CrossFit is a program developed to offer a full-body workout that combines elements of cardio, weightlifting, gymnastics, core training and more to prepare the body for the unexpected. This is high-intensity constantly varied functional movements, Designed for getting the most from your workout.

Constantly Varied
Everyday you walk into CrossFit Sunderland we have a workout programmed for you that will challenge you in different ways, different movements, different fitness modalities running,rowing, weightlifting and gymnastics
High Intensity  
This is where the fun begins. Adding the intensity piece is the game changer.  Now, not only are we doing strengthening movements, but we are constantly moving from one movement to another, with little to no rest in between.  So you can squat 180kg, that’s awesome!  Now can you front squat 80kg 10 times after running 400 meters and then do 15 pull-ups and repeat that 5 times?  No longer are we just building strength but we are also improving our cardiovascular and muscular endurance.  
Functional movements
These are movements ingrained in our DNA! Squats, deadlifts, pressing overhead, pulling ourselves over objects, jumping, running, rowing, the movements are complex in that they use multiple muscle groups at the same time, with our focus being on moving the right way as opposed to isolating specific muscles.  Yes that’s right, no more bi’s and tri’s on Wednesdays, but you might see muscle-ups (a pull-up into a ring dip) in the programming.

All CrossFit workouts are completely scalable/modified and can be embraced by anybody no matter what level of fitness they possess.

The ten general skills of CrossFit:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Cardio-respiratory-Endurance
  • Stamina
  • Speed
  • Power
  • Accuracy
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Co-ordination

A CrossFitter will never do the same routine twice in one week. CrossFit is typically conducted as group training sessions which last one hour.

A session will generally follow this structure:

  • Warm up
  • Perform Strength,flexibility, specific skill based movements.
  • WOD (Workout of the Day)
  • Cool down and stretch.

 CrossFit is simply a sport of fitness!