What is Fitness?

At Crossfit Darien we strive  to  help individuals  based on their fitness and ability level. We cater to your needs through our ramp up program, intelligent programming, and competent experienced trainers. Through the Crossfit prescription we strive to better peoples lives to make them prepared for life’s demands well into old age. 

The Crossfit prescription (Rx) of Fitness is as follows:

  • Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
  • Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, press, C&J, and snatch.
  • Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pulls-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, press to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.
  • Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
  • Regularly learn and play new sports.

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.


“I’m 54 years old and just had my one year anniversary as a member of Crossfit Darien.  When I started I was in poor condition, lacked flexibility, and had no focus or aim for improving.  I was lost.
When I met Brian, Brad, and Scott at Crossfit Darien it changed my life. They brought me along at a strong but measured pace and my gains and enthusiasm grew quickly. They taught me how to lift safely and with proper form.  Within a few months I was hooked and looked forward to going.  My knowledge of how to workout and take care of myself has increased dramatically.  Every day they teach me more. The daily instruction is priceless. I’m doing things physically that I couldn’t do when I was 25 years younger. I’ve been injury free and several chronic physical problems have gone away.
I feel lucky to be a member.  Crossfit Darien is a unique, amazing place to workout and make friends. It has great instructors that create a welcoming atmosphere of energy and camaraderie like I’ve never experienced before. The membership is an extraordinary palette of people of all ages.  The camaraderie makes all the difference - great workouts, high fives, good laughs.
Oh, and everyone there is fun and crazy!”
— Dr. Chris Forte Homer Glen, IL

What We've Achieved

  • Founded in 2009 and grew to a consistent client base of over 150
  • Improving clients lives and performance daily
  • One CrossFit Games masters competitor
  • Several competitive CrossFit, and Olympic lifting athletes
  • All trainers are CrossFit certified and have undergone extensive in house mentoring
  • Gym has expanded within the existing facility to better serve its clients
  • 2012 Patch Readers Choice Award Winner