Depot’s Elements is our on-ramp program designed for brand new athletes interested in CrossFit. Elements is also a pre-requisite program for any folks who want to take a group CrossFit class here at Depot but do not have at least 3+ months of CrossFit experience from another affiliate.

CrossFit can significantly improve your overall fitness level; it also utilizes a broad range of functional movements with “real-world” applicability. However, many of these movements are very different from what you might see in a typical gym or bootcamp/HIIT class, which is why we require new CrossFitters to graduate from our Elements program before hopping into our group CrossFit classes.


Elements is hosted in a private/semi-private setting by appointment. In Los Angeles, our Elements program is a single 90-minute session. In Santa Maria, Elements consists of 2 separate 90-minute sessions. As at any CrossFit gym, Elements classes entail a one-time additional cost.

During Elements, a Depot coach will introduce you to key movements and techniques that you will utilize in our various CrossFit workouts. You’re not expected to master these skills in Elements, but rather to have a basic understanding and foundation from which you can build. Once you transition into our CrossFit classes, our coaches will scale your workouts (i.e. lighter weights, fewer reps, etc.) appropriately to ensure that you progress safely.