Body Positivity: How CrossFit Promotes Acceptance and Self-Love

OnSide Academy
January 21, 2023

Body positivity and self-love are essential for overall well-being, but they can be difficult to achieve in a society that often promotes unrealistic beauty standards.

CrossFit in recent years has become known for its inclusive and supportive community. In this blog post, we will explore how the CrossFit community promotes body positivity through acceptance of all body types and fitness levels and the impact it has on individuals and the community.

Anyone Can Do CrossFit

CrossFit is a fitness program that is designed to be for everyone. It’s a program that is based on functional movements that can be scaled to any fitness level, and it is not focused on aesthetics.

The community, coaches and members, actively promote self-love and acceptance of all body types and fitness levels, creating a welcoming and supportive environment designed to help people build sustainable habits. Take a look at the workouts at OnSide – it’s evident in the way we build the workouts, making sure they are scalable to all fitness levels.

How CrossFit has change fitness culture

The impact of body positivity in CrossFit is significant. When individuals feel accepted and supported, regardless of their body type or fitness level, it can lead to improved self-esteem and mental health. This is especially important for those who may have previously felt excluded or unwelcome in traditional fitness settings. When we feel good about what we’re doing with our bodies, we’re more likely to consistently show up, leading to better overall health.

Body positivity in the CrossFit community also has a ripple effect. When individuals see people of all shapes and sizes working out together, and supporting each other, it can inspire others to embrace self-love and acceptance. Seeing someone who looks like you, working hard and achieving their goals, can be incredibly empowering. It can also help to break down the notion that fitness is only for a certain type of body, and that everyone is welcome.

Body Positivity means accepting where you are right now

It’s important to note that body positivity doesn’t mean that you have to love every inch of your body all the time, it’s about accepting and loving yourself as you are in the present moment, and keeping your goals in sight.

In CrossFit community, the focus is on progress, not perfection. The coaches and members celebrate small wins and progress, which helps to build confidence and self-esteem. This type of positive reinforcement can be incredibly powerful in promoting self-love and acceptance.

Be Proud of what you can do

CrossFit promotes body positivity through acceptance of all body types and fitness levels and recognizing that strengths and weaknesses are different for everyone.

This creates a supportive and welcoming environment that helps individuals to improve their self-esteem and mental health. The focus on progress and working towards a common goal, rather than aesthetics, helps to promote body positivity and self-love. The ripple effect of body positivity in the CrossFit community can inspire others to embrace self-love and acceptance.

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