FAQ

HOW DO I START TRAINING WITH CROSSFIT HARDCORE IN BOCA RATON, PARKLAND, AND POMPANO BEACH:

To begin training with CrossFit HardCore you can do either sign-up online or in person:

[1] ONLINE [RECOMMENDED]: Click here and follow our online step-by-step process on our Start CrossFit page.

*Online enrollment is currently only available for our Main location in Boca Raton and our Pompano Beach location.

[2] IN PERSON: Check our class schedule here and pick a location closest to you that offers a class you can attend. Then come in 15-20 mins before the class and begin filling out our Membership Agreement and Pre-Exercise Questionnaire.

***ATTENTION BEGINNERS: Individuals new to CrossFit who are wanting to attend our Beginners classes MUST CALL AHEAD TO SCHEDULE a visit.***

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO WORKOUT WITH CROSSFIT HARDCORE IN BOCA RATON

YES, we do require you to be a member in order to workout at any CrossFit HardCore facility. To become a member you must fill out and submit, either online or in person, both our Membership Agreement and Pre-Exercise Questionnaire.

WHAT ARE OUR MEMBER ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

We realize that everyone has different levels of fitness and needs in their daily routines. For this reason we offer several Member Enrollment Options outlined below:

[1] FREE TRIAL [Free Weeks for new member] - $0.00 / Month

[2] UNLIMITED CLASSES [3+ Per Week] - $150.00 / Month

[3] LIMITED CLASSES [2 Classes Per Week] - $100.00 / Month

[4] ATHLETES IN TRAINING | A.I.T | Advanced Training [Unlimited] - $ 25.00 / Month

*AIT is ADD-ON to normal full membership.

 

*TABATA CLASS [Add-On] - $15.00 / Month

[5] MILITARY, FIREFIGHTER, POLICE, TEACHERS DISCOUNT [Unlimited] - $115.00 / Month

[6] STUDENT DISCOUNT [Unlimited] - $100.00 / Month

[7] CORPORATE DISCOUNT [Unlimited] - $75.00 / Month

[8] PERSONAL TRAINING | 1/2 HOUR - $45.00-$50.00

[9] PERSONAL TRAINING | 1 HOUR - $70.00-$100.00

[10] ADD A FAMILY MEMBER [Unlimited] - $100.00

[11] DROP-IN / OUT OF TOWN CROSSFITTERS [SINGLE DAY RATE] - $20.00

WHAT IS 'CROSSFIT'?

CrossFit is a worldwide strength and conditioning fitness program designed for all ages. Whether you are a beginner or a professional athlete, the CrossFit program is designed with universal scalability, making this the ideal exercise program for anyone, regardless of age or experience. The daily workouts include a mixture of cardiovascular and respiratory endurance based exercises. Workouts are designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy; better known as The 10 General Skills of Fitness

WHAT IS ‘CROSSFIT HARDCORE’

CrossFit HardCore, known as CFHC, is a fitness facility that follows the principles of CrossFit. In addition, we offer One-On-One Training, Sports Specific Programs for athletes, Kettlebell Training / Instruction, as well as Personalized Nutritional Programs. Our mission is to change our clients not only physically but mentally with a program that will challenge you like none other. Our goal is to make your body reach its maximal potential. And although genetics play a small role in your results, it is your commitment along with our coaches guidance that will get you over any hurdle.

WHAT IS A ‘WOD’

WOD stands for "Workout of the Day." The WOD descriptions are very literal; don't read into them. If it says "squats" it means bodyweight (aka "air squats") - no added weight, unless it says back squats or front squats. A "rep" or repetition is one iteration of a movement. One bench press, one squat. A "set" is a group of reps: ex. 10 reps =10 bench presses. 3 sets is do a group of repetitions, rest, repeat, rest, repeat. So, 3 sets of 10 (reps) is 10/rest/10/rest/10. Sometimes a WOD says deadlift 3-2-2-1-1-1. This means a set of 3 reps, a set of 2 reps, another set of 2, a "set of one" aka a "single.".

ARE THE WODS PERFORMED IN GROUPS

Yes, the training offered by CrossFit HardCore is performed in a group setting, at pre-determined times throughout the day. Each group training class offered on a particular day and conducts the same workout of the day, or “WOD.” If you miss a morning class, you can pick up an evening class without missing a beat. Group Training Classes are infinitely scalable according to the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of each athlete. Additionally, select elements of each workout can be customized to suit the capabilities, fitness-level, or fitness goals of each attendee.

