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Why CrossFit and Huntingdon Beach is the Perfect Match!

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Written by Coach Jenna on 21 November 2014.

CrossFit is a culture that has escaped from Santa Cruz California and expanded past California, The United States, and now can be found all over the world. This is pretty remarkable that this amazing community has spread so quickly and changed many lives all throughout the world. Yet at the very root of CrossFit and Functional Fitness in general, it all leads back to California.

Greg Glassman started the very first CrossFit in Santa Cruz, California when every other global-gym had kicked him out for incompatibility with training styles. It is easy to see how this could of happened. Coach Glassman asking his clients to do 21-15-9 of Thrusters and pull ups while others are raking up calories burned on the elliptical machine.

This training methodology grew in popularity and more people began to try these somewhat strange workouts that were posted to CrossFit.com each day. In 2007 the inaugural CrossFit Games happened at a ranch in Aromas, California. The games continued to grow and in 2010 the games switched events from Aromas to the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. This is also the place in 2011 where Reebok signed a 10-year title sponsorship deal with the CrossFit Games. The Games continue to get bigger and bigger every single year and athletes who are bigger, faster, and stronger.

In 2014 another facet of Functional Fitness occurred on the scene when the NPGL made its presence known to the world. In the inaugural season of this professional sport the final match occurred in Irvine, California.

CrossFit in Huntington Beach means you are in the middle of the entire history of CrossFit. It means being able to go watch the CrossFit games every summer with your community and friends at your box. It also means you can watch teams for the National Pro Grid league compete right in your backyard. Aside from the types of events you can attend and be a part of within our CrossFit community, pursuing your own health through CrossFit in Huntington Beach is ideal.

Being as close to the beach as we are allows you to add different facets to your training that many others do not have. Being able to run sprints in the sand, which is significantly less impact on your body than running sprints on concrete. You could also take a swim in the ocean. This is something you can do when you are sore or if you have any nagging injury, then going for a swim is a fantastic way to get your body moving without doing any more damage.

So enjoy living in this beautiful city and take full advantage of everything it has to offer!