Introduction to iF3 and CF3

The International Functional Fitness Federation (iF3) is the non-profit governing body serving the legal framework to bring Functional Fitness to the Olympic Games. The iF3 provides international leadership, structure, and resources to fuel the growth of the sport by providing rules, movement standards, safety protocols, judge training and opportunities for athletes to compete locally and abroad. The China Functional Fitness Federation CF3 is the exclusive national branch acting on behalf of the iF3 organization focusing on development of the sport domestically within China.

国际功能性健身联合会(以下简称IF3)是一个非营利的管理机构,服务宗旨是将功能性健身运动在合法程序下推进入奥运会体制。IF3提供国际性领导体系、结构和资源,通过提供规则、运动标准、安全协议、裁判员培训和运动员在当地和国外竞争的机会,促进该体育运动的发展。 中国功能性健身联合会(CF3)是代表功能性健身联合会(IF3)组织在中国国内开展该项运动的唯一国家分支机构。

What’s the difference between CrossFit and Functional Fitness?

CrossFit is a brand, functional fitness is the sport. Only competitions organized by CrossFit or licensed fee can use the name are CrossFit competitions. Any and all functional fitness competitions will now be able to apply to be a sanctioned event and eventually select from a pool of judges.


CrossFit和功能性健身有什么区别?

CrossFit是一个品牌,功能性健身是一种运动项目。只有按CrossFit或许可费组织的比赛才能使用该名称,即CrossFit竞赛。任何的功能性健身比赛现在都可以申请成为一个被批准的功能性健身赛事活动,并最终取得晋级参赛资格。


Why until now it was not considered a real sport?

Becoming an official sport and recognized by IOC international Olympic Committee is a complicated journey. CrossFit or any mix modal training is not recognized as an official sport by governments and IOC because of these main issues:

1. Sport should have set and defined parameters and rules. Currently there is no set structure for affiliates and competitions. Individual gyms and events set their own standard. A sport requires set rules and consistency across the board.
2. Brands cannot apply. As stated by IOC trademarks and business are not permitted or accepted. A sport is not owned by anyone and its name is for everyone.
3. Has individual country representation with a congressional system connected to governments and NOCs around the world.
4. Broadcast cannot be controlled internally by one media channel or single source.


为什么直到现在它才被认为是真正的运动?

成为国际奥委会承认的正式运动项目是一个复杂的过程。
由于以下主要问题,各国政府和国际奥委会不承认交叉配合或任何混合模式训练为正式运动项目:
1. 体育应该有设定和定义的参数和规则。目前没有针对附属机构和竞争的设置结构。各个健身房和活动都有自己的标准。一项运动需要有固定的规则和一致性。
2. 品牌不适用。如国际奥委会所述,不允许或不接受商标和业务。一项运动不属于任何人,每个人都可以参与的共性。
3. 必须拥有与世界各国政府支持和国家奥委会有联系的国会系统中的国家代表参与。
4. 媒体传播不能由一个媒体频道或单个媒体机构控制。

Structure of Competitive Functional Fitness

For the Individual Medley the 6 test categories are:
Aerobic, Strength, Bodyweight, Endurance, Skill, Mixed Modal, Power

For the Team Medley the 6 test categories are:
Aerobic Capacity, Strength, Bodyweight Capacity, Mixed Relay 1, Mixed Relay 2, Team Strategy

竞争功能适应性结构

对于个人混合项目,6个测试类别是
有氧能力、力量、自重运动能力、耐力、体重技能、混合模式、力量

对于团队混合项目,6个测试类别是:
有氧能力、力量、自重运动能力、混合接力1、混合接力2、团队配合

Global network and growing rapidly

Already recognized in over 30 countries with additional federations in the processing stages :
USA, CHINA, CANADA,MEXICO, PUERTO RICO, SWEDEN, IRELAND, KAZAHSTAN, LATVIA, NORWAY, UK, RUSSIA, PANAMA, EGYPT, MAURITUS, GERMANY, ARUBA, JAPAN, NETHERLANDS, CZECH REPUBLIC, SRILANKA, BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, SPAIN, DENMARK, VENEZUELA, CHILE, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRALIA, INDIA, BARBADOS, PAKISTAN and more


全球覆盖和快速成长

IF3已经在30多个国家得到承认,还有更多正在申请加入的联合会,它们是:
美国、中国、加拿大、墨西哥、波多黎各、瑞典、爱尔兰、哈萨克斯坦、拉脱维亚、挪威、英国、俄罗斯、巴拿马、埃及、毛里求斯、德国、阿鲁巴、日本、荷兰、捷克共和国、斯里兰卡、巴西、阿根廷、西班牙、丹麦、委内瑞拉、智利、瑞士、澳大利亚、印度、巴巴多斯、巴基斯坦等国

Why support the federation?

The federation ensures safe practices with standard guidelines, technical training for judging and movement standards which is necessary for any sport to develop.
Protect athlete’s rights. Ensure a safe, fair and even playing field. Provide more competitions allowing professional development and earning opportunities from the sport.
For novice and small local events this may have little effect. For top tier athletes competing at sanctioned events will be the only channel to enter the foremost competition stage and earn the glory at the Olympic Games. If you want to help and see the sport grow then your support is most welcome!


为什么要支持IF3联合会?

IF3联合会通过规则标准化、裁判技术培训和运动标准安全体系,这些是任何运动项目发展所必需的。
保护运动员的权利。确保一个安全、公开、公平的比赛场地。提供更多的比赛机制,为发展职业运动员提供更多的机会。
对于新手和小型本地活动,这可能影响不大。对于顶级运动员来说,参加已批准的比赛将是进入最重要的比赛阶段并在奥运会上赢得荣誉的唯一途径。如果你想帮助并看到这项运动的发展,那么你的支持是最受欢迎的!


Upcoming Plans

The Reach for the Rings initiative is the iF3’s 10 year plan to create an international sports governance structure for our sport, our athletes, acceptance by GAISF and the IOC,and inclusion in the Olympic Games.

未来计划

“五环”计划是IF3国际功能性健身联合会的十年计划,旨在为我们的运动项目、运动员提供政府支持的国际认证体系,为进入属于奥林匹克运动会的GAISF和国际奥委会做出准备。

Main Target goals in the coming years

• Improve execution of high level events at national and international level
• Better support for current and new national federations
• Develop programs for Youth and Junior Athlete development
• More overall awareness and social media presence


未来几年的主要目标

•改进国家和国际高级别活动的执行
•更好地支持现有和新的国家成立的运动联合会
•制定青少年和青少年运动员发展计划
•更全面宣传平台和社交媒体的推广

World Championship Series

The World Series began in 2017 and runs the first part of the calendar year with national qualifying events in each countries federation and finishes with a World Championship late summer. Previously held in USA2017 and United Kingdom2018 .This year will be late August in Sweden.

世界锦标赛系列赛
世界系列赛于2017年开始,在每个国家的联合会举办国家资格赛,并在今年的上半年进行,最后在夏末举行世界锦标赛。世锦赛2017年在美国举行和2019年在英国举行。今年,2019年世锦赛将于8月底在瑞典举行。

China Functional Fitness Federation is a non-profit organization though still needs financing to operate. IF3 and CF3 welcomes brands, gyms, affiliates and volunteers for partnerships and cooperation.Currently there is no joining fees to be sanctioned by the IF3

中国功能性健身联合会是一个非营利性组织,但仍需资金运作。IF3和CF3欢迎品牌、健身房、附属机构和志愿者合作。
目前没有需经IF3批准的入会费。