What is CrossFit?

What is CrossFit? 2017-04-26T14:44:12+00:00

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program of constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement, with the goal of improving fitness and physical preparedness.

Workouts are typically 20 minutes or less and involve intense, demanding all-out physical exertion. We combine movements such as sprinting, rowing, jumping rope, climbing rope, weightlifting, and carrying sandbags. We use barbells, bumper plates, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, kettlebells, medicine balls, and many bodyweight exercises. These elements are mixed in numerous combinations to form prescribed “Workouts of the Day” or “WODs”.

Our hour-long classes include a warm-up, stretching, a skill development segment – if required, and a high-intensity WOD. Performances on each WOD are scored and ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress. We have a whole wall devoted to the top 10 athletes for a variety of different WODs, lifts, runs and rows.

  • If you have goals to improve your game or maintain your edge…
  • If you are a fitness enthusiast or want to keep up with your kids…
  • If your livelihood depends on you to be in your best shape – police, fire, military…

…you will perform better with Quincy City CrossFit.

Unlike the monotony associated with most other workout programs, CrossFit workouts are always fresh, and most people are amazed with the results they can achieve in just a few workouts.


CrossFit, Inc. was founded by Greg Glassman in 2000. As of 2013, there are approximately 6,344 CrossFit-affiliated gyms worldwide, most of them in the United States.  Check out the CrossFit Affiliate Map.

The Reebok CrossFit Partnership

In 2010, Reebok and CrossFit, entered into a 10-year partnership. The partnership is a natural collaboration between two companies that are committed to fitness and aim to promote fitness in a new way. Through the partnership, Reebok will be the title sponsor of the CrossFit Games, the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth; will launch Reebok CrossFit “Boxes” – the word CrossFitters use to describe their gyms – around the world; and will introduce a range of footwear and apparel designed specifically for CrossFit training and competition. Reebok opened the first Reebok CrossFit Box for employees at its global headquarters in Canton, Mass., in September of 2010.