Do you feel burned out at work or overwhelmed by family life? Are you looking for a productive way to break out of your routine? CrossFit might be the perfect solution.
The CrossFit Hype
What is CrossFit all about anyway?
Greg Glassman, the founder of CrossFit, explains CrossFit as a mixture of weightlifting, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning. It does not focus on only one part of your body, but rather on building your overall strength and fitness.
One of the reasons CrossFit is so popular is it involves varied workouts so you never feel bored. These workouts help you lose weight and gain muscle, giving you an incredible energy boost and serving to strengthen your health and overall wellbeing. As well as being a great opportunity to increase your fitness, at CrossFit you get to join a supportive and enthusiastic community who will help you achieve your goals.
It’s no secret that exercise and a great physique go hand in hand. However, CrossFit can also have amazing benefits for your mind.
CrossFit and Mental Health
When you take up CrossFit, you are instantly leaving behind that nagging worry that you should join a gym! From there, you’ll experience several psychological health benefits:
- Stress relief
After a long day, working out is one of the best ways to release stress. Yes, that exercise ‘high’ does exist, and it is one of the best ways to forget about your problems while also doing something that is good for your body. When you’re in a great mood, no challenge seems insurmountable and that pressure from work or home will seem less dramatic.
- You can train with friends
CrossFit is more fun when you do it with your friends, and in your gym/box, everybody is your pal! In the class environment, you can’t help but feel motivated and excited. You’ll get as much of a rush from cheering on others as you do from hearing them encourage you to make it to the finish line.