Q. What is CrossFit
A. “CrossFit is an extremely efficient and effective way to get into world-class shape. CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
Thousands of athletes worldwide have followed our workouts posted daily on this site and distinguished themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms and homes. We also publish the CrossFit Journal, designed to support the CrossFit community detailing the theory, techniques, and practice d by our coaches in our gym, in essence bringing your garage or gym into ours, making you a part of the CrossFit family.
We offer seminars, trainer certifications, and training and regularly provide consultation services to athletic teams, coaches, and police and military agencies throughout the free world.”
For more information, please read the article What Is Fitness?
Q. Do I need experience or some minimum level of fitness?
A. No. Our workouts and exercises scale to any level.
Q. I have/had an injury. Can I still do CrossFit?
A. Many people have successfully used CrossFit to rehabilitate from minor injuries. Because people continue to move, work, and play in the real world regardless of injury history, we believe the best route to long-term health is to learn perfect form on functional movements, then to slowly build strength in those movements, rather than to avoid them altogether. At the same time, our instructors are always happy to work with you to scale and substitute exercises, to tailor workouts to your abilities. That said, we cannot offer you specific medical advice, and advise that you consult your physician before starting this (or any other) exercise program.
Q. How do I start?
A. Come on down for a taste of CrossFit workouts at one of our FREE Saturday classes (see below) and find out if CFEV might be a good fit for you.
Q. Is there a free beginners’ class?
A. Yes. We offer FREE beginners’ classes on Saturdays at 10am and 11am. Here is a great opportunity for those who have not experienced CrossFit before and for our members to invite their friends, family, and co-workers to enjoy the best hour of their day together. We are a great community who loves to encourage one another, pushing the limits of ourselves…
Q. CFEV looks great, how do I join as a member?
A. First you must complete the three Fundamentals Class series.
Q. Can I come and observe before participating?
A. Yes! Just give us a call or stop by and we can set up a time and let you see for yourself what CrossFit East Village is all about.
Q. I’m really fit and would like to skip the Fundamentals Classes and come to the Workout of the Day (WOD) class, can I do that?
A. Yes and No. There are no drop-ins to the WOD classes until you complete either our Fundamentals Class series or test out with a trainer before being allowed to take WOD classes. Additionally, once you become a member you will have access to open use of the gym any time from 6am to 9:00pm M-F as long as you don’t interfere with the WOD classes.
Q. Will CrossFit make me bulky?
A. Only if you want it to. At CFEV we can craft your workouts to whatever your fitness goals may be. This means that regardless of the type of body you are striving for, we can help you work towards it.
Q. I’m just visiting San Diego, but I’ve been CrossFitting for so long that I do kipping pullups in my sleep. Can I please come to a WOD class?
A. We welcome CrossFitters from all over the world. Just stop in and one of our trainers will have you working out in no time.
Q. I just relocated to San Diego, but I’ve been CrossFitting so long that I named my kids “Fran” and “Helen”. Can I please come to a WOD class?
A. See above.
Q. How much do the Fundamentals Classes cost?
A. 30 day session for $50. Unlimited Workout of the Day classes and unlimited open gym use begins immediately upon successful completion of the Fundamentals Classes.
Q. What does the Fundamentals Class series cover?
A. The basics movements of CrossFit that are fundamental to nearly all workouts. They include the slow lifts: Squat, Front-Squat, Over Head Squat, Shoulder Press, Push Press Deadlift and more (basics of Olympic lifting & gymnastics).
Q. Why do the Fundamentals Class series cost so much?
A. We have developed our Fundamentals Class series to cater to a small group of athletes to cater to each and everyone’s individual needs through the implementation of coaching skills and movement. Each class is taught by a CrossFit certified coach. A similar workshop covering similar material would cost you $300-$500 for one day and you would not get nearly the same level of attention.
Q. What if I can’t fit all of the Fundamentals Classes into my schedule? What are my options? Do you do Private Fundamentals Classes?
A. If you are unable to attend our Fundamentals classes 5 days a week, we absolutely offer personal training and private classes, just e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to set up an appointment.
Q. What if I don’t want to join CrossFit East Village but would prefer to strictly work with one of your trainers one-on-one?
That’s totally fine! Let us know and we can help you get set up with the trainer of your choice.
Q. Do you take credit cards, cash, and personal checks?
A. We accept cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express.
Q. Can I have a receipt?
A. Yes, you can – printed, emailed, or both.
Q. How much is a membership?
A. Once you have successfully completed our Fundamentals Classes and have tested out, you can become a regular member. We charge $95/month with an annual contract, or $120/month for unlimited classes and unlimited open gym, 7 days a week. Further, if you’d rather pay a drop-in fee instead of become a member, classes are $15 each. We also offer weekly memberships for $80 and 10 class “punchcards” for $120.
Q. Do you offer discounted membership to active military, police officers, and firefighters?
A. Absolutely. Thank you to those who serve the rest of us.
Q. Do you sell t-shirts?
A. Yes! Stop in and buy one today.
Q. Do you have showers?
A. Yes we do!
Q. Can I just come to CFEV and work out on my own?
A. Yes you can. We offer open gym from 6am to 9:00 pm M-F, 9-5 Saturday, and 10-5 Sunday for members and drop-ins. We also offer classes and one-on-one sessions, in which people work out under a trainer’s supervision, yielding better, safer, and faster results.
Q. Do you guys have Yoga?
A. Yes! We offer yoga for members and non-members Monday through Friday 6 & 7:15 PM, and Saturdays at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm. If you are not a member, you can pay the drop-in rate of $15 per class to attend yoga.
Hero WOD: 9am
10 & 11am
Fundamentals WOD Classes:
Monday - Friday:
7 am, 4:30, & 6:30 pm
12pm (make-up for Fundamentals for current week)
Atlas Shrugged Barbell Club:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, Friday: 7:00 - 8:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
6:00pm & 7:15pm
5:30pm & 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:30am &12:00pm