CrossFit Alexandria VA

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(1 customer review)

$0.00 Your First Class is Free

Our CrossFit Alexandria VA classes include a blend of strength training and conditioning (weight loss) exercises.  CrossFit classes feature barbell, dumbbell, and bodyweight exercises.  Our CrossFit workouts have a warmup, skills section, workout, and a cool down.  We provide software to track your progress, so you’ll be able to see your lifts increase.  CrossFit classes are fun, effective, and very much about building a positive network of friends that will motivate you to improve your overall health and fitness.

CrossFit.  Friendship, Teamwork, Community, Results

CrossFit classes include a blend of strength training and conditioning (weight loss) exercises.  CrossFit classes feature barbell, dumbbell, and bodyweight exercises.  Our CrossFit workouts have a warmup, skills section, workout, and a cool down.  We provide software to track your progress, so you’ll be able to see your lifts increase.  CrossFit classes are fun, effective, and very much about building a positive network of friends that will motivate you to improve your overall health and fitness.

CrossFit Gyms (in Alexandria Virginia, Arlington VA, Fairfax VA, Washington DC, etc.) are known for their amazing community.  But what does community mean?  Your community is your friendships with other members and your relationship with your coaches.  Unlike big box gyms, your membership is important to the functioning of the gym as a whole.  If you miss a workout, your friends will ask you where you are.  If you miss a week of training, don’t surprised if a coach calls you.  As a CrossFit member, you are part of a community trying to better themselves.

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How Much Does CrossFit Cost in Alexandria VA?

All CrossFit Gyms in Alexandria VA, Arlington VA, Fairfax VA, National Landing, and Washington DC set their own prices.  At our Sand and Steel CrossFit Gym, we think that it’s very important to transparent with our prices.  You can view all of our gym prices on our Prices page and our scheduling software.  You can do all your own research in advance, compare our reputation against other personal training studios and CrossFits in Alexandria VA.  We want you to compare, because there is no gym in Northern Virginia that delivers more value in personal training and CrossFit than us.  Try a CrossFit Class on us for free.

What is the Average Pricing for CrossFit in Alexandria, VA?

Sample pricing of CrossFit Gyms in Alexandria VA, Fairfax VA, and Arlington VA charge around $225-$250/month.

How Long is the Contract for a CrossFit Membership?

Many CrossFit Gyms in Virginia and DC require you buy 6 months or 12 months upfront in order to qualify for the lowest pricing.

Do I have to Pay Extra for Other Classes?

Most CrossFit Gyms in Virginia and DC charge you extra for yoga and Olympic lifting classes.

Is there an Enrollment Fee?

Additionally, some CrossFit boxes charge $200-$500 for a foundations class to teach you the basics of how to safely perform the Nine Foundational CrossFit Exercises.

Pricing Thoughts on CrossFit Costs

CrossFit is more expensive than gyms like Gold’s gym or Planet Fitness, because you have more space as a member (barbells take up more space per person than treadmills).  CrossFit gyms also have train and pay their instructors.  CrossFit gyms have to pay rents that costs $5,000-$15,000 per month.  Buildout costs are generally $100,000-$200,000, which are generally financed.  Long story short, CrossFit gyms charge more, because they cost more to operate.  And while you might think that $200/month is a lot for a gym, most group fitness classes (like Orange Theory, F45, CorePower Yoga) charge similar prices.

With CrossFit, you are getting a time-proven system followed by more than 16,000 gyms.

CrossFit is a proven system and its only getting better

 

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle ResourceCrossFit is a culture of teamwork and community.  CrossFit provides the standard of safe and effective movement.  CrossFit’s specialty courses and certifications provide the Gold Standard for certifications in the fitness industry.

“CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.  CrossFit is a program that delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing.” 1

“The needs of our Olympic athletes and grandparents differ by degree, not kind.” That is to say, everyone needs to perform an intelligently selected variety of functional movements at a level of intensity appropriate for that individual. Everyone needs to eat food that sustains, rather than harms, the body. This is the pursuit of fitness, and the ability to maintain that fitness throughout your life is a defining measure of health.” 2

Why Join our CrossFit Classes in Alexandria VA?

