CrossFit is a fitness program that combines a wide variety of functional movements into a timed or scored workout.
We run, bike, and row. We do push-ups, pull-ups, squats, snatches, clean and jerks, handstands, odd-object lifts and countless other movements combined in an infinite number of ways. A CrossFit athlete’s goal is to become the ultimate generalist, capable of any task life throws at them.
Greg Glassman, the Founder and CEO, introduced CrossFit to the web in 2002. CrossFit quickly pourished in law enforcement and military communities, where a person’s fitness directly affects their ability to make it home alive. From there it spread, reaching everyone from the weekend warrior training in their garage to the senior citizen hoping to regain the functionality necessary to live independently. CrossFit holds seminars to teach people how to be effective trainers, and licenses the name to CrossFit trainers, allowing them to open affiliates where they can train others using the CrossFit methodology. CrossFit is now estimated to be a $4 billion brand, according to Forbes, with over 119,000 CrossFit-certified trainers and 13,000 CrossFit-affiliated gyms worldwide.