I’m new to CrossFit, how often should I workout?

In general, the people who are most successful at CrossFit NYC are those who are willing to trade quantity for quality (intensity). Anything from 8 to 12 workouts during your first month is solid. In time you should get comfortable with coming to the gym 3 to 4 times per week. In general, we have very few people who get in more than 18 workouts per month.

The classic CrossFit.com prescription for work to rest is three days on-one day off. Initially, we usually recommend that new members workout 1 to 2 days on, followed by a day of rest until they adapt to CrossFit. Some members workout five days per week and take the weekend off, but most find the 2-3 days on/1 day off prescription to work best and allow for ample recovery during the week.

If you average 3 to 4 days per week over the next 6 months, eat cleanly, and sleep 8 hours, you will be astonished by the results.