Have you heard of CrossFit? Do you automatically envision a bulging-muscled athlete performing deadlifts at an alarming pace? Although Hulk-like muscles may be your eventual goal, if you want to achieve better health and have fun while you’re at it, then CrossFit just might be your dream regimen. Defined as “constantly varied, functional movement performed at high intensity,” this method of working out is a great way to add dynamic and natural movement to your exercise routine.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is an exercise routine that takes less time than a traditional training program while usually achieving more measurable results. According to Cory Hisle, fitness supervisor for Hancock Wellness Center’s Greenfield location, CrossFit can quickly become a lifestyle that is characterized by safe, effective exercise paired with sound nutrition. “Together, we are able to combat disease while working to become the most fit version of ourselves; all while doing so within a community of like-minded people,” he says.
The element of community in CrossFit is astounding. This trend has taken on various forms all across the country, creating pockets of people who connect based on their shared passion for living a healthy lifestyle. Hisle says that the beauty here is people from all walks of life come together, whether they’re professional athletes, stay-at-home parents, seniors, youth, and even those with varying degrees of ability. It is fairly simple to tailor the program to each individual, as it consists of movements such as push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and many easy-to-understand exercises. The magic comes in the repetition as well as the length of time one performs the action.
Try it out!
If you reside in Hancock County, you have the added bonus of a great resource: Hancock Wellness Centers. As a Medical Fitness Certified facility, Hisle says that the centers located in New Palestine and Greenfield can claim one of the only CrossFit programs under a therapeutic title. The CrossFit approach that’s available within the Hancock Wellness Center model provides true quality in that it’s overseen by exercise specialists, just like all of the other programming within the three HWC locations.
Now that spring is in the air if you’re looking to spice up your exercise routine, look no further than CrossFit. It can provide a new challenge and a new way to move your body, all while achieving the level of fitness you want in order to become the best version of yourself. The community element makes it fun as well by meeting new people with similar interests in health and wellness.
Trying something new isn’t always easy, which is why the Hancock Wellness Centers offer free community CrossFit workouts at all three locations on the first Saturday of each month. Hisle says that the easiest way to find out more information or keep up to date on the latest is to follow @hancockathletics on Instagram. Membership to Hancock Wellness Centers provides access to CrossFit classes as well as another high-quality programming. You can find more information by visiting the website.