The Level 1 provides introductory education on the fundamental principles and movements of CrossFit. It is structured to meet two goals:

1. Provide attendees with the knowledge to better use CrossFit methods for themselves; and 

2. Provide attendees with an initial and foundational education to begin training others using CrossFit.

The course includes classroom instruction on these topics, as well as hands-on small-group training for the movements. These group sessions are conducted under low intensity with a focus on improving mechanics. Participants’ movements are observed and corrected, and they engage in dialogue concerning effective coaching techniques. Large-group CrossFit workouts are conducted as an example of bridging the gap from theory to practice. These workouts provide examples of how to:

  • Conduct a class.
  • Hold a standard of proper mechanics at high intensity.
  • Achieve relative high levels of intensity for each individual.
  • Scale for any ability level.


After completing this course and successfully passing the Level 1 Certificate Test, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the core concepts of the CrossFit program.
  2. Identify the primary points of performance of foundational and additional movements.
  3. Identify violations of sound movement.
  4. Apply appropriate corrections toward improved movement.
  5. Apply the CrossFit program safely and effectively.