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What is Crossfit

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.


Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.

While CrossFit challenges the world's fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.

Our Goal at Naugatuck Valley Crossfit

At NVCF, we place an emphasis on community, hands-on coaching, intelligent programming, and continued education. With a coaching team that is both knowledgeable and approachable, athletes of all levels are guided through classes with proper technique and safety as the highest priorities.


We have 4 goals for every client that enters into our program

Goal 1 – Give clients the proper training stimulus through proper movement progressions, loads and intensities.


Goal 2 – Keep all client safe through proper group organization, maintain full “command” of the class, and ensuring the proper execution of movements at appropriate loads.


Goal 3 – To cultivate an environment of learning and movement excellence by establishing a base of knowledge for our clients and then relating that knowledge in how it can help them.


Goal 4 – HAVE FUN! The pursuit of fitness is a lifelong commitment and should be enjoyed!

“If its not fun, its not worth it. If its not fun, your not likely to do it for long. Keep training fun – life is already hard enough.” - Anonymous