With CrossFit gaining so much popularity worldwide, there are CrossFit “Boxes” (CrossFit lingo for gym) popping up everywhere. In Gainesville, there are almost a dozen options for CrossFit!!
With so many options, how do you decide which one is the right fit for you?
First, go there.
Meet the members and coaches. Do an intro and take a class (yes even if there is a small drop in cost.) I would never suggest getting married without dating a person first, so I don’t think you should join your next FitFam without getting to know them first. Below are three simple ways to tell if a CrossFit Gym is right for you.
One of the best things about CrossFit is working out alongside fellow CrossFitters. The challenging workouts bring out a camaraderie of the group. Every CrossFit Gym in Gainesville (or worldwide) will have a different community, find the one that’s right for you.
Members. How do they interact with each other? Do they come early and stay after class? Do members hang out outside the gym? All signs of a great community.
Coaches who care. Are they welcoming to beginners or do they just care about the most fit athletes? Do they ask engaging questions about your goals and why you want to do CrossFit?
Clean and organized.
How clean are the bathrooms and showers? Is the floor clean? Is the equipment all put away neatly? The way a business takes care of their equipment and facility says a lot about their level of professionalism. If a gym takes care of its equipment, I am more likely to think they will take care of their members. A decade ago CrossFit boxes were in darky, sketchy garages and warehouses with rusty, sweaty, homemade equipment. That is not the case today, so expect clean and organized from your CrossFit.
Which brings me to: Equipment.
It is nice to have all the bells and whistles, but honestly isn’t all that important. Quality coaching is much more important than the brand of bumper plates or whether or not they have a ski erg. Look for equipment that is safe and does the job, not every toy Rogue sells. A good box will continuously replace old items and slowly add new equipment. Be weary of the CrossFit gym who regularly boasts about the best equipment, their attention
Which CrossFit Gym is the best in Gainesville? Well, that is for you to decide for yourself.
We welcome you to B3 CrossFit anytime. Let us know how we measure up!