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What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program consisting mainly of a mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting.

CrossFit is promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and also as a competitive fitness sport and incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, strongman, among others.

The sport side of CrossFit involves an annual CrossFit games. Athletes at the Games compete in workouts they learn about only hours beforehand, sometimes including surprise elements that are not part of the typical CrossFit regimen.

Equipment

CrossFit gyms use equipment from multiple disciplines, including barbells, dumbbells, gymnastics rings, pull-up bars, jump ropes, kettlebells, medicine balls, plyometric boxes, resistance bands, rowers, and various mats.

Facts

  • Founded by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000

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  • Harborough District Council
    Blaby District Council
    Rutland County Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Equality Standard
  • Leicester City Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Sport England
    QUEST
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
    Loughborough University
    British Heart Foundation
    Melton Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Melton Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Safeguarding
    Harborough District Council
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    QUEST
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    County Sport Network
  • Rutland County Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
  • Blaby District Council
    Sport England
  • Loughborough University