One of the newest concepts in the fitness community is the intense workout craze of Cross Fit. Cross Fit is a strength and conditioning program designed around constant varied movement. Consisting of short, high-demanding workouts, Cross Fit helps build muscle while reducing bodyfat. The exercises involved include squats, jump rope, running, rowing, and a number of other actions focused on toning one’s body.
Cross Fit has taken the world by storm, with over 4,000 affiliated gyms and a Reebok sponsorship. These gyms emphasize more than just a workout – they make Cross Fit a competitive sport as well. Placing participants in respective groups, Cross Fit gyms grade individuals on their individual times. Also, such fitness fanatics can qualify for the Cross Fit Games, where they can win prizes and national recognition.