FAQs

How Do I Get Started?

We would love for you to become a part of the AP family and it starts by getting to know you. We do this with a FREE one-on-one session with our coaches, in which we will get to know you, your goals, your nutrition, sleep, and even posture. These pieces of information will allow us to recommend and design a specific program tailored for you.

You can schedule your FREE one-on-one session by clicking the box at the bottom of this page!

What Makes AP Different From Other Gyms?

The AP Difference is in our commitment to you and our family of members. We don’t exist to get as many members as possible and have them not show up like most gyms. Instead, we exist to provide you with the best hour of your day!

We Provide you with the right plan and the right people to get the results you want!

How Do I Run Faster or Increase Speed?

Speed is a skill and can be developed. That being said it takes dedication and time. Proper mechanics and learning to be more explosive must be coupled with a proper resistance training program. What does this mean? You have to get stronger, become more explosive, and learn proper mechanics in order to run faster. Period!

How Do I Lose Fat?

The answer here is there is no “best way” just as we believe there is no one training program and nutrition program for everyone. Each of us is different and because of that the more personalized a program can become the better the results.

At AP we are all about individualization, even within a group environment. In addition to proper training, nutrition, sleep, and even stress (YES STRESS) play a huge role in the reduction of body fat. We will help work with you on all of these areas and a commitment to work hard and see results that will last with proper lifestyle changes.

No quick fixes here, as most quick fat loss programs usually result in unhealthy changes that end up reversing in a short time with negative side effects. If you want to see a change you have to be the change and be ready to put in good quality work and make some small, but effective lifestyle changes that will lead to a healthier and happier life.

How Much Does It Cost?

Our programs depict the amount of time and effort from our amazing coaches and staff. Our pricing is based off the commitment level, which are broken up into monthly commitments. If you are committed to your goals we will help you reach them, but there are no cutting corners. Our monthly commitments range from between $130 per month for our group classes to $399 per month for our semi-private personal programs.

Is CrossFit Right for Me?

Crossfit is designed for universal scalability. What that means is no matter what your starting point, age, skill level, or experience Crossfit is a program that everyone can find success with. Proper programming and coaches dedicated to helping you every step of the way to make your experience as personal as possible make it easy to see positive change in a short amount of time.

Should I Do Cardio or Weights?

When choosing a training program whether it be for sport specific performance, crossfit, or general fitness training coupling resistance training with cardio will give you the best bang for your buck. We all know that cardiovascular training helps the body deliver oxygen more efficiently, but did you know that proper resistance/weight training improves strength and endurance of the muscles, which in turn will help improve cardiovascular capacity. When you weight train, it raises your metabolic rate, which helps burn more calories and fat faster.

What Age Can Children Safely Start Training?

Research has been shown on countless occasions that training for children not only is safe and effective, but can have countless benefits on a child’s development. We recommend that children involve themselves in as many activities as possible when young including a safe, effective, and fun training program like our D2 Kids performance training for ages 8-12yrs old.

If I Lift Weights, Will I Get Bulky?

One of the main factors leading to increasing muscular size is the training protocol. Our training systems and the coaches who help implement these programs with you are specifically designing and coaching you to reach your goals. Lifting weights does not lead to big or bulky muscle unless the training is set up to do so, merely increases in muscular strength and definition. Most women and men experience a change in body fat percentage and will see increases in lean mass, WHICH we want =) while decreasing body fat as compared to just gaining pure size.

What will my first time in your gym be like?

Your first time in, we want you to feel comfortable. One of our awesome coaches will give you a tour of the facilities, we’ll sit down with you and walk through your goals, we’ll do a quick fitness assessment with you, and we’ll walk through what you can expect.

What’s your drop-in policy?

We love nothing more than having visitors from other boxes come “throw down” with us!
If you are just passing through, we charge a drop in fee of $20 per day.

It’d be great if you’d plan on arriving 15 minutes before scheduled class time so we can provide you with a waiver to sign and introduce you to our box. You can find our class schedule Here.

You may find that we do things a little differently than your “box back home.” We hope that you enjoy the change in scenery, clientele, maybe even music. If anything makes you uncomfortable, however, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

How often do you recommend I come to the gym?

If you’re just starting up, we recommend coming between two & three days/week for your first couple weeks. From there, depending on your goals, your program, and your schedule, we recommend 3-5x per week to get the best possible results!

What exactly is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a fitness program that will change your life. By it’s definition, it uses “constantly varied, functional movement performed at a relative high intensity”. As a truly functional program, the difficulty level of our daily workouts is designed to be increased or decreased, depending upon the individual. This makes them doable by anyone.

Daily workouts could include things such as core conditioning, rowing, sprinting, gymnastics, lifting, etc. And all our workouts are designed to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance, and agility.

I feel like I need to get in shape before I come to the gym?

Regardless of your fitness level or experience, today is the best day to change your life. Aren’t you tired of waiting around for the new year, or the next diet, or the next fitness/weight-loss challenge. Why not start now to building a better more consistent YOU!

The very first thing you will discover is that AP does not discriminate. Whether you are young at heart, or have just completed your 50th marathon, or are recovering from injury or healing a broken heart, whether walking the dog is the only exercise you’ve had in years, or you’re someone training for a triathlon…We will help you achieve your fitness goals.

One of the things that makes AP so unique is our community of people from literally every walk of life: stay-at-home parents, elite athletes, students, CEOs, members of the armed services, firefighters, you name it. Our bodies come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to do them.

Yes, anyone.

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We know walking through the door is the hardest part. You take the first step and we’ll meet you where you are.