Rock Climbing & CrossFit FAQ

Q. What do you offer at Mountain Strong Denver & CrossFit Globeville?

A. We offer CrossFit classes, Intro to CrossFit classes, 1-on-1 and 2-on-1 personal and climbing training, bouldering, and group climbing training.

Q. What is CrossFit?

A. CrossFit is performing constantly varied, functional movements, done at high intensity. Intensity is defined at both an absolute level and a level relative to the individual, which is what makes Crossfit possible for everyone!

Q. Do I have to be in shape to do CrossFit?

A. No! We all started from ground zero at some point, why not start there with us? We love teaching CrossFit and all it’s movements to new members. No matter what the workout of the day is, we can create a personalized version to fit everyone that walks through the door. Coming into the gym ready to work hard is the only prerequisite.

Q. What should I expect from a typical class?

A. You should expect to be led in a warm up and mobilization of your body for the movements to be performed in the workout, possibly a skills or strength session, followed by the workout of the day, and a brief cool down.

Q. I consider myself a “fitness junkie” looking for a challenge. Will I find that at Mountain Strong Denver?

A. Yes! The workout of the day, as prescribed, is designed for our top athletes in the gym. An Rx workout is written to be brutal both mentally and physically. If you have personalized goals, we would love to meet with you about them to help get you on a path towards achieving them. *Keep in mind that there is always an option to modify part or all of the workout. This is encouraged for new CrossFitters to avoid injury.*

Q. I’ve heard CrossFit injures people. Will I get hurt if I start CrossFit?

A.If you listen to your coaches and your body, it’s unlikely you will get hurt. However, as in any other training program or sport, we cannot guarantee being injury free. Follow proper technique, take rest days when necessary (consult your coaches if unsure), and slowly building up your strength will minimize chances for injury. If the fear of injury doesn’t stop you from skiing, jogging, hiking, moving furniture into your new apartment, or driving a car, then it should not stop you from CrossFitting! We will always try to maintain a challenging but safe environment for all of our members.

Q. I’ve never done CrossFit, how do I get started?

A. Call or email us to schedule a gym tutorial and one-on-one intro session.

Q. I’ve done CrossFit, but I’m new to the gym, how do I get started?

A. Feel free to come in to a class, but please be there 15 minutes early, or call/email ahead of time to speak with a coach.

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