Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the gym?

Click here to schedule a free introductory session and we’ll talk to you about your goals, explain our program, and figure out the best path to getting started with CrossFit. If you are new to CrossFit, the first step is Elements. If you’ve got experience and want to try out a class first, we can accommodate that as well. 

What is “Elements”?

Group Elements is a series of eight classes that meet twice per week. These classes are an hour long and focus on hands on movement instruction during the first part of the class, followed by a “Workout of the Day”, and finishing with a brief chat about improving lifestyle habits to help you get better results.

Why do I need to take “Elements”?

Many of the movements we perform in CrossFit are going to be new to you. In Elements, you get to become familiar with and practice these new skills, while our coaches get the opportunity to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Teaching in a small, focused group setting is the most effective way to do this. We know you are excited to get started, but you need to be patient – the quickest way to get burnt out or injured is by going full bore on these workouts instead of first learning the technique, practicing to develop consistency, then finally ramping up intensity.

Do I have to finish Elements before I can take Workout of the Day (WOD) Classes?

You can come to unlimited WOD classes after your 4th Elements class. You must complete all your Elements Classes within one month.

Do I have to take Elements if I’ve already been doing CrossFit at another affiliate?

If you’ve been training regularly for at least 3 months, probably not. Email us at info@cfsilverspring.com to schedule a time to come in, chat, and try out a WOD.

How much do memberships cost?

Click Here.  

Why does this cost so much?

Coaching and Results. We provide top notch, personalized instruction in a small group setting for a fraction of the cost of personal training. If your workout routine was getting the results you wanted, chances are you wouldn't be stepping through our doors in the first place. It’s time to break up the monotony and stop making excuses about why you can’t do this or that, and start making progress. After one month, your will start to feel like a new person. By month number two, your friends will want to know your secret. Consider it an investment in the person you want to become. If you give it an honest guarantee the efficacy of our program, if you attend all 8 Elements classes and aren't satisfied, we'll refund your money. Seriously. Give us a shot; what do you have to lose?

Where are you located?

2700 Garfield Ave, Silver Spring, MD

What are your hours?

We offer classes every day of the week. Our class schedule varies by day; please see the schedule here (link to URL)

Do you guys post your workouts? 

Yes – click the tab titled “workouts” at the top of the page.  

Do I have to register online for a WOD class?

No, the only time anybody ever needs to register online for a specific class is the initial Elements Signup and any seminars or events. If you want to come to a WOD, just show up.

If I become a member, can I show up whenever I want?

No, our program is based around set class times and workouts. You can show up to any WOD class you’d like, just be on time. Classes start promptly!

Where should I park?

We have dedicated spaces directly in front of the gym as well as the first four spots in the lot adjacent to the building (on the right if you are looking at the gym from the street). All street parking on Garfield Avenue that you can find is public and fair game.

What if I there is something I can’t do in today’s WOD?

That’s where our coaching skills come into play. CrossFit is “infinitely scalable” meaning we can modify our workouts to accommodate injuries or movements you haven’t mastered yet.

What is your hold policy?

  • 2 week minimum hold duration; 3 holds per year with a max duration of 2 months per hold

  • Hold request must be made in writing (email, please) and specify date range for requested hold 

  • No retroactive holds

I’m a visiting CrossFitter from out of town, can I drop in for a class?

Sure! Email us (info@cfsilverspring.com) or go online and register for the class you’d like to attend through our website. Drop in fee is $20. 

What do I eat?

Get started here.

I’m going to be out of town for a week, what should I do?

Try one of these, or these.  

Is public transportation available nearby?

Yes. The Ride On Route 2 Bus has a stop just a couple blocks away at the Ride On Operations Center.

Do you have showers?

No.

Any other questions?

Contact us at info@cfsilverspring.com. We’ll make every effort to respond the same day or call (240).706.7312 for an even faster response.