CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that is based on a constantly varied, high intensity of a variety of functional movements with the goal of improving total fitness. Functional movements are movements that we use in our day to day things like squatting to sit on a chair, deadlifting to pick an object off the floor or the push press to put something away in a high cupboard to show you a few. These are movements that are essential to be functional for the rest of your life. The goal of CrossFit is to be ready for anything and everything that can be thrown at you.
Workouts are generally of short in nature and intense. These workouts are a combination of multiple movements such as running, rowing, skipping rope, climbing ropes, weightlifting, body weight exercises and carrying odd objects. A variety of equipment can also be used such as barbells, gymnastic rings, pull-up bars, medicine balls and kettlebells. The combination of the different movements and exercises creates the WOD which stands for the workout of the day. This WOD is performed by everyone and can be modified (or scaled) according to your strength and abilities. Each WOD in every individual class is performed in a competitive environment but everyone will be cheering until the very last person is done.