The CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar—prepares you for the demands of a healthy, functional, independent life and provides a hedge against chronic disease and incapacity. This stimulus is elegant in the mathematical sense of being marked by simplicity and efficacy. The proven elements of this broad, general, and inclusive fitness, in terms of both movement and nutrition, are what we term our CrossFit Essentials.
In this six-part series, Seminar Staff Head Trainer Jenn Hunter-Marshall explains CrossFit’s definition of fitness during the “What Is Fitness?” lecture presented at a Level 1 Certificate Course at CrossFit South Philly in 2021.Watch "What Is Fitness?" Part 1: 10 Physical Skills
At the Scholarship Level 1 Certificate Course held at CrossFit South Philly in March 2021, attendees spent two days learning the fundamental principles and movements of CrossFit — “a real set of skills,” Seminar Staff Flowmaster Chuck Carswell says.WatchTeaching Technique in Philly, Part 6: Refinement
On this noteworthy day — the 15th day of the 9th month of the 21st year — it’s important to look back and note the cultural significance that the 21-15-9 rep scheme has had on not only the CrossFit culture, but also on culture at large. It’s not just a date or a series of numbers, it's a feeling in all of us.Read MoreFormula for Fitness
After Hurricane Ida laid waste to Louisiana, hundreds of emergency utility-line workers were left in the lurch with nowhere to stay. So CrossFit No Surrender stepped up.Read MoreLouisiana Affiliate Feeds, Shelters Lineworkers After Ida
In part 5 of this six-part series on technique, Seminar Staff Flowmaster Chuck Carswell goes back to the bodega. "Do you want me to go to the right place or do you want me to be there at the right time?” he asks attendees of a two-day Scholarship Level 1 Certificate Course held at CrossFit South Philly.Watch Teaching Technique in Philly, Part 5: Virtuosity
How do you evaluate a fitness program? By three key criteria, says Seminar Staff Flowmaster Chuck Carswell: safety, efficacy, and efficiency, where “efficacy” represents the desired skill or adaptation and “efficiency” measures the time it takes to achieve it.Watch Teaching Technique in Philly, Part 4: Evaluation