What is CrossFit

Outlift a Runner, Outrun a Lifter
CrossFit doesn’t specialize in any one thing because you need to build capacity in ten different domains to achieve overall fitness and health:
  • Stamina
  • Endurance
  • Strength
  • Speed
  • Balance
  • Power
  • Agility
  • Accuracy
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
It means we jump, we throw, we lift, we push, we pull, we run and we climb! All through various combinations of weightlifting, running, gymnastics, rowing, medicine ball training and much more. Functional fitness for everyone.

CrossFit: What your body was meant to do!

CrossFit is about doing a work out that equips you for real life. Its programming uses constantly variedfunctional movements performed at a high intensity.

Functional movements are the movements of our everyday lives. If you’re holding a grocery bag and bend down to pick up another one, that’s a weighted squat. If you pick a box up off the ground and put it on a high shelf, that’s a power clean and press. And if you lean over and pick up a small child, you’re doing a deadlift.

You won’t find functional movements in a traditional fitness club. While the muscles contract and perform, the pattern of movement forced by gym machines isn’t natural. You might get stronger but in patterns of movement you will rarely use. Gym workouts aren’t constantly varied either; you do the same thing over and over for weeks or even months. Routine is the enemy: your body cannot be ready for the unexpected this way.

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and fire halls, as well as sports teams, professional athletes and the military. Because it mimics the movements we live out every day, it is also being implemented in nursing homes, pre-schools and rehab centres. Read real testimonials from people on how CrossFit has affected their every day lives here.

CrossFit is adaptable, regardless of your fitness level or age. Check out other pages on our website for a description of our classes and how to get started.

FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT

CONSTANTLY VARIED

HIGH INTENSITY

 

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource
“The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, and the fun is in the community.”

Greg Glassman, CEO & Founder of CrossFit