About Us

So what does “Sua Sponte” mean?

Ranger-Ball1“Sua Sponte” is the regimental motto of the 75th Ranger Regiment meaning “Of their own accord”. The 75th Ranger Regiment, also known as Rangers, is a Special Operations light infantry unit of the United States Army. It operates as a special operations force of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), and represents the Army’s premier raid force. Members of this elite unit are required to maintain an exceptional level of physical fitness, tactical proficiency, experience, and readiness. CrossFit Sua Sponte (CFSS) is a school of ELITE FITNESS located in Raleigh, North Carolina that was founded and currently run by a former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Here at CFSS our fitness program strives to maintain an exceptional level of dedication, excellence, and professionalism towards building a results based fitness community including members from all different walks of life and athletic experience. CrossFit Sua Sponte is located in an AMAZING 5,000 sq ft facility with a 40 ft long pull up bar and muscle-up system, climbing ropes, 6ft obstacle wall, truck tires, sleds, dip bars, a wall of rowers, mountains of kettlebells, medicine balls, slam balls, barbells, bumper plates and even MORE fitness toys for you to enjoy.

We teach basic to elite level classes in functional exercise, athletic conditioning, plyometrics, kettlebell training, Olympic weightlifting, medicine ball and dumbbell training, power-lifting, gymnastics, rowing, running and jumping rope. We pride ourselves on being able to obtain quantifiable fitness results for clients/students from all different levels of athletic experience and ability to include everyone from stay at home moms and business executives to professional athletes and special operations soldiers. We utilize CrossFit as our primary training method, and focus our students on optimizing physical competence in each of 10 recognized fitness domains. The stimulus provided is always varied and the results are dramatic. The atmosphere is one of support and camaraderie to anyone willing to put in the work, “Of Their Own Accord”.

School of Elite Fitness

CrossFit Sua Sponte is a school… not just another gym in Raleigh to get in a workout. Why? Because it fosters an environment in which to learn and grow – to improve your body AND your mind; to become knowledgeable in the mechanics, strengths and limitations of YOUR body. At CrossFit Sua Sponte, we require you to think, to use your brain as well as your muscles, to learn, to challenge yourself, to try new things you never thought you could, to practice new skills that require you to be focused and present. We teach you how to move your body with proper mechanics, to get strong and fast, to increase your power output, to increase your endurance and stamina, to get flexible, stable, and balanced, and to move with grace and agility. We do this so that when you’re NOT with us, you can truly just have fun.

We believe that fitness is a state of mind, a way of being. It shows up in the way you talk, walk, sleep, eat, work, play, dress and relax. It is the physical embodiment of the character traits of honor, courage, confidence, discipline, integrity, responsibility, dedication, and joy. It is also instrumental in reducing the immediate and cumulative effects of stress and anxiety. We’ve found that the fitter a person is, the more he/she is physically able to do the things that bring joy and fun to life – everything from feeling strong, confident and energetic through your normal work day, running around with your kids, being physically active and playing sports, to traveling to remote corners of the earth. Being physically fit is inspiring, feels good, enriches your life, and adds both years to your life, and life to your years. People that are fit seem to have a clearer, more optimistic view of life. For us, the bottom line is this: Fitness allows you to live your best.