Anything. Anytime. Anywhere. 

And today was the Dunlawton Bridge.

IMG_5534Anything. Anytime. Anywhere? What is all of this CrossFit you ask? There is no ignoring CrossFit. It’s everywhere. Instagram and Facebook are flooded with pictures of crazy fit looking people posting everything fitness related from their first handstand hold, those weird things they eat and all of these crazy sounding acronyms like “WOD” that purely sound like a cult. As CrossFit continues to gain popularity, we get a lot of questions to why we do what we do. Believe us when we say we have heard it all. Starting with “those CrossFitters won’t talk stop talking about it”, or  “I can’t believe that pregnant girl is doing pullups!”  We’ve heard, “those CrossFitters throw form out the window and go until they puke! Gross!” That’s certainly one thing we can all agree on, very gross!

With that in mind, each CrossFit affiliate is very different; In most cases, we probably appreciate your spine and connective tissue much more than you do! In this post, we’ll begin to describe some of the methods behind our madness to describe our style of fitness.

What is CrossFit? The true definition is constantly-varied, functional movements executed at high intensity. That’s a bit too fancy- lets break it down. This means constantly mixing up skills you may need in life like running, jumping, climbing, lifting, throwing and doing those skills at high intensity. The beauty of the CrossFit model is being able to knock out the intensity component whenever we need to, decreasing volume or scaling the movement itself, creating opportunities for anyone of any skill level to participate!

At CrossFit Port Orange, we focus on improving functional movements, while reducing opportunities for injury, that are necessary and common in your daily activities. Do you lift things overhead to put them away in a cabinet? Do you sit down on a toilet?  Do you throw ball with your kids or pick them up? Do you feel like you could chase or run from a stranger if you needed to?  These are important activities that occur in daily life for many people and skills we work hard to improve!

Our fitness programming aims to improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains cardio-respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. The key idea is to be a balanced and well-rounded human, being able to perform anything, anytime, anywhere. Today, that anywhere was the Dunlawton Bridge! Rather than just working on strengths or specializing to a specific genre of exercises, we train for the unknown and unknowable – life.