What Is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.

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.

The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.

The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.

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.

Why choose TFX CrossFit?

TFX CrossFit is a functional fitness program for experienced athletes and beginners alike. All classes are instructor led and all movements are scalable to ensure your safety as well as a great workout. We offer 24/7 access if you have a difficult schedule and miss a class. We have a 10,000 square foot facility making us the largest CrossFit affiliate in all of Mobile and Baldwin County’s. We are the only CrossFit gym with 24/7 access. We have showers in our men’s and women’s restrooms for working professionals who would like to train before work or during their lunch break. If you are interested our Saturday workouts are free to anyone who wants to try us out. Saturday classes are at 8am every Saturday morning.

Getting Started

Never done CrossFit before? Or have you been out of it for a while? No problem, register for one of our Intro Courses to learn the foundational movements to help prepare you for our general class:


One-Time for Free

We always let prospective members try us out one time for free during out Bring a Friend Saturday 8 am class. Like we tell our members, “bring a can-do attitude and a body ready to work, and we will take care of all the rest!”

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11280 US-31
Spanish Fort, AL 36527

Staffed Hours

Monday: 8am-6:30pm
Tuesday: 8am-6:30pm
Wednesday: Call for appointment
Thursday: 8am-6:30pm
Friday: 8am-1pm
Saturday: 8am-9:30am
Sunday: No Staffed Hours

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