What is Crossfit?
CrossFit is many things. Primarily, it’s a fitness regimen developed by Coach Greg Glassman over several decades. He was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way (increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains). CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.
For me, Crossfit is a “part” of my fitness regimen. I’m not a 5 day a week Crossfitter, but, combining the fundamentals of Crossfit with yoga, swimming, hiking, walking and other activities, I’m able to have a well rounded fitness routine that offers a lot of variety, a ton of fun, and functionality, as well as a focus on strength.