WHAT IS CrossFit?
CrossFit is a fitness program designed for all ages and fitness levels. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity not the programs. -crossfit.com
CrossFit classes are designed to be broad, general, and inclusive. We constantly vary, (always change) functional movements, and perform them at high intensity. The workouts elicit a maximal neuro-endocrine response from your body by taxing it to it’s core with a variety of mulit-joint, full-body movements. We define fitness by the competency on each of the 10 categories: Cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. We rotate a 5 day on and 2 day off model which means that each day every week will be something different.
Most people struggle with where to begin when starting a fitness routine but they know that they need to improve their lifestyle in regards to eating habits, sleeping patterns, water intake and exercise. People also rarely stick to a program long enough to see lasting results or they feel they don’t have enough time during the day.
CrossFit is different. Regardless of your age, sex, or athletic abilities, we all need the same tools to perform everyday tasks. From your grandmother to an experienced power lifter, our bodies move the same and require the same muscles to execute those tasks. It is a proven system that will get you those results period.
World class fitness in 100 words or less:
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports.”
–Greg Glassman – CrossFit.com