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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

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

Partners

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