I’m sure you’ve heard of CrossFit before, but in case you haven’t – it’s a high intensity workout that incorporates different elements of sport and types of exercise, and this workout is perfect for everyone who wants to get fitter, which includes you, ladies! Whether you’re an athlete or a beginner, you should definitely give CrossFit a go. If you’re still unsure and want to know what this workout is all about, our friend at CrossFit 6221, Ariavita, shares her story to put your mind at ease. So here are six reasons why women should do CrossFit and why you’ll love it.
- SCALABLE TO YOU
The high intensity of CrossFit may seem intimidating for beginners, but there’s nothing to worry about because you can scale each workout to fit your current level. At the same time this workout will definitely challenge you, which allows you to improve every single day.
“When I first started I couldn’t do a single proper push ups, so that’s my motivation to stay I want to be able to do 10 push ups one day. From then I came every day. There were many movements that I had to scale down i.e. all the lifts, pull ups kettle bells etc. but I didn’t stop… I kept coming back and build my skills and strength everyday”
- PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE
One of the greatest things about CrossFit is the fact that it is a fitness programme supervised by professionals, which ticks the boxes for safety and effectiveness. There will be excellent coaches to help you improve and work on certain movements and skills and make sure you do each movement correctly to avoid injuries. CrossFit is a no-frills workout – you come, do the program, sweat and repeat the next day. By doing CrossFit, you will be in good (and strong) hands.
- WORKOUT VARIATIONS
Working out should be exciting, and you’ll never find yourself feeling dull with CrossFit. There will be workouts of the day or WOD, which varies each day! CrossFit trains 10 areas of fitness – strength, endurance, stamina, power, speed, accuracy, balance, flexibility, agility and coordination – it’s everything a super woman needs, CrossFit combines all of them. We use weights, body weight, gymnastics and mono-structural cardio activities to train those 10 areas of the body. It’s fun, diverse and challenging!
In CrossFit you get to train with a group of people that keep you motivated and energized. The fitness programs run in groups, so you will be surrounded by people who strive for the same goal as you do. Making new friends is always a wonderful thing, and it becomes a community of people who support and push each other to become better. A friendly competition here and there can also motivate you to improve.
- HEALTH AND WELLNESS
There are tons of benefits CrossFit has to offer for your wellbeing. It helps regulate and balance your hormones, to make sure you stay healthy and free from unwanted diseases. Being active in CrossFit also reduces your risks for osteoporosis, where bones become weak and brittle, and gives you better posture. CrossFit improves your overall strength and wellness.
- LOOK GOOD, FEEL GOOD
Now, the one million dollar question is, will you become bulky if you do Crossfit? Being muscular does not necessarily mean you’ll be looking bulky, but it sure makes you look toned. Women who do CrossFit in general would mostly say they love how their body looks, because why wouldn’t they? Being fit doesn’t only make you look good on the outside, but it also makes you feel good in the inside.
“Being fitter makes me feel good and happy…”
There is no other fitness programme quite like CrossFit. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and discover what your body is capable of.