CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program based on constantly varied, functional movement performed at high intensity. Life is unpredictable and often requires a broad range of physical demands. CrossFit prepares the body for not just one specific task, but trains the body to be able to adapt to any situation. In this way CrossFit is quite unique. While others try to become excellent at one very narrow, specific task we train to be good at all tasks.
CrossFit seeks a balance of the ten general physical skills, placing no one skill above the others. Cardio-endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. It defines fitness as increased work capacity across all these domains and its program achieves this by provoking neurologic and hormonal adaptations across all metabolic pathways
Anyone can benefit from CrossFit, from the highest caliber athlete to the grandparent who has not exercised in years. Just because we offer elite fitness does not mean we are elitist about who can benefit. We stand by our motto, elite fitness for everyday people.
CrossFit is not a bodybuilding system. We do not do bicep curls or calf raises. We do not lift any weight with the sole intention of inflating our muscles, though it is a nice side effect if it happens. There is no bodybuilding inside a Box. In fact most CrossFitters are well built but very lean. We seek quality muscle not quantity. If you are looking to be a gigantic monster of a human being, this is not for you. In reality clients tend to lose a lot of weight and build lean defined muscle.
Can a body builder run a half marathon?
Can an endurance runner deadlift twice his body weight?
Can an Olympic lifter endure a prolonged workout?
The answer to all these questions is, “probably not, but a CrossFitter can.”