CrossFit is more than just a workout style, CrossFit is a lifestyle! It is characterised by high intensity, highly effective exercises & workouts coupled with good nutrition As such it can be used to accomplish any fitness goal, from improved health to weight loss to better strength & sports performance. The CrossFit program works for everyone — people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.
What constitutes CrossFit?
CrossFit is characterised by the workouts which change daily and can be taylored to help you achieve your fitness goals.
CrossFit workouts take the form of high intensity, interval style training designed to promote functional fitness. Many workouts feature variations of squats, push-ups, and weight lifting that last for predetermined amounts of time rather than a prescribed number of reps.
What is the WOD?
CrossFit is designed around the WOD - the Workout of the Day. The daily, free, workout can be found on the CrossFit website complete with a guide to any technical terms used and a list of substitutions to allow trainees to taylor the workouts to their personal level. “CrossFit is universally scalable and modifiable for all fitness levels, so it can be tailored to meet your goals and current fitness level,” says Tracey Magee, owner and head coach of CrossFit Clan Performance Center.
Is CrossFit for me?
According to the huge community of extremely devoted CrossFitters, this is a definite 'YES'! Our resident CrossFit trainer, strongly believes that CrossFit is hugely beneficial for the full spectrum of ages and athletic capabilities, from adolescents to geriatrics. “CrossFit can help a child develop balance, coordination, and develop proper motor skills.” "At the other end of the spectrum 70 year olds still need to be able to bend, to stand, to pick things up, it's the same skills, the same coordination needs."