CrossFit officially entered the sports training industry in 2000. Created by Greg Glassman, the program is intended to improve an athlete’s execution across a spectrum of performance metrics rather than hone masterly of limited skills or abilities.
CrossFit Philosophy and Culture
CrossFit was developed to help athletes improve ten qualities of fitness:
- Endurance (cardiovascular/respiratory)
Workouts borrow exercises and movements from a wide range of athletic fields, including gymnastics, running (sprinting) and other high-intensity training programs. And, workouts are intended to produce results—measurable results—so that athletes can see quantified improvement in their performance over time.
CrossFit workouts are intended to be done in a class-setting to build community. Glassman found early on that participants liked the community feel and contributed to their peers’ motivation and success. CrossFit workouts are named (often for women) as a way to abbreviate explanation for the workout exercises.
About CrossFit at ICWA
If you are new to CrossFit, you may notice that some gyms feel stand-offish or way too advanced for you. That’s not the case at ICWA. We always welcome newcomers, and our coaches are second-to-none when it comes to instructing you how to properly complete each movement and scale the workout up or down to accommodate your fitness needs. In fact, we have a CrossFit introduction program—6 individual sessions scheduled at your convenience—to ensure your safety and bolster your confidence as you transition to the full membership workouts.