Crossfit VTG (Virtus Tentamine Gaudet- Latin phrase meaning “Strength Rejoices in the Challenge”) is a strength and conditioning facility located at
8006 Safari Drive Smyrna, TN 37167 that offers small group and personal training using Crossfit Methodology.  Each of our trainers maintains a minimum of a Crossfit Level 1 Certification and First Aid/AED/CPR certification.  Every time you come to train at CFVTG an experienced trainer will lead you through a warm up, strength and/or skill work, and conditioning.  The trainer and other members will be there to provide a fun and encouraging community to help you achieve your personal fitness goals.

What is Crossfit?  Crossfit is a core strength and conditioning program that’s primary focus is building capacity in each of ten recognized fitness skills (cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy).  We accomplish this by using constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity, in an encouraging community driven atmosphere.

Constantly Varied- By constantly changing the exercises that an individual does in training it continually challenges the body and stimulates new and continued progress over time.  Also, by giving the person new challenges it keeps the workouts fun and interesting which helps avoid mental burnout and physical stagnation.  We incorporate multiple different training ideologies (Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Gymnastics, Running, Rowing, Jump Rope, Climbing, Throwing, etc) in as many different ways as possible to prepare participants for whatever life throws at them.

Functional Movements- Crossfit uses movements that are found in everyday life to get participants moving efficiently and strong in positions they will use outside the gym.  For example, performing efficient deadlifts in the gym will better prepare a person to pick up a bag of dog food off the ground and diminish their risk of injury while doing so.  Functional movements also work larger muscle groups with heavier loads over longer distances than isolation exercises.  By working larger muscle groups, larger amounts of hormones that build and sustain lean muscle mass and burn fat are released naturally.  

High Intensity- By keeping the majority of training based in shorter, high intensity, anaerobic training the athlete can experience gains in strength, power, speed, and flexibilty while also increasing aerobic capacity.  High intensity, low duration training also allows for maximum results in minimal time.  Intensity is different for each athlete.  The Crossfit program is infinitely scalable so that each athlete get a workout that pushes them to experience maximal gains based on their current ability and fitness level.  

Community-  Our goal at Crossfit VTG is to provide the highest possible quality facility, equipment, and instruction in a fun and encouraging environment so that each member can look forward to training and achieve their own fitness goals.