It's an exercise class for all ages and body types. Six year old Cedric Friend-Jenny says its working for him, ‘When I started CrossFit I got really strong" he said. It isn't meant to be competitive but Friend-Jenny will try to beat you every step of the way. "My muscles are just really strong" he added.
But if you're not six years old with boundless energy, CrossFit can be quite the work out. It's a mix of strength training and cardio workouts that change every single class. Lulu lemon is sponsoring a free class every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM at Oakledge park, you don't even have to sign up, just show up ready to sweat.
"Last week we threw balloons in the air and chased them around and we did some partner drills like tag and mirroring which was really fun, a kick back to elementary school" said Sarah Heiss, she's trying to tone up four weeks before her wedding. "There isn't an average class its different all of the time" instructor Jade Jenny said. He's Cedric's older brother. Jade Jenny opened the first CrossFit gym in Burlington less than two years ago. He says since then 2,000 people have picked up the sport in Vermont. "Its an athletic strength and conditioning program so a lot of people come to it to aid their sports if they are athletes and they do other things they use it to help them be better at what they do," he said.
Jenny says CrossFit is a lifestyle change as well as a sport. It's also a growing national competition. Similar to the X-games there are CrossFit Games, something Jenny will attend next month. "We qualified a team actually we're one of 43 teams out of 2000 in the world that qualified for that" he said.
So whether you're 100 pounds overweight or looking get fit for the summer it's a new way to get your workout in, for free.