What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies, tactical operations teams, military units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. According to the CrossFit.com website, “The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience.” At CrossFit Montgomery, we believe CrossFit and functional fitness has the potential to benefit everyone—from the elite athlete to the individual concerned about their overall health and well being.


  • Understanding CrossFit
    “From the beginning, the aim of CrossFit has been to forge a broad, general, and inclusive fitness. We sought to build a program that would best prepare trainees for any physical contingency—prepare them not only for the unknown but for the unknowable.”
  • What is Fitness?
    “Looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.”
  • CrossFit Exercises
    “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind.”
  • Virtuosity
    “Performing the common uncommonly well…”
  • Balance of Metabolic Pathways (Video)
  • CrossFit Frequently Asked Questions
  • CrossFit Journal