The CrossFit Phenomenon

Last year it was PX 90 and now it’s all about CrossFit. I’m all for whatever gets people moving but it sounds like a new twist on the boot camp theme, just much more expensive. I’ve heard it costs about $170 /month to participate in this activity. But… being a fitness enthusiast myself,  I am all for whatever fad workout gets people to the gym. After all, mixing up your workout keeps things interesting. But, it’s kind of like a fad diet, you might lose the weight but if you don’t create healthy habits of eating that you will stick with for life, you will eventually gain it back. It’s the same with exercise, if you want to get in shape, these workouts are a great idea, but you have to be realistic about what you are capable of and what you are going to stick with. Try and figure out what works for you and you will be able to keep doing  in the long run.

According to Heather from RunFasterMommy.com, CrossFit workouts can be modified to work for almost all fitness levels. So if you’re interested in this “sport” go for it. Just don’t over do it and burn yourself out.

If you can’t afford to go to a CrossFit “box” (I think that’s what they are calling it),  here’s a short workout Heather gives as a good starting point for people interested in the sport:

After a thorough warm up, complete as many rounds of the following as you can in 20 minutes:

5 pull-ups

10 push-ups
15 squats

I’d love to here from you so if you are a CrossFit enthusiast (or have just done it a few times) please let me know your experience.

xo,

Hil

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