What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that is “constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement," with the goal of improving fitness. CrossFit is built on movements such as rowing, running, jumping rope, carrying objects, and bodyweight movements and is meant to help build a healthy foundation for everyday activities.
The magic is in the movements. All of CrossFit’s workouts are based on functional movements. These are the core movements of life, found everywhere, and built naturally into our DNA. They move the largest loads the longest distances so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time (intensity).
While it challenges the world’s fittest, the CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. Workouts are scaled according to a person’s fitness level and needs. CrossFit is for everyone, every age, every body shape and every fitness level. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. Courtesy of
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. Our hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen. Courtesy of
It's been featured on shows such as The Biggest Loser by trainer Bob Harper who has used it in the workouts for his team.