On Ramp

CrossFit Beverly recommends athletes new to CrossFit to enter through our On Ramp clinic.  On Ramp will introduce new athletes to the 9 foundational exercises used in CrossFit (Squat, Front Squat, Overhead Squat, Shoulder Press, Push Press, Push Jerk, Deadlift, Sumo Deadlift High Pull, and Medicine Ball Clean) as well as familiarize you with CrossFit vernacular and exercises incorporated in a typical CrossFit WOD (Workout of the Day.) The On-Ramp clinic is a 12 day program which prepares (ramps them up) you for regular CrossFit sessions.  We emphasize skill development and exposure to basic movements which are foundational to CrossFit and life.  We introduce athletes to technique and mechanics before intensity.  The intensity will come, but we need to assure proper body movement to provide safety for you, the athlete.  The movements at first are relatively non technical (a solid foundation) and we progress daily to more advanced and complex.  We emphasize athletes need to show up for all 12 classes as the daily sessions compound upon each other.  We spend much of the hour working on skill development and to get the athlete fluid with the movements and then we practice what we learned with a WOD at the end of the session.  The On Ramp program is $200 and once completed the remainder of the month is open to joining any CrossFit session and boot camp on the schedule.

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30 comments on “On Ramp

    • We allow guests to come for free on Saturday mornings at 11 am. Guests are always welcome for a drop in charge of $15 all other times, otherwise we encourage athletes who show up regularly to be members. This helps with community building and rapport amongst all athletes. If you purchase a 10 punch or 20 punch card for yourself you may use that to support any guest you would like to bring along with you.
      Thank you for your interest.

    • Brian, We are wrapping up our January On-Ramp (Beginning week 3 of 3.) We will start another in February once we have a few people signed up. Classes run during our regular hours, 5:30 am, 6:30 am Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday. There is also a 7:15 pm Mon, Tue and Thurs. Then 4, 5, or 6 pm Friday. We don’t run On Ramp over the weekends but encourage On-Rampers to join in the weekend WODs to meet other members and get a feel for what to expect after On-Ramp. Don’t hesitate to stop by this Saturday or any Saturday at 11 for a free WOD and meet the team. We look forward to meeting you. Thanks for your interest.

    • We will be offering a new On-Ramp in the beginning of April. April 2 to be specific. It runs for 3 weeks 4 days a week. Call anytime or stop by during our regular business hours (Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings are best) and we can discuss further and get you enrolled.
      Thanks for your interest in CrossFit Beverly. We hope to see you soon.

  1. im currently doing crossfit at OLAF in Batavia and will be moving back to Alsip for the summer. I’m interested in joining Beverly! I noticed for the 3 month unlimited is $100 and there is a 20% discount for students. I will be graduating from my bachelor in may and plan to use your box from mid may- mid august. I’ll be going back to graduate school in august. Since im not in school the 3 months i’ll be there will I not qualify for the 20% for students? Thanks for your time!

    • The On-Ramp is both instructional and physical. The physical aspect may not have the intensity or difficulty of a regular class, but they are designed to teach and promote proper movement an athlete can expect to see in a WOD once out of On-Ramp. The purpose of On-Ramp is to “ramp up” the intensity and increasing an athletes capacity to perform better once moved into the regular classes.
      I hope this helps. Please reach out with any other questions. We will begin a new On-Ramp Monday July 9.

    • Hey Tim,

      We are still working on July On-Ramp right now. We are trying to sort out August’s schedule, but it will most likely begin August 2. We will keep you informed as the dates get closer and give you the opportunity to sign up.

      Thanks for your interest in CrossFit Beverly.


  2. I was thinking of coming up saturday to the free class to check it out. Do I need to sign up for it or is there always room?

    • Hey Nick,

      Thanks for your interest in CrossFit Beverly and our On-Ramp program. We have set a start date of September 10th and will run 3 weeks with classes on Monday-Thursday at 7 pm. We will include you in our email blast for interested athletes to jump in.

      Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you soon

      • I’m interested in taking the on-ramp classes, but am unable to make the classes in September. Do you know what the schedule will be for October & are the on-ramp sessions ever offered in the morning (preferably before 7:00)?

      • Hi Kathleen, We are sorry to hear you won’t be able to attend On-Ramp in September. Our tentative start schedule for October is October 8th. Currently we do not offer a daytime On-Ramp class as our On-Ramp coach, Jim, has a full time day job. If more interest in days becomes something we need to look at, then we can make arrangements for a class.
        Thanks, we look forward to having you join the group in October.

  3. I’m interersted in a daytime On-Ramp in October. I also cannot make the Saturday free class as I work on Sat. Are there any alternatives if I can’t do the On-Ramp or Sat. class?

    • Hey Jim, Come see us on a Friday afternoon if you can. We can let you do our “Baseline” workout then. If we get enough interest we can offer a daytime On-Ramp. We will let you know, but first try and see us as soon as you can.
      Thanks so much for your interest.

  4. I’ve never been an athlete. Is Cross Fit too intense for me? I’ve lost 108# and have about 50 more to go but am stuck in a workout routine consisting of elliptical and Arc trainer. I’m bored and need a push, but not sure if the environment is welcoming to an out-of-shape, never-played-a-team-sport newbie.

  5. I’d like to start the on ramp in October but my nights are always so hectic with my kids schedules. I would be another person very interested if you start a daytime on ramp group.

    • Dear Katie,

      We would be happy to welcome you to the CFB community by having you join our October On-ramp. I understand you need a daytime session, so since we have received quite a bit of interest we will indeed run a daytime session at 11 am beginning Monday October 7th.

      Some aspects which makes CrossFit Beverly different from other program in the area is our coaching and our community. The coaches spend time every class throughout the class teaching proper mechanics and movement. We stress proper movement before intensity is introduced. Also a strong component of CrossFit Beverly is our community. With our group settings which encourages everyone to work to completion and the tremendous support everyone offers there isn’t another place like this on the South side. The biggest cheers in a CrossFit WOD are for the athlete who finishes last. Although we train as individuals we workout as a community. Everyone works extremely hard and we never, ever quit a WOD. We socialize together, we support each other outside the box, we are a family, that is what makes CrossFit Beverly such a special place. We have athletes of every ability from 63 year young retirees to extremely athletic Ironman finishers. Everything we do in CrossFit can be done by anyone.

      Please let us know if you would like to secure a spot in the On-Ramp.

      Thanks for reaching out.

      All the best,


  6. Dear Coach,
    I just took part in a free intro class last night and absolutely fell in love with crossfit beverly. Therefore, I have just purchased an on-ramp session but do not see an option for me to sign up. I was told last night there is one coming up in April and I would love to be a part of that one if at all possible. I also have a question regarding class date and times. I work as a nurse and am worried that with my work schedule I will not be able to always make all the classes for the week. If it is easier to talk about this in person, I would be more than happy to come into the gym sometime on my day off. Thanks for the help! And I look forward to becoming a part of crossfit beverly.

  7. I am interested in the cross fit program and wondering when your next ramp sessions begin? I am a police officer who works a lot of random hours, so I am also interested in your class schedule to ensure that they are comparable with my work hours. Thank you in advance.
    Amanda Smith 312.965.6103

    • Hi Amanda,
      Thanks for reaching out. Our next On-Ramp begins tomorrow, Monday Jan 12 at 6:30pm. The program will run for 3 weeks Monday through Thursday. After your completion of the On-Ramp program you are welcome to join any of our class sessions offered throughout the day. 5am, 6am, 7am, 9am, 10am, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Please check our website under “hours” for a more detailed overview of the hours.
      We hope you can make it work with your schedule. We genuinely believe CrossFit is the best workout and training program for Police.
      Thanks again,

    • Hi Marissa,

      Thanks for reaching out. We would be happy to have you join us. Our next On-Ramp begins this coming Monday March 6 at 6:00pm. If you do choose to join us please show up 15 minutes early to get set up.
      Thanks again, we look forward to having you join us.
      All the best,

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