Getting Started

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Once you’ve decided you want to get into the best shape of your life and be a part of a community of like-minded people, it’s time to book a Student Consultation/Intro to CrossFit Cornerstone. Do it alone or bring a friend along to your 60-minute free intro session where you’ll get started by first meeting your personal coach.

First, your coach will explain our fitness methodology. Your coach will then look at your fitness strengths and limitations and evaluate your current level of fitness.

 

Cornerstone Fundamentals

Our fundamentals (personal training) program is going to look a lot different than group aerobics or group bodypump, or a bootcamp or any other group exercise class.

Yes, you will eventually graduate to CrossFit Cornerstones group classes; however, before that we need to ensure that you are both competent in the movements and fit enough to safely join group classes. To do this, we use established physical benchmarks, and you and your coach will monitor your fitness progress.

With that in mind, you will start off by completing 15-20 one-on-one or two-on-one private training sessions. Our instructors are some of the first affiliate coaches who brought functional high intensity fitness to West Chester 5 years ago; their experience is second to none.

 

During your 15-20 personal training sessions, you will become familiar with the technical movements (30-40 movements), things like Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, gymnastics and rowing. You will also learn about mobility, injury prevention and nutrition.

The purpose of doing personal training prior to group classes is three-fold:

First, CrossFit is incredibly technical – it’s like learning an entirely new sport – so the same way you wouldn’t throw someone off the street onto the Varsity swimming team, we don’t throw people who have never done clean and jerks and snatches and pull ups and rope climbs right into the intimidating fire of group classes. Instead, we take the time to properly teach you the movements so you’re confident and safe in your abilities by the time you begin group classes.

Second, one-on-one personal training allows us to address your individual needs, deficiencies, weaknesses and injuries. Everybody needs to work at a different pace, and we want to keep you injury-free to increase your longevity.

Third, we believe relationships with the people around you are going to enrich your life, and your relationship with your coach is no exception. We want to get to know you, your fitness goals, what’s going on in your life, and what you need from us to help you succeed.