We believe in following CrossFit’s powerful “main site” programming because it works.  With CrossFit’s constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements, CrossFit’s method of training provides a unique opportunity to truly improve fitness.  With our extensive knowledge and experience in personal training, mobility, and fitness classes, we are able to provide a safe and consistent CrossFit class experience.

The Sand & Steel CrossFit Gym in Alexandria VA

Sand and Steel CrossFit in Alexandria VA has everything from barbells, TRX Suspension Trainers, Powerlifting cages, Olympic lifting platforms, and rowing machines.  Sand & Steel Fitness’s gym provides Personal Training customized to the individual member, open gym for its members, CrossFit classes, TRX classes, Yoga, Powerlifting Classes, Olympic Lifting Classes, and Mobility Classes.

Will I Get in Better Shape Doing CrossFit?

Yes.  Whereas other forms of fitness are designed for a specific purpose (run further, improve boxing ability, dance better, etc.) the purpose of doing CrossFit is to get in better shape.  CrossFit in Alexandria VA, Washington DC, etc is about improving your fitness.  Indeed CrossFit calls itself the sport of fitness.  So yes, if you want to improve your fitness across multiple domains, CrossFit should be your first choice.

Will I Look Better from Doing CrossFit in Alexandria VA?

CrossFit builds great bodies.  You just need to take a look at a regionals competition or a CrossFit games competition to see that.  CrossFitters aren’t overly muscular bodybuilders — they have more of the lean, muscular look.  The kind of body you are proud to show in a bikini.  If want to look toned, shredded, or cut, CrossFit is great for that.

Will I lose Weight Doing CrossFit?

Yes … but CrossFit’s main purpose isn’t weight loss.  You will lose weight naturally through building a community of people that eat better and workout harder.  Will you become more active in general, because you will make friends that are more active?  Yes.  Will you burn a ton of calories in each workout (WOD)?  Yes.  So yeah, you’ll lose weight doing CrossFit, but CrossFit is about improving overall fitness.  Decreasing bodyfat is a byproduct of that process.

Can Beginners do CrossFit?

Yes.  Different CrossFit Boxes (in Alexandria VA and other towns in Northern Virginia), use different methods for teaching new students.  At Sand & Steel CrossFit, we have two paths to help you progress from a beginner CrossFitter to an intermediate CrossFitter.

CrossFit Beginner’s Class: in our beginner’s class where we focus on teaching the 9 Fundamental Movements of CrossFit.  Your workouts will include more than these 9 movements, but we limit the technical movements to these nine movements when you are first starting.  Mastering these movements takes practice.  You’ll become proficient in these movements quickly.  These fundamental movements are super important exercises that build strength and reinforce good body positioning.

Personal Training: if you prefer to train in private sessions with a coach, we also offer personal training.  Clients that have attended at least 32 sessions are automatically qualified to join our intermediate CrossFit classes.  Truth be told, intermediate level CrossFit classes aren’t better than beginner classes.  They just involve more complex skills.

What is a CrossFit class like?

John Glaude put together an excellent overview video with some great tips on what to expect in your first CrossFit class in Alexandria VA.  Every class and CrossFit Box is a little different, but overall, Glaude does a great job of providing you with an overview.  Such a good job, I can skip writing this section.  Just watch the video.

What are Some Sample CrossFit Workouts I can Try?

CrossFit’s website is full of thousands of workouts that you can check out.  But if you are still reading this article, you might interested in the last 4 workouts Sand & Steel CrossFit programmed.

WOD 1WOD 2WOD 3WOD 4
Type: Metcon
Patterns: Deadlift, Squat, Core
Beginner Scale: 3 Rounds
• 10 Deadlifts
• 20 Air Squats
• 7 Minutes Boat

20 Pike Up Burpees

Intermediate Scale: 3 Rounds
• 10 Deadlifts
• 20 Air Squats
• 7 Minutes Boat

20 Pike Up Burpees

Type: Conditioning & Gymnastics
Patterns: Press, Squat

Beginner Scale
• Jump Rope 100 cycles
• 15 thrusters 65/95
• 21 Candle Sticks to Pushups

