148 26th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11232
CrossFit718 • Brooklyn Strength & Conditioning LLC. © All Rights Reserved.
If your questions have not been answered while visiting our site, perhaps you might find the answers you seek below. If not, contact us we are always happy to help.
What makes Crossfit 718 different from other gyms?
Our gym is a small group training center, we offer group classes, personal training and independent programs. We are not a “globo” gym.
At our facility you will find that everyone wants to get to know you and help you get better. We strive to give you that personal touch in every session. At our Box we cap our classes to ensure we have enough space and equipment you need to get through a great workout.
Our program is one of a kind. Head Coach Israel Gonzalez writes all of our workouts, they are 100% original, with the added sprinkle of some official CrossFit HQ benchmarks .Our Program is geared to the general population, but all of our workouts can be scaled up or down depending to suit an individuals needs.
CrossFit seems expensive. Is it worth it?
What CrossFit offers is not your typical gym experience. While our rates are comparable to any group fitness classes, the results you’ll achieve are unparalleled. You are paying for a one hour full body workout, a coach to show you what to do, and an atmosphere that will keep you motivated!
Your typical gym experience relies on you knowing what exercises to do, and for you to have the self-discipline and motivation to do it on your own. Very little guidance accompanies the standard gym membership, which usually results in boredom, injury and lackluster results. CrossFit offers personal training at a fraction of the cost. Our clients love it!
Do you offer Personal Training?
Yes, we offer Personal Training.
Contact us to schedule an appointment
Do we offer Open Gym?
Not at this time. Sorry
How do I get to the gym by public transportation?
Take the R train to 25th Street in Brooklyn
The B37 bus leaves you right on 26th Street and 3rd Avenue
How’s the parking situation?
Early mornings, after 4pm, and on the weekends, there is public street parking everywhere.
It’s Midday that you’ll have to work around NYC Street Cleaning rules.
What is class structure like?
Our Coaches direct the class through each component of the WOD.
That means we works and rest together.
Class size is capped. Always register for class
What are some of the exercises/movements we do?
CrossFit teaches 9 Foundation Movements. The mastery of these 9 movements correlate directly to the efficiency of the exercises performed during your workouts and transfer to the development of other skills you see often in WODs.
They are: Air Squat Front Squat Overhead Squat Shoulder Press Push Press Push Jerk Deadlift Sumo Deadlift High Pull Medicine Ball Clean All of these movements are covered in our On Ramp program to guarantee your comfort in executing them properly and effectively.
Other movements/exercises include: Pull Ups, Push Ups, Sit Ups, Jump Rope, Box Jumps, Running/Sprinting, Rowing, Gymnastic Ring Work, Dumbbell Work, Kettlebell Swings, Wall Balls, Static Holds, and various others While this list may seem foreign or intimidating, please note that every one of them is modifiable and scaleable to meet your skill level and needs.
I haven’t worked out in a really long time (or am recovering from an injury). Will CrossFit be too hard for me?
Well, CrossFit is designed to be hard for everybody, but know that you are not an exception. One of the great things about CrossFit is that every workout can be scaled or modified to suit any fitness level or injury. What that means is that whether you are new or a veteran CrossFitter, you can do the same workout, but the workout is scaled according to each athlete’s fitness level. We teach our members how to scale and modify workouts in all of our workouts, and our coaches always provide modifications. You do not need to be in shape or fit to start working out with us at CrossFit 718.
I’m scared/nervous/don’t think I’ll fit in…
We’ve all been there…the ‘new kid’ in class!
Everyone is always open and friendly to new-comers. We promote a family-like atmosphere of support and camaraderie amongst our members. Someone will undoubtedly take you under their wing and help you through your introductory period. Everyone remembers what it was like at their first class and we all want to see each other succeed. Most importantly, we won’t ever have you do something that you are uncomfortable with or that is too advanced for your current fitness level.
Do I need experience to take a class?
Yes, you will need experience to join our regular WOD program.
New unexperienced members must participate in our “Basics Series” and then transition into our regular CrossFit WOD Program.
Exercises are scaled to inspire the beginner and challenge the most elite athlete. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already do–like squatting, pushing and pulling.
Do I have to be in shape to take CrossFit classes?
No. Not really Really.
There is a common misconception that CrossFit is for elite athletes. The truth is that it is for everyone. Sure, we say that we are “forging elite fitness” and we are. This means that you start the journey where you are today. And, if you stay on our path it’s likely that you will get in to the best physical, emotional and psychical shape of your life.
Our community is comprised of competitive athletes, former athletes, working professionals, people that had never stepped foot into a gym and people with physical ailments. Allow us to get you into the best shape of your life.
What is WOD?
The WOD stands for “Workout of the Day.”
Our CrossFit WOD is what we consider our regular program/ classes.
Do I have to register for class?
Yes. absolutely 100% !
If you arrive unregistered you will be sent home.
Online reservations help us make sure classes aren’t over crowded.
How do I get started?
Start with a Free Class, talk to your coach and let’s get to know each other.
What should I wear?
Wear a mask when you enter the building, and always keep your mask on in communal spaces and walking paths.
Wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict your movement. We recommend a flat sneaker that doesn’t have soft wedges or big bubbles. Wear long socks or long pants if a workout calls for rope climbs.
Dress appropriately for the weather; we run outdoors. Layers are good.
Should I warm-up and stretch before class?
All we ask is that you come in ready to do some work!
We have a warm up area for before your workout. If you find yourself with a little extra time after class, feel free to stretch on the exit matt we have by the door you can mobilize or just socialize.
What can I expect after my first Crossfit workout?
You will feel successful and part of a community of athletes, many of whom you did NOT expect to be CrossFitters. You’ll have a better understanding of how classes are run and the method behind what we do. And it’s likely you will have learned new things, be a little bit “sore” and excited to come back for more.
When do you offer The Basics Series?
The next Basics Series will run from October 3rd – October 30th, 2020
I’m really fit and would like to skip The Basics Program and start the WOD classes, can I do that?
This depends on your experience with the major lifts that we do.
If you have experience cycling a barbell with good form; Yes! Skip the Basics.
If not, we suggest getting into that Basics Course. It’s important, and it doesn’t hurt.
How do I use the Wodify app?
View mobile app walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=279BGB4QIRg
Why do we use Wodify?
There are many benefits to performance tracking, like having a clear picture of your progress.
Wodify makes this easy with visual charts. Every time we program a strength movement or benchmark metcon, you’ll be able to see your performance history after you sign in. You’ll know exactly what you need to do to improve your results.
Logging your results and making them public on the Leaderboard also keeps you motivated and fosters a little friendly competition, which never hurt anybody.
Finally, keeping a record of past performance serves as great motivation to keep coming back and pushing yourself further.
We look forward to seeing your results!
How do I update my payment method in Wodify?
Updating your payment information is easy!
If you are having a problem, do not panic. We are happy to help you.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please use the following link to formally submit your membership cancellation:
I’m visiting, How can I schedule a drop in?
We welcome traveling CrossFitters. Visitors can drop into our WOD Classes. Let us know you are coming, please register online.
We offer a single or weekly pass for visitors!
How do I get to the gym by public transportation?
How’s the parking situation?
We have general street parking around the neighborhood. Please refer to the NYC Department of Traffic Portal for alternate side schedule. It’s Brooklyn, general street parking rules apply.