What is CrossFit?

  • CrossFit is the most effective fitness program on the planet.
  • It is FUNctional and applicable; we only perform movements that you will use in the real world.
  • Anyone can do it!  We’ve trained the elderly, the morbidly obese, the injured, etc.
  • Performance is measured daily to guarantee RESULTS.
  • CrossFit is FUN and attracts great people.  It’s easy to motivate yourself to get to your workout when you know you’ll have fun and be around good friends.
  • The harder you work, the better your results.
  • You are always under the watchful eye of a highly qualified coach.
  • Our training is SAFE.
“The Magic is in the Movement” – Greg Glassman
CrossFit's Theoretical Hierarchy of Functional Training

CrossFit Aspects of Fitness

  1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
  2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
  3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
  4. Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
  5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
  6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
  7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
  8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
  9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the bodies’ center of gravity in relation to its support base.
  10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

Excerpted from the CrossFit Journal “What is fitness”. Download the entire article.

World Class Fitness in 100 Words: 

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports .~ Greg Glassman
 
 

Additional Resources:

Free download of the CrossFit Journal Article, “What is Fitness”.
– Video demonstrations of most of the exercises we do:  “CrossFit Exercise Demo Videos”.