How Often Should I Take Class

One of the questions we get asked the most by new members is: “How often should I come to class?

The truth is that this depends on two things:

  1. How much experience you have working out.
  2. What your goals are.

Starting Out

At this stage, the most important thing for athletes to do is get on a consistent training schedule. Building good habits now will help make sure you get the full benefit of our classes and experience long term results.

For new members who either don’t have a lot of experience or haven’t done any training for a long time, we suggest trying to start by training 3 to 4 days per week with at least 1 rest day between every 1 to 2 classes.

So for example, your schedule might look like this:

Monday – Workout
Tuesday – Workout
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – Workout
Friday – Workout
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – Rest

Often times, newer athletes make the mistake of thinking that training more frequently will lead to faster results. We encourage you to take the approach of quality over quantity. Being able to put more intensity into your workouts, while getting adequate rest and nutrition, is the recipe for success.

More Experience?

Once you have spent enough time in our classes (think 3-6 months), or have similar experience training, it may be time to up the frequency of your workouts.

The standard CrossFit workout template suggests you work out 5 days per week using a schedule of working out 3 days and then taking 1 day off. If you are ready for this volume of training and can give 100% to your workouts, then this schedule can help you reach incredible results.

The problem with this format is that the 3 days on / 1 day off schedule will mean that your training days shift week to week. We understand that this can be difficult for people to plan around with work, family, school, etc.

In this case we recommend finding 5 days in the week you can consistently attend and sticking with that. But since training 5 days straight is not ideal, a 3 days on / 1 day off / 2 days on / 1 day off schedule may be the best option.

In this case, your schedule might look like this:

Monday – Workout
Tuesday – Workout
Wednesday – Workout
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Workout
Saturday – Workout
Sunday – Rest

Listen to your body

No matter what schedule you decide is best for you, the most important piece of advice is to LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.

If you’re supposed to workout but feel especially sore, tired, or sick… or maybe you had a bad night of sleep, are going through additional stress at home or at work, or had a bad day of eating… then it’s okay to skip a class.

The results we are all looking for won’t be found in a single class, a single workout, or a single meal. REAL, life changing results are the product of consistent effort over time.

CrossFit and Fitness classes is serving Buffalo, Kenmore, Amherst, Williamsville, Grand Island, and Tonawanda, NY

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84 Sweeney St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 694-2225
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