CrossFit: the fitness fad hits DeWitt

By Connor Clark
Bath-DeWitt Connection staff reporter

With the rise of obesity in the United States, new workout trends and diets are emerging to help the public get back and stay in shape. In 1995, former gymnast Greg Glassman created a workout trend that has taken off across the country and DeWitt Township has caught on. CrossFit is a combination of many different physically demanding activities such as running, power lifting, and gymnastics. The program is designed to give new creative ways of looking at fitness, rather than basic weight training and endurance running. This high intensity form of exercise can scare many people, but Lake State CrossFit owner Brad Hillard believes that it is much easier than it looks.