On any given day we are required to perform physical tasks that we may or may not be ready for. If we are up to the task the risk of injury is limited, however, if we are not but believe we are the risk of injury is great. The CrossFit program was originally developed by legendary coach Greg Glassman with the goal of improving an individuals’ fitness level so they can be ready for whatever physical challenges may arise. The program focuses on improving an individual’s overall physical condition by using constantly varied functional movements. These functional movements include pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, and running. CrossFit workouts include the use kettlebells, barbells, medicine balls, jump rope, or pull-up bars to condition and strengthen your body. As you progress you will notice an improvement in 10 key fitness areas. These fitness areas include:

  1. Cardio-respiratory Endurance
  2. Stamina
  3. Strength
  4. Flexibility
  5. Power
  6. Speed
  7. Coordination
  8. Agility
  9. Balance
  10. Accuracy

Each CrossFit workout is challenging but each workout is scalable to your fitness level. As you become better conditioned and your body strengthened you will be able to increase your workout load. CrossFit classes are group classes lead by a Certified CrossFit Coach. You will immediately find yourself in a supportive community encouraging each other to succeed. Whether you are a seasoned athlete or just starting out and wanting to get in better physical condition the CrossFit program is designed to help you achieve your fitness goals.

For more information about CrossFit visit, download the CrossFit foundations newsletter available here or watch the video below.

Bob Harper Talks CrossFit