As of right now there are about 13,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide. To put that number into a little perspective, right now there are about 36,615 McDonald’s worldwide, 15,000 Burger Kings, and 6,500 Wendy’s.
This tells us that we still have work to do. Far too many people have much easier access to fast food facilities than they do to CrossFit boxes. And, we know that the lifestyle associated with fast food is one of the key drivers of chronic, preventable diseases.
We believe that constantly varied, functional movements, executed at high intensity are the best means for individuals to become healthier and lead better and more fulfilled lives. The fact is 13,000 CrossFit boxes are out there helping millions of people become better versions of themselves as they work to stave off preventable diseases. As CrossFit founder Greg Glassman has elucidated on many occasions, CrossFit boxes are the best places to fight chronic disease because of the methodology we employ that is simple and simply works. As Coach Glassman has said, “[CrossFit has] hacked health.”
We are so excited that our doors are now open and are working with Staten Islanders of all ages and fitness levels to achieve their goals. CrossFit has changed the lives for our owners and coaches, and we are confident it will change yours too if you are ready to work hard. So, whatever your goals are – to lose weight, increase strength, become more mobile, have fun, test yourself, improve your cholesterol levels, have a greater ability to chase around the kids or grandkids, or anything else you can think of – we are here to help you meet your goals. In the end, we believe your efforts at CrossFit 103 will help you in your efforts to prevent chronic disease and, just as important; you will have fun during the process and will be thrilled with the transformations you see.
To read more from Coach Glassman on the important topic of preventing chronic disease, please see: http://journal.crossfit.com/2016/08/fitness-luck-and-health.tpl We look forward to working out with you.