CrossFit Ceylon (CFCY) was created in 2017 by 4 passionate CrossFitters with a vision to build a functional training space to develop the “sport of fitness” and community in Sri Lanka.
Here at CFCY, we wholeheartedly agree with CrossFit’s philosophy and methodologies, which is why both our trainers and founders have the CrossFit trainer certifications. Our mission is to introduce CrossFit to the island and create a tight-knit community that share the same goals of improving their health, fitness and quality of life – and have some fun while doing it!
CFCY is the largest and most equipped CrossFit box in Sri Lanka. Located in central Colombo, our 6,200 sq.ft space is the first and only 100% dedicated functional fitness facility in the country, equipped by Rogue Fitness, the official equipment supplier to the Reebok CrossFit Games.
We provide over 30 hours of CrossFit classes a week including CrossFit Kids, Yoga and other specialty courses in addition to Personal training and Corporate programs.
What is CrossFit?
In gyms throughout the world the typical workout consists of isolation movements and extended aerobic sessions, with a focus on “back day”, “leg day” etc. The fitness community (from trainers to magazines) have the public believing that lateral raises, bicep curls, leg extensions combined with 20-40 minutes on the elliptical or treadmill are going to lead to some kind of great fitness.
As part of the CrossFit prescription, programming consists of “constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity.” We replaced the lateral raises with push presses, the bicep curl with pull-ups, and the leg extension with squats. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements that reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting and metabolic conditioning (cardio).
“The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency – not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.”
Source: CrossFit, Inc. Website.