What is CrossFit?

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. The CrossFit program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive and the universal scalability makes it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.

CrossFit can be different things to different people. For some individuals it is a physical fitness philosophy, while for others it is a competitive fitness sport. The main aim of CrossFit for all individuals however is to be a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. It advocates a mix of aerobic exercise, body weight exercises, and Olympic weight lifting.

What is the layout of a typical CrossFit class? Each of our group classes is approximately one hour and typically includes a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity “workout of the day” (or WOD), and a period of individual or group stretching. Performance on each WOD is recorded for each class to encourage competition and to track individual progress.

Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.