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CrossFit

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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

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
    H&B LSA
    County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby LSA
    Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Rutland
    O&W LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council
  • H&B LSA
    NWL LSA
  • County Sport Network
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    Blaby LSA