September 12, 2016


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 relatively 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 11,000. 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.
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.
Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.

Our Box

At CrossFit PMB we believe that fitness is non-negotiable. We pride ourselves in the feeling of belonging that you get when walking into our doors. Everyone is immediately a part of the family when they join CrossFit PMB and are welcomed by like minded individuals who all come together with the same goals of becoming fitter, healthier and stronger. At CrossFit PMB you have continuous support from a team of coaches who are dedicated to making your time spent with us the absolute best hour of your day! The coaches will ensure you are moving correctly, know your strengths and weaknesses, keep you constantly motivated and most importantly, care! Our ever more impressive facility gives you the traditional CrossFit feeling while offering you the perfect environment to train hard and reach you goals. The facility, which is in Victoria Road, is centrally located to all parts of Pietermaritzburg.


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Our fully qualified coaches and assistant coaches are full of passion and this passion is very evident in the way they coach their classes and interact with each one of their members! The coaching team are fully dedicated to bringing out the best in you and have seen outstanding results with every athlete they have worked with! They inspire, motivate and lead a community of driven members who have developed the same amount of passion towards CrossFit PMB as what their coaches have!