I. How would you describe CrossFit Lay It Down / LID Fitness & Nutrition Center?
II. What’s the difference between exercising at a traditional global gym versus training with CrossFit Lay It Down / LID Fitness & Nutrition Center?
The bottom line is that a traditional gym is, for the most part, set up for exercise, and a CrossFit gym has the goal of training in mind. What’s the difference between these two?
According to a Huffington Post Article from 2014, exercise is “physical activity done for its own sake.” The person looking to get in some exercise will have the primary goal of burning a certain amount of calories and sweating for a specific amount of time. Typically, it means doing the same routine on repeat, or having a set schedule of cardio + a targeted area (i.e. Monday, 30 minute run and arms; Tuesday, 30 minute elliptical and legs).
Exercise is good. It’s an important part of remaining healthy. But exercise does not have to be limited to this type of routine.
Training is also exercise, but it’s the kind used by professional athletes. That six pack or those biceps you admire on that pro-athlete you watched on TV last weekend are not a result of an exercise regimen. They’re a result of training. Training is NOT exercise done for its own sake. It’s exercise with a specific goal in mind.Excerpt taken from Why Is CrossFit So Expensive? Everything you need to know. Jul 13, 2017.
For the average person, it might be strange to consider that this might be a better option than simple exercise. After all, if you are not a professional athlete, then what are you training for? However, it’s obvious that it’s this type of training that creates true results, that turns people into athletes. Enter CrossFit.
CrossFit takes the training approach to exercise. What’s the goal? Not just to get your workout in, but to get better. To improve. To end in a different place than you began. And it’s this difference that the CrossFit member is paying for.
III. What’s the Difference Between CrossFit vs. the CrossFit Games?
CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by safe, effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any fitness goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone — people who are just starting out and people who have trained for years.
The CrossFit Games are a test of fitness. The Games season starts with the CrossFit Open, an accessible test of physical fitness for athletes of all fitness and experience levels. Top athletes then advance through each stage of the season, which culminates with the CrossFit Games, where competitors engage in a series of challenges unknown to them until right before the events begin.
Excerpt taken from CrossFit HQ IG, 12/23/20.