About Us

CrossFit Hierarchy is a strength and conditioning facility located in Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.

The Pursuit of Excellence 

A blind and relentless pursuit of excellence is the heart of our ethos. Our mission is to make you excel at everything you do in your everyday life, to help you become the best version of yourself. Excellence, like fitness, is a lifestyle, a state of mind, a way of being — it shows up in the way we talk, walk, eat, work, play, relax, and treat others.

Do The Common Uncommonly Well

CrossFit has another word for excellence — Virtuosity, defined in gymnastics as “performing the common uncommonly well.” It implies an integrity of movement that is rooted in mastery of the fundamentals.

This is our signature. Virtuosity is at the core of our training methodology and is a hallmark of our athletes. Achieving full range of motion, hitting the points of performance and completing all the required reps and rounds is not recommended, it is expected. By perfecting the basics, our athletes advance more quickly and achieve beyond what they ever thought possible.

By holding ourselves to the highest standards in the gym, we nurture expectations and integrity that extend far beyond CrossFit and the four walls of our box. The lessons learned through physical training are unavoidable — the character traits required and developed through physical training are universally applicable to all endeavors. Perseverance, industry, sacrifice, self-control, integrity, honesty, and commitment are best and easiest learned in the gym.

Together We Rise

Motivating clients to transcend fitness requires that we be involved in their lives, and so you’ll find us at our members’ parties, weddings, and family gatherings. Indeed, we are personal friends with nearly every one of our members. This is extremely gratifying work and often emotionally charged, but that’s all right because we are an integral part of our athlete’s lives, and life is full of laughter, tears, and hope.

Our friendship, the fun we have, and the frequency of our contact, coupled with the scope of fitness’s impact and the technical merits of CrossFit training, contribute to a community relationship that you won’t find at a regular gym.

Performance Based Fitness

The concept that “form follows function” is a big part of our ethos at Hierarchy — we believe that improving our performance and ability is the best and most effective way to  improve our health and increase our fitness. 

CrossFit isn’t designed to make you look good naked, but it is an unavoidable side effect of increasing your work capacity at life’s most basic tasks. We don’t ask our athletes to jump, sprint, push and pull until they can’t go any harder because it “ripples muscles” and “tightens loose backsides.” We go at unmatched intensity to improve our performance and ability, but dedicated CrossFitters can take satisfaction in knowing that when they look in the mirror they’ll see attractive people looking back.

The fact is that aesthetics are best obtained from training for performance. Always and everywhere, the human body has a certain appearance when it performs at a high level. If you want to look like a lean athlete, you have to train like an athlete — there are no shortcuts.