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What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is way of fitness that involves constantly varied functional movements performed at high-intensities. Functional movements are movements we use in everyday real world situations which are multi-jointed, using of two or more muscle groups. Functional movements like those practiced in Crossfit, are safe, natural, and improve muscle control and balance not only for athleticism but for everyday applications. CrossFit has been known as the “The Sport of Fitness”, making fitness a worldwide sport for any population whether you are an average-joe, top athlete, beginner, or 50+ years of age. Regardless of experience and fitness level, CrossFit programming is scalable in all areas to optimize fitness goals! CrossFit includes a variety of fitness elements including strength training, Olympic lifting, cardio, gymnastics, and calisthenics. The programming is broad, general, and inclusive producing improvements in strength ability, aerobic capacity, and other quantitative results that are measurable and repeatable. Some of the constantly varied exercises and movements you may see when you walk in a CrossFit “box” are squats, squats with weights, deadlifts, rowing, pull-ups, push-ups, power cleans, snatches, and the list goes on. The programming regimen is opposite of routine as CrossFit combines these functional movements to keep fitness exciting while pushing your body to limits and capabilities you never thought it had. In addition, one of the most important aspects of CrossFit is the community. CrossFit is known to have the most supportive community as affiliates and members all over the world forge elite fitness together! Overall, CrossFit is a way of fitness for everyone that makes working out challenging but fun at the same time!