Founder Greg Glassman defines CrossFit as “constantly varied, functional movement, performed at high intensity.” The fitness effort of that varied, functional movement is represented in ten (10) identifiable fitness domains: Cardiovascular/ Respiratory Endurance; Stamina; Strength; Flexibility; Power; Speed; Coordination; Agility; Balance; and, Accuracy. These domains are addressed through a variety of methods and modalities of exercise, such as Olympic weightlifting, Power Lifting, gymnastics, rowing, sprinting, running, and body-weight movements, like push-ups and pull-ups.
The intensity is the only aspect we don’t control. That’s where you come in. The effort you put into your time on the floor will dictate what you get out of it. By pushing yourself to maintain a steady, working intensity of exercise, you’ll begin to reap the benefits that tens of thousands of stay-at-home moms, active seniors, avid runners and triathletes, and first-time exercisers before you already have.
But CrossFit is a lot more than lifting heavy weights, doing your first pull-up, or running farther or faster than you’ve ever been able. It is lifestyle, camaraderie, family, community, commitment, hard work, movement, challenging, fun, raw emotion, rewarding experience, positive energy, uplifting, confidence building, not quitting when feel like it, encouraging the person next to you, being encouraged by the person next to you.
CrossFit is people. CrossFit is passion. CrossFit is you.