Frequently asked questions

WHAT DO I WEAR/NEED TO BRING TO CROSSFIT?


Wear anything comfortable for you to workout in (other than your birthday suit!). In terms of footwear wear shoes that you feel comfortable walking, running and jumping in (ie sandshoes/sneakers). If you are going to lash out on a pair of new treads, there are a number of manufacturers making CrossFit specific shoes these days. Our favourites are from Reebok, Innov8, Nike and No Bull. We tend towards preferring a more minimalist style shoe which provides a good crossover between sufficient comfort for walking/running/jumping and also weightlifting. Please bring water, a small towel and don’t forget your deodorant! This is a sweaty business! Leave any valuables at home.




I FEEL IT IS TOO EXPENSIVE, IS THIS TRUE?


CrossFit is often difficult to compare to other fitness programs. We are not a big box gym that simply charges you a fee to use our facility and then leaves you to wander aimlessly amongst the equipment and unlike traditional group exercise classes, each athlete at our box is treated as an individual and we monitor and review your progress regularly. Essentially its like personal training, but at a fraction of the cost. In addition, as you will discover, there is nothing quite like the CrossFit box experience in terms of maintaining motivation and actually seeing measurable results.




HOW CAN I DO CROSSFIT WITH BACK/ NECK  / KNEE PAIN FROM PREVIOUS INJURIES?


You won’t be alone if you come through the doors with previous injuries or tweaks. Many others in a similar situation to you have found relief from the pain by strengthening the muscles around the problem area. All too often people neglect exercising their low back due to fear of injury. Because of this they end up deconditioned, weak, and more susceptible to injury in the future from minor mishaps, which is usually what happens. Taking part in CrossFit will provide you a buffer so that you are less susceptible to these kinds of injuries. The movements and workouts are all completely scalable allowing anyone to take part.




DO I HAVE TO GET IN SHAPE FIRST BEFORE I START?


This is a common misconception. The most elite athlete can come into the gym and find a workout challenging. You will never be “fit” enough. That’s why we are here and offer scaling options for each individual so that you can thrive in each workout on a personal level. Fitness is a lifelong journey, and none of us are never really “there”.




DO YOU HAVE A CRECHE OR OFFER CHILDCARE?


Unfortunately we do not offer child minding services. Due to the complexity of our workouts and size of our facility the gym is also not suitable for young children to remain unsupervised while you workout. We need your full attention at all times.




I HAVE HEARD CROSSFIT IS REALLY HARD, IS THIS TRUE?


CrossFit is as hard as you make it. We encourage people to push to the limits of their own tolerances but only you can make the most out of your own workouts with the amount of work you put into them. The workouts themselves are scalable which means the amount of weight you lift or the movements you perform can be modified to suit your own individual capabilities and capacity.




I HAVE HEARD YOU CAN GET HURT DOING CROSSFIT, IS THIS TRUE?


As soon as you start to move your body for any activity, even just general everyday activities, you increase your chances of injury. However, the risk of injury from moving is far less of a risk than that posed by sitting on the couch for the rest of your life! In terms of specific exercise programmes CrossFit is safer than many. We like to work with people in 3 stages. First: mechanics (learning how to do the movements with correct technique), Second: Consistency (the ability to do the movements over and over again with safe and relatively efficient technique), Third: Intensity (the speed at which you do the movements). One does not come before the other. We always start with Mechanics.




I AM AFRAID I WILL GET TOO BIG AND BULKY?


In order for people to get bigger, especially women, there are two things that you would have to make a concerted effort to do. One: pick up very heavy weight on a frequent basis. This is not something we do. Yes, we are very much concerned about your strength and we do lift heavy some days. But this is not our main focus. Two: eat an extremely high calorie diet. For most to gain productive muscle mass takes quite the effort in eating the right foods in a high amount. This is also something that we do not focus on. The majority of the workouts we do provide your muscles with more contractile potential and not hypertrophy (muscle mass).




I AM HOLIDAYING IN JIMBOOMBA AND WOULD LOVE TO DROP-IN. CAN I AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?


CrossFit Flourish loves drop-in guests. Our drop-in rate is $25 (free if you buy a tshirt). To drop-in to a session with us you must have been training for at least 3 months at another CrossFit affiliate.




WHAT HAPPENS DURING A 1HR CROSSFIT SESSION?


The typical flow of a 1hr CrossFit session is: General Class Briefing Warm Up Skill Development/Practice Workout Cool Down/Mobiliity/ Stretching All components of the 1 hour session are coached by one of our own CrossFit Certified Trainers. You will receive personal attention and individual modifications to particular movements/exercises in consultation with your Trainer. We can accomodate many common injuries with modification and scaling to movements. There are opportunities to grab a drink, go to the toilet and rest during the 1hr session.




I'VE DONE "CROSSFIT-STYLE" TRAINING BEFORE. IS IT THE SAME?


We hear this a lot and in most instances the answer is no, its not the same. CrossFit is more than just a single workout. It's a methodology and a lifestyle. Doing a single workout in your regular gym and saying you've done CrossFit is like saying you ate a salad and so now you're a vegetarian. CrossFit is programmed so that the combination of workouts across a daily and weekly basis get you fitter than you have ever been. If you pick and choose only workouts you "like", that's not really doing CrossFit. To truly benefit you need to follow a properly designed CrossFit programme closely. Chances are the things you like least are the things you need to do most to improve your overall health and fitness.




CAN I COME TO ANY SESSION ON ANY DAY?


Yep. Once you are a member you can choose to come to any session that is convenient for you on a given day. So that might be 4.15am on one day and then 5.45pm the next. You simply need to reserve a spot in the class using the Wodify app you have access to once you are a member.




EVERYBODY LOOKS SO FIT AND I SUCK.


When you come to our gym, you will see lots of fit people training and we are proud of it. Our programme works! But most didn't start out that way. They were likely just like you when they started - nervous, unsure, unconfident. Some had never stepped foot into any gym before and now they are crushing it. But, look closely and you will see we have people at all different levels training in our gym. Beginners, teens, seniors, people with injuries - all in the same session doing slightly differnet variations of the workout. Everyone has to start somewhere and once you get started you won't look back.




WHAT ARE YOUR CLASS TIMES?


Check our our Schedule here.





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