This summer I bought a Groupon for 12 CrossFit classes for $30 at Crossroads Bootcamp here in KC. I wanted to wait until after Austin to start since I knew I would be crazy-sore once I started. So Austin is over and I started my 12 classes.
The first class I did was a bootcamp class. After months of Austin training, a one hour class on a Saturday morning felt like a cop out for a real workout. Later that night, I was out with friends wearing high heels. At some point, I dropped something and squatted down to pick it up. Except I got down tot he floor and then realized I couldn't' stand back up. Turns out that the hour long workout wasn't a cop out after all. Not only was a crazy-sore the next day, I was crazy-stupid sore. And everything was sore: arms, shoulders, back, abs, quads, hamstrings. My calves were about the only thing that didn't hurt.
The first class I did was on a Saturday. I was so sore I couldn't go back to class until Wednesday. But it was a good sore, the kind that reminds you of muscles you forgot you had. So Wednesday I went to another class and since I was not paying attention, I signed up for one of the real CrossFit classes instead of bootcamp. The CrossFit is definitely more intense and focused. I was sore again, but it was more localized.
I've gone to a few more classes and I really like it. I know I'm still in good shape from Austin, but I feel strong. I feel good. I can see exactly why they make you take 12 classes in 45 days for the Groupon - you're pretty much guaranteed to see results in that amount of time.
My only complaint: the cost of an actual membership. I think it's about $150/month or $25/class. I just can't justify that cost when there are so many other activities I like to do. I looked into a different CrossFit gym in the area and it was even more expensive. For that kind of money, I could probably get a personal trainer or coach. We'll see. I do love the class and I'm sure after my 12 classes I'll be seriously considering a membership, at least through the winter months.
3 days ago