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I read quite a lot of US running blogs and many of them mention the phenomenon of Crossfit which has recently made it's way over to the UK.
The idea is that of "functional fitness" where you do heavy lifting, running, climbing etc tutored by private personal trainers in small groups (boxes).
People seem to like the positive group atmosphere, the focused attention from the coaches and of course the improvement in their fitness. The negatives are generally the cost, and the scare stories about people getting injured through doing the moves wrong.
I was just wondering whether anyone here had come across it or even tried something similar as a compliment to running? I know there's various schools of thought, but general opinion is that cross training and strengthening/weight training is an important part of a fitness routine.
Thoughts on CrossFit?