WHERE ARE WE LOCATED

CrossFit HardCore facilities are located from Palm Beach to Pompano Beach Our main box is called CrossFit HardCore and is located in Northeast Boca Raton, FL. We have 1 additional Boca Raton location 1 serving our East members Boca Raton, and West Boca Raton/Parkland. . In addition we have 2 Pompano Beach, FL locations. The first is located in East Pompano Beach(CrossFit HardCore Pompano Beach) and the other is CrossFit HardCore Central in Pompano Beach. Along with CrossFit HardCore West that services West Boca and Parkland.

HOW MANY LOCATIONS DO WE HAVE

CrossFit HardCore currently operates 5 [five] boxes in Palm Beach County and Broward county under the CFHC umbrella. We have 2 locations in Boca Raton, including our main facility. One located in West Boca/Parkland area. We also have 2 locations in Pompano Beach, FL for our members in the Pompano Beach area.

CAN I ATTEND ANY CROSSFIT HARDCORE LOCATION

YES, once you are signed up as a CrossFit HardCore Member you are allowed to attend any of our locations in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Miami. Majority of our members attend the same location consistently but we do not restrict which location you can attend.

WHAT IF I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH CROSSFIT ALREADY

If you have prior experience with CrossFit we welcome you with open arms to CrossFit HardCore. You will just need to follow the simple steps on our START CROSSFIT page where you will fill out our Membership Agreement and Pre-Exercise Questionnaire. Since you already have experience with CrossFit you will not need to attend our CrossFit HardCore Beginners Class. You can choose from any class at a location near you. Please keep in mind that just being active in a gym or having worked out once or twice at another CrossFit gym does not constitute being experienced with CrossFit. Please be honest with us and yourself as your experience level will show as soon as you start the warm-up process.

DO WE OFFER DISCOUNTS TO MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES, FIREFIGHTER, POLICE OFFICER, OR SWAT

We respect and admire the brave men and women who fight for our freedom right here at home and overseas. In thanks, we offer discounts for members of all branches of the United States military, state and local police and fire departments, and their families. To qualify for our discount you must be an active (or retired) member of any United States Military division, Firefighter or Police Officer. You will find that there are many of your local team members already attending CrossFit HardCore classes.

DO WE OFFER DISCOUNTS TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

Yes, CrossFit HardCore does offer special discounts and savings for educators and students. We have many college students from FAU and other area colleges who train with us on a daily basis and welcome students who want to add CrossFit into their daily routine to keep sharp and focused on their studies. Proof of enrollment is required to receive our student discount.

WHERE AND WHEN ARE BEGINNERS CLASSES OFFERED

Beginners Classes are offered at all 5 of our locations: CrossFit HardCore [The Headquarters], CrossFit HardCore [The Station], CrossFit HardCore Pompano Beach[The Sanbox], CrossFit HardCore Central [The Office], and CrossFit HardCore West [The Park]. Please take a look at our class schedule to find out when the location closest to you is offering Beginners Classes.

ATTENTION ALL BEGINNERS. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT.

New members or individuals wanting to attend our Beginners classes MUST CALL AHEAD TO SCHEDULE a visit.

DO WE OFFER KIDS & TEEN CLASSES

By appointmet ONLY!

CrossFit Kids program delivers fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Healthy living requires that our kids push, pull, run, throw, climb, lift, jump, effectively and safely regardless of whether or not they play athletics. Athletics is a specialized pursuit. Our goal is to support the specialist, but reward the generalist. The CrossFit Kids program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for 4 year olds and elite high school athletes. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of our second graders and our high school wrestler differ by degree not kind.

DO WE OFFER PERSONALIZED NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT

Yes, we offer members nutritional support through our Advocare line of supplements. At CrossFit Hardcore, we view nutrition from a health perspective rather than solely weight loss. It is a fact, that nutrition is eighty percent of your training and the quickest way to achieve your results. We do not believe in diets, we follow a solid sound eating plan. We will show you how to eat balanced meals that will quickly become a part of your lifestyle. We want you to be fit and healthy. And remember a skinny individual doesnt always equal a healthy individual. Every person’s body type and chemistry is different. Our lifestyle eating programs are personalized to your needs, body composition, and daily activity. We take all of this into consideration in providing a plan just for you. Let your trainer know you are interested in nutritional support or AdvoCare at your next class.

