New article published | “Reflections from CrossFitters on the themes of body and community

Arild Boge, Ove Olsen Sæle & Hilde Stokvold Gundersen


Vol. 13 2022, pages 85–110
Published June 9, 2022

Abstract

CrossFit is a form of training and competition that has boomed in recent years. It is part of a fitness culture with a strong focus on the body and appearance, a trend that has become prevalent in today’s society. This study closely examined the reflections of CrossFitters based on the following research question: What are the reflections of a selection of CrossFitters with regard to body ideals, body-image pressure and community? Semi-structured interviews were conducted with a selection of participants (five women and five men) who train at a CrossFit centre in Norway. A qualitative, theory-based content analysis was used whereby the theory dictated the categorisation into the following main categories: body pressure, body ideals and community. Our results showed that … Read more!