Ramp up Your Workouts with Crossfit

Posted on May 10th 2012 by Florida Blue

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There’s more than one way to work out, and for those looking for a more intense exercise routine, CrossFit might be a solution. Founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman, CrossFit has gained a large following with over 3,000 affiliated gyms in the US and worldwide. Due to its word-of-mouth popularity, Reebok has been sponsoring the CrossFit Games since 2007 to see which man and woman is the fittest athlete on earth. So what exactly is CrossFit? And can anyone do it? CrossFit, according to Glassman, “is a program that would best prepare trainees for any physical contingency—prepare them not only for the unknown but for the unknowable as well.” It’s a cross-training platform that utilizes your basic functional movements like sitting, standing, running and lifting. It is an overall conditioning program designed for people of all ages and physical backgrounds. If you want to increase your stamina, strength, speed, and general fitness, CrossFit may be for you. It’s important to remember, however, that not all exercise routines are made for everyone. CrossFit may be too intense a workout regime for you, depending on your current state of health. Be sure to consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. Florida has over 100 CrossFit gyms. To find a facility near you, click here and search for your county. Make us part of your fitness planning. Stop by one of our Florida Blue Centers for a free health assessment so that you have a baseline on your current health. Our staff can help you on your way to a new healthy living routine and help you get the advice you need. Already a fan of CrossFit? Tell us your favorite thing about it here.

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