CrossFit is getting really big at the moment all around the world, and the reason for that is that this program actually works. People have literally changed their lives just from making the decision to go CrossFit at the local CrossFit gym, otherwise known as a “box”.
However, not everyone has the luxury to have a CrossFit location in the area, so the only choice is to go do it yourself, either at home or in the local gym.
Doing CrossFit at your local gym might be a bit tricky. The management probably won’t allow you do some the CrossFit exercises, due to legal reasons, and It’s unlikely that there is going to be a qualified CrossFit level 1 coach there to help you out.
At home your training will only be limited by the amount of equipment you can afford, but you can easily do some great CrossFit workouts, or “wods” as they are know, by simply owning an old barbell, a few weight plates and a pull up bar. You can usually pick up a used set of weights and bars on eBay for around $200.
Remember that CrossFit is a high impact exercise program so you really need to make sure that you are doing it safe!
CrossFit can be dangerous, so if you are going to start doing it you might want to consider hiring a good personal trainer in your gym, or looking for some online CrossFit coaching. This can be a great way to make sure that you are doing the exercises, like the deadlift, olympic lifts, squats etc correctly and most importantly safely.
You could also have a program specifically created for you, if you are lacking strength and skill in a particular area, or you have some kind of injury.
Even if you are are not new to the CrossFit regime, you could still benefit from a qualifed and experienced CrossFit level 1 coach.
Online CrossFit coaching can be a lot more cost effective than hiring a random Personal Trainer in your gym too.
These days a lot of these online fitness coaches are using video uploads from their clients to “remotely train” their clients.
Just make sure your online coach uses something like this. Also make sure your coach has some credibility, and that he/she knows what they are doing and talking about. Lots of trainers have a level 1 certificate these days.