Why CrossFit

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies, tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life rewards this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our first responders, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

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You may have heard "CrossFit is more than just a workout, it is a lifestyle" and this is true. Being in good physical condition requires leading an active life as well as utilizing clean eating practices. Clean eating means eating the best of each of the food groups and limiting the options that are not so healthy. There is no CrossFit one size fits all way to eat but there are some common guidelines, which most CrossFitters adhere to. This is not a “diet” that you take on for a month or two but a long-term change in the way you buy, prepare and eat your food. Changing eating habits can affect the way you feel before, during, and, after a workout as well as change the rate your body will build muscle and lose fat. Below are some resources to help you decide what is best for you. This is only the tip of the iceberg, so I encourage all of you to use this as a start, and continue down this awesome rabbit hole to a better you.


  • 1. Eat a diet that consists of a variety of lean meats, vegetables, nuts, seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar
  • 2. Avoid processed foods – shop on the outer perimeter of the supermarket
  • 3. Eat 5-6 small meals throughout your day
  • 4. Prep your meals to ensure healthy food and options are always available
  • 5. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! - Water with lemon is a great way to start your day and jump start your metabolism
  • 6. Don’t forget to SLEEP!

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