Our goal is NOT necessarily to grow in membership but rather grow in customer service to the athletes that call Centex their home. It’s easy to focus almost solely on where the next 1, 10, or 50 members might come from? So, we strive to remind ourselves continually to prioritize and take care of first and foremost, the athletes we do have rather than the ones we don’t.
With that said, we are more than available and have high hopes of introducing as many people as possible into all of the CrossFit methods. But, in this regard, you may see stricter policies on drop-ins, free trials, coach to athlete ratios, etc. as we WILL NOT relent to give EVERYONE that steps into our gym THE BEST we can possibly give them; a quality that is forsaken, for example, if someone without proper introduction (to CrossFit in general yes but even to CrossFit CenTex) is allowed to “try” a regular class. This takes the coaches attention away from loyal members AND/OR that “trier”
First and foremost, CrossFit CenTex works hard to be a training facility, as such we strive to keep class sizes to a maximum of 10 athletes. In some cases, we have classes with up to 12 athletes. In this event, we will supply an assistant coach to make sure a proper ratio is maintained.
We do offer FREE Saturdays as scheduled to allow anyone to join us.
Where are the machines and mirrors ?
Ok, so you may not be asking this, but you will notice we do not have machines, televisions, mirrors, magazines, smoothie bars, and salesmen. We are NOT a gym, we are a training facility. We like to call our clients “athletes”, we call our trainers “coaches”, and we love working out regardless of the weather. We often preach this simple phrase; “if you train like an athlete, eat like an athlete, you will look like an athlete”.
How do I get started ?
Register for our next On-Ramp class. On-ramps last approximately four hours and are scheduled on most Saturdays beginning at 8 AM. We offer weekday On-Ramp classes on an appointment basis and usually on Wednesday afternoons. On-Ramps cost $75 per attendee, with discounts for anyone who brings a partner in crime. If necessary, one of our coaches can help schedule a special class depending upon availability.
Can I test out of the On-Ramp ?
We do get the honor of hosting CrossFitters from around the world due to our proximity to the massive Fort Hood Army base. We know many of you are proficient CrossFitters, in these cases we ask you to speak to Coach Chad Vaughn. But, in all honesty, our On-Ramp focusses mainly on Olympic weightlifting movements, positions and the technique necessary to be proficient. All CrossFitters could benefit from a few hours with an Olympian. In fact, many “Elite” level CrossFitters seek out Chad for his ability to simplify the Olympic lifts.
Do You allow Drop-Ins ?
We love having CrossFit visitors. Our only limitation is the commitment we have to our athletes to limit class sizes. We strongly beieve large classes hinder good coaching. Therefore, we ask you to email or call us in advance of your planned visit so we can make sure to reserve you a “spot”. We charge $15 for drop in fees to offset our coaches pay, or we have been know to waive the fee if you bring us a T-Shirt from your current CrossFit Box. We will also waive the fee in the event you purchase one of our T-Shirts. Visiting Affiliate owners are asked to contact us to discusss special arrangements.
What is expected of me ?
We expect a genuine desire to put forth effort. The CenTex community is built upon a mutual respect for each other and the effort they bring to the workouts. We do not expect everyone to be on the same level, nor do we expect everyone to be “fit”. All we ask for is effort. Effort will get results. Effort fosters growth.
Do I have to sign a contract ?
No. We are first and foremost trainers, we sell 4 week programs only to those who are committed to getting better. Our pricing reflects the cost of having certified, experienced, and driven “coaches” focused on getting you results.
What the heck is a WOD ?
Our classes have several components to them, from a warm-up to get the blood flowing into sleepy muscles, to cool-downs or mobility movements to help with recovery. The WOD is the heart of the training session, it is the Workout Of the Day. From strictly strength movements on some days, to short intense metabolic conditioning, and sometimes including longer more mono-structural movements. The WOD is constantly varied to prevent the body from settling into a routine, or adapting to a constant stimulus.
Why is CenTex so focused on the Olympic lifts ?
Simply put, there is no other substitute for building explosive, well conditioned athletes. The Olympic lifts consist of the Clean and Jerk as well as the Snatch. Look inside any athletic training facility or major sports program, these lifts or some form of progression of the lifts are present in most all effective training routines. Strength, speed, coordination, flexibility, cardio-respritory endurance and a host of other benefits are attributed to the Olympic lifts. CrossFit CenTex is owned by Chad and Jodi Vaughn, both National Champion weightlifters, with two Olympic appearances under Chad’s belt. Besides being incredibly strong and athletic, they can teach as well. Here is a solid article on why women should strength train, with references to the Olympic lifts: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/strength-training-women/#axzz1mT0oHtvz
What if I am new to CrossFit and not able to lift as much as anyone else ?
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program centered around functional movements. Functional movements are by definition used in everyday movements, this allows us to effectively adapt CrossFit to any fitness level. We call this scaling, but it means making sure the workout elicits the intended effects and benefits.
Will I get big and bulky by doing CrossFit?
This is one we hear often, but is a understandable concern given the host of magazines and photos plastering the internet. “The most popular myth regarding women and weights is that weightlifting will turn you into a bodybuilder. The truth is, it won’t, unless you try very, very hard. Women don’t have the right hormone balance to build enormous muscles, and even those who are genetically predisposed to do so must train in a very specific way and follow a very particular nutrition plan to make it happen. In fact, some naturally skinny women may not be able to build bulky muscles without steroids no matter how much they want to. What weightlifting will do is tighten up your body, improve your physical function and make you look better in a bathing suit.