What will my first time in your gym be like?
Your first time in, we want you to feel comfortable. One of our awesome coaches will give you a tour of the facilities, we’ll sit down with you and walk through your goals and walk through what you can expect. You don’t have to workout, just share what you want to achieve.
What exactly is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a fitness program that will change your life. By it’s definition, it uses “constantly varied, functional movement performed at a relative high intensity”. As a truly functional program, the difficulty level of our daily workouts is designed to be increased or decreased, depending upon the individual. This makes them appropriate for anyone.
Daily workouts could include things such as core conditioning, rowing, sprinting, gymnastics, lifting, etc. And all our workouts are designed to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance, and agility. Our members range from age 20 to 76 and all ability levels. This is a true program to develop broad and inclusive fitness.
If I haven't been regularly working out, is CrossFit for me?
The very first thing you will discover is that CrossFit does not discriminate. Whether you are young at heart, or have just completed your 50th marathon, or are recovering from injury or healing a broken heart, whether walking the dog is the only exercise you’ve had in years, or you’re someone training for the Iditarod…We will help you achieve your fitness goals.
One of the things that makes CrossFit so unique is our community of people from literally every walk of life: stay-at-home parents, elite athletes, students, CEOs, members of the armed services, firefighters, you name it. CrossFit bodies – our bodies – come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to do them.
What’s your drop-in policy?
We love nothing more than having visitors from other boxes come workout with us! Please register in advance using our online portal here. If you are just passing through, we charge a drop in fee of $25 per day or offer a week-long punch pass for $100.
It’d be great if you’d plan on arriving 15 minutes before scheduled class time so we can provide you with a waiver to sign and introduce you to our box. If you have a Wodify account, you can use that to log in, if not, just sign in as a guest. We can only accommodate drop-ins for CrossFit classes. We also have showers and towel service if that makes your stay any easier to coordinate.
You may find that we do things a little differently than your “box back home.” We hope that you enjoy the change in scenery, clientele, maybe even music. If anything makes you uncomfortable, however, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Why is your gym more expensive than other gyms?
We know you may have a lot of choices on where to workout. What’s best… A treadmill at home? The gym down the street that is $15/month? A CrossFit membership? We’d actually encourage you to ask a different question. What are your goals?
Trained, professional coaches?
Accountability from Coaches who remember your name and goals?
Working out with a group of like-minded people who cheer on your success?
If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then we’d encourage you to check us out. Training with us saves you time by ensuring that you’re being coached by true professionals in proven methods that we ourselves use. You aren’t getting a guru, you’re getting the most complete fitness program available.
How often do you recommend I come to the gym?
If you’re just starting up, we recommend coming three to four days/week for your first couple weeks, then build to five. Once you’re up to five days per week, we recommend building in two recovery days per week. Our programming is designed to balance how you are using different parts of your body across the week.
Think of starting CrossFit like learning a new language. Do it once or twice a week and you’ll have trouble remembering how to do it, more regular attendance will have our Coaches get to know you better as well as you’ll get better results.
Don’t forget about nutrition! The fastest car is only as good as it’s gas. Not sure how to fuel? Talk to one of our Precision Nutrition Certified Coaches who can help give you advice based in real practice, not fads.
How do you give back to the community?
We believe that health and wellness is a universal right. Our gym is a business, however we are proud to be active in creating healthy change in our community through two programs:
UliftU is a 501c3 that prepares citizens returning from prison for careers in the fitness industry. Once certified, our graduates both work and Coach at Subversus and run free classes in the areas of Philadelphia where there is the highest incidence of early death from chronic diseases and unemployment. UliftU also works in the prison system pre-release and through a partnership with CrossFit HQ, will be certifying individuals before release so they can come home and begin working in the community.
Strength in Numbers
Strength in Numbers is a free class held on the first Sunday of each month for members of the LGBTQ+ community to come to Subversus to experience what a supportive fitness experience can look like. Taught by a peer Coach, this class seeks to demonstrate that fitness and CrossFit can be a transformative tool for anyone. Through this program we also offer scholarship memberships for LGBTQ+ individuals who demonstrate need and want to start training with Subversus.
I heard that CrossFitter’s use their own language, can you help me with the terms?
Sure! This is a great link that will help get you started – http://greatist.com/fitness/ultimate-guide-crossfit-lingo. Word of caution: No need to be intimidated by this… ☺ We’ll walk you through it all!
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