Over 14,000 independently owned CrossFit gyms can be found in locations around the world. CrossFit affiliates comprise a confederation of dedicated fitness practitioners united around the shared goal to improve health, happiness, and performance for anyone who walks through their doors.
Explosive ordnance disposal officer Kaitlyn Hernandez recently set a record by running the mile in 10 minutes and 23 seconds while wearing an 84-lb. bodysuit and 12-lb. helmet. Hernandez trains at CrossFit SolaFide in Clarksville, Tennessee, and also qualified for and competed in the CrossFit Games Individual Quarterfinal last weekend.
“I kept imaging myself dead and people carrying me to my final resting place. And I kept imagining them complaining about this heavy person that they need to carry. … I didn’t want that to be my legacy.”
“Having a place where people can come and not just being judged on their physical capabilities but also giving a place to heal mentally and emotionally is what I wanted to foster, and I think CrossFit does that.”
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CrossFit is a movement with over 5 million athletes and over 14,000 locations across the planet.