How do I get started? Whether you have done some CrossFit or none at all there are two ways to get started:
Jump right in and become a member and schedule your Intro Session & Basic Concept Class. Take advantage of our low prices and world class fitness now!
Give us a call @ (208) 631-3410 (208) 841-4757 or drop us an email email@example.com to schedule your session. We are located in the heart of Eagle, with easy access from Meridian, Boise, and Nampa Areas.
We look forward to hearing from you!
What sets CFS apart from our competition?
We are a CROSSFIT-ONLY facility. WE are NOT a Commercial Gym trying to offer CrossFit or BootCamps alike….We ARE CrossFit! We take that very seriously in every sense of the word. IF you want the genuine article you’ve found it here. We see no reason to use isolated machines…Life doesn’t come at you one isolated muscle at a time. Your body is a complete organism, train it that way!
CrossFit Station has the most experience and qualified staff with over 17 years experience and 5 certified trainers. In 2009 we introduced CrossFit to Eagle Idaho. So what sets us apart? Experience! Experience in training, experience in programming, experience in CrossFit methodology, and experience in nutrition. Quality! Quality in the level of training, quality of the equipment, quality of our facility. Professionalism! Professionalism in how we train our athletes. Professionalism in how we treat people and how we do business.
Stop by our facility and see the difference demonstrated!
Do I need to be in shape to do CrossFit?
CrossFit is not about being in good shape before you join. The main purpose of our fitness regimen is to get you in the best shape of your life. At CFS, we evaluate your health and fitness level before starting classes. If you aren’t in stellar shape starting off, don’t worry! We scale your WOD to meet your particular fitness level. Forget the stereotypes and the hearsay. CrossFitter’s are in incredible shape because they stay committed. They weren’t always like that! They worked for it. All we ask is that YOU stay committed and in a few weeks, you will see results. The most intense athlete could come into a CrossFit gym and be as challenged as someone that hasn’t worked out in years. You will see a continuous improvement in your strength, endurance, and speed throughout your CrossFit experience, so if your goal is to increase your physical fitness, then CrossFit is definitely something you’ll want to try.
There is a certified trainer at each workout to make sure you are doing the movements safely and effectively.
Can I really get a good workout in less than 30 minutes?
Yes. Short intense workouts work! Anaerobic activity benefits cardiovascular function and decreases body fat. Anaerobic activity is unique in its capacity to dramatically improve power, speed, strength, and muscle mass. When properly structured, anaerobic activity can be used to develop a very high level of aerobic fitness without the muscle wasting consistent with high volume aerobic exercise. The CrossFit approach is to judiciously balance anaerobic and aerobic exercise in a manner that is consistent with the athlete’s goals. Read more here…What Is Fitness?
How often should I do CrossFit?
CrossFit.com prescribes 3 days “on” followed by 1 day “off.” But is this the right CrossFit frequency for everyone?
If you simply want to maintain an adequate level of fitness for daily life and ward off obesity then your training frequency will differ substantially from an elite athlete seeking to compete in the national CrossFit Games. Training more frequently will advance your fitness faster, to a point. You can’t just keep adding workouts until you’ve gone 11 days without rest, as that will lead to overtraining, which is counterproductive for any athlete of any fitness level. However, there is simply a substantial difference in fitness goals between those who train twice per week and those who train 5 times per week.
Rest Days. Quality and quantity of rest are a huge factor in training frequency. Quality rest increases your ability to train more frequently. If you sleep only 5-6 hours per night then you also didn’t rest very effectively. The most effective rest is lack of prolonged or intense physical activity during the day plus 8-9 consecutive hours of sleep per night. Less/low quality rest means training less often. More/high quality rest means you can train more often without overtraining or incurring overuse injuries.
What should I eat before a CrossFit session?
Preworkout nutrition is very individualized--while almost everyone agrees that protein and quick-digesting carbs are essential for postworkout, for preworkout it's a matter of figuring out what works best for you, whether you prefer being fasted vs. having something in your stomach, etc.
If your body is getting the nutrients it needs to perform tissue repair and fuel your workouts then you can train more often. If you eat poorly then you will inevitably train less often or with less intensity, and will require more rest when you are done. Your body also won’t get as full a benefit from the workout because you haven’t supplied it with the tools to fully adapt to the stress you provided during the workout. Proper nutrition can be simply expressed as Zone or Paleo eating.