Alongside his duties as an international business consultant, Scott F. Gelbard contributes to the management and operation of several different companies. The companies that Scott Gelbard supports range from frozen yogurt eateries to portable telecommunications manufacturers. In addition, Scott Gelbard remains involved with a CrossFit gym located in Lone Tree, Colorado. In recent years, CrossFit has received a great deal of attention from individuals looking for new fitness regimes. At present, more than 10 million people consider themselves a part of the CrossFit movement. This explosion in popularity prompted the American Council on Exercise to commission a study that examined the effectiveness of the workout.
The study, led by researchers from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, involved 16 healthy volunteers who already considered themselves fit. Researchers tracked the calories burned by each volunteer over the course of two popular CrossFit Workouts, Donkey Kong and Fran. The results found that all participants maintained an elevated heart rate throughout the workout to the extent of improving cardiovascular endurance. Men burned almost 21 calories a minute, while women burned slightly over 12. Thus, CrossFit provably allows individuals to complete an impactful workout in a relatively short period of time through high-intensity training.