Eleiko Plates, Sauna/Steam Rooms, Hot Coaches, and Free Progenex Bar…..
Or do we just want clean equipment, plenty of plates, great, safe programming, and an amazing welcoming community!!?
With CrossFit’s steady rise to fitness mainstream fame, access to CrossFit boxes has also grown with its popularity. Now, the problem has shifted from “where to find a box” to “which box should I go to”.
Some boxes are better than the others. There are also boxes that are good in their own right, but do not necessarily address your needs. Selection of your ideal CrossFit box should start with your own personal goals. The more you understand your own goals, the better chances you have at achieving them. Why have you decided to train in a CrossFit box? Do you want to compete? Or do you want to integrate CrossFit as a part of your healthy lifestyle? Some coaches are experts in specialized areas, so this is something you should take into account when you do your research (more on this later). If you’re into CrossFit as a part of your general healthy lifestyle advocacy, then a box with health and nutrition programs should be very helpful to you. Pin down your own goals first – budget, time commitment, etc. – before you examine your available options.
Once you’ve done that, you take your goals with you when you do your oculars. When you get to the box, take a good look at their floors, mats, kettlebells, barbells, and their other equipment. Are they clean and well-maintained? Are disinfectants and mats readily available for the next user? You’re going to lie down and roll on the same floor other users in the box step on. It’s very important that it’s clean and disinfected.
Is the box well-lit? It should be. Lighting affects focus in ways you don’t think about. You could injure yourself in a box where areas that are supposed to be well-lit are dark. Does the box have a clean bathroom?
5-star luxury isn’t what you’re looking for in an ideal CrossFit box but at the very least, it should be clean and comfortable. Safety is a big deal in CrossFit. If the CrossFit box ensures the functionality and cleanliness of their equipment, it’ll give you hints that the box management will take care of its clients. Functionality includes the strategic placement of equipment.