CrossFit Classes Alexandria

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CrossFit classes feature of blend of strength training and conditioning (weight loss) exercises. Our CrossFit class is perfect for beginners and intermediate level members. We will teach the techniques of CrossFit’s nine basic movements, and help you progress with increasing intensity.

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CrossFit.  Friendship, Teamwork, Community, Results

CrossFit.  Friendship, Teamwork, Community, Results https://youtu.be/jWjTSso3xHM   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 a

 

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.

How Much Does CrossFit Cost in Alexandria VA?

Let’s start with the big question, right off the bat.  How much does it cost?  All CrossFits 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 us a CrossFit Class on us for free.

CrossFit at Sand and Steel Fitness

Why is CrossFit So Expensive?

First off, I don’t think CrossFit is expensive.  But I get asked this question all the time, so I wanted to address it.  And to be fair, I thought CrossFit was expensive back when I knew nothing about fitness.  Why pay $200/month, when I can train at Planet Fitness for $10/month?  The short answer is, you get what you pay for.

What is the Average Pricing for CrossFit in Northern Virginia?

Average CrossFit pricing ranges from $150/month – $300/month for unlimited classes.  Most CrossFits in Alexandria VA, Fairfax VA, and Arlington VA charge around $220-$250/month.  We think pricing classes that high makes CrossFit unaccessible to many people.  Our monthly rate is closer to $100/month. 

Is that for Unlimited CrossFit in Northern Virginia?

No, most CrossFits in the Alexandria VA offer you a choice of 9 times per month and 13 times per month.  These smaller packages are often in the $180-$220 Price Range.  We think an unlimited membership is simpler.  One price for all classes.  So our price is for unlimited.

How Long is the Contract for a CrossFit Membership?

Many CrossFits in Virginia and DC require you buy 6 months or 12 months upfront in order to qualify for the lowest pricing. You can get our best pricing in a simple two-week membership.

Do I have to Pay Extra for Other Classes?

Most CrossFits in Virginia and DC charge you extra for yoga and olympic lifting classes. Our membership includes access to all 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 ExercisesThere are no sign-up fees or required foundation classes at Sand and Steel Fitness.  We recommend you take our CrossFit Foundations Program through our personal training service.

CrossFit.  Friendship, Teamwork, Community, Results https://youtu.be/jWjTSso3xHM   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 a

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

CrossFit is a system that will help get you in the best shape of your life.  If you annualize the cost, CrossFit costs about $2500/ year.  Personally, I think being in the best shape of your life is worth that.  At Sand and Steel, you’ll pay closer to $1000 for the whole year.  It’s all about priorities — I always find room in my budget to get some Starbucks once a week.  Yeah, they have gotten expensive (they now charge about $5.50 for a Mocha I used to pay $4.75 for), but rents are expensive in Alexandria, VA.

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.

CrossFit.  Friendship, Teamwork, Community, Results https://youtu.be/jWjTSso3xHM   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 a

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.  Don’t worry if you don’t the know the differences between these services, our coaches will explain them to you in a free consultation.  We’ll determine which classes are best for you.  And if you are a Get Steel Strong member, all of these services are included in one package.

Finding the Best CrossFit Coach or Personal Trainer in Alexandria VA

CrossFit Boxes and Personal Trainer Studios generally have three types of coaches: amazing athletes, amazing looking models, or amazing teachers.  I have personally hired and trained over 100 personal trainers for Sand & Steel Fitness.  Whom do I hire first?   I hire CrossFit Level 1 and Level II coaches first.

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.

CrossFit.  Friendship, Teamwork, Community, Results https://youtu.be/jWjTSso3xHM   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 a

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.

FAQ: CrossFit in Alexandria VA

We compiled this list of questions based on questions we get on our Facebook and Linked Groups.  Have a question on CrossFit?  Ask us, and we’ll add it to this post.

Can Beginners do CrossFit?

Yes.  Different CrossFit Boxes (in Alexandria VA and other town 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.

