The first step in becoming part of the CrossFit Athletic community is being assessed by one of our Coaches. This is an one-hour consultation with a Coach in which we focus on three key areas – lifestyle, movement patterns and mobility.
When assessing your lifestyle, we like to know more about your exercise history and experience, lifestyle including sleep, nutrition and stress and whether you may have any injuries that may affect your movement patterns.
When assessing your movement patterns, we want to see how your body moves both unloaded and with load. We want to compare your left to your right sides to see how balanced you are; for example, is one leg stronger than the other and what implications will that have on your progress. How is your upper body push and pull – is it balanced? And what about your lower back? We take 10 minutes to assess the strength and endurance of your back muscles to ensure you are safe to enter our program and not be at risk of injury.
When assessing your mobility, we start with the feet and work our way up. It’s important that we assess the critical junctions – the ankle, hips and thoracic – to see how they move and what type of mobility is in these key areas. Many of our clients sit down at a desk in front of a computer all day, so there is a very good chance that the thoracic and hip mobility is limited.
Once we have all of this information, we can then make an educated recommendation on what path you should take before you become a member at CrossFit Athletic. This could be Personal Training to get you up to speed to join our Classes, our Beginners Program which builds you up over 3 weeks or straight into our CrossFit Classes.
Our aim is to set you up for success and give you the best possible foundation. And we would not have it any other way.