CrossFit is a branded fitness regimen created by Greg Glassman. It is a registered trademark of CrossFit, LLC, which was founded by Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000.
CrossFit is promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and a competitive fitness sport, incorporating elements from high-intensity interval training, Olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, kettlebell lifting, calisthenics, strongman, and other exercises. It is practiced by members of thousands of affiliated gyms, roughly half of which are located in the United States, and by individuals who complete daily workouts.
CrossFit has been criticized for causing more injuries than traditional weightlifting, and that its methodology may cause exertional rhabdomyolysis, a possible life-threatening breakdown of muscle from extreme exertion.