Rindge

CrossFit at Franklin Pierce

  • The popular fitness program CrossFit has arrived at FPU through the combined efforts of Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien.

    The popular fitness program CrossFit has arrived at FPU through the combined efforts of Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien.

  • The popular fitness program CrossFit has arrived at FPU through the combined efforts of Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien.

    The popular fitness program CrossFit has arrived at FPU through the combined efforts of Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien.

  • The popular fitness program CrossFit has arrived at FPU through the combined efforts of Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien.
  • The popular fitness program CrossFit has arrived at FPU through the combined efforts of Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien.

CrossFit, a popular fitness program, has arrived at the Franklin Pierce University campus. CrossFit defines itself as a program to optimize fitness using constantly varied functional movement performed at relative high intensity, including aerobic exercise, body weight exercise and Olympic weightlifting, etc.

But the fitness program is more than technical training and the refinement of techniques — CrossFit creates a bond among participants. The camaraderie and sense of community is viewed as an important facet to the fitness program’s success.

The program was brought to FPU via Health Sciences Coordinator and Associate Professor Andrew Hatchett and Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach Tim Brien. Dr. Hatchett and Brien have coordinated their efforts to bring CrossFit to the Rindge campus with the hope of making Franklin Pierce University a healthier environment.

Hatchett was eager to make CrossFit available to students because he views the program as a valuable component of a holistic model of educating students. “This program is the greatest manifestation of kinesiology and exercise physiology we have,” Hatchett says.

FPU is now part of the official network of CrossFit affiliates or “boxes,” as they commonly refer to their gyms. While the program has already begun on campus for Franklin Pierce students, faculty and staff largely outdoors, it is anticipated that it will be open to the general public in the fall when its operation will be run out of the newly reconstructed athletic facility, the Bubble.

For information about Raven CrossFit, contact Hatchet at hatchetta@frankinpierce.edu.

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