“CrossFit Inc. is variously portrayed as a fitness company, a grassroots health movement, a nascent sport, a fad, a publishing business and sometimes, disparagingly, a cult. Whatever the description, a few things are certain: CrossFit is hugely profitable, and its growth has only accelerated during the worst economic downturn since the 1930′s. That’s something very few companies—fitness or otherwise—can claim.” (CrossFit Journal)
CrossFit is elite fitness for everyone. It is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. CrossFit program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. CrossFit’s specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The Business News Network refers to CrossFit as the “fastest growing fitness movement on the planet.” CrossFit has already been adopted by U.S Military Special Operations Forces, including the Navy SEALs. CrossFit has also attracted many police and fire departments, and a wide variety of professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletic programs. And do you remember those great Spartan physiques in the movie “300”? They were CrossFit trained. But where CrossFit is making the greatest impact is with everyday people, who are just tired of mediocrity.
The CrossFit objective is to become proficient in a wide range of skill categories. Those categories are cardiovascular / respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, accuracy, and balance. Many athletes who are great in certain sports, have large gaps in their overall fitness, as defined by these skill categories. Iron-man competitors, for example, score high in some areas and low in others. The marathoner dominates cardio endurance, but can lack strength. The power lifter is strong but often lacks agility and endurance. The body builder is muscular, but is deficient in almost every athletic area and lacks coordination, balance, and the ability to move through full ranges of motion. Experienced CrossFitters may not be the very strongest athletes out there, but they are strong. They may not be the fastest either, but they are fast. Where they are exceptional, however, is in their completeness as an athlete. CrossFitters excel in their general physical preparedness, their ability to be ready for the unknown and the unknowable, and in their overall fitness and health.
Although CrossFit is often used to supplement sport-specific training for many competitive athletes, CrossFit is anti-specialization. For the CrossFitter, fitness itself is the sport, and indeed, CrossFit draws many fine athletes into its ranks.
CrossFit COMMUNITY is what differentiates CrossFit between any other fitness programs or gyms and makes it so effective. The unity among members brings prosperity, growth and in CrossFit’s case, Elite fitness. CrossFit members embrace new members with more than open arms. CrossFit community has built everlasting friendships and a camaraderie that can’t be duplicated. The community within each CrossFit box is more of a family. It continues to grow, as rapidly as CrossFit Inc has been over the past few years.
CrossFit’s greatest quality, however, is that it is easily adaptable to men and women of all fitness levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Businessmen, housewives, teachers, children, high school and college athletes, and even grandparents will all complete the same workouts but at their own level of intensity. The fitness needs and physical requirements of our members differ only by degree.
The rapid growth of CrossFit is reflected in the growth and popularity of the CrossFit Games, CrossFit’s annual world competition. This event was initiated in 2007 at a ranch in Aromas,California. There were about 60 competitors and no more than 500 spectators. The winner took home a $500 cash prize from an event that was privately funded by CrossFit. The 2012 Games took place at theHomeDepotCenterinLos Angeles. A crowd of over 100,000 spectators gathered to watch the games in person, and another half a million tuned in to the live web cast. The top 50 men and women, along with the top 90 affiliate teams competed for a $250,000 cash prize. We consider the winner of this competition to be the world’s fittest person. We made this recognition public and it has not been challenged.
If you are bored with your old gym routine, you have hit a plateau, or you are simply ready to take your training to the next level, give CrossFit a look.
To learn more about the science and success of CrossFit, download the free issue of the “CrossFit Journal.”
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Then CrossFit Concrete Jungle is the right place for you! Our classes take place at our spacious studio at309 East 94th Street, 5th Floor. Every workout is different, and since you will rarely do the same thing twice, you are less likely to lose interest or get bored than if you were doing the same circuits at the gym three days a week by yourself. We offer classes from early morning to evening so its easy to incorporate a 1-hour workout into even the busiest schedules. Just in a few months you will notice dramatic changes in their speed, strength, performance, and body composition.
Finally, CrossFit is FUN! Our coaches and participants are welcoming, supportive, and committed to creating an environment where everyone can succeed.
CrossFit also differs from your typical gym program in that all of the workouts are done in a coached environment where proper technique is highly emphasized. The coaches at CrossFit Concrete Jungle are not typical gym-style personal trainers – our coaches are not only amazing athletes in their own right but they are true professionals who are committed to helping each client achieve and exceed their fitness goals in a fun and supportive environment.
CrossFit Concrete Jungle is not just a gym – it’s a diverse community that includes members of our military, full-time moms, doctors, lawyers, police officers, fire fighters, business executives, elite athletes, kids, and students. Regardless of how you earn an income or your current fitness level, you will benefit from the coaching and community at CrossFit Concrete Jungle.
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