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Starting CrossFit in 2017: New Level 1 classes


January is a busy time at any gym, CrossFit Box or otherwise, and we want to make sure we’re giving you every opportunity to start your fitness journey with us at CrossFit London.

Before attending our Level 2 CrossFit classes – as well the other sessions we offer – you must first complete our Level 1 syllabus, which you can read about here. Our Level 1 course runs every weekend over 7 sessions, with the option to take on the classes at your pace.

img_6719However, we appreciate that the weekend isn’t suitable for everyone who wants to start training with us. Therefore, due to the increased demand in the New Year, for the first seven weeks of 2017 we will be running weekday Level 1s for those who can’t make the weekends. They will run every Wednesday at 17:30, with Coach Chloe in Gales Gardens starting with Level 1.1 on Wed 4th Jan and finishing with Level 1.7 on Wed 15th February.

You still have the option to complete the Level 1 syllabus using a Personal Training sessions, which you are also able to attend in 2s or 3s if you can convince your friends to come and split the cost with you.

Bring-a-friend Fridays

The first rule of CrossFit: never stop talking about CrossFit.

The second rule of CrossFit: NEVER stop talking about CrossFit.

img_3821The biggest promotional tool we use at CrossFit London is word-of-mouth. We don’t do introductory discounts or early-bird deals and we don’t intend to. CrossFit is based on long-term lifestyle change, not quick fixes and easy options. But for some, the hardest part is that initial plunge into a Level 1 class.

Over time, we all become CrossFit-bores as we get more and more involved with the lifestyle (and clothes!). Are you the “CrossFit guy” or girl at work or “that one who won’t stop talking about squats and snatches? During your CrossFit rambling, odds are you’ve tried to convince someone else to try it and failed. Well, now we have a new way for you to get them to drink the kool-aid.

From 2017, the first Friday of each month will now host “Bring-a-friend Friday.” A class which you allowed to bring a friend to, and let them try out a CrossFit class for free with you.

All our current members need to do is book onto the class as you normally would. All your friend needs do is show up, sign a paper waiver and join in. No signing up, no need to book-in online, no need to pay. Just be willing to give it a try.

You can bring only one friend per class. If you have someone else you’d like to bring, you will have to wait until the following Friday or get another member to bring them.

If your friend likes it, great; they can sign up and start booking Level 1 classes. If they don’t like it, that’s fine too (but we all know they will).

The classes will run on the first Friday of every month at 17:30 in 10 Malcolm Place with Anthony.

Strongman Beginner's Class


The original CrossFit London beginner’s course consists of seven separate Level 1 classes and cover everything you need to know for our Level 2 and other CrossFit classes. However, if you wish to attend the Strongman sessions you will need to complete an eighth (optional) beginners class which build on the first seven.


The session will cover:

  • Atlas stones
  • Logs
  • Axle bars
  • Tyre flips
  • Farmer’s handles
  • Yoke holds and carries

If you wish to participate in the Strongman classes, there will be a Strongman beginners at 20:30 on the first Wednesday of every month in 10 Malcolm Place. Keep an eye out on the schedule.