With strong female role models competing at the CrossFit Games and in boxes all around the world, there is lot to celebrate on Woman’s day.
Crossfit-style training is changing the world of fitness and health in many ways for women and is empowering them to take charge of their bodies and lives.
For decades, women have been constantly the target of weight loss and cardio-based training programs to help them fit into the skinny-like model that society and magazine covers have promoted as beauty standard.
We’ve seen hundreds of unhappy, unsatisfied ladies, cutting down calories and spending hours on cardio machines, trying to achieve a sometimes unrealistic body image.
But things are changing as women are more concerned with their health than unattainable celebrity-like figures and monotonous fitness routine. CrossFit-style training is playing a huge part in this powerful movement, shifting the focus on health, strength and empowerment.
We’re not only talking about a body image revolution. Crossfit-style training and other similar sports have empowered women in many different ways including:
NARROWING THE GENDER EQUALITY GAP IN SPORT
CrossFit approach has always challenged gender stereotypes, showing that men and women are treated as equals and can compete head to head in many endeavours.
The moment you walk inside our box at Andfit in Auckland CBD you soon realise anyone is participating and treated as an athlete. There is no bearing on whether you are male, female, young, old, elite or novice. Everyone is here to develop their skills and to learn from one another.
CREATING A NEW POSITIVE GENDER PERSPECTIVE
Ask any woman who comes at Andfit if they feel judged. The answer will almost certainly be no. Crossfit-style workouts are structured around a group setting, so that everyone is involved in the workouts and everyone gets an high-five at the end of the class. We recognise every person’s individual strength, and women often cheerlead and encourage each other instead of critizing or judging.
Weightlifting has often been seen as an exclusively male field. CrossFit has crushed many stereotypes in this area, showing to the world that women who lift don’t end up looking like a man or don’t need to fit into certain standards.
At Andfit we have mums, soon-to-be mums, university students, female athletes in other disciplines,…Each one of them is here to train, no matter their body type or look, no matter their career or aspirations.
For the avid Crossfitter, it‘s pretty obvious that the objective of the sport is not aesthetic. We are about embracing your body for what it is and transforming it into its strongest and healthiest version.
Crossfit might eventually give you a six-pack, but for most women, being fit and healthy simply implies finding balance in nutrition, fitness routine and lifestyle.
We’re not about fitting society’s standards, but about accepting your body and what your body is capable of in the pursuit of health and wellness, not perfect physical appearance.
JOIN THE BOX REVOLUTION!
With a supportive community, a positive and encouraging ethos and a complete structured training, women who do Crossfit are joining more than a fitness revolution. It pervades all areas of life as it empowers and prepares women for all life’s challenges, both physical and psychological. It’s a life revolution!
Next time you’re passing by Andfit, give us a visit and come chat about how we can help you achieve your goals and take pride in your body and newfound abilities. Book your No Sweat Intro below!