CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness.

The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general, and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency— not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.

CrossFit’s mission is to fuel a revolution in fitness based on the pursuit of function, not form— on measurements of performance, not anatomy. We want rings and bumper plates in our gyms, not machines. We believe that where you train is less important than how you train, and whom you train with matters more than what gear you have.

There are ten recognized general physical skills. They are Cardiovascular/Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. You are as fit as you are competent in each of those ten skills. A regimen develops fitness to the extent that it improves each of those ten skills.”

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource