What you’ll learn in ELEMENTS:


  • Squats: Air squat, KB Squat, Barbell
  • Deadlift
  • Barbell clean


Before joining a CrossFit class you must complete the Elements program.  If you are not able to attend any of those times, please let us know and we can make other arrangements. Elements is a course covering the techniques of the fundamental movements of CrossFit.  The movements, which include Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and other functional exercises, are essential to CrossFit training.  Having a firm grasp of the basic movements provides a great foundation from which to build.  Upon completion of the Elements course, the student now permitted to participate in general sessions. If you are an experienced CrossFitter and have understand how to perform movements, including the Clean, then you may skip Elements.

No two CrossFit gyms are the same. At CrossFit 480, we believe many things separate us from our peers. In particular, our coaching staff at CF480 is what makes us most unique. Our experience in coaching CrossFit and its methods is unparalleled. Step foot in our gym and you’ll immediately recognize our attention to training detail and technique. Whether it be with general health & fitness or in the “Sport of Fitness”, CF480 is the Scottsdale area’s CrossFit gym of choice. We believe it is very important to walk the walk and lead by example. This is very evident at CF480 because we spend our time improving our coaching, training, and helping members as opposed to selling supplements, promoting a clothing line, or hosting networking meetings. Simply put we promote what our members came to us for in the first place – training! CrossFit Scottsdale @CrossFit 480.

Please take some time to review the rest of this site, specifically “What Is CrossFit?” and “Frequently Asked Questions”. These pages should address most all of your initial questions and will provide some additional insight into the approach and methodology of the CrossFit paradigm.


I decided to check out this box while I was in town. I have been twice and will be going again tomorrow. I must say that I was extremely impressed with Derek. I have been doing crossfit for 8 months and I am still learning every day. I have an awesome box back home so I didn’t know what to expect. Derek was very attentive to everyone in the class including myself, he even went on to suggest some advice to improve my DU’s and power cleans that actually worked. I can’t speak about the other staff but I would definitely recommend this box to anyone whether they’re starting out or dropping in from out of town.

Dropped in 2 times while in town for a wedding and I have to say that this place is top notch all the way around. Great staff, friendly people and good programming. I would recommend this place to anyone needing to get their workout fix.