What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is defined as constantly varied, functional movement performed at high intensity. So what does this all mean?

First and foremost CrossFit Bolt is an experience; once you walk in the doors, experience the community, sweat through a WOD (workout of the day) alongside a group of CrossFitters, with only your personal effort as a barometer of success, then you will truly understand and appreciate CrossFit. Until then you can read my explanation below.

At CrossFit Bolt we focus on functional movements. These are essential movements that you perform naturally to 'function' in life. Most often these are multi-joint, core to extremity movements that are the body's most effective and efficient locomotors. Examples include gymnastics movements like pull-ups or push-ups, weightlifting movements like the deadlift (lifting an object from the ground) or overhead press, and monostructional movements like running.

Next, we constantly vary the movements and the duration of the workout. Variance in our programming is great for a couple of reasons; first it develops a broad level of fitness across the 10 general physical skills, and secondly provides a program that is fresh and exciting.

Lastly and most importantly we LOVE intensity. It is inspiring and pushes us to our best! We work hard, but anyone can do it. CrossFit is universally scalable, we dont change programs we scale load and intensity to ability level.

"CrossFit delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general and inclusive. CrossFit's specialty is not specializing. Daily life, like many sports and professions, (and even combat) requires broad levels of fitness. CrossFit's program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind"- CrossFit Founder, Greg Glassman

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