By Kristen Hummel
On May 23rd and 24th I had the opportunity to witness true athleticism at the CrossFit East Regional in Hartford. “What is CrossFit?” you may be asking CrossFit is a fitness program that consists of constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement. It takes movements we use every day and cranks it up a notch. The beauty of CrossFit is that it is scalable to every individual’s fitness level.
Every year since its inception in 2007, the CrossFit Games—which is like the Olympics of CrossFit—take place in July in Carson, CA. But first, the top forty athletes from each region must compete in the Regionals. This year there were eight regions: East, South, Atlantic, Central, West, California, Pacific, and Meridian. From there, the top five from each region will compete in the Games for the coveted title “Fittest Man and Fittest Woman on Earth.”