CrossFit® is "Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement." There are a lot of misconceptions out there as to what CrossFit is, this article is an attempt to give you a better understanding of what CrossFit truly is. In a nutshell, CrossFit is the most effective way to create the healthiest, fittest person possible, across all aspects of fitness.
This is not to be confused with random. Constantly varied is a systematic way to hit all areas of fitness whether it be endurance, strength, speed, agility, balance, Etc. The goal is to create someone who can run, climb, lliftobjects, balance, do gymnastics, and reach their highest potential of fitness in all areas. This allows the workouts to always be changing to keep things interesting, and your body guessing.
This is where many misconceptions about CrossFit come from. Many people think intensity is screaming and yelling and looking like you are going to pop a vain in your neck. This is not intensity although it may sometimes be the result of intensity. Intensity is the act of creating power (power = force multiplied by distance divided by time). In basic language we are saying power/intensity is how much weight you can move over the longest distance in the shortest amount of time. The amazing results that we see come from getting outside your comfort zone, and pushing your body to new levels, all while of course maintaining proper form and technique.
Are movements humans were built for, movements that are natural and safe. These also happen to be the movements that create the most amount of power. Movements we use in everyday life such as squatting, deadlifting, pulling yourself up, etc. This is NOT standing on a Bosu ball on one leg doing bicep curls. This is NOT sitting in a machine that holds you in place while you execute a movement that isolates one muscle leaving your body unbalanced with useless strength. These are movements that promote neurological and hormonal responses, leading to better health, actual functional strength, actual core stability, agility, and flexibility.
CrossFit can be scaled to any body, any age, and any level of fitness. It's fun, its safe, and best of all it gets results. Call or schedule and appointment to experience it first hand for free with our free trial class!