It's a question being heard more often in Anchorage, and across Alaska, as the growing trend in fitness flexes its muscles in the Last Frontier. While CrossFit is just a small part of a $22 billion U.S. fitness industry, it has an oversized impact. And in a society obsessed with extremeifying almost everything, it is hard to argue that CrossFit isn't among the most intense workouts you can find. Eschewing high-tech and expensive gym equipment in favor of quick-paced interval workouts using barbells, tires, ropes and pull-up bars, CrossFit boasts a huge and growing following around the world and around the state.
"We have probably doubled the amount of CrossFit gyms in Alaska in last calendar year," said CrossFit Northern Exposure owner Tony Reishus.