frequently asked questions
Why do I have to do the Free Consultation? And why is it free?
This journey is about you, not us. So, we want you to understand what you are looking for to see if we are a good fit for you. We also want to ensure you know what you are getting into if we are a good fit. We work hard here and are committed to helping each in our community achieve their best. There is no magic pill to take; we don’t have a secret recipe for sale nor do we have any “get results by tomorrow” methods. You will get results, but you will work hard for them. We will show you smart ways to get them quickly, but they are earned day by day. This may require an open mind or paradigm shift but you will learn new skills for Life. In return, you’ll be more likely to retain your results by living a healthy, positive lifestyle as opposed to “yo-yoing”. Our desire for you is to stay fit for life.
Don’t I need to get in shape first before I join?
Not at all! Just fill out an info request as that is the first step to reaching your goals! Your time is precious so use it wisely. We will meet you where you are at and design your program accordingly. We will not through you in the pool before you learn to swim.
Will I get “six-pack abs”?
People do not always ask us this question in person, but we know they wonder….. With hard work and proper nutrition you may get a six pack, or even better, an eight pack! Say what!? Yeah, that’s right! We are so advanced; we can uncover two more abs!!! All kidding aside, a well fed, well trained, healthy person may or may not have visible “abs.” That’s based on one’s body fat percentage and where one’s body fat deposits. But nice sexy looking abs is a normal result for most of our community. Even if that wasn’t the goal.
I can’t do that! I’ve got a bad back, knee, shoulder, excuse, etc…
Yes-you can. We treat you as an individual. We work regularly with doctors, physical therapists, and chiropractors in the area to get you back on the road to awesomeness. You will follow your own program, custom designed for you, your needs and your history. We strengthen your weaknesses and reduce your physical limitations. We use normal movements demanded in real life and sports situations. By focusing on proper movement patterns, posture and technique we can reverse years of nagging injuries and replace it with some vigor to attack Life.
Can I build muscle?
Yes, the world rewards those that are strong….not Sylvester Stallone strong necessarily, but functionally strong. You will be able to do everyday tasks much easier, keep up with grandkids, and not always have to nag your neighbor to move things for you. Nothing fake here. No “display model only” stuff.
am I too old?
Never. Age is just a number. How you feel is the real indicator of age. The demands of an Olympic athlete and a grandparent differ only in degree, not in kind. We all desire to maintain our independence for as long as possible. What we do are movements that replicate everything a toddler does to a 90 year old….functional movements.
What are your prices? Are you expensive?
No, we are not expensive. Ask yourself this. What is the price for not being sick, weak or hindered? How much would you pay to feel more energetic? To be healthy and free of medications? How much are you willing to spend on copayments and “sickcare”. We are not a typical gym, so prices are not comparable. You don’t pay for a gym membership. At Cumming Strength and Fitness you are buying coaching. You pay for a personal fitness coach who coaches you on movement, nutrition, lifestyle practices, and finding balance to enjoy a lifetime journey in fitness. We honor basic human needs of sleep, nutrition, movement and social connection. Using a holistic approach, we help you find balance in your life. We are non-medical healthcare using strength and conditioning, real food nutrition, and a personal approach to develop a responsible custom program for you. When you understand what you are getting, we’ll go over our fees. We’d like you to come meet us and then decide. If you don’t see the value, or find we aren’t for you, that’s fine.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes we offer commitment discounts, the longer you commit to the process, the more you save.
Are you a CrossFit gym?
Yes, we are a CrossFit affiliate. And we are very different from the “norm”. Although we are affiliated with CrossFit HQ, we are independently owned and operated. We are an affiliate because we agree with Coach Greg Glassman’s original tenets and idea’s and we agree with CrossFit’s charter to remove sugar and other health conflicting industries from nutrition sciences and to help improve people’s lives. Over time, we have honed our practices and tried to develop the best process for the long term. We have arrived at a place we truly feel is the best possible fitness practice for you and your results, for our and your coaches career and for the growth and sustainability of our business. Short term results are just that, short, unsustainable and irresponsible from a professional coach. We are interested in your long term health and condition. Our coaches are professional coaches with over 30 years of combined experience in the fitness industry and our business has been in the same location since 2013. We show you what to do, how to do it, and why you are doing it. We will constantly challenge you with learning new skills and improve yourself in all facets of Life. And we can continue to help you with your results for many years.
Do you have showers on site?
Yes, we do! We are a gym built for busy professionals. We know you need to get cleaned up after a workout and get back to work so we've got you covered.