WHAT IS ADVOCARE

AdvoCare is a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity. CrossFit Hardcore is an active partner with Advocare to provide our members the best supplements and nutritional support available. Advocare is led by distinguished professionals from the fields of nutrition, pharmacology, biology, kinesiology and medicine who formulate nutritional solutions that are based on solid science and created with the highest-quality ingredients.

WHAT IS THE ADVOCARE 24-DAY CHALLENGE

The 24-Day Challenge™ is a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program. Give your body the jumpstart it needs to help you reach your goals.* There’s something for everyone: weight management, energy, overall body composition or overall wellness.* Thousands of people have experienced success on the 24-Day Challenge™ – you could be next!

DO WE OFFER ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING

Yes, we do offer one-on-one training with certified coaches / trainers. Here is a fact; everybody can get into shape but the key to your success is hard work, a strong support system, as well as a knowledgeable trainer/coach. Any success worth achieving requires determination and we can show you how to be your best. Talk to your coach at your next class about One-On-One Training with a CrossFit Hardcore coach.

DO WE OFFER SPORTS SPECIFIC TRAINING FOR ATHLETES

Yes, we do offer Sports Specific Training for Athletes at CrossFit HardCore. We have athletes of all shapes, sizes and skill levels that want to become better at their chosen sport. Many of our current members are athletes or former athletes who have played Football, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Volleyball, Rowing, Olympic Lifting, and more. We have college athletes and high school athletes as well as semi-professional and professional athletes training with us on a daily basis.

DO WE OFFER ADVANCED CLASSES FOR ATHLETES WHO WANT TO COMPETE

Yes, we offer advanced CrossFit classes for athletes who want to compete. A.I.T is an advanced programming class designed for those who are looking to compete at advanced levels. Whether you want to compete in local competitions, regionals or on a national level in the Games! We focus on every aspect of training you will need to compete at CrossFit events or any other event. A significant advantage we offer is specialist in each area of what a competition will require. Our specialists are masters in Powerlifting, Olympic Lifting, Strongman Training, Gymnastics, Endurance Running and Nutritional Counseling. Programming is provided by Games Athletes so you will learn from their experience and expertise. A.I.T programming is provided to our athletes on a weekly basis. We understand that no two athletes are built the same or have the exact same ‘toolbox’ of skills. For this reaon we focus on working with you as an individual which gives us a chance to address and improve weaknesses while building on your strengths.

DO WE OFFER TRAINING FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES AND RUNNERS

Yes, we have a special program specifically for endurance athletes and runners. Power and speed are important components of the endurance world. This class is for crossfitters, endurance athletes, and those who would like to work on their stamina or form of running. Our E-Wod is 45-min high-intense, fun class that is sure to burn calories and you will have a BLAST doing it. All bodyweight movements and exercises are used to get your heart going, there no weights in this class.

DO WE OFFER CLASSES GEARED TOWARDS BEGINNERS? THE RAMP CLASS

Yes, we do offer classes geared towards beginners. It is called our RAMP Class. This class is designed as a beginners class to get people up and running at a comfortable level. We teach you exercise form, bodyweight movements, cardio exercises, and low weight routines that will create results. This is a fundamentals class, with NO heavy weights, and NO complex movements, so there’s NO excuse not to give it a try.

DO WE OFFER CLASSES THAT DO NOT INCLUDE BARBELLS AND OLYMPIC LIFTING?

Yes, we do offer classes that do not include Barbells and Olympic Lifts. It is called our E-THRIVE Class. This class is all about learning to increase the intensity of your workout, while focusing on techniques that improve endurance and reduce recovery times. E-THRIVE is our CrossFit HardCore Circuit Training and it’s a great way to work towards dramatic results. A heck of a calorie burn that will shed the weight as well as build endurance. Current members can attend for an small additional fee on their current membership.

DO WE HAVE ANY TABATA PROGRAMS?

