The short and sweet is coaching. Can CrossFit be done without a coach? Sure, but it won't be as effective, efficient, or as rewarding in the long run. Certainly, most people who come to CrossFit have trained on their own for years and have reached a point where they've plateaued - mentally or physically, or both. Training in a CrossFit gym (or box as we like to call it) can be humbling, eye-opening, and make fitness "fun" again for those who've lost interest in fitness over the years. Humbling because one realizes they're not as good as they think they are. Eye-opening to new movements, experiences, and intensity in training. And fun like it was as a kid when you moved your body and played with toys in ways that generated fitness without even knowing it. Only now, the toys happen to be such things as ropes, barbells and bumpers, kettlebells, rowers, sleds, and med balls.
Lorie coaching George on proper deadlift form.
How can we claim a guarantee of results? If you follow our training. If you eat like we tell you. If you rest when you're supposed to. If you push to the limits we tell you - scaled if told to. If you work on the skills like it's your job. And, most importantly, if you show up regularly. We guarantee you'll see results unlike any other training program out there. Again, it's the coaching. And every successful person out there from elite athletes to top professionals has a coach.
If you have the time, grab a cup of coffee and read THIS from The New Yorker.