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Cross Fit Games Provide Life Long Benefits

Cross fit is a hybrid workout consisting of high intensity interval training, Olympic powerlifting, and gymnastics. It’s a fitness phenomenon that has been sweeping the nation, including here at BYU-Idaho; which is apparent from the BYU-I Cross fit Games.

Both men and women took part in the BYU-I Cross Fit Games on Saturday June 7th; events took place at both the Hart gym and the stadium. Director of the event, Erin Malan explains what the cross fit games are, and the purpose they can serve.

“Cross fit is a type of fitness that specializes in not specializing,” Malan said. “I guess we do a whole bunch of different types of workouts and exercises that prepare you for life and fit for life.”

Malan goes on to say that also it’s a competition, it’s less about winning and more about getting involved and having fun.

“It’s awful fun. We have some people who have never even done the power clean before, and that was the first event, so it’s just really getting them involved and getting into cross fit.”

Participant Tamara Rawson agrees, and even calls it a family environment

“It’s just a lot of fun, I love these activities that we have out here,” said Rawson. “It’s not really a competition, it’s more like a sisterhood and a brotherhood, it’s more like a family to all cheering each other on.”

For anyone interested in getting involved in cross fit here at BYU-Idaho, visit the front desk located in the Hart gym, where they can direct you to trainers who can assist you in your workout.

Reporting from the stadium, this is Karlee Worthen, Scroll Digital.

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