Schedule Update:

  • CFC Academy is now offered on Monday/Friday from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on rolling admissions. Start any week!


CrossFit Catonsville is different than any other gym you’ve joined before. To get started, your first month will be spent in CFC Academy where you’ll work with our coaches to learn the exercises and movements you’ll be using in our workouts, as well as how we talk about it all (“what’s an AMRAP?!”).

Who are we looking for?

Our programs will work for anyone, but not everyone is a good fit for our programs. You…

> Must be willing to attend classes with us on the schedule elected (2 or 3 times per week). > Must enjoy working in a group environment. The energy of our classes is infectious, so we want people who are bringing good vibes!
> Must be committed to this program. This will not work if your coaches want to see you reach your goals more than you do! > This is not for quitters, we only want people who will finish this program!
> Must leave your ego at home. This is a place where hard work is respected. It is a humbling experience that we’ve all been through. > Must commit to the entire 4 weeks. The first week is brutal. We need people who will be here at the end to reap the benefits of all this hard work.
> This is not “The Biggest Loser”. Not everybody will be coming in with the goal of weight loss. All transformations are welcome. > Must respect the rules of the gym. They’re in place to set the culture. The culture is in place to give you the best workout experience possible.

** CFC Academy is not required for non-CrossFit Members (i.e. those only interested in doing kickboxing, yoga, etc).

What is it?

The Academy is a total of 12 hours of beginner-level work split into either 2 or 3 sessions per week (see Schedule). But make no mistake, you will still get a great workout every class! As an added benefit of enrolling in CFC Academy, you can also attend our kickboxing and yoga classes if you’re looking to add more options to your weekly fitness routine.

Your first month at CFC will include:

  • 8 introductory classes
  • access to specialty classes including yoga & kickboxing
  • community events & socials
  • new friends, new challenges, & a unique experience

When is it and how much does it cost?

Our Academy classes run on…


  • Monday/Friday: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The month-long program costs $200.

Upon completion, one of our coaches will set you up with a regular membership and help you decide if any additional options, including customized programming, nutrition consulting, or continued skill sessions, are right for you.

How do I sign up?

  1. Click here to purchase the CFC Academy enrollment in MindBody
  2. Fill out the CFC Academy Application (Google Form; 5-10 min to complete)
  3. Call 443-963-9348 to schedule an upcoming session.

Can’t attend these sessions due to a schedule conflict? Want a more personalized experience? You can book an 8-hour, one-on-one CFC Academy session for $400 (a savings of $100 off the regular price of personal training sessions!). Please fill out the application, make a note you would like a private Academy session in the last question, and give us a call to move forward.

If you are new to CrossFit, you must complete this course so we know you are moving properly. Your safety is our number one concern, and this class ensures you’re set up for success!

If you have CrossFit experience, you may test out of the CFC Academy by performing the foundational CrossFit movements to the satisfaction of an evaluating coach. This is on a pass/fail basis, and the majority of athletes with 3+ months of experience should be able to pass without difficulty.