What is CrossFit

CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program.  We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible  and deliver results across a broad scope of recognized fitness domains.  CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competency, proficiency, and performance in the following 10 areas of fitness:


1. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance 

2. Stamina

3. Speed

4. Strength

5. Power

6. Flexibility

7. Balance

8. Coordination

9. Agility

10. Accuracy

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.


Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive.  Our specialty is not specializing.  Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind.  Out terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders, and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.


The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability make it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.  We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts.  We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.


Below you will find videos and links to articles that further explain what CrossFit is and discuss CrossFit’s methodology, philosophy, and view of fitness.  These video’s and articles are incredibly insightful, informative, and highly recommended.  They will help you understand what CrossFit is as well as what we do and why we do it, and provide insight into why CrossFit is so effective regardless of age, current physical condition or level of experience working out…


CLICK HERE to read “CrossFit’s Foundations: An Overview of the CrossFit Methodology and Philosophy” (Learn what CrossFit is all about and what we are trying to achieve as well as discover how the methodology and philosophy of CrossFit determine what we do day in and day out.)


CLICK HERE to read “What is Fitness?”  (Discover how CrossFit’s finely honed and specific definition of fitness shapes and motivates it’s success)

Portions of Content courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.