CrossFit in the Virgin Islands

CrossFit 340

CrossFit seems to be the buzzword that is taking the fitness world by storm.  And St. Croix, Virgin Islands is no exception…on a small island we have seen a few CrossFit gyms pop up with pics and videos plastered across social media.  We see terms like WOD and burpees…and images of wooden boxes and big tires.  Without know much about it, I would say it’s kind of a combination of boot camp meets gym but without using all the fancy workout machines.

So what is CrossFit?  I’ve endeavored to find out what exactly CrossFit is…without actually going into a gym of course as I think I’ll just stick to my treadmill, a Bosu Ball and a small selection of weights.  According to the internet, CrossFit started in 1996 as Cross-Fit and was later incorporated in 2000 to become CrossFit…a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.  The philosophy behind the workout is incorporating a combination of aerobic exercise, calisthenics, and Olympic weightlifting.  CrossFit describes its program as “constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains.”

If you are here on vacation or are moving here, and you are a CrossFit junkie, then rest assured you’ll be able to get your fix here in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.  You can go to either one of these CrossFit locations: 340 CrossFit or CrossFit Centerline .

If CrossFit is not your thing and you just want to get some exercise, you can always go on a great hike in many spots around the island.  If you feel like you need a motivator to get out and exercise, you can join a hiking group, like the St. Croix Hiking Organization.  They do scheduled organized hikes throughout the year.

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