Yes, we do have a special class for anyone looking to train in TABATA. 'TABATA' is all about interval training. Interval (also called a Tabata sequence) is an interval training cycle of 20 seconds of maximum intensity exercise, followed by 10 seconds of rest, repeated without pause 8 times for a total of four minutes. This class is focused on speed & agility drills with high endurance work including prowler, sleds, rowing machine and short sprints. Current members can attend for an small additional fee on their current membership.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM CROSSFIT HARDCORE CLASSES

Expect a no frills, no nonsense facility. Expect results. Expect to come into a positive and energetic atmosphere. Expect to sweat. Expect to work hard. Expect to make friends. Expect to become the MOST FIT U CAN BE!!!

WHAT IS A ‘BOX’

A 'box' is an independently-owned CrossFit affiliated gym where you will find all the equipment you need and get hands-on training from Crossfit trainers. Each box has all the equipment necessary for the range of WODs without the bells, whistles, and bicep curl bars of a regular gym.

WHAT IS AN ‘AFFILIATE’

An affiliate is a box thats officially affiliated with the Crossfit brand. In order to become an affiliate, a box must have Crossfit-certified trainers on staff. Before you decide to join a CrossFit box, you need to make certain that box is a “true” affiliate, ensuring the trainers have completed the necessary levels of certification. Unfortunately not every place that says “CrossFit” is a true affiliate.

WHAT IS DOES ‘RX’ STAND FOR

Rx means that a workout is done as prescribed on weight and skill. So being that this is of importance to some, there is a high standard to follow. Just because you went Rx on a weight does not mean that you get to put Rx by your name. In order to perform a workout Rx you must perform each rep of the workout to competition standards using the prescribed weight. Standards include chest to the ground and full extension of arms on top for pushups, chin above the bar with full extension on bottom for pullups, below parallel at bottom and full extension of hips at top for squats, etc..

WHAT IF I CANNOT USE THE RECOMMENDED WEIGHT

Use a weight that's manageable to you, or use a percentage of the weight prescribed. Assume the "generic" male crossfitter weighs 175 and the prescribed weight is 95 lbs. Thus, you'd pick a weight that's approximately 55% of your bodyweight.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ‘SCALE’ A WORKOUT

“Scalability” is a word that you will hear frequently here at CrossFit HardCore. 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.

WHAT ARE THE EXERCISES

Crossfit uses a wide variety of movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, flipping tires, weightlifting, carrying heavy objects, and many bodyweight exercises. A CrossFit program is sure to challenge you, despite your current athletic abilities. Specific exercises include Burpees, Double-Unders, Air / Back / Front Squats, Knees to Elbows, Pull-ups, Lunges, Rope Climb, Sumo Deadlift High Pull, Thruster, Handstand Push-up, Muscle Up, Box Jump, Snatch, Clean & Jerk, Dips, and Wallballs.

DO WE PROVIDE INSTRUCTION FOR THE EXERCISES

At CrossFit Hardcore we consider 'form', or the proper way to perform an exercise, the most important factor in our workouts. IEvery class is led by a certified trainer / coach who is specifically trained in the proper execution of all CrossFit exercises. Before every class our trainers gather the group and take time to review the proper form for each movement the workout consists of. Members have an opportunity to ask questions, actively participate and test the movements in a practice setting before the workout begins. Coaches also take extra time to review each member independently to make sure the movements are being completed correctly.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS USED

Although many exercises can be performed using just your bodyweight, we do use specific equipment for various exercises but you will not see machines. Equipment used includes barbells, dumbbells, gymnastic rings, pull up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and boxes for box jumps. Bumper plates are rubberized barbell plates that are used in conjunction with our barbells for a wide variety of lifting and pressing exercises. All equipment is provided at our locations for use of our members.

HOW LONG ARE THE WORKOUTS

Workouts are typically short - 30 minutes or less - and intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. They combine movements and are mixed into numerous combinations to form the prescribed WOD. Our hour-long classes include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high intensity WOD, and a period of group or individual stretching.

ARE WORKOUTS TIMED

Individual performances on a WOD are often timed, scored or ranked to track individual progress and encourage competion. You can see how you stack up against the rest of the Crossfit world by measuring the time it takes to complete a prescribed workout. The protocol is famous for pushing athletes to race against each other and the clock. Your first goal should be to BETTER YOURSELF, we always say that “TIME” is secondary to form. Who cares if you got first but you didn’t push yourself as hard as you could have and/or your form looks like shit. So the moral to the story, is always strive to improve your technique and to raise your intensity.

