by Crystal Johnson
CrossFit Puyallup is and has been a CrossFit “Affiliate” for over 6 years. What does this mean?
This means that you are part of a local fitness community that is backed by a worldwide fitness community whose aim is to forge broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares people for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.
The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.
The mission of the CrossFit community and the work of the CrossFit affiliates is to promote health and fitness globally. We promote non-medical healthcare: the healthy lifestyle choices in terms of diet, exercise, and community engagement that can prevent chronic disease, the greatest health crisis facing the world today.
As noted by CrossFit founder Greg Glassman, the CrossFit stimulus—constantly varied high-intensity functional movement coupled with a diet of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar—can prevent the cause of 70 percent of deaths in the United States.
From the beginning, the CrossFit movement has provided an alternative to the prevailing commercial gym establishment and its signature “big-box,” machine-based, bodybuilding approach to fitness. CrossFit is not a franchise and never will be. The affiliates constitute a confederation of legitimate fitness practitioners united around constantly varied, intense, functional exercise and pooling reliable resources under the CrossFit name.
CrossFit affiliation is an Internet-based, grassroots movement started by CrossFitters who wanted their own local CrossFit-equipped gyms, trainers, and communities. It has become a call to all who really care about fitness to try the Workout of the Day. Inviting a friend to participate compounds the experience.
At CrossFit Puyallup, we have set a standard of fitness for all our athletes to achieve. We do this in an environment that is welcoming to all ages and levels. Our staff is highly trained and experienced in all facets of health and fitness. Come see why CrossFit Puyallup is the place that people keep coming back to!