“The needs of our olympic athletes and grandparents differ by degree, not kind.” That is to say, everyone needs to perform an intelligently selected variety of functional movements at a level of intensity appropriate for that individual. Everyone needs to eat food that sustains, rather than harms, the body. This is the pursuit of fitness, and the ability to maintain that fitness throughout your life is a defining measure of health. CrossFit At Home is a place to access the necessary tools—functional movement, simple nourishment—to sustain and preserve your health at home.
"Lifting and carrying bags of groceries, pulling down your suitcase from a train’s overhead luggage rack, bending down to pick something off the floor, or climbing stairs are all examples of 'functional movement' we all do daily. CrossFit™ aims to provide opportunities for people to prepare themselves to tackle these functional movement needs. ... CrossFit™ is training everyone, young and old, to stay healthy, well, and engaged with the world around them. The program is 'infinitely scalable,' meaning prescribed workout patterns (weights, movements, etc.) can be changed to accommodate the needs of anyone, regardless of age, who wishes to participate."Read the articleA New Way To Get Stronger
The workplace wellness industry has more than quadrupled since 2011, drawing in $8 billion in annual revenue and covering almost one in three American workers. Unfortunately, as Scientific American concludes, it didn’t change employees’ behavior or health care costs in the first year. Employees who took part didn’t become healthier or more productive, and were not more likely to go to the gym or run in a local race. Total health care costs didn’t drop, either.Read the article A Reason to Be Skeptical of the Workplace Wellness Industry
For both our seniors and kids too much weight is any amount that cannot be lifted with near perfect execution. Practicing with small loads and demanding proper technique builds muscle, bone, and strength sufficient to allow for slightly greater loads. That is the process for everyone.Read the article Seniors and Kids