CrossFit is a results-driven exercise program that is broad, general and inclusive. The regimen consists of functional movements, in constantly varied combinations, at high intensity. So what exactly does that mean? Let’s break it down bit by bit:
- Functional movements are exercises that are analogous to and/or improve your capacity in real-world movement and physical problem-solving. They also tend to be movements in which a large load is moved over a long distance in a short amount of time, which make them great tools for increasing both strength and endurance/stamina.
- Constant variation means that CrossFit workouts, or WODs, change daily, using virtually infinite combinations of functional movements. This ensures that your CrossFit regimen never becomes boring or routine, and, more importantly, that your body is constantly adapting to meet the changing demands of the WODs.
- High intensity refers to the uncomfortable truth about exercise. By pushing yourself to perform at your highest level in every workout, you’ll see results far beyond what you imagined could be possible. Exactly what constitutes “high intensity” varies from person to person based on a variety of factors, but we ensure that every member of CrossFit 727 safely and effectively reaches their highest possible level of intensity by scaling the workouts to each individual’s age, ability and level of fitness.
CrossFit is inclusive because it is accessible to everyone no matter what their fitness level. As the founder of CrossFit, Greg Glassman said, “The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind.” Through CrossFit, you will develop skills and capacity in each of the 10 recognized fitness domains:
To learn more about what CrossFit is check out this article (PDF) from Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit and watch the following video: