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StrongFest 2017 Tee and Tank

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On the 2nd July CrossFit London will be hosting an East London Throwdown, with visiting athletes from CrossFit Dawn, CrossFit 1971 and CrossFit Hackney, as well as from CFL and SE11.

Screen Shot 2017-06-01 at 23.03.41To accompany the competition we’ve released a special StrongFest t-shirt and tank. You can get yours for £16.50 and have it shipped to your home address or pick it up from the gym.

You only have until Tuesday 6th June to order them, so they can be printed and shipped in time for the competition at the beginning of July. Preorder here.

More details about the workouts and the subsequent BBQ will be released this month. Keep your eyes peeled throughout June. But in the meantime whet your whistle with some new gear.

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Saying goodbye to a Strong-gentleman

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It is with real sadness that I officially announce the departure of of the man who brought Strongman to CrossFit London; after three years of his Sunday Strongman, Paul’s last sessions will be this Sunday at 10:30 and 11:30. Book now if you want to say goodbye in person.

Paul has been running his Sunday classes since September 2013 and, without him, we wouldn’t have the best-equipped CrossFit Strongman classes in London. His passion and dedication for the sport is unquestionable, and his classes have been a stalwart of our Sunday schedule for years. Under his tenure we’ve gone through two yokes, a prowler, a load of stones, a slosh pipe, and a bunch of ropes and sandbags as our members lift ever increasing weights under his watchful eye.

Other commitments means that Paul can no longer carry on with his classes on Sunday, but our door will always be open, and I’m sure he’ll pop in from time-to-time to lift heavy shit with you all.

1911843_10152152193623260_2054143538_nI’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing him well in the future, as well as in thanking him for his unwavering commitment and dedication to his classes over the years. Strongman at CrossFit London won’t be the same without him. His humour, knowledge, and no-bullshit approach to his classes will be impossible to replace.

With Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on a Sunday this year, the next weekend Strongman classes won’t be until 2017. I will be taking over the 11:30 class on a Sunday, while the 10:30 class will be moving to Saturday, with Kat running a new Strongman class at 11:30; so from 2017 you’ll be able to double-up on your weekend Strongmanny goodness.

Strongman Beginner's Class

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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.

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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.