What Is CrossFit?
Back in 2000, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman wanted to come up with a workout that would build his strength. The result of his efforts was a workout that has become surprisingly popular in the years since and has provided an enhanced level of fitness for participants. Simply put, CrossFit is composed of constantly varied, high-intensity, functional workouts in the 10 recognized fitness domains. These are as follows:
1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance. The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
2. Stamina. The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
3. Strength. The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units to apply force.
4. Flexibility. The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
5. Power. The ability of a muscular unit or combination of muscular units to apply maximum force in minimum time.
6. Speed. The ability to minimize time cycle of a repeated movement.
7. Coordination. The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
8. Agility. The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
9. Balance. The ability to control the placement of the body center of gravity in relation to its support base.
10. Accuracy. The ability to control movement in a given direction or a given intensity.
At CrossFit Lemont, we teach basic- to enhanced-level classes in functional exercise, athletic conditioning, plyometrics, kettlebell training, Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, rowing, running, and jumping rope. The stimulus provided is always varied, and the results are dramatic. We have trained people who are extremely diverse in their experience, conditioning, and lives. Our diverse CrossFit community includes include students, business executives, stay-at-home moms, athletes, grandparents, firefighters, and police—and everything in between.