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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

Partners

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

Partners

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