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Singer Kelly Clarkson credits CrossFit with helping her shape up and feel confident about her body. You never work out more than 35 minutes, but its so intense… It makes me feel like G.I. Jane. Its very empowering, she says about the notoriouslyMoreSinger Kelly Clarkson credits CrossFit with helping her shape up and feel confident about her body. You never work out more than 35 minutes, but its so intense… It makes me feel like G.I. Jane. Its very empowering, she says about the notoriously tough workout. I do it totally for my psyche. Im much better when those endorphins are going. Its a release. And I also love food, so theres a payoff!Jessica Biel is one of the rare Hollywood beauties who isn’t afraid to show how much work goes into maintaining her famously fit figure—the one that has landed her on almost every hot list in spite of the fact that she bucks the super skinny trend.There is so much pressure to look a certain way in this town. But its nice to have a little meat on you, and I hope I inspire women to appreciate their muscular calves! Biel says, adding that she maintains her famous physique with hardcore CrossFit workouts and following a Paleo style of eating. I’m comfortable with my body and who I am because I work out a lot!Exercise for me is like eating, sleeping, and breathing, Cameron Diaz says, explaining her chiseled bod. Im consistent, and when Im not consistent, it shows up on my body.Diaz first discovered CrossFitwith her pro athlete ex, Alex Rodriguez, and it soon became one of her favorite ways to stay consistent with exercise and sculpted from head to toe.Channing Tatum has always had an impressive physique, but now that he’s the Sexiest Man Alive according to People magazine, everyone is dying to know how the actor stays so sculpted.I like to be lean. If I get too bulky I cant move well, and I like to move, he says. When Im not training, I get really round and soft.Tatum recently shared that variety is his favorite workout trick. Constantly changing up his routine keeps him from getting bored and keeps his body from getting complacent, which is why he finds CrossFit, where every day brings a new challenge, so perfect.CrossFit is a fitness company founded by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai in 2000. Promoted as both a physical exercise philosophy and also as a competitive fitness sport, CrossFit workouts incorporate elements from high-intensity interval training, olympic weightlifting, plyometrics, powerlifting, gymnastics, girevoy sport, calisthenics, strongman and other exercises. It is practiced by members of over 10,000 affiliated gyms,half of which are located in the United States, and by individuals who complete daily workouts (otherwise known as a WOD or workout of the day) posted on the companys (or an affiliated gyms) website.Table of Contents1. What is CrossFit?Filling in the BackstoryExcelling At LifeStaying ConnectedGet Results2. Can Women do CrossFit?You Can Do it, Too!Precautions3. CrossFit Common Misconceptions for Women4. Why CrossFit Works for Women and How It Will Change Your LifeCrossFit builds you into a well-rounded athleteCrossFit Helps the Overall Health of your BodyCrossFit brings you into a CommunityCrossFit gives you Confidence5. Is it a Fad Workout?A Sense of BelongingA Cultivated LifestyleAn Ever-Changing ChallengeFad or Fact?6. Is it a Temporary or Permanent Workout Regimen?CrossFit is Always GrowingCrossFit is Always ChangingCrossFit is Always Dependent on You7.