What exactly is CrossFit?

CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. To break down this idea, the program replicates actions used in everyday life—such as jumping, lifting, running, and climbing—and hones skills that can help improve strength, balance, stability, agility, reflexes, and speed.

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide; however, it is just as easily accessible to seniors, housewives, high school athletes, and the average gym-goer looking to challenge the common fitness ideal.

"What’s a WOD ?"

act_profile_fillThe “Workout Of the Day” will consist of different combinations of strength, bodyweight and/or metabolic conditioning.  These combinations are formulated into a WOD to work different muscle groups simultaneously. Movements can include (but are not limited to) short-distance running, kettlebells, Olympic lifting, rope climbing, medicine balls, body-weight resistance exercises(such as pull-ups, sit-ups, burpees, squats) and rowing.  Each WOD includes a warm-up, practice in skill, strength and metabolic conditioning, with an emphasis on form.  WOD classes are one hour in duration.

"What if I am not able to do the exercises?"

act_profile_fillEvery WOD is designed to be scaled to fit individual ability, and intensity is relative to what your body can handle. If pull-ups are part of the WOD, the seasoned athlete may easily whip out reps, while some may require the help of a resistance band, and others just learning may stay off the bar and perform exercises that replicate the movement and use the same muscle groups. CrossFit is inclusive fitness, programmed for all ages and ability levels to experience their personal best. Coaches will constantly evaluate your training progress and give modifications based on your ability.

"Why timed WODs?"

act_profile_fill The workouts are timed merely as a way to gauge progress. During your training, you will repeat workouts and skill exercises. By timing each WOD, you can use this as a benchmark for progress and set new goals.

"Are group classes the only training available? "

act_profile_fillPersonal training and private team training is also available. Please call us at 201-916-9130 or e-mail us at crossfitact@gmail.com for more information.


"I’m a woman; should I worry about bulking up?"

act_profile_fillIt’s just not possible. Women’s musculature is physically different than men’s. The dynamic workouts of CrossFit create tight muscle fibers that hug and define the feminine form, not overpower it. Lean muscles are strong muscles without bulk.

"I think I’m ready to try this CrossFit thing. How do I get started?"

act_profile_fillGreat! Give us a call at 201-916-9130 or stop by for a FREE trial class any time.  If you're not ready to jump right into a trail class, than take a tour of the box, talk with the coaches and staff and get a feel for the A.C.T. community. If you like what you experience, you can sign up for one of the many convenient packages we offer.