Can You Do Group Classes if You’re Overweight?

People often ask if they can do CrossFit if they’re overweight. 

The answer: Yes! Anyone can do Group Classes at Progression Fitness.

Our coaches are experienced professionals. They are not cheerleaders. Our coaches use Progression principles to create the perfect workout for you. Each session will challenge you at the right level and move you closer to your goals.

In a group setting, the workout for the class is modified to suit the needs of each participant. In “CrossFit language,” quickly modifying a general workout in a group session is called “scaling.” 

For example, imagine a workout like this: 

3 rounds of:
20 barbell squats
Run 1 mile

That’s tough! But what if we adjusted it for a beginner who wants to lose weight and hasn’t worked out much? It might look like this:

3 rounds of:
5 body-weight squats
Jog or walk 100 meters

We’re experts at modifying workouts for clients. And we can provide hundreds of examples of how we’ve done it in the past. 

But I’ll give you an “easy button” right here: Book a free consultation with us. We’ll find out about your goals and current fitness level, then tell you exactly how we can help you. 

You Can Do Group Classes If You’re Overweight!

Here’s something to remember: You don’t have to be fit to start training. Training is the thing that makes you fit. It’s like swimming lessons: You don’t learn to swim before taking lessons. You take lessons to learn.

Maybe you’ve seen top athletes competing at the CrossFit Games. They’re incredible, and they treat CrossFit as a sport or even a full-time job.

At our gym, CrossFit is just one of the methods we use to help people lose weight or body fat, gain strength, or accomplish any other goal. CrossFit training is a mix of cardiovascular and strength work, which makes it perfect for people who want to change their body composition. 

With new clients, we always find out what they want to accomplish, and then we put together a detailed plan. If weight loss is your goal, we’ll explain why the workouts we give you will help you, and we’ll tell you about the other half of the weight-loss equation: nutrition! People always think about working out when they think of losing weight but eating right is a massive part of the program.

After we create the perfect plan for you, we’ll help you stick to it and ensure you get measurable results. We’ll track the numbers important to you so you know you’re making progress.

This process works like a charm. We’ve had beginners become very fit, older clients become fitter than they were when they were younger, and people lose impressive amounts of weight and body fat. Watching them progress is fantastic; we celebrate every achievement with them.

If weight loss is your goal and you’re interested in Group Classes, let me assure you that you can do them if you’re overweight. The key is working with a qualified professional who can create workouts perfect for you and your goals. 

The best part is: Your journey won’t start with a workout. It will start with a conversation. That means you’ll get to tell your story, discuss your goals and ask any questions. If you’re unsure about anything, we’ll talk about it and take the time to make you feel comfortable. This way, you’ll feel confident in our plan and inspired to take action.

We’d love to use group classes to help you lose weight. If that’s your goal, we can help.