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Four Differences Between CrossFit & a Conventional Gym

What makes CrossFit training different from a regular workout routine?

What makes people dread going to the gym but anticipate their regular visit to CrossFit Bolton?

Why does CrossFit training deliver real results compared to large, cookie-cutter gym franchises?

Here’s why.

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Difference 1: CrossFit is for EVERYONE

If you walk into a conventional gym, you’ll see individuals working on fancy-looking (yet complicated and hard to use) machines like:

  • Pec Deck
  • Leg Press
  • Vibration plates
  • Ab crunchers

And if you’re new to fitness, you might not know that there is more useful equipment out there.

CrossFit for beginners is all about something called “universal scalability.”

This means anyone can come into our gym, take a look at the latest CrossFit WOD and an instructor will help them complete it according to their fitness level.

Unlike gyms where the expectation is for people to know how to use everything properly the moment they walk in, CrossFit is about building your strength, fitness and confidence.

  • Coming back from an injury? You can do CrossFit.
  • Haven’t worked out in a long time? You can do CrossFit.
  • Unsure about your abilities? You can do CrossFit.

Whether you’re a high-school student, a retiree or a mom looking to get fit, CrossFit is for you.


Difference 2: You’ll know what to do

When you walk into a conventional gym (especially if you’re a first-timer) do you know?


  • What are the best exercises to do?
  • Where you should start?
  • How to use the equipment properly or how long to use it?
  • Who to ask for help?

Nope. You need to figure it out on your own.

CrossFit gym etiquette mandates the WOD is posted daily for everyone to see.

You’ll know what time your class begins (with a warm-up), what the workout is and what time it ends (with a cool-down).

Unlike regular gyms, where you can hop from machine to machine and not feel like you accomplished anything, CrossFit workouts are purposely designed to be intelligent and effective.

One last thing: Every CrossFit program improves 10 key fitness elements:

  • Cardio-endurance
  • Agility
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Power
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Speed
  • Accuracy


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Difference 3: You’re part of a community

CrossFit members really feel a kinship towards each other.

Unlike a typical gym, where people exercise alone with headphones on, CrossFit is all about coaching, encouragement and support.

CrossFitters have a strong community system that helps everyone be the best version of themselves – both at the box and away from it.

Difference 4:  CrossFit really works

Perhaps the best reason to join CrossFit Bolton (or at least start with a FREE “no sweat” intro session) is because it delivers results.

Everyone has different fitness goals they want to achieve…

  • Fitting into old clothes
  • Being healthy for their kids
  • Wanting to feel good about themselves
  • Developing healthy, lifelong habits

…and CrossFit will help you reach them.

The core CrossFit movements you’ll master are based on things you can do every single day:

  • Squatting/lunging
  • Standing/bending/twisting
  • Running/walking
  • Jumping
  • Pushing/pulling/lifting

In fact, you’ve probably done CrossFit at home and not even known it:

  • Picked up a box from the ground? That’s a deadlift.
  • Lift that box over your head and placed it on a shelf? You just did a clean and press.

Plus, you’ll have a dedicated CrossFit coach by your side to help you move smarter, be stronger and feel better about yourself.

Four reasons to try CrossFit. No reason to wait any longer.

Are you ready to make a change in your life?

Don’t want to go back to the same old gym and get the same old results?

Try CrossFit. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

There are two ways to start at CrossFit Bolton:

Book a "No Sweat" Intro

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