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Why Crossfit?

CrossFit is different from any other fitness program you have ever done, and we believe it will change your life forever. CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program. It is used by many police academies, tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

CrossFit is a “sport of fitness.” Over twenty years ago, Coach Greg Glassman inadvertently began to develop CrossFit’s methodology from his own experiences as an athlete, as well as, from coaching at numerous fitness facilities. He realized from his own athletic background that when he incorporated additional areas of fitness training, modalities, into his gymnastics training, it gave him an advantage over other gymnasts. He took this realization to the next level and sought to create a results driven program that would prepare athletes for any challenge, both unknown and unknowable. Glassman gathered empirical evidence from athletes of all ability levels and examined their specialty areas (metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting, etc.). He concluded that the athletes that were best suited for any challenge incorporated all fitness modalities into their training program, focused on functional movements, constantly varied their training and performed workouts at high intensity. The results of his groundbreaking research dispelled the belief that an athlete with the primary goal of physical fitness should specialize in any one area, such as running, cycling or swimming. Specializing in one area of fitness will always impede an athlete’s performance in all other areas. Being great in one area but unable to be competitive in all other areas should put into question how fit an athlete really is. If an athlete’s primary objective is physical fitness and general physical preparedness, he or she should not specialize in any one area, but should embrace exposure to as many areas of fitness as possible.

The CrossFit prescription sums up his findings regarding what a core strength and conditioning program should look like. The CrossFit prescription is constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity.

    Constantly Varied

 – CrossFit is different from other programs in that we train athletes to be better prepared for anything life throws at us. Therefore, we do not stick to a routine and incorporate as many areas of fitness into our programming as possible.

    Functional Movements

 – Multi-joint, natural movements that mimic life’s random challenges (e.g., mowing the lawn, picking up groceries, moving furniture, etc.). We will train you be proficient in diverse functional movements and to consistently use proper mechanics while performing these movements at high intensity.

    High Intensity

 – Workouts that demand full exertion of your body.

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