Local crossfit trainers are giving us a better understanding of their community. It comes after a study published in Frontiers in Physiology found that taking crossfit classes too often could damage your immune system.
Crossfit trainers in the Quad Cities say fitness and high intensity workouts have been around for a long time. They teach the quality of movement-- to teach people the correct way to train their body-- and that not only taking care of yourself before and during your workouts is important, but afterwards as well.
"With crossfit, we aren't doing the same movement every single day. We vary the movements so you are able to do it a couple days in a row, but rest days are very, very important to take," QC Crossfit trainer Leah Kurth said.
Trainers that spoke with WQAD News 8 say not everyone is the same and that they start with 10 one-on-one sessions to assess a person's abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
"At the end of the day, it's up to the adult to go ahead and recover eating well, hydrating well, resting well to keep coming back," Kurth said.
They also say crossfit can be for everyone and that they are available for anyone who wants to give it a try.