Equipment: Barbells, dumbbells, pull-up stations, jerk boxes, rowers, and bikes
Students should bring: Water
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Schedule a private session prior to joining class.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
People usually quit because they do not feel as if they know what they are doing or they get bored with what they are doing. Our teaching program and pace are designed to conquer many reasons for exercise dropout.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
A lack of knowledge and understanding of what to expect from the body when you do begin working out. Frustration sets in, and when you do not have a schedule or system for exercise you won't exercise.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Community and gym social life is a big deal in the CrossFit world. Classes are programmed for cool-down techniques and catching up. We teach stretching, foam rolling, mobility and all sorts of self-massage and care for our worked out bodies.
CrossFit Marietta is manifestly a place where work gets done. Rings hang from the steel beams overhead, a scaffolding of chin-up bars marches down the center of the room, and barbells and medicine balls line the floor. That's only some of the equipment used in the 2,800-sq.-ft. "box," but beginners aren't expected to know what to do with it all. Instructors make sure that everyone knows how to wield these fitness tools at a level appropriate to their abilities during high-intensity workouts that change daily.
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