STEP 1: Intro

You’ve seen our classes, heard about us from a friend, or  read about CrossFit online and you’re ready to get started!

Now it’s time to schedule an Intro. Do it alone or bring a friend along to your free intro session that explains the CrossFit methodology and evaluates your current level of fitness. More specifically, you will become acquainted with our application of  the CrossFit method.


STEP 2: Personal Training / Fundamentals

CrossFit Canton is a school of fitness and it is going to look a lot different than group aerobics, group bodypump,  bootcamp or any other group exercise class. We need to ensure that you are both competent in the CrossFit movements and fit enough to safely join group classes.

With that in mind, you will start off by completing 10-20 one-on-one or two-on-one private training sessions, where you will be coached by an instructor as well as their apprentice coaches. The coaches at CrossFit Canton come from diverse athletic backgrounds and experience, but they all have one thing in common, they care. During your personal training sessions (the number depends on your personal fitness level and physical abilities), you will become familiar with the CrossFit movements (30-40 movements), things like Olympic weightlifting, power lifting, gymnastics, and rowing. You will also learn about mobility, injury prevention, and nutrition.

The purpose of doing personal training prior to group classes is three-fold:


CrossFit is incredibly technical – it’s like learning an entirely new sport – so the same way you wouldn’t throw someone off the street onto the Varsity swimming team, we don’t throw people who have never done clean and jerks, snatches, pull ups, and rope climbs right into the intimidating fire of group classes. Instead, we take the time to properly teach you the movements so you’re confident and safe in your abilities by the time you begin group classes.


One-on-one personal training allows us to address your individual needs, deficiencies, weaknesses, and injuries. Everybody needs to work at a different pace and we want to keep you injury-free to increase
your longevity.


We believe relationships with the people around you are going to enrich your life, and your relationship with your coach is no exception. We want to get to know you, your fitness goals, what’s going on in your life, and what you need from us to help you succeed. After both your Intro Session and your first 10 private sessions are complete, we’ll re-evaluate (evaluation is based on proven benchmarks) and decide together how many more sessions you will need (most often 2-10) in order to reach our graduation requirements.


STEP 3: Group Classes

Once you’re competent in the CrossFit movements and reach our graduation requirements, you can begin group classes.

During group classes, you’ll push yourself and sweat it out with like-minded individuals, as you compete with yourself (and others, if you choose) for rounds, time, points, glory, emotional satisfaction and spiritual growth. You will reach new physical and emotional levels you didn’t think were possible, and you will undoubtedly find yourself with a new social and support network, who will help you on your continued path to greater health and happiness.

A coach (and intern) will be present at each class. One of our principles is to promote a 12:1 student to coach ratio. This ensures you will continue to receive technical coaching even as your CrossFit and fitness abilities improve. You help us maintain this ratio by scheduling classes in advance.


STEP 4: Refresher One-on-One Sessions

Every six months, you will meet with your personal coach for a one-on-one session, where you will work on your weaknesses, or on technical movements you want more help with.

Our minimum requirement for refresher sessions is twice per year; however, you can meet with your coach more often for one-on-one coaching if you want additional help with strength training, gymnastics, mobility or nutrition consultations.