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Nicole Marr


March 7, 2024

Can I Do CrossFit? Fitness for Every Body

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is coach-led training that is adaptable for every fitness level.  It combines elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio.  It is a fitness program that produces measurable outcomes through lifestyle changes, centered on training and nutrition. {from}. CrossFit workouts combine intensity, functional movements, and variety and with the emphasis on community, are most fun and effective among friends at your local box.  However, a common question arises: Can I do CrossFit?

Scalable and Adaptable

The short answer is: Yes, you can! CrossFit is designed to be scalable and adaptable to individuals of all fitness levels, ages, and abilities.  CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman, has been quoted as saying, “The needs of the elderly and professional athletes differ by degree, not kind.  Where one needs functional competency to maintain independence, the other needs functional mastery to maintain dominance.  Improved hip capacity will help a pro ball player’s throw to first; it will also reduce the chances of grandpa falling in the tub.  The squat is the perfect tool for both.” Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a complete beginner, there's a place for you in the CrossFit community.

Functional Movements

One of the defining features of CrossFit is its emphasis on functional movements. These are movements that mimic activities you do in everyday life, such as squatting, lifting, pushing, and pulling. Because these movements are natural and essential for daily activities, they can be modified to suit almost anyone. Whether you're a stay-at-home parent, a busy professional, or a retiree looking to stay active, CrossFit can be tailored to meet your needs.


Another key aspect of CrossFit is its focus on intensity. Daily workouts vary in length, but are generally intense by differing degrees and are designed to push your limits and maximize results. However, intensity is relative to each individual. What may be intense for one person might be moderate for another. Our CrossFit coaches at CrossFit Flathead understand this and are trained to help you find the right level of intensity for your fitness level and goals.

Constantly Varied

Furthermore, CrossFit workouts are highly varied, incorporating a wide range of movements and exercises. This variety not only keeps workouts fun and engaging but also helps prevent boredom and plateaus. Whether you prefer lifting weights, running, jumping, or climbing, there's something for everyone in the CrossFit community.


It's important to note that while CrossFit is inclusive and scalable, it's essential to listen to your body and work within your limits.  We encourage all members to communicate with our CrossFit coaches about any limitations or concerns they have.  Our coaches are here to support you and help you reach your fitness goals safely.

Not If, But When

The question of whether you can do CrossFit is not a matter of if, but when, and how. With its scalable workouts, supportive community, and emphasis on functional movements, CrossFit truly is for everybody. If you're looking for a fun, challenging, and effective way to improve your fitness, give CrossFit a try—you might just surprise yourself with what you can achieve.

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