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CrossFit is no McDonald's. (Not that you eat there, but just roll with the metaphor, please.) Point is, you can't just walk into any box and expect to get the exact same service. All boxes are licensed and therefore are affiliates of the brand, which means they don't all need to play by the same rules. While this gives lots of freedom to box owners, it can also create lots of opportunity for bad boxes to form and turn people off.
Your best move: Do your research and shop around. “Visit at least three boxes near you and check out their vibe and how they do things,” Noah Abbott recommends. One thing to watch while you're sizing up a box is how coaches interact with you as well as others, Lee suggests. “In a good class, coaches are walking around, checking to see if everybody feels okay.”
Before you decide this program is too intense, manly, dangerous, or whatever your excuse is, learn the facts. You just may find yourself signing up at a box
Before you decide this exercise program is too intense, dangerous, or manly, learn the facts. You just may find yourself joining a box.