Stay on track with these need-to-know secrets from top SWFL CrossFit coaches.

Starting CrossFit is easy. Just join a gym and show up. But sticking with it? That’s more difficult.

“CrossFit [has a lot of benefits but it] is really hard to learn. Not only do you have to deal with the intensity piece, you have to deal with very unique and foreign movements,” says Mario Ashley, the owner of CrossFit Naples. “It takes a really long time to master.”

When exercisers don’t see immediate results, they often become discouraged, and many stop showing up for WODs. But that doesn’t have to be you. Click through these 7 tips to keep you going to the box—stick with it long enough and you’ll eventually achieve those hard, healthy body results.

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Published by Lauren Keating

Lauren is a journalist who specializes in health, nutrition, and fitness reporting. She has closely worked alongside health professionals for projects for print, online, and radio broadcasts. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism and a concentration in health from Brooklyn College.