Interested in CrossFit?

22 Feb 2019

In September 2018, Devon and Cornwall Police funded the first UK Police CrossFit event attended by 18 forces with 34 teams of 4, which took place over 2 days.

crossfitAs a section within Police Sport UK, open to Police Officers and Staff, financial support is available. The sport has been showcased on the IPA UK website.

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a fitness regime, developed to forge a broad general and inclusive fitness training programme for a wide range of people with different abilities and age. CrossFit is ‘constantly varied functional fitness performed at high intensity.’ These movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, Olympic lifting, running, rowing and much more.

It is recognised that the importance of social support provided within sport affects athletes psychologically; by working in a supportive and positive team environment, more endorphins are released and people feel involved and included, which helps a lot with physical and mental wellbeing.

As the PSUK secretary for Crossfit, Joanne Simms is hoping to extend her contacts in other countries, who take part in CrossFit.   

Please see above a couple of pictures from a CrossFit event. If you enjoy this sport and would like to contact Joanne, please drop her an email at

Joanne Simms, Devon and Cornwall Police, UK