Intermediate Scale
• Jump Rope 150 cycles
• 15 thrusters 95/135
• 21 inverted burpees

https://www.crossfit.com/190714

Type: Gymnastics
Patterns: Row, Push, Squat
Beginner Scale – 20 Minutes AMRAP:
• 5 handstand push-ups from box
• 20 single-leg squats with TRX
• 15 banded pull-ups

Intermediate Scale – 20 Minutes AMRAP:
• 5 handstand push-ups
• 10 single-leg squats, alternating
• 15 pull-ups

Type: Sprint
Patterns: Pull and Push
• Beginner Scale
• 1000 meter row
• 66 2-hand 15 pound Kettlebell Press
•  30 pull-ups with Band

Intermediate Scale
• 1000 meter row
• 66 2-hand 35 pound Kettlebell Press
• 30 pull-ups with Band

1 review for CrossFit Alexandria VA

  1. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    Best CrossFit Class in Alexandria. I’ve been to all the boxes in Arlington and Alexandria, and this class is my favorite. Sticking close the original formula that made CrossFit success, Paul and Katy deliver smoking WODS every class. Excellent workouts with a super clean gym and great people.

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  1. Book your classes online.  You can register for one class per day.
  2. You must register for every session you attend. You must attend every session you book. You must check-in on the app for every session you attend. No show fees are $10.  It does not matter if you were really there or if you signed the COVID-19 Safety Declaration.  If you don’t check-in on Zen Planner, you’ll be automatically assigned the no-show fee.
  3. Booking Window: 2 hours to 2 Weeks before the session.
  4. Cancellation Window: 2 hours to 2 Weeks before the session.
  5. Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early.
  6. Sign the COVID-19 Declaration, Wash Your Hands.
  7. Bring your phone, you’ll need to log your workout into SugarWOD.
  8. You’ll need a dedicated pair of sneakers for the gym.  We recommend Nobulls, Metcons, Nano, Innov8, Chucks, Yoga Socks, or similar.  Please make sure your shoes are clean when you enter the gym. This policy is designed to keep the gym clean, and your knees and ankles safe.
  9. Yoga and Beyond Stretch are barefoot or yoga socks.  Bring a mat for Yoga and Beyond Stretch.
  10. Keep 10 feet from other members at all time.
  11. Clean and Dry all equipment you use.
  12. Put all the equipment that you use away.

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Free Guest Pass: You may obtain a free guest pass for your friends.  Please fill out our guest pass form.

The following terms and conditions apply to all packages.  Buying a training package of any type constitutes acceptance of the below Membership Policy.

1) Zero Tolerance Policy for Discrimination, Bullying, or Creating a Poisoned Workout Environment.

We accept no justification for ANY Discrimination, Bullying, or Creating a Poisoned Workout Environment.  Any member or employee found to be in violation of this policy IN OR OUT OF SAND AND STEEL FITNESS will have their membership canceled or employment status terminated.

Discrimination: treating people differently, negatively, or adversely because of: race, color, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or physical or mental disability.

Bullying: attacking and diminishing another by subjecting a person to unjustified criticism and/or trivial fault-finding, humiliating the recipient (especially in front of others), and/or ignoring, overruling, isolating, and excluding the recipient.

Poisoned workout environment: is behavior that creates a hostile or offensive place to workout. Examples include sexual, racial or religious insults or jokes, or abusive treatment of a member or an employee.

2) COVID-19 Policies

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine is Required for All Members

  • All personal items water bottles, phones, masks, etc. must be kept in cubbies.  You may not put them on the floor or on equipment.
  • Disinfect all equipment after use.

3) SSF Sick Policy

You may not train with any cold symptoms whatsoever, including but not limited to:

If you have had potential exposure to Covid-19 in the last 14 days;
Have a fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or a sense of having a fever;
Have a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have new shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have new chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have a new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition;
Have new muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise);
You may not train at Sand & Steel for 14 days from the first onset of any of the above symptoms.

