Why is On-Ramp Necessary? Can’t I just start talking classes?
One of the reasons why CrossFit is unique from other training methodologies is because we employ functional movements – multi-joint movements that closely replicate those found in sports or life, and which strengthen and engage an entire kinetic chain instead of an individual muscle or muscle group. Because these movements can be complex, and are often unfamiliar to those new to the sport, they often require a fair amount of instruction before they can be employed safely and effectively. Our On-Ramp not only affords this instruction, but also the opportunity for people to apply what they’ve learned.
What if I miss an On-Ramp Class?
Chances are good that if you only miss one class, we’ll still be able to coach you through your Proficiency Assessment so that you can begin enrolling in our regular CrossFit Group Training Classes as planned. That said, athletes will still be responsible for the material covered, and are strongly encouraged to make up the class by either:
1.) Attending the class you missed the next time it is offered at no charge;
2.) Scheduling a Personal Training appointment with one of our trainers.
If an athlete misses more than one class, they should plan to re-schedule their on-ramp program for the next session. If your schedule is such that you’re nervous about being able to make it to each session, we’d also encourage you to consider a 1-on-1 On Ramp Program. Like a series of personal training appointments, the 1-on-1 On-Ramp enables athletes to work exclusively with one of our trainers at times convenient for their schedule.
What if I’m not ready to join the regular CrossFit Class?
Custom Fitness is committed to a non-intimidating training environment. We want all of our members feeling both comfortable within a Group Training environment and confident with their newfound skills before they make the transition to our regular CrossFit Training classes. If you still don’t feel as though you’re ready after completing your On-Ramp, you may want to consider joining our CrossFit Basics class to get you started.