Crossfit-Is it just a Fad?
By Annie Berryhill
Dictionary.com defines a FAD a couple of different ways:
1.a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., especially one followed enthusiastically by a group
2. an intense but short-lived fashion; a craze
Yeah, I guess you could qualify Crossfit as a fad, but that's not all bad, is it?
This statement really got my goat the other day. It was said by a friend who coaches sports specific skills to teens. Mind you, he uses the Crossfit model in his training, but it was something about the way he said it that made me think that he was not simply making an observation, he was making a negative judgment call.
Have you run into this before when talking about Crossfit? I know I have at certain points over the last 2+ years.
The common arguments that Crossfit is a fad sound kinda like these:
- It's just good old Calisthenics_like the kind Jack LaLanne has always done;
- Crossfit is simply a vehicle for a new company to make money with new packaging on old, and standard stuff;
- It's only a gathering of shirtless muscle heads jumping on the latest fitness bandwagon
- It will be gone really quick, people will get over it.
And the list goes on.
So, what do you, my faithful reader, think about this issue?
Do you agree? Have you encountered this resistance from people in your life? Do you think that if it is a FAD that it has any staying power? Why or why not? I have my views, but I want to hear what you guys think!
It would be great if you would share them with me and the other readers by commenting here, on the blog!
PS..Fad or not, Crossfit has reshaped me BODY-MIND and SPIRIT…….I am not sure what other safe, healthy, fun FAD can say THAT for very many people??
I totally want to hear from you tell me how you think is might be or how it definitely is not! This ought to be fun!
Anne (Annie) Berryhill is a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, athlete and competitor who owns and operates OC Fitness Revival in Orange County, CA. Services include personal and group training, nutrition classes and counseling, as well as providing incredible health-improving supplements to help people to make the most out of what they've got.
(949) 280-3407 Anne@anneberryhill.com