CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.” It is a fundamental strength and conditioning program designed to elicit as broad an adaptation as possible, i.e. specializing in NOT specializing. As such, CrossFit focuses on individual improvement across 10 recognized areas of health and fitness.
- Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance
To achieve improvement in each of these areas, CrossFit draws from the movements and practices of several more specialized areas of fitness including metabolic conditioning, gymnastics, weightlifting, sport, etc. This allows individuals to be best prepared for the unknown and unknowable elements life throws at them; whether day-to-day activities, participation in sports, or physical professions such as Firefighters, Police, and the Military.
Who is CrossFit for?
Everyone! All CrossFit programming is designed to be universally scalable, and as such is suitable for all ages and physical conditions. An elite athlete may want to lift a bar weighing hundreds of pounds off the floor, while a grandparent simply wants to be capable of lifting and playing with their grandchildren. Through CrossFit, both individuals can train side by side in a similar manner and still accomplish their unique goals.
At 5 Alarm CrossFit, we have trained kids as young as 3 and adults over 70. We have children, grandparents, collegiate athletes, and stay-at-home moms. We have pilots, nurses, business professionals, teachers, clergy, and firefighters. All of them have their own unique goals, and all those goals are achievable through CrossFit.