What is Crossfit

CrossFit is a universally scalable, strength and conditioning programme which delivers a fitness that is by design broad, general. Here at CrossFit Clitheroe our goal is the pursuit of excellence. As a CrossFit affiliate we aim to enhance the fitness of all of our athletes across all areas of fitness. We aim to improve our athletes:

  • Cardiovascular and respiratory capability
  • Endurance
  • Stamina
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Co-ordination
  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Accuracy of movement


CrossFit is an incredibly effective method of burning fat and building muscle. It is a core strength and conditioning program. We perform functional movements at high intensity, giving you a comprehensive full-body workout in under an hour. Classes are instructor-led, and peer-driven, providing an excellent mixture of individual coaching and group motivation.

Workouts are constantly varied and unique, which means every workout uses different exercises, universal standards and completion criteria, ensuring that you always make progress and never get bored. Some exercises will be familiar and many will be new, you will always be challenged to achieve elite fitness. Anyone can excel at CrossFit, and everyone who is committed will. It will change your life and how you view health and fitness. You will never be expected to lift weights beyond your fitness level or perform movements beyond your skill set. However, you will always be Coached, encouraged and challenged to improve your performance and test your skill set.

Our doors open early and close late, and no matter what time you attend there will be always someone there to help coach you through the daily WOD. (workout of the day), or your goal specific training.

CrossFit Clitheroe is a high energy, no-nonsense facility that is your alternative to large commercial gyms. We focus on relationships with our clients, building community and program design that helps you reach your goals faster. CrossFit Clitheroe is a gym that caters to people who want to work hard to raise their fitness levels and reach their health and fitness goals. When it comes to training, we do the stuff that works! Strength and conditioning are the staples of our programs. We also train with a wide variety of non-traditional training equipment and styles that are very effective and fun.

CrossFit is a fitness and conditioning system developed by Coach Greg Glassman through many years of watching, working with, and coaching all types of people – from those considered “normal and average”, to top athletes. Coach Glassman’s idea – take what worked best from the sports and movements that create the most versatile athletes (gymnastics and weightlifting), and throw the rest out. Actually, the system really created itself – if a workout or an exercise proved functional and got great results. CrossFit is – bar none, the most effective fitness and conditioning system in the world!

There is absolutely no substitute for high intensity and hard work. The key to success is consistency.

Make the WOD (workout of the day) a habit and make your health and fitness your priority. Results are not guaranteed, they are earned.