Where to Get Your CrossFit on in San Francisco
The CrossFit Games are underway in Madison, Wis., and two athletes will walk away on Sunday with the title "Fittest on Earth" and $280,000 as their reward for another year of training. (Fun fact: the top 20 male and female athletes all receive cash prizes for their efforts.)
Each year, the Games serve up inspiration for non-elite athletes who are simply looking to transform their bodies. And the beauty of CrossFit is you don't have to be the "Fittest on Earth;" the workout can be adapted to any fitness level. As local trainer and self-proclaimed "CrossFit junkie" Caroline Jordan explains, "The workouts are completely scalable, which means that a new participant and a veteran can complete the same workout with changes in load and intensity. You become a well rounded athlete who can move well, perform well, and excel in the world."
Thinking about trying it? Most CrossFit studios, (or "boxes" in CrossFit parlance), offer a free intro class or a weekly community class to let you try a workout before committing. To find a box near your home or office, check out the map below. Each map point includes a link to the box's website, along with the address and phone number.