HOW DO I GET STARTED?
What is Inveniam Athletics?
Inveniam Athletics is the premier athletic training facility in the Lakewood, WA, offering CrossFit Classes, Personal/Semi-Private Training and Individualized Design Programming (goal specific).
What does Inveniam Athletics offer?
We offer various classes and class times 6 days a week. We have group CrossFit classes 31 times per week. Individualized Design clients can complete their workouts during our open gym hours.
What Is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program. It utilizes constantly-varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity in order to improve cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
What is a WOD?
“WOD” is an acronym for “Workout of the Day.” The workout of the day is the workout that is performed by each class throughout the day.
How do I sign up?
You can stop in and talk to our staff, you can e-mail to get signed up, call (253)370-8605 or you can fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will contact you!
I've never worked out before. Is this for me?
CrossFit is for everyone, at any age, trained or untrained. For those who have never worked out before, we do require completion of our “Foundations” course, which is comprised of 3 weeks of foundation-level training 3 times per week.
Do I have to be in shape before I do CrossFit?
You do NOT have to be in shape! That's what we're here for! We can accommodate all levels of physical fitness at Inveniam Athletics.
Will doing CrossFit make me bulky?
While CrossFit does incorporate weight training, it will not make you bulky. One would need to make a conscious effort through both strict diet and rigorous training to become bulky.
What should I expect the first time I work out?
To have FUN, sweat, meet some nice folks, and see what Inveniam Athletics is all about!
What does a typical WOD look like?
The great thing about CrossFit is that it is constantly varied, so there is NO typical WOD at Inveniam Athletics. You can expect to see a very diverse mix of weighted movements, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and gymnastics and other skills work.
What if the WOD is too hard for me?
In CrossFit and at Inveniam Athletics, we can “scale” all movements to accommodate any fitness level. Read our blog post about scaling here!
Do I have to train everyday?
We do NOT encourage people to train everyday. That is because rest is critical for recovery, growth, and improvement. Even those members who have memberships allowing them to work out an unlimited number of times per week can only train 6 days per week since we're closed on Sundays.
How fast will I see results?
That is all dependent on the frequency of training, your diet, and the adaptation of your body to the training.
Can't I just do CrossFit in my garage or a regular gym?
You can, but we believe that CrossFit should be done under the supervision of a certified Coach who can facilitate your skill development and ensure you are performing all movements safely and effectively.
I have a prior back/knee/wrist injury. Can I still do CrossFit?
Yes! We will scale any movements that could potentially aggravate a prior injury.
I heard CrossFit is dangerous. Is that true?
CrossFit is only unsafe when done incorrectly and/or performed without the supervision of a trained and certified Coach. Here at Inveniam Athletics, safety is our first concern.