What Is Crossfit

CrossFit is a CORE Strength and Conditioning Program made up of Constantly varied, Functional movements performed at High Intensity.

Constantly Varied: A wide variety of movements from weightlifting, gymnastics, Olympic lifting and cardiovascular modalities changing from day to day.

Functional Movement: Core to extremity, compound and multi-joint movement. Capacity to move large loads over large distances quickly.

High Intensity: Defined exactly as power and intensity is the independent variable most commonly associated with maximizing favorable adaptation to exercise.


Force x Distance/Time = Power

CrossFit can change how a woman both defines beauty and feels about her body, as Rita Benavidez, Jackie Perez, Erin Cianciolo and Andrea Ager discuss in this video. Once thinking beauty was a picture of a waify woman on a magazine, Benavidez feels differently now.

CrossFit at CrossFit Affinity

CrossFit programs are at the core of everything we do.  Our current CrossFit classes are:

  • Monday – Friday | 6:00 – 7:00 AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday | 5:00-6:00 AM, 7:00 – 8:00 AM
  • Monday,Wednesday,Friday |8:00 – 9:00 AM
  • Monday – Friday | 9:30 – 1030 AM
  • Monday – Friday | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  • Monday – Thursday | 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Friday | 6:00 PM

CrossFit Movements

There are many types of movements and exercises important to CrossFit.  Here are videos breaking down the correct form for movements you’ll see in the Workout of the Day (WOD). You can find all the movement videos here.

Glossary of Common Terms

Beginner Terms

AMRAP – As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible – typically in a specified timeframe

KTE – Knees to Elbows

T2B – Toes To Bar

HSPU – Head Stand Push Up

AMRAP – As Many Repetitions (or Rounds) As Possible – typically in a specified timeframe

DU – Double Unders

PB – Personal Best

PR – Personal Record

Rep – A repetition or one instance of a given exercise

Set – A group of repetitions

WOD -Workout of the Day

Intermediate Terms

Box – A CrossFit gym

Box Jump – An exercise where you jump onto and down from an elevated platform

BP – Bench Press

BS – Back Squat

C & J – Clean and Jerk

Set – A group of repetitions

WOD – Workout of the Day