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CrossFit

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Reebok Crossfit Games 2018

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 - Sun, 05 Aug 2018

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

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

Partners

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