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

An Overview of CrossFit

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

Find CrossFit Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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!

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Cross Panic

CrossFit Panic is a gym that offers group fitness classes for all abilities. We have a strong, friendly community all sharing the goals of improving fitness and becoming healthier.

Partners

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

Partners

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