Welcome to Charles River CrossFit
Forging a stronger community in Needham, MA

Charles River CrossFit isn’t just another “gym.”  It’s a community of people, each unique and with individual fitness goals, coming together on the common ground of seeking a healthy lifestyle.  Here you will find dedicated coaches who provide an environment of encouragement, constant learning, and personal growth.  Join us, and surround yourself with a community of friends and fellow athletes who will challenge you to work hard, have fun, and achieve goals you never thought possible.


Aug 2015

Daily WOD

Build-up Strategies

A common question from a variety of members which comes in various forms as we begin our strength training for the day: “where do I start?”, “Is there a certain percentage…”, “How do I build up?”, “I have no idea…” Well, you know what a Back Squat is, but the coach just said to build up to a heavy set of 5 in the next 18 minutes… how much should you start with? What about the next set? What should you be aiming for? The blog says to do 3 sets of 8 Push Presses at 65%- should you just ...Read More


When thinking about how to explain what CrossFit® is, we like to start with what CrossFit is not:


  • for people expecting results without hard work
  • for people unwilling to try new things
  • for people afraid to leave their egos at home


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