The Benefits of CrossFit 

CrossFit for health and longevity as well as social purposes is multifaceted in terms of the benefits it can give you. 

We will go through each now to clearly breakdown why we feel its the best exercise regimen for your average punter. 

From a health perspective, it has given people the opportunity to engage in activities that have helped promote healthier lifestyles through improved nutrition practices which in turn have lead to weight loss and movement away from disease and sickness. Through this regular engagement in exercise and movement, it has meant people have experienced more energy to be more productive in their jobs and lives outside the gym with their families and friends.

 

The element of resistance training in CrossFit has meant the benefit of people being able to strengthen their general structure and frames meaning that things like osteoporosis are avoided by having stronger bones and muscles. This is only a positive thing as people grow older.

I have seen some people be able to get themselves to fantastic levels of fitness and come off medications that they were previously on and fall into the recommended health marker categories as laid out by the national health service for BMI levels. 

What other benefits does CrossFit have?

Through the involvement in the cardiovascular or aerobic nature of many of the CrossFit as well we have seen many people find themselves to have improved sleep also as a means of engaging in this nature of the exercise. Simply by gaining better quality sleep each night people have noticed adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more. Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood and energy.

It is an outlet for people to destress and to make sure they continue to develop their mental health in a positive manner. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. 

Are there other benefits of CrossFit beyond just the physical?

The benefits of CrossFit extend also to other aspects of life and people have experienced huge improvements from a social perspective. The nature of the exercise regiment has seen people improve their confidence and self-esteem. They become better people through participation in group exercise and find themselves developing friendships that extend beyond the walls of the gym. People find themselves trying new activities because of the physical improvements CrossFit has given them in terms of better levels of fitness and strength. 

Ask a dozen CrossFitters why they like CrossFit. Chances are, the majority will say something about the community atmosphere. They like the group classes and the social setting. There's just something about struggling and achieving a goal with a group of people who are doing the same thing. It's like a bonding experience.

You don't have to be a fitness fanatic to reap the benefits of CrossFit so I strongly encourage you to try it out if you’re on the fence and wanted to but never made the leap our facility The Boat Shed Training Centre offers a Free Taster session if you want to get in touch and see what it’s all about. Just pop your details in the contact box and we will get in touch.