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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started in CrossFit?

Step 1. Try out any one of our classes for Free to see if CrossFit and/or our box is a good fit for you. Step 2. Schedule your first On Ramp session held every Monday at 10am or 7 pm. Step 3. Once you complete all three On Ramp sessions then select your membership plan.

When can I start On Ramp (Foundations class)?

Each new On Ramp series begins every Monday at 10 am and/or 7 pm. New members will not be able to start on a Wednesday or Friday due the schedule of the On ramp programming.

What if I cannot make the scheduled On Ramp times?

You are able to schedule three 1 hour sessions with a trainer/coach that fits your work schedule. The fee for the 3 private sessions is $120 ($40 each hour). If you can only make 1 of the scheduled class times, then all you owe for the class is $25 and then $40 for each private On Ramp session.

Do you have childcare? 

Yes, we offer Free childcare Monday through Friday. We have a scheduled staff member at 9 am, 5 pm and 6 pm. *Please check our monthly calendar daily in the childcare room for any schedule updates.

Do I need to buy any equipment? 

Only if you want your own specialty jump rope, wrist wraps, Olympic shoes, or personal type items. Other than that, NO. We supply all the equipment you need. Just show up and we will take care of the rest.

Do you have Showers?

Yes, we are currently under construction for two showers in each of the two bathrooms. The completion date is April 30th, 2016. Please bring your own toiletries for your shower and towel for drying off. CrossFit BNI does not provide shampoo and/or soap for your shower.

Do you provide changing rooms and lockers?

Yes, we offer separate changing/storage rooms for men and women, free of charge. CrossFit BNI is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We highly recommend that you bring your own padlock and lock up your personal belongings prior to your workout.

What should I wear to the gym?

When it comes to workout clothes, comfort is far more important than fashion. Rather than purchasing clothes that look good, you should purchase clothes that feel good. When trying on workout wear, it is important that you bend and stretch or jog-in-place to make sure your clothes fit well. If you purchase ill-fitting clothes, you may find yourself adjusting your garments throughout your workout. At CrossFit BNI, we recommend that you consider the following when purchasing workout gear:

  • Fabric: Wear fabrics that allow your skin to breathe. Wicking material, such as a polyester blend, won’t trap in moisture and will allow your skin to breathe, keeping you cool during your workout.
  • Sneakers: Running shoes are the most important piece of gear in your workout wardrobe. It is important to consider what type of exercise you will be doing before purchasing running shoes.
  • Bra: When it comes to high-impact exercise, it is critical that you wear supportive bra. A good sports bra will prevent breast, back, and neck pain as well as the breakdown of ligaments.

The right workout wear will make a tremendous difference in your overall gym experience. We are more than happy to provide you with recommendations on athletic clothing brands or point you in the direction of a nearby sporting goods store. Please do not hesitate to ask!

Is it better to stretch before or after I exercise?

You should stretch before and after you work out. Light stretching before exercise can prevent injuries from occurring and stretching post-exercise can help to reduce muscle tension and increase flexibility.

I’ve never taken a yoga class, what should I know?

If you are a beginner, here are some important things you should keep in mind:

Etiquette:

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the class. This will allow you enough time to find your place on the floor.
  • If this is your first class, we recommend that you place your mat in the second or third row so you can learn from others in the class.
  • If you used one of our mats, we ask that you please wipe it down so others can enjoy a clean mat after your use.
  • Please turn off your phone before entering the room (or store your phone in your locker!) and exit silently as to not to disturb the final Savasana.

Important to know:

  • You will be doing a lot of downward poses, so it is best to avoid loose fitting clothing.
  • Eat a light, healthy meal 2 hours before the class and drink plenty of water. Feel free to bring a water bottle to the class and drink as much as you need to during your practice.

Keep in mind:

  • There are hundreds of different poses, some of which are more difficult than others. Don’t feel discouraged or worry about looking silly. Grow and practice at your own pace!

Do you offer family discounts? 

We offer two forms of discounts for family members. 10% for two family members or a Family of 4 plan (2 adults and 2 kids ageing between 5 years to 14 years of age).

Do I have to sign up into a contract?

No, each plan is month-to-month. We believe in working hard every day to earn your trust and business.

Get in touch!

If you are in Riverview and have any questions, please give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you!