CrossFit is an established strength and conditioning program, defined by “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements”, aimed at improving an athlete’s strength and muscle endurance. CrossFit specifically improves an athlete’s Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance and Accuracy. CrossFit programming is structured so that it is 100% inclusive and can therefore be scaled to all levels, from an absolute beginner to a professional athlete. A CrossFit WOD (Workout Of the Day) will vary in length and intensity, with a workout ranging anywhere from 2 to 40 minutes, depending on the nature of the exercises. The main idea is that a WOD will always be varied and can include anything from Olympic weightlifting to sprinting or gymnastics.

CrossFit is so effective that it has been adopted as the main training program for many enforcement agencies, military organizations and other various departments that require their staff to be physically active and fit. Although CrossFit is a relatively competitive sport, it focuses on developing a strong sense of “community” among its like minded members.