New to CrossFit?

Congratulations! The fact that you have found us means you are curious about one of the fastest growing fitness movements on Earth. It doesn’t matter what brought you here: a devoted friend’s persistence, a coach or doctor’s recommendation, or maybe inspiration from the latest Reebok commercial…regardless, welcome to CrossFit Gantry!

The very first thing you will discover is that CrossFit does not discriminate. Whether you are 50 years old, or have just completed your 50th marathon, 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…CrossFit 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.

Yes, anyone.

“Scalability” is a word that you will hear frequently here at CrossFit Gantry. During each class, everyone does the same workout, but that workout will always have several scaling options. This makes it possible for all of us – with our different body types, personal goals and levels of ability – to work alongside one another safely. We motivate one another, cheer one another on, and sometimes participate in some healthy competition. But, ultimately, every workout is yours alone. Your workout = your pace.

{p.s. We refer to workouts as WODs – “workouts of the day” – because, well, acronyms are fun!}

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Our goal at CrossFit Gantry is to provide our members with the best coaching and programming we can. In true CrossFit fashion our Programming is broad, varied and inclusive. Our programming is designed for you to attend our classes in any combination of days and still see benefits. As you grow as a CrossFitter you will develop a personal program and a routine of attending classes through the week.

For optimum results, we suggest the following combinations of work/rest days:

  • Every other day
  • 2 days on/ 1 day off
  • 3 days on/ 1 day off
  • 3 days on/ 2 days off
  • 3 days on/ 1 day off/ 2 days on/ 1 day off

Experiment with these different combinations or talk to a coach to help determine what works best for you’re your schedule and your body. Keep in mind that rest days are just as important as the days you do CrossFit. Your rest day should be used for recovery, replenishment, mobility and/or massage. It is important to balance the stress load of workouts by taking regular and scheduled rest days. Don’t wait until you are physically and mentally exhausted to take a day off.

Have a plan. Be on a program.