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.

Coach's Blog - The running effect


Jul 2016

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Coach's Blog - The running effect

It's been over five years since the doors of my gym swung open.  Five years ago CrossFit was an edgy, alternative training method that wasn't considered by most to be a viable option for fitness.  Hard work from CrossFit wasn't nearly as flashy as standing on a balance board while doing curls and watching TV.  Flash forward five years and the entire landscape of fitness and exercise has been turned upside down.  Today's fitness programs consist of lots of "functional movements", weight bearing exercise, coordinated movement, and higher intensity training.  This can certainly be credited at least in part to ...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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