What exactly is CrossFit?


It is a workout methodology based on constantly-varied high intensity movements that help everyday life. It works because your body is constantly adapting to new movements/stimulus to get the maximum effect out of each workout (wod). As a bonus, you never get bored!

Originated in 2000 by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai, CrossFit is aimed at improving vital areas of the cardiovascular and respiratory system. By partaking in hour-long full body workouts, you’ll feel immediate sensation in your breathing, agility and stamina.

CrossFit is a workout program designed for all body types at different levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced CrossFit expert, a comforting place in the program will be found for you. The diverse nature has been welcomed and utilized by expert athletes, military professionals and law enforcement.

There’s a competitive nature that is welcomed in CrossFit, where participants are encouraged to compete against each other, allowing the counteraction to push them further. Competitions paired with the WOD (Workout Of The Day) provide members with the gift of extreme fitness, weight-loss and calorie burning. To incorporate a WOD into your daily routine, visit CrossFit SOAR’s WOD page where you will find sample workouts and news alerts.

Scaling is a term that allows participants to adjust the load (weights), duration (time of repetitions) or intensity to match their level of expertise and exertion. During your dedicated time with CrossFit, you will enjoy seeing improvements in your workout as you scale up.

If you are looking to embark on the CrossFit adventure for the first time, we encourage you to contact our gym where we will partner you with one of our expert coaches. If you’re an avid CrossFit participant in Ho-Ho-Kus, Wyckoff, Ridgewood, Glen Rock, Paramus, Fair Lawn, Midland Park or Hawthorne; CrossFit SOAR would be honored for you to call our gym home.