NePlusUltra saidHey guys, interested in trying out CrossFit. I've kind of got the jist of it (bodyweight and functional movements).
Has anyone done it? Which are the best studios in LA? I'm over in Santa Monica and there are a couple here.
How long are the classes? Is there a circuit that gets repeated or how does it work? Each one seems timed.
Hey mate, yep, have been doing it for about 3-4 years on and off now. Love it.
I'd say the best thing is to just pick the gyms closest to you and go for it. In a perfect world, you want one with a lot of outdoor space to run (without traffic) and big high ceilings (for ropes) and lots of light and fresh air (because you work hard). Downtown locations are less fun, light industrial are my favourites because you're away from people and urban environments and can make lots of noise and drop the weights (which you do when you're lifting heavy).
Next thing is to find the best instructors/coaches in the gym(s) you like. Good coaching is everything and the quality ranges from good to poor. Find the ones that have been doing it for a while and who are meticulous about form and safety.
Have fun. Let us all know what happens. Feel free to email me for more info.