About

CrossFit 523 is an outreach of Soterios Ministries, Inc. and Strength to Strength, LLC for the purpose of ‘crushing chronic disease’ and seeing persons restored to wholeness, SPIRIT, SOUL & BODY!  Give us 90 days — just 3 months of your time and we will change your life for the better!

We are a part of 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.

In accordance with CrossFit HQ…

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 FullSizeRendereffort. 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 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.

Our new clients will quickly find out that we’re very different from other gyms. First, we don’t use much equipment (we prefer to train your body to move in ways for which it was built.)  This approach is far from the industry standard, we know; that’s fine with us.  Instead of parking you on a machine for an hour, our workouts and exercises improve the way you move, lessen your chance for injury, and help you live your life better – even experience more things.