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About CrossFit and our History…

 The History of CrossFit:

CrossFit was discovered by Greg Glassman in 2000 and was the first person to define fitness. From this, he has designed CrossFit to enhance and to push a persons physical capabilities during a single workout, so it is most effective for their body.


What is Cross Fit?

CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program with the aim of improving, among other things, muscular strength, cardio-respiratory endurance, and flexibility. It advocates a perpetually changing mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics (body weight exercises), and Olympic weight lifting. CrossFit describes its strength and conditioning program as “constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad modal and time domains,” with the stated goal of improving fitness, which it defines as “work capacity across broad time and modal domains.”Hour-long classes at affiliated gyms, or “boxes”, typically include a warm-up, a skill development segment, the high-intensity “workout of the day” (or WOD), and a period of individual or group stretching. Some boxes also often have a strength focused movement(s) prior to the WOD. Performance on each WOD is often scored and/or ranked to encourage competition and to track individual progress. Some affiliates offer additional classes, such as Olympic weightlifting, which are not centred around a WOD.


Who is CrossFit Hereford?

CrossFit Hereford become affiliated in 2013 with plans to expand to what it is now. We originally started off with ad-hock classes back in 2011 which began with close friends and family. Over the years, through word of mouth and our hard work, we have gathered a small ‘army’ of regular athletes to our classes. We have gone from strength to strength, with users achieving movements, lifts and general well being that they have never encountered before during any previous training.


Aside from the training aspect, CrossFit Hereford has become a community. Existing and new members instantly bond and are made welcome. The atmosphere and attitude to training and the team cohesion is phenomenal. This is our most treasured aspect, that everyone is to be made comfortable and included when training as after all, no one trains better when they feel comfortable in themselves.