The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport.

With an emphasis on education, the CrossFit St. Landry staff holds nearly every certification that CrossFit HQ offers—this ensures that we know how to get you fitter both faster and safer. It is a common misconception that if someone is good at something, they must be good at teaching it. We have found this to not necessarily be the case and at CFSL, we put our effort into getting YOU healthy and well while also maintaining a positive example.


    Amateurs – Inexperienced, unprofessional, unskilled, unqualified, untrained, untaught, part-time, jackleg, weekend warrior, dilettante and non-professional.     “Amateur” is often used as a put down to demean any effort that does not compare to a high level of accomplishment. So who are the amateurs? In the Olympic Games of Ancient Greece, of which we have substantial record, all the participants were both professional and amateurs. Usually sponsored by their city state with training provided by the military, as all most all the athletes were soldiers.  Often the cost of their training was underwritten by a fellow wealthy aristocrat and sometimes by an athletic entrepreneur who gambled that he could make a great deal of money by gambling on his protégé. The winner, and there was only a winner, no silver or bronze medals, received a laurel wreath in recognition of his victory. (And it was always a him although at one early game, a woman snuck in and won. After that competitors competed naked so there would be no question that it was a him.)      “The rewards to the victor were substantial.“     Most were fed for the rest of their lives at the expense of the city-state and there were obviously monetary rewards because many victors had statutes of themselves erected at the Olympic game site.  Also, all of the athletes were aristocrats, so had independent means. No slaves or plebeians were allowed or could afford the training necessary. Many of the Roman gladiators were professionals and slaves. The winner didn’t get a laurel wreath, but got to fight another day and in a few... read more

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