What is CrossFit?

A common question that we are asked is "What is CrossFit?"

The CrossFit stimulus - constantly varied high-intensity functional movements - prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy.

Too often when people are looking to make a change and improvement to their exercise regime, they think that it needs to be complicated when it doesn't. 

The CrossFit Essential FAQs

Here are the five top FAQ and answers that we get asked about CrossFit: 


Describe what CrossFit is?
CrossFit improves general physical preparedness (GPP). The programme is designed to elicit as broad a physical adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialised fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimise 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 gym, on a playing field or as part of daily life.


Describe what CrossFit nutritional approach is?
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.

CrossFit is constantly varied high-intensity functional movements

Describe what CrossFit WOD is?
WOD stands for Workout Of The Day. Each CrossFit affiliate writes a daily workout for their members to come in and complete at set class times in either the morning, lunchtime or evening. Each day is put together to continue working towards as broad, balanced improvement in the 10 physical fitness qualities described above. 

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 and Olympians - and everyone in between can perform modified versions of the same workout.

Is CrossFit safe?
Yes. CrossFit training is very safe, and sitting on your couch is dangerous. In CrossFit gyms, 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.

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