WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
It never fails that the first question we get asked by someone who seeks us out is, "what is CrossFit?"
CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.
How CrossFit is changing the idea of beauty and strength:
"There are people who spend their entire lives allowing the reflection in the mirror to determine their self-esteem, submitting to a cultural judgment established decades ago. But in CrossFit gyms all over the world, mirrors are conspicuous by their absence. Fitness is gauged in reps, in speed, power, virtuosity. And beauty is measured in joy. And in pride," says narrator Marty Cej.
CrossFit presents a new aesthetic based on function, performance and confidence.
"I love the way that CrossFitters look because it's just so real," says three-time CrossFit Games competitor Ruth Anderson Horrell, pointing to an aesthetic that's born of a relentless pursuit of work capacity and the inner strength that comes from achieving it.
"It's beautiful to be fit, but I think ... anyone who carries themselves with confidence will be beautiful," says Michele Letendre.
Four-time Games competitor Austin Malleolo agrees: "If you want to look good, do stuff well, and do what life demands of you, and everything else will fall into place."
The other excuse we tend to hear is, " I don't want to get bulky."
Ladies, CrossFit does not make you bulky. You have to eat specifically to look like those ladies you are so worried about.
You also can't use the excuse that you're too old or too out of shape. Age doesn't matter. You are the only one holding yourself back from what your body can do.
Here's proof that it's never too late to push yourself in the gym. A recent study shows people 55 years and older are the fastest-growing group joining health clubs. Norah O’Donnell met Constance Tillet, a remarkable woman who's re-shaping more than her body.
So the only question you have left to ask yourself is what are you waiting for? Give us a call and take that first step to become a better you. You are the only person who can be held accountable for your health, it's your decisions that affect the quality of life you choose to live. We don't judge you here. Each and every person who is in this gym is here because they want to be better than what they are today. So come and join us. Let's support one another as we work together to achieve that goal.