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The biggest misconception about CrossFit is that it is not for everyone, but in reality it is infinitely scalable and can accommodate people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Transcript: "What do you consider to be the biggest misconception about CrossFit? Man, what a great first question on this app. I would say that it's that it is not for everyone. I think that CrossFit is for everyone, but I believe that everyone will not do CrossFit or like CrossFit. At our gym, for example, we have everyone from five years old all the way up to 75 years old. We even have a couple 80-year-olds in our CrossFit Parkinson's class that we have. Anybody can do CrossFit. It is infinitely scalable. Coach Greg Glassman, the man who invented CrossFit, used to say that the needs of our Olympic athletes and our grandparents vary by degree and not kind. So get your booty in a CrossFit gym and support your local affiliate."
CrossFit offers the benefit of using functional movements which involve multiple joint movements, creating a higher power output, and allowing for an objective measure of fitness rather than a subjective one. Transcript: "What benefits do you believe CrossFit offers that other forms of exercise may not? Man, these questions are awesome. I think the biggest benefit for CrossFit that maybe other forms of exercise may not is that CrossFit combines functional movements which you define as multiple joint movements. And most of the things that we see in the Globo Gym are non-functional counterparts which means that they're single joint movements. So if I do a bicep curl for example, it's just the elbow joint that is moving but if I do a press I have the elbow and the shoulder joint that's moving multiple joints which makes it a functional movement. The reason why this is so important is because functional movements allow us to move large loads long distances quickly. And the more load we can move quickly, the higher our power output. And that is, CrossFit's definition of fitness is your work capacity across broad time and modal domains or how high is your power output. So the biggest difference between CrossFit and other forms of exercise is that we define our terms, is that we make sure that everything we say is objective and it isn't left to subjectivity. We also make sure that we use multiple joint movements so that we create high power output so that we can get the results that most people are looking for in the neuroendocrine response between the mind and the body."
We have classes for all ages and levels of fitness at Coast Range, including CrossFit Kids, preteens, teens, open classes, CrossFit Wellness, and Parkinson’s classes. Transcript: "Yeah, what a great question. And I have actionable things that we do here at Coast Range. So we have classes for CrossFit kids, which is five years old to eight years old. We have CrossFit preteens, which is nine years old to 12 years old. We have CrossFit teens, which is 13 all the way through 17. And then we have our open classes, which is 18 years old to as long as you want to stay in the open classes. But we also have a CrossFit wellness class, which focuses on members over the age of 65, missing limbs, morbidly obese, chronic illness, things like that. And we also have this person who's a stud. We also have a Parkinson's class as well that we run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. So not only is CrossFit accessible to everybody and anybody, but there is a class here at Coast Range for you, no matter what your level of fitness is."
What sets CrossFit apart from other forms of exercise is the community that comes with it. The coaches and other members provide encouragement, support, and motivation to push each other to do their best. This creates a unique atmosphere that helps everyone reach their goals. Transcript: "What sets, cross and apart from other forms of exercise, this right here. Chris is the last one in the workout and the whole class is basically hanging out to cheer him on, to get him through to the end, to push him a little bit further than he wants to be pushed, right, and to give him that little bit extra. And it's within that little bit extra that the community gives you. You know, all these guys hanging out here and pushing him is where the magic kind of happens. It's the combination of Claire right here who's coaching and keeping an eye on Chris's form, making sure he's not getting out of control, but then also the culture and the community around him cheering him on and pushing him through to do something pretty incredible. So I think that's what sets CrossFit apart. You can do CrossFit anywhere, in the student garage if you want to, but you can't get that community anywhere."