What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program practiced by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. CrossFit workouts consist of weight lifting, body weight movements and cardio. The result: a well rounded, intelligent fitness program that is accessible to people of all walks of life. Workouts are conducted in a group class setting, with the coach giving individual attention to each member during the workout.

Curious to learn more? Read on!

CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied, functional movements, done at a high intensity.”

  1. Constantly varied: In CrossFit we constantly vary every workout. That means you will never do the same workout twice.  This is known as “muscle confusion”. All muscles get exercised, all the time. You will never get bored and your body will never be fitter.
  2. Functional movements: Do you struggle putting a suitcase in an overhead compartment, carrying the vacuum upstairs, stacking wood, or gasp for air when running to catch a bus? These daily activities are called “functional movements” – lifting, climbing, running, squatting, carrying, etc. At CrossFit you will gain strength and stamina, which enable you to do these movements with ease and strength.
  3. Done at a high intensity: Most workouts you do on your own or in a fitness class last 30 – 60 minutes. This is not an efficient way to gain strength, build endurance, or lose weight. The average CrossFit workout is 12 minutes, done at a high cardio rate. That is the magic of CrossFit.

 

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