WHAT IS CROSSFIT?
CrossFit is a precise combination of exercise and nutrition that has been proven to increase fitness and health for people of all ages and abilities. CrossFit is founded on the first scientifically rigorous definition of fitness: The program produces observable results that can be measured and replicated.
THE KEY TO HEALTH AND FITNESS
CrossFit is a Fitness Program and Lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance in life, work or sport. The program works for everyone—people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.
The magic is in the movements. The Daily Workouts are different every day and modified to help each athlete achieve his or her goals. CrossFit workouts can be adapted for people at any age and level of fitness.
Off the carbs, off the couch. The CrossFit Fitness Program and Lifestyle— a combination of diet and exercise—is the key to fitness and long-term health.
Your support network. At more than 15,000 affiliates around the world, Coaches and members encourage and motivate each other in every class as they work toward their goals. Start training with a Coach and friends.
Why CrossFit Works:
CONSTANT VARIATION. The Workouts are Different every day and CrossFit workouts can be tailored to the individual.
FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS. CrossFit uses safe, effective and efficient movements similar to those you use every day in life.
HIGH INTENSITY. In CrossFit workouts, intensity levels are adjusted to challenge the individual and safely improve fitness.
THE FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Is CrossFit for me?
Yes. Everyone can do CrossFit regardless of age, injuries and current fitness level. The program can be modified for each athlete to help him or her become fitter and healthier. Grandparents, Olympians—, and everyone in between—can perform modified versions of the same workout.
Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?
No. CrossFit is the fitness and nutrition program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit. You can start CrossFit if you've never worked out, if you have injuries, or if you're sick or overweight. CrossFit workouts are modified to help each person succeed, improve fitness and take daily steps toward goals. As you become fitter, your workouts will be adjusted to challege you at your new level.
Is CrossFit safe?
Yes. CrossFit training is very safe, and sitting on your couch is dangerous. At CrossFit CSA, credentialed trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help people move safely and efficiently, helping them avoid all the diseases and injuries that come from inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition.
What about nutrition?
To accomplish your goals faster, we recommend you eat a variety of healthy foods in quantities that support fitness training but not body fat. By avoiding excessive amounts of refined carbohydrates (sugars) and measuring your protein, carbohydrate and fat intake, you will see measurable increases in health. Here's a simple starting point: Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.
How will CrossFit affect my health?
CrossFit Inc. holds a uniquely elegant solution to the greatest problem facing the world today: chronic disease. The CrossFit program—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—can give you a pass on chronic disease. If you are not sick, know that fitness provides a great margin of protection against the ravages of time and disease. Fitness is and should be “super-wellness." To improve or preserve your health, do CrossFit.
How will I get fitter with CrossFit?
CrossFit improves general physical preparedness (GPP). We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of 10 fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. CrossFit was developed to enhance an individual’s competency at all physical tasks. People who do CrossFit are prepared for all challenges, whether they come in the the gym, on a playing field or as part of daily life.