CrossFit Health is Back in Full Force After Year-Long Limbo
The NOBULL CrossFit Games marked the return of fans to Madison, WI, but it also served as the site of another critical moment for the company. CrossFit Health showed up in force to put on panels about nutrition, injuries, cancer, and several other important topics.
One big thing: Once a platform created in 2017 to cover a multitude of topics relating to a healthy lifestyle and educate a network of physicians, CrossFit Health went into a limbo of sorts in 2019 and 2020 after new ownership took over, but has re-emerged with a clear vision and direction.
- “We’ll be launching programs for providers & patients across the U.S. and we’d love to let you know when we launch in your area,” they posted to Instagram on September 8.
- “We’re entering a new chapter of CrossFit Health with the vision of revolutionizing healthcare delivery globally by harnessing the power of the CrossFit methodology and including ALL healthcare providers. We will continue to provide education, networking, and solutions to our healthcare crisis with a renewed focus on health, happiness, and performance,” they wrote on September 9.
The future of CrossFit Health remained a question as Glassman sold to Eric Roza and the company moved forward toward 2021. However, the company provided clarification at the NOBULL CrossFit Games. Dr. Julie Foucher hosted six panels about a variety of topics. She sat down with several prominent physicians, including physical therapist Dr. Kelly Starrett, physiatrist Dr. Amy West, and chiropractor Dr. Jason Garrett among others.
- “I was grateful to have the opportunity to host a series of panel discussions on behalf of CrossFit Health at the Games this year,” Dr. Foucher said. “We wanted to continue conversations that had been started on chronic disease and cancer, and start some new ones on the topics of injuries, wearables, pregnancy, and genomics.
- “The eagerness of a top-notch group of panelists to participate and the enthusiasm from the live audience at the Games was encouraging, and we are just getting started. This is the beginning of a new chapter for CrossFit Health – I hope to share more soon and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s ahead.”
Perfect timing: The return of CrossFit Health comes at a time when there are constant discussions about healthcare, reliance on medication, and making bodily systems better prepared to fight off all sorts of illnesses and ailments. The program is once again focusing on creating a network of physicians dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world without relying on pills.
The panels at the CrossFit Games were only the first step. CrossFit Health has plans to expand in the coming months while putting on a variety of events to address a number of issues. Those interested can sign up for email updates at the official website.
- Dr. Sean Rockett: “Kind of comes down to the division in [CrossFit] that joins healthcare workers worldwide who strongly believe in the health benefits of diet and exercise. There will be conferences and online lectures for people to share their experience and educate. At the Games they put on panels about pregnancy and exercise, injury prevention, wearable devices, cancer. There is going to be a virtual conference coming up soon.”
Bottom line: While CrossFit Health’s future remained a question for multiple years, there is no doubt that it will be a critical part of the plan moving forward. Dr. Foucher and Dr. Rockett among others will be part of the process of educating care providers and patients alike while trying to make positive changes in a medication-dependant industry.