Crossfit is a fitness regimen that implements constantly varied functional movements at high intensities, and is practiced by people of all backgrounds and abilities world wide. Last year Haverford College was recognized as an official Crossfit affiliate, and Crossfit was offered as a physical education class to Haverford and Bryn Mawr students. The classes are taught by Abi Mumme-Monheit, a Haverford student who is a Level 1 Certified Crossfit trainer, who has experience coaching at a Crossfit gym in Boston and has been a Crossfit athlete for 3 years. Each class focuses on improving overall fitness through work on basic physical skills including endurance, strength, flexibility, power, speed, and agility. There will be two class levels: a beginner class for which no experience is necessary, and an advanced class for students who have previously participated in Crossfit or who have weightlifting experience.
Crossfit also provides students who are interested in fitness, regardless of their athletic and/or training backgrounds, with the opportunity to be a part of an accessible, and welcoming community that promotes both physical and mental wellness, camaraderie, and self-improvement. One of the main goals of this club is to create space in the athletic center for students who may not feel as though they are welcome and/or have the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively use the gym.