The Box

Once you walk into the gym, or “The Box” as many CrossFit gyms are called, it’s immediately apparent that CrossFit St. Cloud does not resemble most gyms; it’s spartan. No mirrors, no TVs, no gleaming, weight machines, ellipticals or treadmills – just rubber matting  open floor space to train the most important machine in the gym – you. What we do have are weights and  barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, gymnastic rings, pull-up bars, medicine balls, ropes,  truck tires and other so-called “old school” type equipment.  We train the body as a functional whole –  a machine that is designed to work as a unit, so you won’t be doing any bicep curls, pec-deck flies or leg extensions here. We choose equipment and exercises that require training multiple muscle groups/joints to work together to promote strength,  neuro-muscular control, power, stamina, endurance, balance, speed and more.

What we do

CrossFit St. Cloud is a private strength and conditioning facility.  We provide a supportive, motivating, safe environment where a dedicated person can succeed. Our coaches are professionals who have a vested interest in your fitness, health and continuing successful progress in training. We don’t merely sit in the office while you train on the equipment – as a matter of fact, we don’t have an office; We’re there in the gym with you. We consistently coach, encourage, educate and critique each athlete to ensure they receive the best possible training available on human movement nutrition, recovery and performance.



10366166_789676534377030_1396424292657700518_nCrossFit is known for its sense of community and friendly competition. We get to know one another, we motivate one another and celebrate our member’s accomplishments in and out of the box. We take part in community events for fun and to spread the word about what a functional fitness lifestyle can do.

100 Words to live by:

In a mere 100 words, Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, described the basics of fitness: “Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, clean & jerk, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.”

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