What is CrossFit? – CrossFit and Fearless

What is CrossFit?


What is CrossFit?

Hi Fearless Family!

This week I will be discussing a question I often hear when talking to the people in my life outside of the CrossFit space – “What is CrossFit?” By definition, CrossFit is a General Physical Preparedness plan consisting of:

“constantly varied functional movements performed at a (relatively) high intensity.”

But what does that mean? One definition is “a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise, and sound nutrition.” Or more simply – CrossFit is working out to build strength for the things you do everyday.

“What is CrossFit” always comes with “Who is CrossFit for?” The truth is, CrossFit is for everyone. CrossFit can be adapted to any skill level or need. Whether you are just starting out, are a former athlete looking to stay competitive, or you just want a good workout – CrossFit is for you. CrossFit is effective at addressing all levels of those needs through the use of functional movements as a base of our training. For example, let’s take a look at the “Push Press” – this is a move that is performed by holding weight in your hands on your shoulders, slightly dipping the hips, and thrusting that weight overhead. The strength built with this move is the strength that allows you to raise objects overhead in your everyday life. Whether it be lifting your child overhead, putting your luggage in the overhead bin, or pushing a heavy barbell over your head – we train for the everyday.

CrossFit Movement
Functional Movement

While CrossFit is a fitness program, CrossFit is also about community. CrossFit isn’t just about coming in for a workout –  it’s about the people you meet and most importantly the friends you make. This community helps provide social support, motivation, and can help you stick with it! No matter what day it is or what the workout is, you will always find people encouraging each other through the workouts. There is nothing like the motivation that comes from having your friends in the gym cheer you on at the end of a hard workout.

Our overall goal for your fitness is to help you continue to be active well into your 80’s and 90’s, while avoiding a state of decrepitude. Decrepitude is defined as the state of being weakened by old age; feeble; or of poor shape. The benefits of CrossFit play out in many different ways: the ability to play with your grandchildren, the energy to take your dog for a walk, or simply the ability to be independent into your 90’s. While we focus on the short-term progress, the long-term quality of life is the true goal.

CrossFit & Fearless is a community of like-minded individuals working together to mutually achieve similar goals.

We work hard together, we support each other, and we have fun doing it.

Coach Derec

Instagram: @derec.thompson

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