What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied, functional movements at a high intensity.”


Constantly Varied

At CrossFit, we change our workouts so that you never get bored and your body is always receiving a new stimulus. How many times have you gone into the local gym and performed the same 8-12 rep workout with the same number of sets and exercises over and over? Why would you expect different or better results from something you have done 100 times before? Our workouts use a number of different rep schemes, time domains and disciplines. Your workout could be as short as two minutes or as long as an hour and can use any combination of the three categories of functional movements. Given the wide array of CrossFit workouts it is unlikely that you will ever perform the same sequence of workouts in a given week more than twice a year.


Functional Movements

These are exercises that replicate real life movements. A deadlift is a perfect example. When you pick anything off the floor, it’s essentially a deadlift; be it a suitcase or another human being. In CrossFit, you will perform a movement that your body was naturally designed to use in real life. These movements can be classified into three categories: gymnastics (pull-ups, push-ups, bodyweight movements), metabolic conditioning (running, jumping rope, biking) and weightlifting (power and Olympic lifting). All of these movements are essential to fitness.

High Intensity

If there truly is a shortcut to fitness it is via intensity. This has to do with various metabolic pathways in your body (chemical transformations in our cells which allow us to grow, reproduce, maintain structure and react to the environment). At CrossFit, a five-minute workout at a high intensity can be as beneficial as a 45-minute workout.


We are a community!

  • CrossFit is about community. We cheer one another on with intensity and camaraderie.
  • CrossFit is about seeing the mother of three who hasn’t been active in years as she gets her first unassisted pull-up.
  • CrossFit is about achieving things you never thought possible, setting new personal records (PR’s) and getting results you hadn’t thought possible.


At Reebok CrossFit St. Thomas, you are not only going to become more capable, look and feel better, you are also going to become a member of an incredible community. Visit us at www.reebokcrossfitstthomas.com for more information. Come in for a free trial class to see how CrossFit can change your life.