According to the CrossFit Community website:

 

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.

 

If all of that sounds confusing or intimidating, relax. Almost the first thing that you will hear from anyone who does CrossFit regularly is that it is all about the community. One popular T-shirt slogan reads:

 CrossFit - The only sport where the loudest cheers are for the last to finish!

 

 

For those that want the push that comes from training in a competitive group atmosphere we do have both Olympians and current and past collegiate athletes in the CrossFit classes and an increasing number of athletes who are interested in making CrossFit their first foray into competitive sport.

CrossFit has grown very quickly over the past few years and there are a lot of CrossFit affiliates to choose from. With our experienced and highly qualified trainers we can introduce you to all of the benefits of CrossFit in a fun safe environment.

 

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