Letter to New Athletes
A Letter to New CrossFitters
Welcome! We are so excited to have you join our gym, our family, our tribe. This list is a compilation of the advice our athletes have for you as you start your journey with CrossFit Worthy.
ASK FOR HELP. The group classes might seem intimidating at first, but don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help. We are all here to help you succeed.
BE PATIENT. Start slowly and focus on learning rock-solid technique. Listen to your body and scale workouts accordingly. In the wise words of Charlotte Grant: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Unless we’re doing sprints, in which case just buckle down and kiss your glutes and hammies goodbye.”
BE CONSISTENT. Be consistent in your efforts and enjoy the process. Never talk yourself out of going to a workout because it looks hard. The more consistent you are, the more progress you will see. Schedule your workouts like a firm appointment.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF. You are capable of more than you know. Push your boundaries, try new things, and learn that it’s okay to fail. As Meghan White will tell you: “You can do hard things.”
WARM-UP. Make warm-up a priority. Arrive at least ten to fifteen minutes before class starts and hop on a bike or rower for few minutes, do DROM, and Crossover Symmetry. You will prevent injuries and perform better during the workout.
MOBILIZE. Be proactive and make mobilizing apart of your daily routine. Come to Thursday classes. These classes are devoted to active recovery, mobility, and stretching. Your body will thank you.
SLEEP & EAT. Make sure you are getting enough sleep (at least 7 hours) and eating to fuel your workouts. Proper sleep and nutrition will aid in the recovery process and have a positive effect on your health and performance.
COMPETE WITH YOURSELF. Focus on your progress. Don’t worry about what everyone else is lifting or your position on the whiteboard. Log all of your workouts and track your training data.
JOIN IN ON THE FUN. Sign up for hero WODs, team competitions, The Worthy Open, Friday Night Bar Fights, and special events. These are great opportunities for team bonding and camaraderie.
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. We are your biggest champion and want to help you reach your goals. We offer additional programs and services that will support your efforts such as personal training, personalize programming, open gym, speciality classes, nutrition consultations, body composition testing, workshops and clinics.
PEE BEFORE DOUBLE UNDERS. You’ll thank us later.
By Conner Edelbrock