It’s an interesting question to ask yourself and others. CrossFit, by definition, is “Constantly varied, functional movements executed at high-intensity”. That’s all well and good, but really, it’s so much more than that.
Every Intro class and Group Elements I teach, I make it a point to bring this question up. For anyone just stepping into the gym, it IS just a workout, but ask any purveyor of our fine fitness model, they will have a vastly different answer.
For me, CrossFit is so, so much more. It’s a community of like-minded individuals that are not afraid to challenge the status quo to better themselves. CrossFit is no longer just a physical location and a place to workout, it’s my family. A very, very large and rambunctious family that I wouldn’t trade away for anything. CrossFit is about learning how to eat better, feel better, and hopefully remain an ambulatory, functioning member of society longer than my pre-CrossFit life expiration date would warrant. CrossFit is learning how to control my body, learn some circus tricks, and appreciate being inverted. CrossFit is about slinging soul-crushing weights on my back and lifting it (over and over again, day in and day out). CrossFit is a workout that makes me question my sanity. CrossFit is my sport; I’ve never been much on athlete in my youth, but now I have the opportunity to express that interest. There aren’t many sports where you can stand on the sideline and the next day know that you can be doing the exact same thing. Yeah, I love CrossFit and everything that it means to me. It’s who I am.
So, this begs the question, what’s CrossFit mean to YOU?