Getting Started

Getting started here at CrossFit Merced is very simple. First, call us to set up your free first appointment.  We will perform a fitness assessment, and introduce you to some of the basic movements that you will find in CrossFit workouts. All members new to CrossFit are required to participate in CrossFit Foundations. This is 4 sixty minute, one on one or group sessions with a trainer that will bring you up to speed on what we do, and how we do it. This is required for everyone that has not done CrossFit before. You will be trained on the 9 foundational movements in CrossFit, as well as introduced to several other movements that you will encounter in our workouts. After you have completed the Foundations class, you will be ready to attend any of our classes, at whatever time you should choose. If you have been doing CrossFit, and are comfortable with the movements, you may choose to test out of the Foundations Class for a one time fee of $50.
This is no joke, so be prepared to be tested on the nine foundational movements, with strict standards. If you are not proficient on the movements, you will be required to take the Foundations class. The fee from your test out will be applied to the cost of the Foundations class.
Our classes are usually an hour long, giving us time for a warm up, training time for instruction on the days workout, and the workout itself. New people will be expected to remember what they are taught, and focus on good technique and movement. CrossFit is famous for the intensity of the workouts, and that will come. Learn to move right, then you can learn to move fast. See our schedule for more info on class times.


All workouts are scalable.  This means that you will be able to complete any workout, despite your skill level.  Essentially, it is you against the WOD.  Advanced athletes are expected to perform at high intensity and will be given a large work load.  Those with disabilities, and de-conditioned athletes will be given scaled-down version of the WOD, but do not be mistaken… everybody will be expected to work hard!