CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. We recommend basing your diet on lean proteins, garden vegetables (especially greens), nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines, you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
THE WORLD'S BEST FITNESS PROGRAM
CrossFit was founded in 2001 and can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to better performance. CrossFit trademarked Forging Elite Fitness™ — but the program works for everyone. People who have never worked out and those who have trained for years share equally in the benefits of CrossFit.
The CrossFit Experience
LIVING AS AN ATHLETE
CrossFit training is for people who come in all shapes and sizes, and you can start at any age. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you can do. Whether you work with a coach at a gym or use the free programming and resources we’ve shared every day since 2001, if you keep showing up and trying your best, you’re a CrossFit athlete.
CrossFit has thousands of independently owned gyms in 155 countries around the world. Each gym is unique but united by a shared commitment to world-class coaching and the development of a strong, supportive community. When you find your new gym, chances are you’ll find a group of people ready to lift you up and celebrate your successes, great and small.
A BETTER YOU
CrossFit workouts are challenging but worth the effort. And when you pair the unparalleled fitness stimulus of these workouts with sound nutrition, you get a program that is more transformative than anything you’ll find in any other gym anywhere. CrossFit is simply the best way to find the best version of yourself, inside the gym and out. Show up at the gym and show up for life.
Do functional movement at an intensity that’s at a match for your psychological and physical tolerance, restrict your carbs, get adequate protein, enjoy fats, and see what happens. You’ll come out better.
CROSSFIT IN SIX WORDS?
"Constantly varied functional movement at high intensity" — It says it all, but it's so much more.
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
NUTRITION IS FUNDAMENTAL
We have always said the needs of an Olympic athlete and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. By that we mean CrossFit works for anyone, because the functional movements we train are essential to improving fitness and maintaining functional independence. For example, on a deadlift day, one athlete may move a barbell weighing 400 lb while the other moves a broomstick. With appropriate scaling, an athlete will make significant fitness gains by working at their relative level of physical and psychological tolerance.
THE FITTEST ON EARTH
The CrossFit Games season starts with the CrossFit Open, an accessible test of physical fitness for athletes of all fitness and experience levels. Top athletes then advance through later stages of the season, which culminates with the CrossFit Games, where competitors engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the events begin. While the workouts we do in the gym are for anybody, the tests competitors face at the Games are for the top 1% in the sport.