About Us

Since being founded in 2008 by 2008 CrossFit Games Champion Jason Khalipa as CrossFit Santa Clara, NorCal CrossFit has quickly become the Bay Area’s largest and leading CrossFit affiliate. Though we may have expanded drastically from our humble beginnings in a 1,000 square foot industrial space, NorCal CrossFit’s commitment of offering the highest quality coaching to our clients has never faltered.

With four locations serving the Bay Area, we ensure that each location offers world-class coaching and a strong sense of community.


What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We  scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

CVFM @ HI + Communal Environment = Health

A regimen of constantly varied (CV), functional movements (FM) performed at high intensity (@HI) in a communal environment leads to health and fitness.

Why NorCal CrossFit?

  • 1) We eat, sleep, and breathe CrossFit, this is what we do and have been doing for over 6 years. 
  • 2) We have four Bay Area locations to choose from. Even though our clients are many, we maintain a very tight community.
  • 3) We have more CrossFit Headquarter staff (certifying body for CrossFit coaches) than any other CrossFit gym in the world.