What is CrossFit?

A well-balanced Firefighter uses coordination and control when performing firefighting activities. As athletes have specific movements that they must train to perform, so must Firefighters if they wish to perform well and without injury. The City of Marietta Fire Department has adopted CrossFit (www.crossfit.com) as its main workout program.

CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program, but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains: Cardio-respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy (CrossFit Foundations, 2002).

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1. Does the City of Marietta provide medical support to its firefighters?
2. I've been reading a lot about the fitness requirements for the City of Marietta. Will I have time to work out once I go on shift?
3. What is CrossFit?