Tim, Eli, and Andy hitting the 1700 WOD class, circa 2007.
Happy Birthday CrossFit Missoula!
CrossFit Missoula became the 63rd affiliate on 10 March 2006. Since then we’ve watched this fitness movement explode to what it is today. It has been fun to watch and an honor to be a part of the revolution. And it is a revolution!
“We are laying siege to the fitness industry in a storm of value creation.” – Coach Glassman, Oportunities Part 1
For many of us, the call to this fitness revolution was found in the pages of three early, landmark journal articles Foundations, What is Fitness? and The Garage Gym.
More than an exercise methodology, CrossFit has changed the way millions of people around the world define and pursue fitness and health. “Fitness” as the measure of work capacity across broad time and modal domains, made “health” the measure of work capacity across broad time and modal domains, throughout a person’s life.
“Is the goal to live forever, or is the goal to maintain as much functional capacity as long as humanly possible?” – Coach Glassman, Three Dimensional Definition of Fitness & Health
CrossFit made this new fitness accessible to anyone by posting a free “Workout of the Day” on their website, publishing the CrossFit Journal, and creating the CrossFit Trainers Courses.
Today, CrossFit continues its efforts to protect the Affiliates and bring the science of fitness into the mainstream, in part, by taking on fitness industry giants of crony capitalism and “weasel wording,” the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
“You’ll see that what we’re doing is not just incredibly important for our company and for the CrossFit brand,” he says, “but it’s important for every single one of our 11,000 affiliates.” – Russell Berger, CrossFit: The Good Fight
In addition to the support and guidance of CrossFit HQ, CrossFit Missoula owes its nine years of success to our members, past and present. It is their efforts, their progress, and their challenges that guide the evolution of our program and makes our Box better year after year.
Without the commitment of our members, we would not be here today. And it is with them that we look forward to many more years fighting the good fight, as CrossFit Missoula.
Guest Days WOD 10 Mar 2015
Teams of two, for time:
Run 800 m
Kettlelbell swings, 32 kg
Toes to bar
Box jumps, 20 in
Each team will have one kettlebell, one pull-up bar, one box, and one dip station. Students should set up their station as if you were doing this WOD alone. At the start of the WOD, teams will complete the run together. For the 21-15-9 rep circuit, members will start at different stations. Guests may need to modify movements. Kettlebell swings can be modified to deadlifts or air squats. Toes to bar can become hanging knee raises or bar hangs. Box jumps can be step ups or lunges. Ring dips can be scaled to push-ups. For further scaling options, reps may be reduced. The clock stops when all team members finish their work. Finished members can help their team mates complete any work remaining.