CrossFit.  Friendship, Teamwork, Community, Results https://youtu.be/jWjTSso3xHM   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 a

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

CrossFit Foundations: a Personal Training Program

CrossFit Foundations: a Personal Training Program

  1. Book your classes online.  You can register for one class per day.
  2. Booking Window: 2 hours to 2 Weeks before the session.
  3. Cancellation Window: 2 hours to 2 Weeks before the session.
  4. Please Arrive 10 Minutes Early.
  5. Sign the COVID-19 Declaration, Wash Your Hands.
  6. Bring your phone, you’ll need to log your workout into SugarWOD.
  7. Check-in on the App.  No show fees are $15.  If you don’t check-in, you are considered a no-show.
  8. Bring specific CrossFit or weightlifting shoes for Strong & CrossFit
  9. Yoga and Beyond Stretch are barefoot or yoga socks
  10. Bring a mat for Yoga and Beyond Stretch.
  11. For Yoga and Beyond Stretch, do not put your mat on any red-lines
  12. Keep 10 feet from other members at all time.
  13. Clean and Dry all equipment you use.
  14. Put all the equipment that you use away.

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.

COVID-19 Policies

Sand & Steel’s COVID-19 Mask Policy is as follows:

  • Members must wear masks at all times in the gym.  This applies to all fitness classes, open gym, barbell club, and personal training members. The mask must cover your mouth and nose.
  • You can briefly remove your mask to drink or to open your phone.
  • All personal items water bottles, phones, masks, etc. must be kept in cubbies.  You may not put them on the floor or on equipment.
  • You must maintain a social distance of ten feet from other members when you are working out.
  • You must maintain a social distance of six feet in the lobby.
  • Employees are required to wear masks when they are coaching or working with other staff.

Sand & Steel’s Complete COVID-19 and Face Mask Policies can be found here. The entire document is incorporated by reference in its entirety.

SSF COVID-19 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.

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.

Booking Policy

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.

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 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 Gym

  • Open Gym 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 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.

Membership Cancellation Form & Policy

For Memberships Purchases After October 1, 2020 the following cancellations policies apply:

  • Cancellation fee is $50 if you cancel within 30 days of your enrollment date;
  • Cancellation Fee is $25 if you cancel within 60 days of your enrollment date;
  • Cancellation Fee is $0 if you cancel after 61 days of your enrollment date;

To cancel your membership, please review our Membership Cancellation Policy and fill out the requisite cancellation form.

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.

Late Cancellation Form & Policy

If you would need to cancel your reservation within the 24 hour time window, please review our Late Cancellation Policy and fill out the requisite late cancellation form.

Late Reservation Form & Policy

If you would like to reserve within the 6 hour time window, please review our Late Reservation Policy and fill out the requisite late cancellation form.

SSF Standard Sick Policy

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.

7 Day Refunds & Membership Cancellations

Please see our membership cancellation policy for information on our 7 Day Refund and Membership Cancellation Policies.

Membership Autorenew

All memberships renew until you cancel your membership. There is no turning off or disabling autorenew. When you are ready to cancel, please fill out the membership cancellation form.

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.

Session Length

  • Personal Training are approximately 45 minute long.
  • Group Classes are approximately 45 minutes long – you can only book one group class session per day.
  • Open Gym is 60 minutes long

Multiple Sessions on the Same Day

Only one session may be booked with a particular coach on the same day. If you’d like to book more than one session, you must book a different coach.

Apps

  • Zen Planner: to book, cancel, and buy memberships
  • SugarWOD: to view and track workouts and personal records for personal training and group classes. For personal training, you’ll need to record each of your workouts.
  • Kisi: for entry into Sand and Steel Fitness
  • FITIV Pulse: for heart rate tracking.
  • MyFitnessPal: for tracking food for nutrition coaching

Sneaker Policies

Acceptable Footwear includes:

  • Cross Fitness Shoes like: Reebok Nanos, Nike Metcon, Nobull, Innov8 F250, F260, F270
  • Lifters (all Weight Lifting Shoes)
  • Converse Chucks or other zero drop sneakers
  • Yoga Socks, Vibrams, or Barefoot.

You’ll need a dedicated pair of sneakers for the gym.  Please make sure your shoes are clean when you enter the gym. Please leave your outside sneakers in the foyer when you come in.  This policy is designed to keep the gym clean, and your knees and ankles safe.  If you don’t own appropriate footwear, you can pick up a pair of Yoga socks when you join. You can use conventional running shoes (e.g. Rockports, New Balance, Sauconys) for Woodway treadmill work, Rogue echo bikes, Concept 2 Rowers, and other cardio, etc.

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.

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.

Photography

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.

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.

General Items

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

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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