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 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 use the same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month away from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we do not change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain-bike riders, and housewives find their best fitness in the same regimen.
Thousands of athletes worldwide follow our workouts posted daily on this site and distinguish themselves in combat, the streets, the ring, stadiums, gyms, and homes. We also publish the CrossFit Journal, designed to support the CrossFit community and the theory and technique practiced by coaches in our gym, essentially bringing your garage or gym into ours, making you a part of the CrossFit family.
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 can be scaled to any fitness level.
Q. I have/had an injury. Can I still do CrossFit?
A. Many people successfully use CrossFit to rehabilitate from minor injuries. Because people continue to move, work, and play in the real world, regardless of injury/history, we believe that 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 will happily work with you to scale and substitute exercises and to tailor workouts to your abilities. Regarding injuries, we cannot offer medical advice, and we advise you to consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.
Q. How do I start?
A. Get a taste of CrossFit-style workouts during one of our FREE Saturday classes, held each Saturday at 10 and 11 a.m.
Q. Is there a free beginners’ class?
A. Yes. We offer the above-mentioned FREE beginners’ classes on Saturdays at 10am and 11am. The free workouts offer an opportunity for friends, family, and co-workers to give CrossFit a try and enjoy the best hour of their day together. We pride ourselves in building a strong community, encouraging and pushing each other to strive for new personal bests.
Q. CrossFit East Village looks great; how do I join as a member?
A. You can begin your CrossFit voyage by joining our Fundamental CrossFit Program. If you are experienced, you can test into our regular CrossFit WODs or our Competition Team (ask for details).
Q. Can I observe before participating?
A. Yes. Just give us a call or stop by during business hours to see for yourself what CrossFit East Village is about.
Q. I am really fit and would like to skip the Fundamental Classes and come to the Workout of the Day (WOD) class; can I do that?
A. Yes. While we do not allow drop-ins to regular CrossFit WOD classes until demonstrating proficiency in the fundamental movements, we welcome experienced CrossFitters to test out or demonstrate active membership at another CrossFit facility. Even if you have not tested into the Regular WOD class, you can become a member and have access to our open gym during business hours.
Q. Will CrossFit make me bulky?
A. No. Body composition changes based on complex effects of genetics, nutrition, exercise, and rest, among other prominent factors. At CrossFit East Village, we will help you design a workout program that meets your fitness and image goals. As a general rule, most people who stick with CrossFit for at least six months realize tremendous losses of body fat and a leaner, fitter physique.
Q. I am visiting San Diego and belong to another CrossFit gym: Can I participate in a WOD class?
A. Yes. We welcome CrossFitters from around the world. As mentioned above, we welcome experienced CrossFitters to test out or demonstrate active membership at another CrossFit facility.
Q. How much do Fundamental CrossFit classes cost?
A. Rates vary, based on seasonal specials; however, all memberships at CrossFit East Village are $95/month for annual membership contracts or $120/month for month-to-month members. The Fundamental CrossFit classes exist as opportunities to learn essential CrossFit movements and as intense workouts in their own right. All CrossFit East Village memberships include unlimited Open Gym and access to all facilities.
Q. What does the Fundamental CrossFit class series cover?
A. CrossFit East Village’s Fundamental Classes teach basic gymnastic and weightlifting movements required for Regular CrossFit WODs, explain CrossFit philosophy and history, introduce sound nutritional concepts, and emphasize basic principles of program development and training methods.
Q. What if I do not want to join CrossFit East Village, but prefer to working with one of your trainers one-on-one?
That is totally fine! Inquire at the front desk, and you can schedule personal training with your trainer of choice.
Q. Do you take credit cards, cash, and personal checks?
A. Yes. We accept all forms of payment.
Q. Can I have a receipt?
A. Yes. We offer receipts for all transactions, printed, emailed, or both.
Q. Do you offer discounted membership for active military, police, 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 CrossFit East Village to work out on my own?
A. Yes. 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 have Yoga?
A. Yes! We offer yoga for members and non-members Monday through Friday at 6 and 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 - Friday:
6:00pm & 7:15pm
Saturday: 10:30am &12:00pm