Do I need to reserve a spot or contact anyone?

Yes, all members must pre-register for classes before coming up to the gym unless you have 24-hour access privileges.

Can I do my own thing during class?

No, classes are run by a profesional Coach who leads you through the warm-up, skill, strength, Metcon, and cool down for the hole hour.

You may do your own thing during Open Gym / 24-hour access.

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.

This will also depend on what you’re doing outside of the gym as well. Most members are very active with various sports and other active activities. For an example 3 or 4 days of CrossFit for a golfer who plays and practices 2 or 3 times per week works great. It’s all about finding the right balance for you and what makes you feel the best.

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.

Yes, anyone.

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.

What will my first time in your gym be like?

It’s going to be awesome! Friendly members, coaches, and great workout.

Your first few months at CrossFit Wilmette is all about learning what we do and how classes flow. Lifting light weights while learning proper technique. Learning to scale the workouts to make them perfect for your fitness level. Make some new friends and enjoy getting more fit!

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.


We know walking through the door is the hardest part. You take the first step and we’ll meet you where you are.