About Us

Cactus CrossFit is the fitness training facility that will get you back into fitness and loving it.  


We are located in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Our program is based on functional movements – movements that are incorporated into daily living. These proven movements challenge your mind and body to get the most effective results possible. We teach basic to advanced level classes in functional exercise, athletic conditioning, plyometrics, kettlebell training, Olympic weightlifting, medicine ball training, power-lifting, gymnastics, rowing, running and jumping rope.  We use variety of movement and science to give you the fastest results ever.   You don’t need to live in a gym to look like it.

CALL US to schedule your FREE private introduction to CrossFit: 480-463-4172.




Our students are extremely diverse in their experience, conditioning, and lives; and include students, teachers, business executives, stay-at-home moms, athletes, writers, financial analyist, entrepreneurs and martial artists. We utilize CrossFit as our primary training method, and focus our students on optimizing physical competence in each of 10 recognized fitness domains: 


Endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen (cardiovascular/respiratory endurance).
Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy. (capacity to maintain repetitive muscular movements)
Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a single distinct movement.
Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity. 


The good people of Winnipeg, Manitoba at Rivercity Crossfit created the following video, which I think gives a good representation of CrossFit as embodied by the ten physical components of fitness: 


What is CrossFit? from Brendan Sonnichsen on Vimeo


Every time you walk through our door you will be guided by one of our coaches, who will lead you through our “Workout of the Day”. Unlike most gyms, you will  always receive personal direction, supervision and motivation enabling you to work safely at your full potential for a fraction of the cost of a personal trainer – all you need to do is show up and let the magic begin.