD as “active rest” done at a lower intensity.

Once you realize CrossFit Zachary is the place for you, there are several options for you to continue your training with us.