Getting Started

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So you’ve had a wander around our website, and you reckon that you’d like to give this CrossFit ‘thing’ a go. Good choice.

But, if this is the 1st page you have clicked on,  look at these pages 1st

Beginners  click here
Experienced Crossfitters  click here
Visitors click here
Adult Gymnasts click here

If you have already read them, the following will make sense

Below you will find all the information you need to get started with CrossFit and Adult Gymnastics, as well as how to use our online booking system. Make sure you have also looked through our Frequently Asked Questions page, too.

You  now have the choice of training at Crossfit London at Bethnal Green E2, or Crossfit SE11 in Vauxhall in Se11. You can easily switch between the two centres, both powered by Crossfit London excellence.

But, just incase this is the 1st page you have clicked on, you probably need to  find out  what Crossfit is about, how a beginner starts, or how someone with Crossfit experience can train at Crossfit London. Would-be adult gymnasts will probably want to click here  ( Sorry for the repeat, but when a system is new, you need all the help we can give you!!)

If you have done all that, here are some guides and prompts to help you start.

Getting started with CrossFit

Ahead of time

  1. Make sure that you have read the section on the website about our class progressions, especially CrossFit Level 1
  2. Read this blog post on the risks associated with CrossFit
  3. Create an account on our online booking system (see below for details). There is one glitch in the system. If , during the account creation service, you opt to receive no emails from us, if you book a PT session, the trainer isn’t notified and does not know to show up.
  4. Make sure that you read our Health Commitment Statement (it shows up when you create an online account)
  5. Book and pay for your first Level 1 class using the online scheduling system. Note: you can start with any of the first five Level 1 sessions in any order that you like!
  6. Find a little notebook that you can use to record your training progress (this is important!)

If that isn’t enough, you may want to read some advice from  more experienced  crossfitters with some hints about what to expect, stuff to buy if you want to, training ideas, and the effect Crossfit can have on your life:

Advice for Crossfit newbies, by Stephanie Bales

A rule guide-book for beginners

Start working on your pull-ups.

An inspirational story

Stuff to buy (if you feel like it):

Inov-8 shoes
Weightlifting shoes

On the day of your first session

  1. We recommend regular workout clothes (shorts, t-shirts) as long as they allow a full range of movement. Try and bring some warm clothes to wrap up in after the session finishes.
  2. Shoes: we recommend a training shoe with as little padding on the sole as possible i.e., running shoes are not recommended! A tennis or soccer trainer, Converse All-Stars and most of the Inov-8 f-lite series are good.
  3. If you are carrying an injury (current or previous) make sure that you make the coach aware of this before the session starts.
  4. We recommend that you bring along a water bottle to drink from during the session
  5. Bring your notebook!

After the session

  1. Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids (ideally water) after the session
  2. It is a good idea to eat fairly shortly after the workout. Make this a protein rich meal to aid recovery
  3. Get plenty of sleep
  4. If this was one of your first few sessions, allow yourself a couple of days rest before your next session while your body recovers; try to not to rush into more training if you are very sore
  5. Let us know you how got on. We love feedback!

/Book now

Getting started with Adult Gymnastics

Ahead of time

  1. Make sure that you have read the section on the website about our gymnastics class progressions. If you have never done gymnastics before you must book on to the Beginners session
  2. Create an account on our online booking system (see below for details)
  3. Make sure that you read our Health Commitment Statement
  4. Book and pay for your first Beginners class using the online scheduling system

On the day of your first session

  1. We recommend regular workout clothes (shorts, t-shirts) as long as they allow a full range of movement. Try and bring some warm clothes to wrap up in after the session finishes.
  2. Shoes: we recommend a training shoe with as little padding on the sole as possible i.e., running shoes are not recommended! A tennis or soccer training shoe, Converse All-Stars and most of the Inov-8 f-lite series are good. You may also chose to complete the session barefooted if you like
  3. If you are carrying an injury (current or previous) make sure that you make the coach aware of this before the session starts.
  4. We recommend that you bring along a water bottle to drink from during the session

/Book now

Using our online booking system

Setting up an online account

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Click the ‘Sign Up’ link and follow the instructions. There is one glitch in the system. If , during the account creation service, you opt to receive no emails from us, if you book a PT session, the trainer isn’t notified and does not know to show up.
  3. Make sure that you read our “Health Commitment Statement”
  4. Fill in your details

Buying a single session for a class


This would be the case if you are visiting CrossFit London from another gym, are booking in to a gymnastics session or just want to try out a class.

