Battling the CrossFit Stigma

Let’s pretend, for a moment, you are interested in trying out CrossFit, but you don’t know where to start. So you do what everyone does when they need information: you go to Google.

You begin to type, “CrossFit is…” into the Google machine and the first two search queries are “CrossFit is bad” and “CrossFit is dangerous”.


No matter what your opinion is of the sport before you start the research, you are already thinking it’s bad for your body, even before you talk to a coach at a real box. Your perception is altered, even though you had no idea what CrossFit was five minutes ago.

It’s battling this CrossFit stigma that we all engage in, but it continues to be frustrating for those of us who make a living helping people become more awesome versions of themselves.

If you are currently enrolled in a CrossFit program, you know the claims that CrossFit is bad and dangerous are myths that have been perpetuated over years by those who, for one reason or another, were not successful.

But if you go through a program properly, with proper coaching, CrossFit will change your life.

Every month on the blog, we highlight members who are doing great things because of their commitment to fitness. People like Celeste Forman and Ben Rosenberg see the value in CrossFit and they are not afraid to talk about it. They pay us to work out; yet, they are more than willing to share positive feedback.

We assure you they wouldn’t talk positively about CrossFit if it wasn’t making them more awesome.

If you are thinking about trying CrossFit, we urge you to come and talk to us in person. Every member of our box has concerns they want addressed, and we make sure to not let them exercise without supervision if they are worried about aggravating an injury or hurting themselves.

Each workout can be tailored to the individual so that they are not doing too much or becoming uncomfortable with the amount of activity.

Before you make a decision about where to get fit, we want to be sure you have all of the proper information available to you.

Then, and only then, will you understand the positives and the negatives, and you’ll soon understand the positives far outweigh the negatives.

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