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.

CrossFit Games vs. Combat Gardening...Kind of the Same Thing?


Jul 2016

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CrossFit Games vs. Combat Gardening...Kind of the Same Thing?

The 2016 CrossFit Games went off last week, with Katrina J. and Matt Fraser coming out on top of the elite athlete pool. Coincidentally, one of your coaches began a new hobby of "gardening"last week, as well. Mostly, it consisted of 3 hours aggressively digging up/pulling up a small forest worth of tree-sized weeds, and then sweeping up massive piles of said giant weeds. Similar movements involved? Squatting, pulling, deadlifts, the broom equivalent of a sled push&pull, farmers' carries, etc. Similar coaching tips involved? Start early, train/weed often, stay the course even when you are tired of the grind, drink lots ...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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