The sport of CrossFit is a fitness phenomenon that has been slowly gaining momentum since its inception in 2003. So what is CrossFit? It’s a lot of things.
Coach Greg Glassman, CrossFit Inc.’s CEO, has spent the bulk of his adult life experimenting with and working to perfect the regimen. CrossFit defines itself as “constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity.” CrossFit athletes—from novice to elite—have experienced the high of physical achievement in a way unlike any other sport, hooking folks from Day One and creating an almost cult-like following.
A defining characteristic of the sport is also the community fostered by group workouts. The challenge and support that one derives from competing (yes, even everyday classes are competitions) against the athlete you were the previous week, against a clock, with others, in a high-intensity environment is unparalleled in any other sport. The cheers for the first athlete to finish a “WOD” (workout of the day) are exceeded only by the cheers for the last athlete to finish.
Community is a key factor in CrossFit’s effectiveness. The Liberty Box League brings this community to a whole new level. The Liberty Box League is the first competition league for CrossFit athletes in metro-Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The League’s inaugural 5-week season begins on Saturday, September 14, 2013, runs through Saturday, October 12, 2013, culminating with a championship match on November 2, 2013. Novice and Advanced level teams representing boxes from three conferences, will battle for a spot at the League Championships, and ultimately the Liberty Cup and the title of Fittest Box in the League.