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.
Why is your gym more expensive than other gyms?
We know you may have a lot of choices on where to workout. What’s best… A treadmill at home? The gym down the street that is $15/month? A CrossFit membership?
We’d actually encourage you to ask a different question. What are your goals? Personalized attention? Trained, professional coaches? Accountability? Working out with a group of like-minded people who cheer on your success? If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then we’d encourage you to check us out.
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.
How often do you recommend I come to the gym?
If you’re just starting up, we recommend coming three days/week for your first couple weeks, then build to four, then five. Once you’re up to five days per week, we recommend building in two recovery days per week.
I’m not in very good shape… can I do CrossFit?
The very first thing you will discover is that CrossFit 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 the Iditarod…We will help you achieve your fitness goals.
One of the things that makes CrossFit 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. CrossFit bodies – our bodies – come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to do them.
I heard that CrossFitter’s use their own language, can you help me with the terms?
Sure! This is a great link that will help get you started – http://greatist.com/fitness/ultimate-guide-crossfit-lingo. Word of caution: No need to be intimidated by this… We’ll walk you through it all!
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 $ __ per day or offer a week-long punch pass for $ ___.
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.
Ross VivionFounder/ Head coach
Kristine PetersonCoach/Office manager
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
Ross Vivion – Ross is the Owner and Head Coach at Outcast CrossFit. He’s also someone who set a goal and did whatever it took to make it happen. When Ross started training, he found traditional workouts to be boring and mundane. But once he discovered CrossFit, that all changed! He fell in love with it, and gradually recruited others to join him. Before he knew it, Ross had gathered enough people to open his own gym.
As a coach, Ross considers himself a jack of all trades. He’s very well-rounded yet constantly looking for ways to improve. “I’m very passionate about competing and seeing people compete. I’m very quiet but super competitive.”
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
Kristine Peterson – Kristine is a woman of many talents. She teaches CrossFit, CrossFit Kids, and ensures our facility runs smoothly as the resident Office Manager. Kristine has multiple endurance competitions under her belt including three half marathons, two triathlons, and two Ragnar races. She started CrossFit in 2009 and it completely changed her life. She experienced a drastic physical and mental transformation is such a short amount of time. She couldn’t wait to share her story and knowledge with others.
“I am a wife, mother, aunt, and friend to amazing individuals I consider family because that’s what CrossFit is all about. We are a supportive community that encourages each other to do better. Not a day goes by that I don’t love my job.”
CrossFit Level 1
I am a CF-L1 trainer, a wife, and a mother to two boys. I started crossfit in 2013. Before I discovered crossfit I tried so many exercise routines and programs but none of them gave me the push I was looking for. After one of my very first workouts at Outcast I remember thinking to myself, “I could have done better… so I’m going come back and do better!” And to this day I have kept that same mentality; strive to be better. I believe this is what inspired me to become a coach. Everyone at Outcast is there to become a better version of themselves and being able to help people in that process is so rewarding.
What got you into CrossFit?
A good friend of mine was doing CrossFit for sometime and although I rejected the idea, the thought of being guided through movements and workouts was a big appeal. The things that sealed the deal was that the programming. The thought that I would never have to think about, “what will my workout be today” and that I could see my progress through the use of benchmarks – I’ve been hooked ever since
How long have you been doing CrossFit?
I started summer of 2015.
Why OCF: I quickly realized that their vibe and the relaxed atmosphere was where I wanted to be !!
Why do you like to coach: I find it inspiring when athletes are able to push them selves beyond what they thought they could do. Having a small part in this is a privilege. Seeing athletes reach their goals.
Favorite movements: muscle up and the Snatch – I love these movement not because I am great at them but because they need constant attention and skill development. you can always improve!
CrossFit Level 1
Shannon Schleifer – Shannon’s more than a coach, she’s a former junior elite gymnast. She spent 25 years away from competition, and CrossFit was the only thing that could bring her back. It was love at first lift. She began to spend more time at the gym and realized her gymnastics skills could be an asset to herself and others.
Since joining Outcast CrossFit, Shannon’s been having a ball! She really enjoys the people and is grateful to have them in her life.
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Tired of finding reasons why you don’t have time? Just come on in. Your first visit is on us. We’ll do everything we can to make your fitness journey fun. And, this could be the first step to a whole new you.