Our Philosophy


So what does that really mean? It means that at District 5 you will not find rows of stationary bikes and weight machines. Instead you will find pull-up bars, kettlebells, barbells and open space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting and throwing – moving your body the way it is meant to be moved. It means that all your workouts will be comprised of exercises that mimic movements performed in day-to-day life or sport. You would never bicep curl your child to pick them up, so why would you do it in the gym? We focus on improving functional movements that are necessary and common in your daily activities.

t also means that you will never get bored. With our constantly varied programming you will rarely do the same workout twice in any given year. You will never have to program your own workouts or spend hours in the gym. Instead, each day a workout will be provided for you that is scalable to suit your fitness level. And because our workouts are rarely longer than 40 minutes they can fit into even the busiest schedules.
Our fitness programming aims to improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The result is comprehensive physical fitness and restored vitality.

Who We Are

CrossFit District 5 is for you if you:

Our community at CrossFit District 5 is diverse; it includes full-time moms, doctors, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, business executives, elite athletes, members of our military special forces, and retired grandparents. Regardless of how you earn an income or your current fitness level, you will benefit from the coaching at District 5.


We promise to offer a professional environment and a knowledgeable staff dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals. We promise to always challenge you so that you never get bored and to create a community that will inspire and motivate you.


At CrossFit District 5 we are here for your fitness and overall health. Therefore, our policy is to treat any new CrossFitter with sensitivity and care. In your first two weeks you will be doing half of the ¨metcon¨ (unless the coach sees otherwise fit) with limited weight, ie the trainer bar or 35/45 bars only. This policy is to ensure your safety and also to aid in the process of learning the movements. At the end of the two weeks we will reevaluate you as an athlete and go forward with another two week cycle. If you progressed well with minimal soreness we will allow full ¨metcons¨ and more weight, if not we will continue to scale the workouts back until the desired progress is achieved.

After your first class or week or 10 months in and have questions about soreness/recovery please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] or Spencer at [email protected] / (336)971-2157 or Elliott at [email protected] / (828)734-5711.