What is CrossFit Carpinteria?
CrossFit Carpinteria is now Foxwing Fitnness, a fitness, strength and conditioning program that is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Our goal for our clients is to increase their fitness and health through “Constantly Varied, Functional Movements, Done at High Intensity” in combination with a healthy, research proven diet. We also offer cardio Burn classes and yoga.
How Do I Start? Do I need to take an On Ramp/Foundations Course?
We do not require any initial courses to start CrossFit. We integrate all new members directly in to our regular class sessions. We simply modify the movements and workouts as necessary. We do ask that you call or email us to schedule your first class, to make sure the class is appropriate and not too full.
What if I have bad knees/back/hips, etc?
Very few people who join are without some physical complaint. Our primary focus is to teach you how to move properly so that you are safe. You’ll learn how to squat appropriately, stabilize your core and protect your spine. Safety is our number one concern and we will work with your ailments and injuries through modifications of the workouts and movements.
What results can I expect?
This depends on you–you’ll get out what you put in. If you dedicate yourself to coming consistantly, you can expect to get in the best shape of your life. Increased endurance, improved cardiovascular health, stronger, faster, and leaner, with better mobility and flexibility are just a few of the benefits most people experience. (Some people reading this may be wondering if they’ll lose weight…the short answer: maybe. Muscle weighs more than fat. You’ll definitly be gaining muscle by doing CrossFit, so you may or may not lose weight. But you will definitly feel better!).
I am afraid I will get too big and bulky…
In order for people to get bigger (especially women) there are two things you’d have to make a concerted effort to do. One: pick up heavy weight on a frequent basis for long periods of time. Yes, we are concerned about your strength and we do lift heavy some days, but strength is only one aspect we work on. Two: eat a high calorie diet of the right foods. As we know, there are several body types. For women who say they “bulk up” it’s typically not because they have the special body type needed to put on muscle naturally, it’s because they are going through the normal process of building muscle and stop before seeing that process through, when fat starts to reduce and the body gets a leaner look. For more information on this cycle, please speak with one of our trainers.
Do I have to get in shape before I start?
Of course not! Your coach will offer scaling options for each movement so that everyone can thrive at their own level. However, if you feel like you’d like to do some conditioning at home first, simply download our Get Prepared for CrossFit guide.
Why is CrossFit "so expensive"?
CrossFit is essentially personal training at a fraction of the cost, since our classes are limited to no more than 12. The average class size is about 9. The rates at FWF are actually less expensive than any other group led workout program in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria. Besides, how much is your health worth?