Brief History of CrossFit

CrossFit was founded by former gymnast Greg Glassman, and the first CrossFit affiliated gym opened in Santa Cruz in 1995.

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning fitness methodology that promotes broad and general overall physical fitness using a myriad of exercises more commonly found in the activities of weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics.

Designed to enhance a wide array of physical characteristics simultaneously such as cardiovascular endurance, power, flexibility, speed, agility, and balance, the popularity of CrossFit has truly taken off in recent years.

CrossFit attracts and is truly for any person that engages in some fitness regimen. It inspires those of us who train to perhaps think of new, fun, and creative methods for training.

And in much the same way as the Olympics inspires us to think and dream of what we are capable of when pushed, I’d argue that CrossFit offers this emotion and concept to a greater array of people who are perhaps not as gifted in one particular area as an Olympian or professional athlete but still have the drive for self-improvement.