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Sign in with your account details
  3. Click on the “CrossFit Classes” tab
  4. Find the date and time of the class that you want to attend, and press the “Sign Up Now” button next to it
  5. Check the details and then click the “Make a single reservation” button
  6. Select “Single session pass” from the list of options under Series and Memberships
  7. Click the “Checkout” button

Getting started with CrossFit London Level 1


If you are committed to completing the Level 1 programme, we recommend using a 10 session carnet. This will cover all seven Level 1 sessions along with three Level 2 classes. It has a six month expiration date, allowing you time and flexibility to complete the programme at a pace that suits you. Note: it is a bad plan to buy a 3x/week membership if you are just starting with the Level 1 programme.

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Sign in with your account details
  3. Click on the “CrossFit Classes” tab
  4. Find the date and time of the Beginners class that you want to attend, and press the “Sign Up Now” button next to it
  5. Check the details and then click the “Make a single reservation” button
  6. Select “10 session carnet” from the list of options under Series and Memberships
  7. Click the “Checkout” button

Setting up a personal training session


Assumes you are buying a single PT session. A pack of multiple sessions may be purchased this way as well.

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Sign in with your account details
  3. Click on the “Personal training” tab
  4. Browse the schedule for a slot showing “Personal Training” on the date/time that you are after, click on the link
  5. Check the details and then click the “Book appointment” button
  6. Select “1-on-1 CrossFit Training” from the list of options under Series and Memberships
  7. Click the “Checkout” button

Cancelling a session


Note: we operate an 8 hour window for class cancellations. Any cancellations that take place with less than 8 hours notice will forfeit your class fee.

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Sign in with your account details
  3. Click on the “My Info” tab
  4. Click on the “My Schedule” link
  5. Click “Cancel” next to the booking in question.

Adding yourself to the wait list for a class


Some classes may show as “0 Open [spaces]” in the schedule. Assuming you are booking a few days ahead of time you can take the option of adding yourself to the “Wait List” for these classes. Once on the wait list, if someone cancels their booking, you will be automatically promoted to the class. The system will email you to inform you.

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Sign in with your account details
  3. Click on the “CrossFit Classes” tab
  4. Find the date and time of the class that you want to attend, and press the “Sign Up Now” button next to it
  5. Click the “Yes, Add me to the Waitlist” button

Booking on to a masterclass or workshop

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Sign in with your account details
  3. Click on the “Workshops & Seminars” tab
  4. Select the Workshop you are interested in, and click the “Sign Up Now!” button
  5. Check the details, and click the “Enroll” button
  6. Click the “Checkout” button

Buying a t-shirt/fish oil/ebook

  1. Click the ‘Book Now’ button on the website: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7779
  2. Sign in with your account details
  3. Click on the “Online store” tab
  4. Select the product (including size and colour where appropriate) that you are interested in, and click the “add to cart” button
  5. Click the “Checkout” button
  6. Print out your receipt and bring it in to the gym to exchange for your goods

Training Fees

You can find a full breakdown of our training fees on our Training Fees page, here.

Discounted membership

We offer 2 discounts

15% = Armed Forces and emergency services (fire, police, ambulance, coast guard).
10% = NHS and students in full time education.

To claim your discount, please, open an account, then  email Andrew with the name you used to open the account and some proof of membership ( a photo of an ID card?)  BEFORE your purchase. He will work some magic on your account to compel the system to apply your discount.

 

Still have questions? Read on.

Why not look at, or join, Our facebook Group to see the ongoing chat

If, having read everything on this site (including our Frequently Asked Questions page) and the CrossFit HQ you’d still like to chat about whether this system is for you or perhaps have some personal questions, please book into for a Personal Training session.

Due to our training schedule, we aren’t able to deal with unscheduled ‘drop ins’; when our facility is open, we need to focus on our clients. If you come in without a booking for a class or other appointment, we will politely and respectfully ask you to leave.