3 steps to getting started

CrossFit Catacombs exists to help you reach your fitness and athletic goals in a supportive, motivated community using the CrossFit methodology and philosophy. We understand that just getting to the door can be intimidating and that everyone is in a different place in their fitness journey when they come to us. The only expectation is that you commit to giving us 100% of your best effort when you walk through the doors and that you leave your ego outside. In return, we commit to giving you world class coaching in a small group setting, maximizing your valuable workout time, and making REAL IMPROVEMENT in your fitness. You will not find a more dedicated, compassionate, or knowledgeable coaching staff anywhere. We genuinely care about each of our athletes as individuals and are obsessed with keeping you safe and progressing toward your goals. Likewise, you will not find a more supportive or caring community in which to work on your fitness. If you've ever participated in a team sport and felt the power of being part of something larger than yourself, you may have a sense of what it is like to workout in our classes. We unfailingly support one another in the pursuit of better versions of ourselves.

Step 1: Let go of your fear!

Come talk with us about where you are in your fitness journey. 

  • What are you doing well?

  • Where are the opportunities for improvement?

  • What are your goals?

  • What are your concerns?

  • And most importantly, how can we help?

No stress, no commitment. We will show around the gym, give you an overview of who we are and what we are about, answer your questions, and formulate a plan for moving forward.

Step 2: Learn the skills with FOUNDATIONS

If you are new to CrossFit, welcome! We are glad you are here. We want you to be in this for the long haul and therefore make a major investment in establishing a strong foundation. Jumping into CrossFit without logical progressions and focused coaching is a recipe for injury. We believe that it is of critical importance to get you started on the right track with a solid understanding of the fundamentals and a measured introduction to the intensity of our style of working out.

New athletes to Catacombs begin by working one-on-one with one of our coaches. If you are new to CrossFit, we will match you up with one of our coaches for four private training sessions to not only master the movements, but also to give you the confidence to move safely and efficiently into our group class environment. Upon completion of these sessions, some athletes are ready to move into group classes, others continue working one-on-one with their coach or choose a hybrid where they move into group classes but also work with their coach on a less frequent basis. Cost for Foundations is $200 and we will work with you to accommodate your schedule as necessary. Email info@crossfitcatacombs.com to get started with Foundations.

Foundations gives us the opportunity to get to know you as an athlete so we are better prepared to coach you in group classes. We want to understand your goals and obstacles as that allows us to support you more personally and effectively. We do not require previous athletic experience or mastery of all skills to join our community as we coach and teach in every class; but our group classes move fast and we want you to be ready. 


Step 3: Join the Community

Successful completion of Foundations earns you the privilege to work, sweat, and achieve in Group Classes with some of the most motivated athletes in Durango. We don’t throw you into the fire alone though, our Group Classes maintain the same level of expert coaching and attention to detail as with Foundations. We pride ourselves on making sure that every athlete in every class for every workout is dialed in with appropriate loads and scaled options to maximize the benefit of your workout and still keep you safe. You won't find this attention to detail anywhere else and it makes all the difference. Similarly, our community is second to none. It is easier to experience it for yourself than to read about it. Suffice it to say that you are often capable of much more than you think you are. The people around you and the workout environment can help you find that next level. We don't believe in just going through the motions.