What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a training methodology aimed at improving overall fitness; increasing both strength and cardiovascular levels for people of all fitness levels and abilities. CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movements, performed at high intensity. The program was developed by Coach Greg Glassman through many years of observing and working with athletes of all skill levels ranging from “everyday Joes” to world class competitors.
CrossFit combines many training modalities with the intention of developing athletes with the greatest ability to face any challenge (General Physical Preparedness or GPP). It’s constantly varied prescription means that CrossFit athletes are exposed to a broad range of stimuli and are trained to excel across multiple modalities such as gymnastics, weightlifting, and metabolic conditioning instead of specializing in any single area. Coach Glassman’s idea was simply to take what works best from nature and sports and use it to create the most versatile athletes possible. If a particular movement or training methodology proved to be functional, effective, and challenging it stayed in the system. If not, it was dropped. What remains is CrossFit-the most effective fitness and conditioning system.
CrossFit programming is appropriate for any individual who is willing to put in the work-regardless of fitness or ability level. In our box, you’ll find a mix of stay at home moms, collegiate athletes, salespeople, triathletes, fitness beginners and “your average Joes”.