CrossFit is the brain child of Greg Glassman. Glassman opened the first CrossFit gym in Santa Cruz, California in the late 90s. He was able to articulate the definition of fitness better than anyone ever has.
In the first CrossFit Journal article in 2002, Glassman explained how fitness is measured: increasing your fitness means improving your work capacity over broad time and module domains. This essentially means fitness is simply an increased ability to do a variety of different physical tasks. Fitness is thus observable, measurable and repeatable.
Glassman’s concepts about fitness started to spread quickly during the early 2000s. And by 2014, the number of affiliates reached 10,000 wordwide. CrossFit Vancouver was the first Canadian affiliate. We opened in 2005.
By 2010, CrossFit Vancouver had transformed itself into a major teaching facility and we became the first and only registered vocational School of Fitness in Canada, recognized by the PCTIA.