What Is CrossFit?
Most websites define CrossFit as “constantly varied, functional movements done at high intensity.” It is designed to help anyone from any walk of life achieve fitness. We call it the most effective way to help you achieve fitness through exercise. What does that really mean?
The dictionary defines “fitness” as: fit·ness / fitnis/ noun: the condition of being physically fit and healthy. “Disease and lack of fitness are closely related”. Synonyms: good health, strength, robustness, vigor, athleticism, toughness, physical fitness, muscularity. CrossFit is, by definition, one of the most effective ways to achieve fitness. It is a great way to create a healthy body and guard against illness.
Who Can Do CrossFit?
Anyone and everyone can do CrossFit. It is for you, your neighbor, your parents, your grandparents, and your children. From young adults to the elderly, CrossFit is built with the individual in mind.
Each workout is built around the specific person working out so that you can become healthier. In a class, you are likely to find anyone between the ages of 18 and 70, all following a specific program built for their individual needs.
Weightlifting (also known as Olympic-Style Weightlifting) is the only barbell sport in the Olympic Games. It’s also a huge part of CrossFit, and learning proper lift techniques is paramount to being successful and injury-free. Weightlifting is one of our key capabilities at CrossFit Fort Lauderdale. We have the privilege of having a former Olympic weightlifter as both a coach and owner. Pablo Roman was a member of the Cuban National Team for seven years, and during his tenure he participated in many national and international competitions. Pablo provides programming catered to each individual athlete.
If you want to do competitive weightlifting, we’re thrilled to announce that as a regional training center for USA Weightlifting, our coaches are USAW-certified and have the credentials to take athletes to local, national and international weightlifting meets. Call a CrossFit Fort Lauderdale location today and ask about our Olympic Weightlifting Program.