What Is CrossFit?

...And why is everyone crazy about it?

“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. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.”  – Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.

Exciting? Yes! But there is much more to CrossFit than this...
CrossFit is a strangely addictive fitness lifestyle that people actually  enjoy and crave. Even in the beginning one becomes immersed in the CrossFit “culture” as it is like no other fitness program. There is something about this form of exercise that challenges you, and leads you to something greater, not only in fitness, but in spirit. I have tried all sorts of fitness routines to help me look better and feel stronger, and although I got some results, it was always like work. It was worse than work, as it was like work I didn’t want to do (and wasn’t getting paid for… and in fact, I was paying to do it). Hot Yoga was torture, Weightlifting made me look out of proportioned and stocky (and did nothing for my endurance and stamina), and working with a personal trainer was boring, cost a fortune and made me feel like I was being punished, and paying dearly for that punishment.  Finally, I discovered CrossFit.
CrossFit Is For Everyone

The CrossFit program has been designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application regardless of the experience or fitness level of that person. The same routines used for elderly individuals with heart disease are the same for cage fighters one month out from televised bouts.  The program allows us to scale the load and intensity, without changing the essence of the program. CrossFit allows everyone to progress toward the same goals regardless of where we start. As best as it can be described, however, no words can possibly explain it for what it really is. Once you experience it for yourself you will truly understand what CrossFit is about.

Why CrossFit 604?

It’s simple… CrossFit 604’s team consists of avid CrossFit enthusiasts who live and breath CrossFit.  We created a gym together that WE wanted to work out in. We purchased equipment that WE wanted to work out with. We program our workouts so others can experience the same results and feeling from doing something they love like WE do. We are in this together with you and we ALL want the same thing. A CrossFit gym that offers everything CrossFit has to offer… Read More

We provide the CrossFit experience that we have always wanted. Our CrossFit Gym is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver and has 5000 square feet of work out area, plus another 1000 square feet in beautiful change rooms with 4 showers and a dedicated mobility area. The facility offers everything you could ever want. A lounge where members can just hang out before or after class? Hell yes! We pride ourselves on our fully stocked gym so that everyone ALWAYS has enough equipment to get the job done. As CrossFitters ourselves, who have done a ton of travelling, we’ve been to places where there hasn’t been enough space or enough equipment to go around or the equipment was in lousy shape. This can be frustrating, inhibiting and dangerous… this was a major concern for us when we decided to open CrossFit 604. We provide plenty of the best equipment money can buy for our members to ensure they can always get what they need to maximize their CrossFit experience. The one thing about CrossFit that you will hear everywhere is that the community is an unbelievable group of crazy people who all support each other in their quest to be better, stronger, and happier. Our community at CrossFit 604 is no exception. We work together. We play together. We grow together. It’s a family. It can’t be explained, it needs to be experienced.