What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and 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 reward 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 terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.
“Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.”
At CrossFit Storrs, our primary focus is on function and human performance, not body image. We view intensity as the key component of any fitness program. We do not isolate muscles. Our training is based on constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. These movements are required for independent living. We do not believe in short cuts, we demand commitment. We believe that the way you eat determines how you live. For us, feeding the body the proper balance of food is critical for performance. We help our members pursue elite fitness and develop to their maximal potential. We strive to challenge our members to improve their quality of life and enhance their fitness levels through the pursuit of function.
We are a CrossFit-dedicated gym located in Storrs, CT. We provide a high-intensity core strength and conditioning program that focuses on all ten components of optimal physical fitness that CrossFit embodies:
Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance – the ability of the body systems to gather, process, and transport oxygen
Stamina – the ability of the body to process, store, deliver, and utilize energy
Strength – the ability of a muscular unit, or combo of muscular units to apply force
Flexibility – the ability of maximizing range of motion at a given joint
Power – the ability of a muscular unit, or combo of muscular units to apply maximum force in minimum time
Speed – the ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement
Agility – the ability to minimize transition time between one movement pattern to another
Coordination – the ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement
Balance – the ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base
Accuracy – the ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity