Last week, while I was at Home Depot, I happened to be getting out my car at the same time as an elderly gentleman parked next to me.
As he was getting out of his car, which was visibly a struggle, he said to myself and another guy parked near us to, “stay young while you can”.
The sentiment was to stay as mobile as possible.
CrossFit, at its core, is a program emphasized on promoting functional fitness.
I know this can sometimes be decipher amongst the shirtless, Adonis-like individuals you see each year dropping to the ground after grueling workouts on CBS Sports during the CrossFit Games. However, this is not the bedrock of CrossFit. This is the .01% of elite athletes that partake in CrossFit as a sport.
Functional fitness prepares you to be a tackle common movement you might do at home, at work or in sports.
Think about it…getting up from a seated position, be it from a car, the couch, table or toilet is something we do many times a day. This action at its core is a squat.
Ever pick something heavy off the floor? Deadlift. Lift up a bag of dog food and toss it onto your shoulder? Clean.
CrossFit prepares you for these moments. Allowing you to remain fit and active well beyond those much envied, “young” years.
If you’re interested in learning more about functional fitness, and what we do schedule a No Sweat Intro today.