Policies When You Are Sick: To protect all clients and trainers, we won’t train you if you have visible symptoms of being sick. It doesn’t matter whether you are contagious or not. Exception: you have symptoms and a Dr.’s note that says you are not contagious. It’s impossible to sterilize every surface you might touch. Because we have a responsibility to our other clients, we will turn you away if you come to the gym sick or display any symptoms of being sick. You might say, “I’m not sick… it’s just allergies.” If it’s just allergies, take some Claritin and you won’t have any symptoms. Symptoms = no workout.

4) Checking In

Checking in: you are required to check in with your personal trainer, through the app, or online at our member connect portal. While coaches may remind you, it is ultimately your responsibility to check in. If you do not check in, the session will be counted as a no-show, even if you were in fact present.  It doesn’t matter if you sign the COVID-19 log either.  If you do not check-in, you will be assigned a no-show fee.

For the sake of any ambiguity, you should only check in to a session that you actually attend.  From time to time we encounter a member that tries to bypass our check in policy by checking into a session that they do not actually attend.  The first time this happens you’ll be issued a warning.  The second time, you’ll be charged a $50 false check-in fee.  Do not attempt to frustrate our check-in policy by checking into sessions that you did not attend.

5) Booking Policy

A) Personal Training

  • Personal Training Sessions may be booked 6 hours to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Early Cancellation is 24 or more hours before your scheduled session. Early cancellations are done through the website or app. Early cancellations have no cancellation penalty.
  • Late cancellations will result in you losing your session unless it’s for an emergency.

B) Group Classes

  • Group Classes may be booked 2 hours to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Early Cancellation is 2 or more hours before your scheduled session. Early cancellations are done through the website or app. Early cancellations have no cancellation penalty.
  • Late cancellations will result in a late cancellation fee $5 unless it’s an emergency (within 2 hours of the scheduled time).
  • No Show: you will be charged $10 as a no-show fee for taking another member’s spot and not attending the session.

C) Open Gym

  • Open Gym may be booked 1 hours to 2 weeks in advance.
  • Early Cancellation is 2 or more hours before your scheduled session. Early cancellations are done through the website or app. Early cancellations have no cancellation penalty.
  • Late cancellations will result in a late cancellation fee $5 unless it’s an emergency (within 2 hours of the scheduled time).
  • No Show: you will be charged $10 as a no-show fee for taking another member’s spot and not attending the session.
  • Open Sessions are one to two hours long.  Some sessions are front of the gym only.  Some are back of the gym only.  Most of them are full gym.  Just check the schedule for availability.  You cannot come in early (e.g. at 9AM when you book 10AM) or leave late stay until 1PM when you book your session at 10AM.)  It’s not complicated, book the time slot that you want to come into the gym.  You only need 1-hour notice to book your session online.

6) Membership Early Cancellation Policy

Your Membership Agreement will specify the duration of the membership.  If you need/want to cancel your membership early, you’ll need to provide 3 Months written notice via our cancellation form www.sandandsteelfitness.com/cancellation to cancel.  Requests to cancel the membership earlier than three (3) months will not be honored.  Once you provide your cancellation notice, we will adjust your account so that it terminates three months from the date we receive your cancellation notice.  Prepaid Memberships cannot be cancelled early for any reason.

Membership Renewal: After the initial membership Term has expired, this Agreement shall automatically renew at the same Term at the prevailing membership rate, which is subject to change, until I submit a request to cancel at www.sandandsteelfitness.com/cancellation. I understand that there is no other way to cancel, and that I am responsible for all charges billed or incurred prior to cancellation. I further agree that my membership benefits are exclusive to me and are in no way transferable to anyone else. I understand that the terms and conditions of this agreement apply to any renewed membership.

No Time Extensions or Rollovers: There are no time extensions and there are no rollovers.

CrossFit Workout Plans: After your discounted first month, the membership will renew at $49/month until cancelled.

7) Reserved

8) Accidental Renewal / Refunds

Although we have explained how our autorenewal process works, on occasion, some members forget the above information and request a refund after their membership has renewed. If you request a refund after your renewal has been processed, you’ll be presented with an option to apply 100% of the renewal amount as a store credit (which doesn’t expire and can be used to purchase a future membership) or receive a refund minus a 20 % administration fee to cover the accounting, administrative, and credit card transaction fees involved with your return. Processing membership returns is very time consuming and expensive, which is why most gyms don’t offer refunds for any reason whatsoever.

