What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is more than just a good workout -- it's a fitness philosophy. We focus on constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity. Every workout and movement we do can be scaled to any ability level, regardless of your age or current fitness level. So what does that actually mean? You will learn and master dozens of new physical skills -- running, rowing, gymnastics, weightlifting, bodyweight movements, and many more. CrossFit helps you prepare for any physical challenge!
We focus on movements that apply to your everyday life. Instead of doing isolated, machine-driven movements that you might find in your typical gym, we spend our time doing movements that require multiple muscle groups to work together. You won't just get strong -- you will be able to use that strength to improve your everyday life.
High intensity is relative to you. It looks different for each person based on where your fitness is. High intensity workouts cause the greatest physiological and neurological adaptations in your body. In other words: better results in less time.
You get out of CrossFit what you put into it. If you are consistent, work hard, and trust our process and progressions, the sky is the limit for your fitness. Every single day we have people achieve things that they never thought they could do. There's no big secret -- it takes hard work. But that hard work doesn't feel quite as hard when you get to work out with a group of like-minded people, guided by coaches who genuinely care about you and your health and fitness.
The number one "myth" about CrossFit is that you have to be in really good shape to start. This is simply not true. Anyone can do CrossFit, whether you are a 70 year old Grandma, a 18 year old elite athlete, or anyone in between! Everybody starts at different places, but we're all on the journey together. If you don't believe us, come check out our Intro Class or Foundations program and let us show you in person!
History of CrossFit Sabertooth
Matt Meyer started the gym in November 2011 as Axcelerate Fitness. He remodeled his two-car garage into a well-equipped (but cozy) workout space, quit his day job, and dove headfirst into the world of gym ownership. Over the past five years Matt and his co-owners Chris and Tim have steadily grown the gym clientele to where it is today: a diverse group of members of all ages and abilities, along with a passionate team of coaches, who come together every week to challenge, encourage, and stand alongside one another on the journey to better fitness, and ultimately a better life. In December 2014, CrossFit Sabertooth moved to the current 5,000 square foot facility in Minneapolis.
Meet the Team
Owner / Coach
Tim became a trainer to help people believe in and achieve their goals. He is a lifelong athlete who understands the importance of training in the gym and has the knowledge to help you find the transformative results you are looking for. He holds a Level 1 CrossFit coach certification and has competed in numerous weightlifting and fitness competitions.
Owner / Coach
Chris is a CrossFit level 1 trainer with four years of CrossFit experience. He started doing CrossFit to improve his fitness for speed skating, and is now hopelessly addicted. His favorite part of coaching is building relationships with everyone in the gym and seeing each person get a little stronger every day. Chris is also a certified CrossFit Endurance coach -- he can help you put together a training plan for a race or event, help you hone your running technique, or answer questions about race preparation or nutrition. CLICK HERE for more information about personal training and remote coaching with Chris.
Owner / Coach
Matt has been a competitive athlete throughout his life and holds a passion for fitness. Over recent years he has competed in many events including running, rowing, inline speed skating, and cross country skiing. His enthusiasm for hard work is contagious and welcomes anyone who is willing to push themselves and commit to reaching their goals. He is a Level 1 Certified CrossFit coach.
Sarah has been with us since the garage gym days. She has many years of CrossFit experience, and competes regularly in the Rx division in local competitions. She recently attended the Diane Fu Olympic Weightlifting seminar, and is currently training for her first Olympic Weightlifting competition! Sarah is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Want to learn more about Olympic lifting? Talk to Sarah!