Dr. Andrew Hatchett is asked to teach a weight-training course at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He introduces his students to CrossFit in hopes of producing and new and better breed of fitness professional.
As a faculty member and loyal CrossFitter who teaches in the field of kinesiology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, I was recently presented with an exciting opportunity: adding CrossFit to the university’s curriculum.
It is profoundly important to educate the future leaders of fitness science and the fitness industry in techniques and practices that allow for a change in the status quo. I view CrossFit as the most effective and efficient fitness program on the planet. CrossFit affords the opportunity to eliminate a tremendous amount, if not all, of the mistruths that infest the fitness industry. It’s simply a better way to teach fitness and exercise.
I’m sure a number of other questions can be posed in regard to the adoption of CrossFit as a course at institutions of higher learning, but the bottom line is this: CrossFit is the most effective and efficient method to deliver functional fitness training. In my opinion, the logical evolution is to offer this training to those who will lead and shape the standards of fitness for years to come.