Featured by Parenting OC magazine and 2013 winner of the "2013 OC Hot List - Fitness", CrossFit Active Performance’s trainers include martial artists, a dancer, and a wildland firefighter, but that doesn’t even scratch the surface of this diverse team. All certified, they strive to promote healthy, active lifestyles based on CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional fitness. Each day they design a new Workout of the Day—WOD—which might have athletes sweating through exercises such as pushups and pull-ups, rowing, running, or Olympic-style weight lifts. They also specialize in less conventional fitness exercises including rope climbs, sled pushing, tire flipping, and politely asking muscles to please get bigger.
CrossFit Active Performance is about more than just getting in shape; it's also about forming a community and supporting fellow athletes. All students are encouraged to learn each other’s names and introduce themselves to newcomers, and failure to do so may even result in burpee penalties. The gym also participates in numerous competitions and events that support charities and cancer research.