CrossFit is a training methodology that has as many adherents as it has critics. One side says it’s the path to all-around athleticism and strong community. The other says it’s expensive, dangerous, and cultish. All this before the fitness craze is even old enough to buy cigarettes.
The first gym offering CrossFit-style workouts opens in Santa Cruz.
Married business partners Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai start CrossFit Inc.
There are 13 certified CrossFit “boxes” (gyms) in the U.S.
The first CrossFit Games are held. First prize is $500.
Vanessa Hudgens turns to CrossFit to go from skinny to vicious for Sucker Punch.
Coach Paul Fournier implements CrossFit as a training exercise for the Miami Marlins baseball team.
Over 10,000 dedicated CrossFit gyms exist in the U.S.
The Reebok-sponsored CrossFit Games, a four-day event featuring team and individual events, awards over a million dollars in prize money.