NEWS | Feb. 21, 2014

Joint Base Charleston's CrossFit program

By Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

You may be fit, but are you CrossFit?

The Joint Base Charleston CrossFit program hosts daily classes at the Fitness Center on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C.

Through the CrossFit program, trainees can maximize their conditioning and fitness level. The aim of the CrossFit program is to maintain a broad, general and inclusive fitness. CrossFit members proudly state that their specialty is not specializing.

"Instead of constantly doing the same thing every day, we keep the workouts varied." said Tech. Sgt. Jessica Fruth, 315th Force Support Squadron systems administrator. "CrossFit persistently improves all of your fitness skills."

The CrossFit program consists of demanding workouts with a fast pace. The program is designed to be scalable, where every exercise is modified to each individual's capabilities, making it a great application for any committed individual regardless of experience.

The CrossFit movement has become so widespread, there are even competitions held to determine the fittest of the fit.

Joint Base Charleston's CrossFit program had 12 athletes compete this past weekend at the Garage Games One competition held in Suwanee, Ga. The Garage Games host regional competitions around the country and has been hosting an annual event for several years. The event is set to test overall fitness and work capacity.

This year's competition was held over the course of three days and there were more than1,000 athletes who participated throughout the weekend.

Joint Base Charleston CrossFit had members who placed 11th in the Team RX division, the men's and women's advanced division.

"It turned an individual competition into a teamwork event, making it fun and challenging," said 1st Lt. Tyler Benjamin, 17th Airlift Squadron officer.

You can sign up for the Joint Base Charleston CrossFit program at the Fitness Center. There are four classes held throughout the day Monday through Friday at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5 p.m. There is one class at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, holidays or down days.

Each class lasts one hour and follows the same set workout of the day, so the only difference between the classes is the time you attend.

For more information, check out Joint Base Charleston's CrossFit website at http://www.jbcharleston.com/fitness-programs/148-crossfit or the main CrossFit site at http://www.crossfit.com.