The Reebok Crossfit Games returned to Madison, Wis., this summer for the third straight year, upholding a contract that will see the “Fittest on Earth” migrate back to Wisconsin through 2021. On the grounds of the Alliant Energy Center, which is temporarily converted into the world’s largest Crossfit box, athletes and spectators enjoyed a “fitness festival,” featuring more than 200,000-square-feet of exhibitors, a 10,000-seat outdoor stadium where competitions take place, a 20,000-square-foot beer garden, spectator workout space, live demos, music and an indoor coliseum venue for the finals.
CrossFit Requires Consideration, Cooperation at Military Facilities
Despite some detractors (which will be given their say in a subsequent piece) CrossFit's growth across the U.S. military and around the world is undeniable. But simply joining a CrossFit "box" to improve overall fitness is much different than adding CrossFit classes at a military fitness facility. It's not another Pilates or step class, and it takes some consideration.