Getting Started & Questions!!


Foundation:

Our Foundations classes are an educational platform that focus on specific movements. The movements each class focuses on will be broken down into pieces so it can be better understood. So if you are a beginner the Foundation classes are a great way to know what you are getting into!  The Aztec Foundation program is designed to be a crucial step in preparing you to enter our ongoing group classes. We are going to be hammering technique—both to ensure your safety—and success at the next level.  An amazing crossfitter once told me, ''Not everyone wants to work hard. Many are looking for that magic pill or just want to do the same boring routine.'' Well that's not what we do at Aztec Strength and Conditioning. You will get results, but you will work for them. Please call or text for more information.  

  • We will introduce you to technique and mechanics first, then intensity.

  • We will be showing you movements that begin with the relatively non technical and progressively more technical.

  • It’s important that you are here for each of the 8 sessions as these movements build on one another.

  • There will be a workout at the end of each class which will get progressively more challenging as the course progresses.

  • The difficulty of these workouts is ultimately in your hands...the degree that you push yourself will determine how much suffering goes on. The class is called ''Foundations'' for a specific reason...we want to ramp you up to the level of intensity and output that is inherent in our group classes.


    QUESTIONS:

    Q: How often should I workout?  
    A: It really depends on the person. For beginners that are just starting to workout – 2 to 3 times a week. For more athletic person that is starting out Crossfit – 3 to 4 times a week. For experienced Crossfitter, 4-6 times a week. The most important thing is to listen to your body. If you feel great, you should come workout. If you feel great but a little too sore, do something active outside like hiking or just walking. If you feel worn down and tired, take a rest day or days. Always listen to your body.

    Q: Do I still need to go to another gym and do cardio or weight?  
    A: Definitely not. CrossFit combines all aspects of physical fitness including cardio and weight training.  

    Q: Don’t I have to do at least 30 minutes on the treadmill to lose fat?  
    A: Absolutely not. It’s not about how long a workout is, it’s all amount how intense the workout is. Workouts should be short and intense!

    Q: I am out of shape and I can’t do anything that intense  
    A: First the intensity is all relative to yourself and not anyone else. Second, as a beginner your goal isn’t to be super intense but to set a good routine of coming to the gym and working out. While you are doing this, you should also be learning as much as you can and really developing and understanding the correct techniques for each movement. Once you have been working out for few weeks, have a good routine, and understand the movements and can do it with the correct technique, your next goal is to start hitting the workouts as hard as YOU can.

    Q: I am a woman and I don’t want to get bulky and buff by lifting weights.  
    A: Don’t worry, you won’t. Most men lift weights everyday hours at a time trying to get buff ….. It’s so hard to get buff that they resort to using of steroids. If it’s this hard for a man to get buff and bulky, it’s going to be a lot harder for a woman too.

    Q: Should I be taking any supplements?  
    A: If you are on a good health diet, you should be able to take in all the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body needs. If not, we recommend taking multi-vitamins. Only other supplement we recommend is Fish oil. Consult with your doctor regarding any deficiencies in your body.

    Q: I need help with my diet!  
    A: Great! We can help you! Come on in and we can discuss some nutrition options, your fitness goals, and how to get there!