CrossFit Charlottesville February On-Ramp

We will be offering our next On-Ramp Class starting this coming Saturday at 11:30AM.  We’ve talked to several of you about attending, but if you are still on the fence, you should hop into this on-ramp.  Our next one won’t start until the middle of March and it’s a requirement before you enter our regular classes.

12 Classes, Small-Group, Skill Work and Workouts

Committing to a month of CrossFit isn’t hard. We put you in a group of similar athletes who all have minimal exposure to CrossFit. We continually build on skills, do workouts and scale things slowly so that you are exposed to CrossFit at the perfect pace.  Classes are set every Saturday at 11:30AM and Mon/Wed at 6:30PM.

No Long Term Commitment

If you don’t like it, you don’t have to stick with it. We don’t lock you into long term contracts like other gyms around town.

Check out our facebook page for more information.

If you were part of the January On-Ramp, could you please let our future members know what you thought, what to expect and what you learned?

11 thoughts on “CrossFit Charlottesville February On-Ramp

  1. I just finished the January On-Ramp program and I think it’s a GREAT way to jump into CrossFit. The program breaks movements and exercises up so it’s not so daunting, while still giving you a good workout and learning the processes. (And recorrecting all the incorrect form you might have grown accustomed to before.) The trainers are awesome with explaining things, making sure your form is correct and helping you strive to be better and endure. I also like the small group aspect of this On-Ramp class. You have others who are starting out and are able to cheer each other on. The camaraderie of the CrossFit Charlottesville is pretty great anyways!

    I was getting tired of the regular gym routine – treadmill/elliptical/weights, etc, so I decided to give CrossFit a try. The weight lifting and callistenics aspect is very reminiscent of my track & field days back in high school – which I have a love/hate relationship with. 🙂

    CrossFit is hard work, but it totally pays off. Even after a week or two I noticed I was getting stronger and toned. (arms/abs/legs)

    Future On-Rampers: You just have to jump into it – no matter what you’ve done before, CrossFit will stretch you and take you to the next level. You’ll be sore, but a “good” sore. Recovery times will get better as you go along (at least that’s what I tell myself). Diet is a big part of this and I’m slowly getting the hang of the recommended Paleo diet. I myself am still learning and figuring out how this all works, but I’m hooked with seeing how much I can push myself and improve. It’s pretty amazing to see the progress and do things you never thought you could or would do!

    (I just realized how enthusiastic I sound (you know, verge of infomercial), but I think CrossFit just has that effect on people. 🙂

  2. I’ll piggy-back on Bethany’s comment! The on-ramp class setup was awesome. The trainers broke down the movements so that people illiterate in weight lifting could understand (I am referring to myself!), and the workouts were hard, but so rewarding.
    I remember feeling sore most of the days during the On-Ramp cycle, but I also noticed a big jump in my energy. I think it’s that feeling that gets people so into it! I play club volleyball at UVA and I can feel a real difference in my play, not only strength but the way my body moves as well, and I am a better player because of it. The best feeling I’ve had is improving on a skill, workout, or when something finally clicks and you say “Ohhhh, that’s what it’s supposed to feel like!”
    Everyone at CrossFit is so welcoming and encouraging. The first workout I did, I was a little intimidated, but then people were cheering me on that I hadn’t even met yet, and it was an awesome feeling!

    I have no doubt the new on-rampers will have just as great (maybe better…) of an experience as I did and I can’t wait to meet you all!

  3. I appreciate the great training you get with Crossfit…the trainers there spend a lot of time with you to make sure you’re doing everything correctly and really get you to push yourself. They’re very patient and will work well with any limitations you may have….I would know! I have arthritis and recovered from a staph infection not too long ago, so believe me, if I can do it, so can you!!! I felt like everyone at the gym was pulling for me every time we did a WOD. Cheering everyone on makes it a lot of fun (even though you’re doing really hard work!) The most motivating and rewarding thing about Crossfit though is the results. There’s no quick fix to getting into shape, but I can honestly say that I’ve seen real results in just a few weeks. It’s really cool to be able to do one thing one day that you couldn’t do a few days before. Haha I’m hoping that if things continue to improve at this pace, I’ll be looking smok’n come bikini season! Can’t wait to meet you guys. It’s so much fun, and we’ll all be cheering you on!

    Best,
    Kelly

    Oh, and I didn’t mention….Crossfit is a big hit in the military, especially in the Marine Corps. How cool is that?! I know I’ll never be as tough as those guys, but I’d like to think that I can try 😉 Also, do a little research about the Paleo Diet. I don’t like to call it a diet. It’s more of a lifestyle. They’ll talk about it some at the gym, but it’s awesome! You’ll see great results from that as well.

    1. Marines do Crossfit? Really?!? Haha!

      1. Whatever, Nate…I knew before I met you! 😉

      2. I’m just giving you a hard time. That’s part of my job. 🙂

        Thanks for calling Martines tough. However, I’m sure my wife would disagree and call me a big baby. haha

      3. Nate’s the toughest Martine I know. (what’s a Martine?)

      4. At least the r and t keys are close to each other. When you’re as tough as I am you have no need for proper spelling.

  4. I am a January ’10 On-Ramp alumnus. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into other than “hard core” fitness. It lived up to that and a lot more.

    I joined to get myself back into shape after a few years of relative sloth. The on-ramp program was the only way I could see getting into CrossFit. If I had been thrown into the regular WoD schedule, it likely would have scared me off. However, the on-ramp program got me up to speed with the techniques and provided a serious enough WoD at every class to push the limits and do some humbling.

    The camaraderie of the CrossFit gym in general, and specifically within the on-ramp classmates, makes the whole experience worthwhile. Having a group of people working really hard along with you motivates me to push harder than I would trying to do the same techniques solo.

    I’ve seen great improvement in my fitness level, body physique, and overall life energy level since joining CrossFit C’ville, and I’ve only just begun.

    My advice to newbies – eat well, get to the gym on time, and the rest just happens.

  5. Joining Crossfit through the “On-Ramp” program has been a pivotal moment in my life for many reasons. Firstly I desperately needed a kick in the rear to get myself off the couch and back into working out. This was the perfect format. It was small group of like-minded people trying to get back in shape. The instructors were incredibily understanding of any injuries yet firm at the same time. They expected you to give your best every time and nothing less.

    Crossfit also has made a drastic change in my mentality towards food, particulary changing my mentality from “eating and drinking in excess (what I fondly term “cheesecakery”) to “food as fuel.” I have recently decided to adhere to the “Paloe Diet” recommendation from the trainers and have seen amazing results after only weeks. You will see a change in the way you feel about your body and notice improvements in your overall health after these sessions. My back pain is diminishing, my energy level is higher and my overall mood is elevated. You won’t want to stop the momentum. GOOD LUCK ON-RAMPERS!

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