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CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way: increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.

The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.

The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.

Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.

While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.

Constantly Varied

Have you been repeating the same routine every time you go to the gym? Chances are your body is as bored as you are. It knows your old routine by heart therefore making your efforts far less effective. CrossFit keeps your body guessing by introducing different movements each class. Every Workout Of the Day (WOD) will be completely unique to the one before it. It’s very hard to “plateau” when your body has no idea what’s next.

Functional Movement

Ever picked up something off of the floor? You’ve already performed a deadlift. Maybe placed that something overhead on a high shelf? Congrats! You’ve also performed a strict press. When we say functional movements, we mean movements you perform almost every day. Our goal at CrossFit Golden is to help you perform them safely, quickly, and efficiently. By performing these movements at a high intensity (relative to the individual), you are not only increasing your strength and stamina, but you’re also reaping the benefits of an intense cardio workout. You will achieve more in 5 minutes than you would spending 60 minutes or more on a treadmill!!!

High Intensity

When we said each workout is different, it’s not only the movements that change – the length of time varies as well. One day you might do 4 rounds of kettlebell swings, box jumps, and sit-ups. The next day you might be doing as many rounds of pull-ups, pushups, and squats as you can perform in 20 minutes. We’re training you to be a machine whether the workout is 5 minutes long or 60 minutes long. Our programming will teach you to pace yourself so you can stay in constant movement and get the most out of each workout.

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