What is CrossFit?

What is CrossFit?

   Tired of the normal boring Gym routine? Well CrossFit is not your typical “gym”. Who is CrossFit for? CrossFit is for everyone. The best way to see if it is truly for you is to come in, watch, and try a FREE class. To put it simply, we create an athletic environment that fosters great results simply through hard work under the watchful eye of a coach. You get personal attention every single class, nutrition guidance, and tools to create a healthier/ fitter lifestyle. Every workout is specialized and scaled for you personally, making each class like personal training, at a fraction of the cost.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. It advocates a perpetually varied mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit Inc. describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad modal and time domains,” with the stated goal of improving fitness, which it defines as “work capacity across broad time and modal domains.”

Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or “boxes”, typically include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity “workout of the day” (or WOD), and a period of individual or group stretching. Some boxes also often have a strength focused movement prior to the WOD. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress. Some affiliates offer additional classes, such as Olympic weightlifting, which are not centered around a WOD.
– “Courtesy of CrossFit inc.”

 

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