9) Late Cancellation Form & Policy

If you would need to cancel your reservation within the time window, please review our Late Cancellation Policy and fill out the requisite late cancellation form.

10) Late Reservation Form & Policy

If you would like to reserve within the time window, please review our Late Reservation Policy and fill out the requisite late cancellation form.

11) Memberships

  1. Combo Unlimited includes: Unlimited CrossFit Classes, Unlimited Open Gym, Unlimited Specialty Classes, Free or Discounted Events, and 4 Free Private Sessions.  Combo Unlimited has a three-month contract.
  2. CrossFit 12 includes: 12 CrossFit Classes.

12) Time Extensions

We allow members to request an extension of time on Personal Training 5 Pack and Personal Training Pack 10 only. Requests for extension of time for other membership types will not be honored. Sessions do not Rollover over on Personal Training Memberships or Combo Memberships.

13) Hold Form & Policy

If you would like to put your membership on Hold, please review our Membership Hold Policy and fill out the requisite hold form.  Holds cost $20 unless you meet one of the exceptions (injury, illness, or military orders.)

14) Open Gym Rules

The Open Gym Rules available at https://www.sandandsteelfitness.com/product/open-gym/ apply to this agreement.  For everyone’s safety, you are required to follow these rules at all times.

15) Session Length

  • Personal Training is approximately 45 minutes long.
  • Group Classes are approximately 1 hour long – you can only book one group class session per day.
  • Open Gym is 1 hour long and you can book two classes per day.

16) Sneaker Policies

You’ll need a dedicated pair of sneakers for the gym.  We recommend Nobulls, Metcons, Nano, Innov8, Chucks, Yoga Socks, or similar.  Please make sure your shoes are clean when you enter the gym. This policy is designed to keep the gym clean, and your knees and ankles safe.

17) Personal Items

Do not leave any personal items in the gym after you leave.  Sand & Steel is not responsible for any items you leave in the gym.  Due to safety issues associated with COVID-19, Sand & Steel does not maintain a lost and found.  Items left in the gym after it closes will be discarded.
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All Personal Items like Water Bottles, Keys, Phones, Masks, etc. must be kept in the cubbies in the gym.  Please see our social distancing article for more information.

18) Photography

A) Dawn and Paul, occasionally take photos and videos of clients in the gym. We use these photos for marketing and fostering an environment of positivity for all clients. We also share the photos with you during the session to make sure they like them. Photos that coaches take are uploaded to our smugmug account: https://sandandsteelfitness.smugmug.com/ We take care not to publish unflattering pictures, we’ll provide you a copy of the pictures, and make sure you look good to inspire others. If you don’t want your picture taken, just remind your coach during the session.

B) We do not allow personal trainers or members to video or photograph themselves in classes or open gym for commercial purposes such as: the promotion of their own training/nutrition service, a third-party fitness/nutrition service, and/or related fitness or nutrition products.  For members looking to take photos and/or videos of themselves for commercial purposes, a special commercial use license must be obtained prior to taking any photos or videos.  The cost of the special commercial use license depends on the nature of your use and products/services you are promoting.   Please contact us to request the appropriate form so we can provide you with an estimate.

19) Cancellations of Memberships

Cancellation of Memberships: from time to time, Sand and Steel Fitness discontinues certain types of memberships.  Generally, we cancel membership based on changes in the economy and/or global member preferences.  We may, at our discretion, cancel your membership at any time.  If we cancel your membership, we will determine the value of the unused portion of your membership (by the remaining time in the month and/or number of sessions.)  We place the value of this unused portion into your account as an account credit.  Account credits do not expire, and they may be used to purchase any membership type.  You will be emailed with screenshots of your account so that you understand you are being adequately compensated for the unused portion of your account.

20) General Items

Merger Clause: I understand that this Agreement and the Informed Consent document are the final, complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between the Sand & Steel and the Client with respect to the transactions contemplated herein, and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof are merged herein.

Membership Updates: Sand & Steel reserves the right to update this membership FAQ from time to time.  Any major update to our membership policy will be distributed via newsletter and updated on this document.

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