What Is CrossFit?

Want to change your life with fitness?

You can. All you have to do is start CrossFit.

We’ve made it easy to take the first steps to improved health and fitness. Below, you’ll find everything you need to get going, whether you want to train with a group in an affiliate, work one-on-one with a coach, or start in your garage or basement.

You’ll also find inspirational stories of people who turned their lives around with fitness and never looked back.

Start now and you’ll have your own story to tell in a few months.

Quick-Start Resources

Find a CrossFit affiliate: Map

Find a trainer: Trainer Directory

Learn the movements: Exercises and Demos

Find a workout, including scaling options starting Jan. 2, 2018: CrossFit.com WOD

Find answers: FAQ

Follow CrossFit: Instagram and Facebook

Subscribe to the Email of the Day: CrossFit EOD

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Dig Deeper

Video: “Let Me Tell You About CrossFit”

Article: “A Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit”

Article: “A Beginner’s Routine”

Article: “A CrossFit Startup Guide: Part 1”

Article: A CrossFit Startup Guide: Part 2”

Article: “A CrossFit Startup Guide: Part 3”

Video: “Power of the Affiliate”

Article: “Squat Clinic”

Video: “Greg Glassman: Off the Carbs, Off the Couch”

Article: “Fitness, Luck and Health”

Article: “Foundations”

Article: “What Is Fitness?”

Article: “CFJ Issue 21: Zone Meal Plans”

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People Who Started CrossFit

Article: “How Ron De La Torre Won at Life”

Video: “Ellen: Managing Diabetes With CrossFit”

Podcast: “CrossFit Podcast Ep. 17.28: Kai Rainey”

Article: “Overweight? You Need to Read This”

Article: “‘Do I Need to Lose Weight to Start CrossFit?'”

Article: “Diabeating It”

Video: “94-Year-Old Embraces CrossFit, Healthy Living”

Article: “Greg Fox Fights off Chronic Diseases With Fitness”

Article: “Kick Soda, Drop Diabetes Drugs”

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Article: “‘You Can Save Your Life'”

Article: “Transformed Gym Owner: Food Can Be Medicine”

Video: “The Tim Baldry Story”

Video: “I Am Ivan”

Article: “CrossFit Lifeguards: The Browns”

Video: “A Father-Son Story With Tom Butler”

Video: “Laurie Nelson Starts CrossFit in her 60s”

Video: “I feel Like I Just Started My Life”

Article: “Physician: ‘He’s Basically Cured His Diabetes’”

Video: “I Don’t Understand Why People Don’t CrossFit”

Video: “Better Than Ever: Laurie Hansen”

Video: “Killing the Fat Man: Episode 1”

Cover image: Mike Warkentin/CrossFit Journal

 

Courtesy of CrossFit.com