WHO TEACHES CLASS

At Crossfit Hardcore every session has at least one and most likely 2 certified coaches. We coach / train the same way a personal trainer does, up close and personal, ensuring proper technique and guidance. We try not to accommodate more that twelve people per class, but rest assured our coaches will provide you with safety, motivation and a shot of “intensity” that will take your fitness to a whole new level.

WHAT IS A 'BURPEE'

Burpees are a cornerstone of Crossfit workouts. Starting from standing position, athletes bend down and plant their hands, kick back into a plank position, and perform a pushup. Bring your legs back in and culminate with a slight jump and hands clapped overhead. Your feet have to leave the ground for it to be counted.

WHAT IS AN ‘AMRAP’

AMRAP stands for ‘As Many Rounds As Possible’ given a specific time period. Lasting 10, 20, or 30 minutes an AMRAP workout challenges athletes to complete as many rounds of a series of movements in the alloted time.

WHY DO WE ‘VARY’ WORKOUTS

CrossFit’s strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," with the goal of improving overall fitness. The more variety and creativity that are placed into the workouts, the more your body will develop and grow stronger. Variety in exercises, sets, reps, weight, rounds, etc. is the key to developing every component of physical fitness.

WHAT ARE ‘FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS’

Functional movements are universal motor patterns that mimic human movement in every day life. Functional movements are squats, deadlifts, pushes, pulls, lunges, rotational movements. They are not single-joint movements but rather multi-joint movements. They develop core strength, nuero-response, and cardiovascular stamina. Functional training provides the body with a stimulus that is unmatched. These movements will improve the quality of life of everyone who performs them and will teach people how to move their bodies more efficiently and effectively in all life’s endeavors. From elite athletes looking to improve their performance in a particular sport to a grandmother seeking to gain strength to pick up her grandkids, functional training is the answer to improving the overall health and well being of everyone, no matter what level of fitness.

WHAT ARE ‘CROSSFIT GAMES’

Each summer the CrossFit Games test participants with a barrage of physical challenges and workouts, ranging from swimming and running to pull-ups and handstand walks. Participants accrue points over the events, and the male and female winners are crowned World’s Fittest Man & Woman. Sectional and Regional qualifiers narrow the field before the annual Games Weekend.

WHAT IS ‘CROSSFIT JOURNAL’

The Journal is CrossFit’s internal publication featuring information on workouts, movements, inspirational stories, and news. Updated daily, the online publication charges readers $25 a year for unlimited access to research, articles, videos, and more.

WHAT IS A ‘HERO’ WOD

Hero WODs are specialty workouts named after military servicemen, police, or firefighters who have died in the line of duty, these difficult workouts are intermittently programmed in CrossFit to provide an extra challenge and reminder of their sacrifice.

WHY ARE WODS NAMED AFTER GIRLS

Coach Glassman, the founder and President of CrossFit explained it best. “I want to explain the workout once and then give it a name. I thought that anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky asking ‘what just happened to me?’ deserved a females name. Workouts are just like storms, they wreak havoc on towns.”

IS THE WOD ENOUGH OR SHOULD I DO MORE

Part of the crossfit philosophy includes pursuing/learning another sport or activity, and many crossfitters are also martial artists and competitive athletes in a variety of disciplines. However, if you work the WODs hard, you will find yourself at an improved level of fitness, and for lots of us, the WOD is our primary "sport." If you pursue another activity, you will need to balance your work/rest cycles and be sure to allow for recovery.

CAN I GET ‘BIG’ DOING CROSSFIT

If you train the WODs hard, and eat right and get lots of sleep, you will definitely gain lean mass, lose fat, and yes, you can build muscle mass with the crossfit protocol. More specifically, the CrossFit protocol is designed to elicit a substantial neuroendocrine whollop and hence packs an anabolic punch that puts on impressive amounts of muscle though that is not our concern. Strength is. Natural bodybuilders (the natural ones that are not on steroids) never approach the mass that our ahtletes do. They don't come close. Those athletes who train for function end up with better form than those who value form over function. This is one of the beautiful ironies of training.

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