Crossfit Foundations in DC | Crossfit for Beginners Washington
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*Not available for current active members. Not applicable towards Crossfit classes. Only available to local residences of VA, MD, DC.

CrossFit Foundations

CrossFit Foundations

Foundations classes are for individuals seeking to enter our ongoing group classes. They are designed to introduce the techniques and mechanics of CrossFit’s nine basic movements, and progress towards other secondary movements with increasing intensity. Foundations is perfect for those who are hesitant about the movements, desire more attention and time to review, or are unsure of where to begin.


Foundations is included in your CrossFit membership. Classes are three hours long and are held on select Sundays 1-4pm. Foundations consists of an introduction to CrossFit’s basic movements, including:

  • Squats (Air/Front/Back Squats/Overhead Squat)
  • Deadlifts (Deadlift/Kettlebell Swing/Hang Clean)
  • Presses (Standing Shoulder Press/Push Press/Push Jerk)

Experienced CrossFitters

If you have at least three months of experience doing CrossFit at another location, you are welcome to skip Foundations and can immediately enroll in classes at CrossFit Balance.


foundations options

1. 1-day, 3-hour course

Meets on select Saturdays. 48-Hour Pre-Registration is required.

2. expresss foundations

Three 40-minute one-on-one sessions with a CrossFit Coach. Additional cost applies.

Foundations is included in your enrollment. You can also purchase Foundations separately without a membership for $99.

ready to join

Step 1:

Join CrossFit Balance by clicking the Sign Up button below.

*Unlimited CrossFit Classes start at just $179/month at CrossFit Balance Foggy Bottom and CrossFit Balance Glover Park affiliates and $179/month for CrossFit Balance Thomas Circle access.

Step 2:

Once you Join CrossFit Balance, email and tell us that you just joined, which of our four CrossFit Balance locations you want to make your “home CrossFit box,” and that you need to sign up for Foundations (or if you are interested in the one-on-one personal foundations sessions.)

Note: Our Foundations courses are sometimes booked one to two 3-week sessions in advance. Do not show up if you have not reserved a space!