What is Foundations?

Foundations is an introductory course that will expose you to some of the movements we do, explain the why behind our program, and demystify nutrition.  There are 5 sessions where you will meet one-on-one with Coach Nate.  These sessions will teach you all you need to know about doing CrossFit at CFP.

Wait, what’s CrossFit?

To be nerdy, it is constantly varied, functional movement, done at relatively high intensity.  What that means in English is we do a bunch of different workouts, comprised of simple body-weight and free-weight movements, and we are pushing ourselves as hard as we want to or can on that day.

Who has to do Foundations?

Anyone who is new to CrossFit has to take Foundations. We strive to move with virtuosity. That means doing the common uncommonly well.  The best place to learn new skills and hone your abilities is in a one-on-one setting.

How much does Foundations cost?

Foundations costs $250.  You have one full month for your 5 sessions.  Once your 5 sessions are completed, you can join the regular classes for the remaining of the 30 days.  Therefore, we encourage you to complete your Foundations as quickly as possible to enjoy the remaining of the 30 days working out with the class.  Your regular membership begins after your initial 30 days Foundations commitment is up.

What do we do in the Foundations sessions?

Each foundations session is set up to flow just like our classes do.  Each day starts with a general warm up, like 2 mins on a bike or a short run to get the heart pumping.  Then there is a specific warm up that involves more moving and stretching. Next, you will learn the skills for the day.  This portion makes up a bulk of the hour.  After you feel confident in the new movements we cap the day off with a little workout.

What do I wear?

Clothes that you are comfortable moving in.  You will be getting up and down off the floor and moving quickly.  Make sure they are clothes you are ok sweating in.  You will sweat.  In the nicer months we will work out outside if the weather permits it.  There are tons of CrossFit specific clothes, shoes, and gears out there, but you do not need any of that for Foundations.  If you are looking to upgrade the wardrobe we can point you in the right direction.

What if I’ve done CrossFit before?

Hell yea!  Welcome to your new home.  “Doing CrossFit before” means you’ve done the introductory course at another CrossFit Gym and then you were an active member there for at least 3 months.  If that is the case you can start your membership and workout with the classes anytime you like.  Welcome to our community.

“My buddy shoed me some moves in his garage,” or “I’ve watched all the videos online” are great but we still suggest you take elements, if that’s the extent of your experience

What if I have an injury?

We are sorry to hear that but not a problem. The beauty of CrossFit is that it can be adjusted, scaled, or modified to fit anyone’s needs.  In Foundations we can come up with a plan on how to accommodate any injuries.

I’ve heard that CrossFit is dangerous, is it?

Anything done incorrectly can be dangerous.  By going through Foundations, you are learning the correct way to move and approach workouts.  Once in classes you are under the watchful eye of a coach whose sole purpose is to push you outside your comfort zone while maintaining a safe environment.  CrossFit done correctly is not dangerous.

This sounds amazing! How do I sign up?

Boom!  Welcome to the family.  To sign up for Foundations send an email to Nate@CrossFitparagon.com.  We will schedule your sessions at your convenience.  Let us know what times work best for you.  And we look forward to working with you!

My significant other is interested in starting, too. Can they come?

For sure!  We do partner Foundations for couples or friends.  You might qualify for a discount.  Please ask when you contact us via email.