CrossFit is EVERYWHERE!
CrossFit is a fitness routine that personal trainer Greg Glassman developed over several years in the mid- to late-1990s. CrossFit is designed to improve your overall physical abilities, including your endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, coordination, balance, and more.
CrossFit is offered only by gyms and trainers that undergo special certification by CrossFit, Inc. to become CrossFit-affiliated.
CrossFit is is composed of varied functional movements performed at high intensity. The workouts typically include a combination of elements from other exercise styles including gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.
WHAT DOES A CROSSFIT WORKOUT INVOLVE?
This will get you ready for the coming workout, get your blood pumping and your heart rate up.
SKILL / STRENGTH WORK
This section normally concentrates on one exercise, and you work to improve your technique and then perform a certain amount of sets or reps.
WORKOUT OF THE DAY (WOD)
Your typical CrossFit class will involve a “workout of the day”. All the routines constantly change, so no one knows what’s coming up that day. For instance, one session might involve box jumps, burpees and kettle bell swings, whilst the WOD on a different day might involve pull-ups, sprints and Barbell lifts instead. CrossFit workouts never get boring or repetitive.
DO I NEED TO BE FIT TO START CROSSFIT?
In short, NO. CrossFit is intensive and strenuous, but it is also scalable.The intensity of each exercise can be customized to suit the lifestyle and fitness level of every class member.
Greg Glassman, its inventor, defined Crossfit as: ‘constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains’.