What is CrossFit?
An open letter from the owner of CrossFit VSC.
There are 2 main areas of CrossFit-
-The Sport of Fitness (The CrossFit Games), and
The Sport of Fitness is filled with professional athletes that do this for a living, much like your professional footballers, netballers, basketballers etc
Everyday fitness is filled with regular people that have decided that they want to explore their potential and express their fitness in every daily activity they participate in.
At CrossFit VSC we are proudly all about Everyday Fitness.
We take everyday School Teachers, we challenge them daily with constantly varied workouts so they develop the skills to adapt to any environment they are faced with.
We take your everyday Mums and Dads, we build their fitness through functional movements so they have more strength to be better Mum’s and Dad’s.
We take your everyday Doctors and Nurses, we show them what there Body can do with high-intensity workouts so they develop the confidence in their own ability to handle any situation.
We take your business professionals and we teach them how to eat healthy so they can avoid lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart and kidney disease.
We do all of the above for every member in our care- it is our personal responsibility and our duty of care.
To a CrossFitter, Fitness and health are one in the same. The fitter you are, the healthier you are- simple.
People think CrossFitters are crazy for loving exercise. We think people who don’t exercise are even crazier because those who don’t, are cutting there life shorter and shorter by years.
I know so many people who work their buts off in there 9-5 jobs. Always prioritizing their job over there health. They work so hard to provide a life for their family that they will never fully enjoy because they simply don’t have the health and Fitness too.
I can guarantee you that your employer isn’t going to be there to help you play sport with your child as they grow up. They won’t be there to hold your hand when you need to climb a flight of stairs because there are no lifts. And they most definitely won’t be there to help you with your recovery from heart surgery because of all the overtime hours you put in and all the years you neglected your health in order to make your deadlines. Your health directly impacts those in your circle.
What exactly is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a fitness program. However, every day we are helping people so much that I see CrossFit so much more than just a fitness program.
CrossFit is a solution to an unfit lifestyle.
CrossFit is constantly varied, functional movement done at high intensity. We eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, no sugar, and get plenty of sleep every night.
That’s what we do, it’s what we follow and it’s how CrossFit is a complete solution to the problem of an unfit lifestyle.
CrossFit creates absolute fitness no matter where your current fitness level is or isn’t.
This idea that you need to be fit to start CrossFit is simply not true. I say this with absolute certainty because there is no fitness on earth like the Fitness developed by CrossFit. And if you want this level of fitness then the only way to achieve it, is to start with doing CrossFit - anything else will simply make you less effective in the CrossFit realm- if you don’t believe me, come see for your self!
The best way to take charge of your fitness is to get in contact with your local CrossFit gym and get in for your free trial- you will not regret it.
Owner of CrossFit VSC
A brief history on CrossFit
CrossFit was founded by former gymnast Greg Glassman, and the first CrossFit affiliated gym opened in Santa Cruz in 1995. CrossFit itself is a strength and conditioning fitness methodology that promotes broad and general overall physical fitness using a myriad of exercises more commonly found in the activities of weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics.
Designed to enhance a wide array of physical characteristics simultaneously such as cardiovascular endurance, power, flexibility, speed, agility, and balance, the popularity of CrossFit has truly taken off in recent years. The number of affiliated gyms grew from 18 in 2005 to almost 1,700 in 2010.
CrossFit attracts and is truly for any person that engages in some fitness regimen. It inspires those of us who train to perhaps think of new, fun, and creative methods for training. And in much the same way as the Olympics inspires us to think and dream of what we are capable of when pushed, I’d argue that CrossFit offers this emotion and concept to a greater array of people who are perhaps not as gifted in one particular area as an Olympian or professional athlete but still have the drive for self-improvement. Come give CrossFit VSC a try. The first workout is for free and you have nothing to lose!