Originally Posted by Mr Herbert
do the affiliates let you do your own programming when you drop in?
one great thing about affiliates is they tend to be much better equipped than commercial chain gyms.
I don't think so and I wouldn't blame them. Not many people are competent with the O-lifts and I wouldn't want some guy I didn't know messing up his back trying out the C&J with the first bumpers he's ever seen or snatching a heavy KB.
Originally Posted by jaydc7
No problem, and my opinion on CF Affiliates probably has changed recently after a very good experience with one in Denver, CO.
I forgot in my previous post, but when I was in the Outer Banks, NC this summer, I stopped in at CF Outer Banks. They allowed you to pay something like $25 for the week and you could drop in on classes or use their extensive equipment (bumpers galore, KB, climbing ropes, Indian clubs). I did a couple of the "chipper" workouts (ie. 75 push-ups, 70 sit-ups, 65 dips, 60 pull-up, 55 wall balls, etc. as fast as you can). It was great. The chipper workouts aren't usually technique driven, so it's easy for people to jump right in. They have a great O-lift coach, but that stuff is done around dinner time and I was at a big family get together and couldn't get away for it.
I can't emphasize my opinion enough: there is some kooky stuff and people involved with CF, but I honestly feel it gets me a helluva lot more fit than the average muscle head body part split/low intensity cardio.