What is Crossfit
We offer the world’s most useful definition of fitness: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Capacity is the ability to do real work, which is measurable using the basic terms of physics (force, distance and time). Life is unpredictable (much more so than sport) so real world fitness must be broad and not specialized, both in terms of duration and type of effort (time and modal domains).
The magic is in the movements. All of CrossFit’s workouts are based on functional movements. These are the core movements of life, found everywhere, and built naturally into our DNA. They move the largest loads the longest distances so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time (intensity).
By employing a constantly-varied approach to training, these functional movements at maximum intensity (relative to the physical and psychological tolerances of the participant), lead to dramatic gains in fitness. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work/time. The more work you do in less time, the more intense the effort.
While it challenges the world’s fittest, the CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
“The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. Our hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.” – crossfit.com
“I weighed 266 pounds, and my feet hurt as soon as I stepped out of bed in the morning. I joined CFWO the second week they were open. Chris and Stephanie and the community have been incredibly encouraging. With their help, I’ve lost 47 pounds and become much stronger. My feet dont hurt anymore. Hearing my girls squeal when threw them into the deep end of the pool for a solid hour without having to stop was one of the highlights of my summer. I work a blue collar job, and now I can use my body as an advantage to do the work instead of having to work around my body’s limitations. This summer there have been several jobs that I was able to do by myself. Before CFWO, I would’ve been forced to come back with a helper to finish. The crew at CFWO has changed my body and my life.” – Jerod Smith
“When I walked into the gym that first day for my evaluation, I was a tad bit intimidated; mainly because I was stepping outside of my comfort zone and because I really didn’t have confidence in my abilities. I mean, come on, I could not even do an air squat without falling on my derrière, but what I have discovered over the past 6 months has far exceeded my expectations. Those first few weeks were definitely a struggle. What started out as a “love-hate” relationship between me and the WODs has now transformed into a desire to push myself to my limits and beyond on a daily basis, in and outside of the gym. I could not have made it through those first few weeks if it had not been for the encouragement from the coaches and other CrossFitters at CFWO. I truly love the sense of community at CFWO. CFWO has created an atmosphere of acceptance and belonging which empowers people of all fitness levels to take control of their own health and fitness. To me, CFWO is a community of people becoming empowered and confident…the physical transformations are just an added bonus.” -Melonie Monk