What is CrossFit?

GPP -General Physical Preparedness

Constantly varied functional movements performed at High intensity.

CrossFit is a blend of gymnastics, weightlifting, and mono-structural endurance, it does not specialize. It will never plateau. It is fun, creative, and, most importantly, it works. It will teach you how to do common things uncommonly well, while developing a base of strength and stamina on which you can build an active lifestyle…a community that you want to be a part of.– CrossFit Journal

CrossFit started as a maverick gym in Santa Cruz, California in 1998.  The founder, Greg Glassman posted his short, intense workouts on a blog every day (the “workout of the day” or, WOD) and encouraged his readers – mostly garage-gym enthusiasts – to post their results in the comments.   CrossFit.com workouts are still posted daily, free for everyone, and followed religiously by many.    The method attracts a lot of media attention (including many detractors) primarily because most workouts are only 10 – 15 minutes long, yet yield amazing fitness results in a short period of time.

 

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