What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.

The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.

The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.

Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.

While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the 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 the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.

For more information we suggest reading What is FitnessThe Garage Gym, and Foundations.

Who does CrossFit?

Anyone who wants to challenge themselves, workout with a team of supporting and encouraging people, and wants to enjoy working out. There are no fitness requirements. Most people who start have never done CrossFit before and were just as nervous to walk through the door as you may be, as well. Our coaches and community are are here to make this transition to fitness and health as comfortable and as fun as possible!

Why should I do CrossFit?
  • For one, it’s fun! For most people, going to the gym isn’t fun. It can be scary and intimidating at many places. But it doesn’t have to be at CrossFit Revelstoke.
  • You will gain confidence, fitness, health, and you will see improvements to your body composition.
  • You will gain friends and a support system that will help you meet your goals.
What happens when I start?

Everyone starts with our No Sweat Intro. We’ll discuss your goals, concerns, and fitness history to determine the best course of action and program for you.

Most start out with our Foundations course to familiarise themselves with the movements of CrossFit before moving to Group Coaching. Others will find the personal training route the best entry point.

One way or the other, you’ll be taught how to move safely and your workouts will be adjusted to match your current level of fitness. 

What's a WOD?
A WOD is the workout of the day. We program a different WOD everyday.