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Kate Pankhurst

Clearance sale! CrossFit kit

As you all know, we are moving around the corner in June, which means we have some amazing bargains for you: stable mats, riot shields (?) an original beaverfit cage ( designed to the specifications of a bridge). Ever fancied your own changing room block?  Why not accessorise your garden, or gym, this  a fabulous 2 x loo, 2 x shower room self-contained unit.
This stuff will be available to be moved at the end of June ( but subject to contract)
Want to know about the amazing pricing, drop support@crossfitlondonuk.com an email and we can talk business

Stable mats 4 ft x 6ft (18mm). Ideal gym floor.
108 of them. plus  30 with holes in
New, these are about £27, happy to negotiate for bulk, happy to reasonable.
 
 
Toilet and shower unit. 2 showers and 2 toilets in this moveable trailer. Can be used indoors or outdoors.
New this was £15,000. Happy to consider any offers. Comes with its own jack legs. Some repair needed that we can do or you can. Come and chat, and view ( In Bethnal Green E2). You know you want to. Removal, reasonable re-plumbing and  re-connecting to the mains will cost about £1800.
 
Support@crossfitlondonuk.com
 

Want a riot of your own? Get these ex-Police issue transparent riot shields at bargain basement prices!
No idea how much these cost…. but every home needs one!
 

Our original beaverfit cage: sturdy uprights, plus multi grip pull up bar on top , safety pins. Was £950 when new.  Open to any reasonable offer. Its very, very sturdy. Designed and built by bridge builders. Available in Bethnal Green E2. Lady not included.
Want it? Buy it! Email support@crossfitlondonuk.com
All offered subject to contract as we are not 100% sure of the actual moving date, but its going to be a few days either side of the 30th June 2018.

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CrossFit Legends: It's never too late to get off the couch

18893445Recently the news has been full of stories of older people improving their health by taking up sports, dance and other physical activities formerly associated exclusively with the young. CrossFit London is proud to be doing it’s bit too with the “Legends” kick-off class for men and women in their 50’s and older.
Read more about CrossFit Legends here
Book your space here.
It is well known that exercise has enormous health benefits, and I encourage you to read this CrossFit Journal article by Lon Kilgore on the subject.
To quote:
“It is never too late to get up off the couch and start training to improve strength, endurance and mobility. Although each of these elements of fitness is exquisitely developed by CrossFit training, any system of exercise can be used as long as it is progressive and improves fitness in some aspect.
When an older adult starts training, the results can be spectacular. Strength levels can increase by 23 percent in as little as 12 weeks, even in those up to 92 years of age. Endurance levels can increase by 16 percent in as little as four months. Mobility can improve, too, with a significant 62 percent reduction in falls seen after a year of training. And when we bundle those outcomes together, we find that not only are physical function and quality of life improved, but creating fitness in older adults also cuts the risk of disease and death significantly.
Simply put, the concept that older trainees cannot adapt to training has no merit. Similarly awed are recommendations that older trainees aspire to only the lowest levels of physical activity— the bare minimums. If higher fitness is related to lower disease and death rates, then we should use methods that create those levels of fitness.”
So make 2018 the year you started at CrossFit London and began changing everything for the better.
Any further questions, email kate@crossfitlondonuk.com
We can’t wait to meet you! Sign up now by clicking here.
 
(Grateful thanks to Mike Warkentin of CrossFit 204 for permission to use original images from CrossFit204.com)

Member of the Week: 8 December 2017

This week’s Member of the Week goes to


Sean Woodlock

A regular in every type of class offered at CrossFit London, Sean has been on the scene for 18 months. And because he works his socks off at everything from Metcon to gymnastic strength to Powerlifting – he’s is a force to be reckoned with! He’s also a really nice guy to have around the gym.
Sean is directional in his attitude to social media; he’s agin’ it. Which shows he’s not only skilled and tough, he keeps it real. As such, don’t forget to congratulate him with an actual fist-bump, genuine applause and a proper smile.
Well done Sean, you’re an inspiration.
 

Remembrance Sunday: 'Murph'

As is our tradition, the workout this Sunday 12 November will be the classic CrossFit WOD “Murph”.
There are two sessions to book into for ‘Murph” this Remembrance Sunday; 10.30 and 12:00. Both sessions are 90 mins in length, to give everyone a chance to complete the WOD:
‘MURPH’
For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run
Wear a weighted vest. Break up reps into any order.
NB all scaling/subs options are available: ring rows for pullups, rowing for running etc
In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.
In addition, we would ask everyone who is available to attend a ceremony at the Memorial in Bethnal Green gardens (outside the library). The ceremony starts at 10.45. We will also be observing 2 minutes silence at 11:00 at the gym
 
Below is a think piece, ‘Service and Sacrifice’, by Andrew last year.
“On Sunday we once again reschedule our CrossFit morning classes to honour those people who gave their life so we might live in freedom.
Remembrance can be viewed as both positive and negative. What we try to focus and reflect on is service and sacrifice.
It is easy to romanticise warfare and violence: Hollywood  does that. But few people want to emphasise the day-to-day services and sacrifices that effective people do in effective relationships.  Too often what eludes us is good old-fashioned respect: for ourselves and others, consideration , empathy, duty and the ability to work hard. (I prefer working effectively, but I hope you see what I’m getting at).
This Sunday, as you remember the sacrifice our (often young) people made at the cost of their lives; commit to making day-to-day services and sacrifices yourself.
Service and sacrifice are not emotional, showy things. They are often done away from the glare of public adulation. Every time you vote, support your colleagues, cherish your partner, help your friends, and act with compassion toward a stranger: you genuinely honour their sacrifice.
Be your own, walking, daily memorial. Serve and sacrifice. ” By Andrew Stemler
 
Check out what we did in previous years
 
http://crossfitlondonuk.com/2014/09/04/remembrance-day-murph-lone-survivor/
 
http://crossfitlondonuk.com/tag/remembrance-day-murph/
 
http://crossfitlondonuk.com/2014/11/09/remembrance-day-2014-at-crossfit-london/
 

Member of the Week: 6 October 2017

This week’s Member of the Week goes to



Diogo Baltazar

Diogo arrives early for Metcon class, and then usually spends 10 minutes casually strolling around the room – on his hands! For someone with his hard-won skill, competence and engine; he’s more than earned bragging rights! But Diogo is quietly awesome in the way he goes about things. Those handstand strolls always get people asking him for tips on gymnastics, which he gladly gives with patience and encouragement.

Love ya’, Diogo! Enjoy your Member of the Week status.

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Exclusive hoodies for Autumn 2017

Get the CrossFit London 2017 designs as a hoody. Choose a favourite designs, and get it as a zip-up or pullover hoody, in up to five garment colours!
Designs are favourites SKULL, GRYPHON and STRONGFEST. Each has a large design on the back, and a smaller version to front left breast.
Garment colours include BLACK, NAVY, FADED DENIM, MELANGE GREY and CLARET. (NB not all colours are available for all sizes/styles. Please check when ordering)
These exclusive, limited – edition hoodies are available for pre-order at Print Social; please follow the links. As usual, a minimum of 5 pre-orders needs to be received before the hoody will definitely go to print. So don’t delay! Order your favourite design in a colour you like – or grab them all! Hurry, it’s only available for 4 weeks.
Click here to pre-order your SKULL HOODY!
SKULL
Click here to pre-order your GRYPHON HOODY!
GRYPHON
Click here to pre-order your STRONGFEST HOODY
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Member of the Week: 4 August 2017

This week’s Member of the Week goes to



Adam Sumner

Adam anxiously watches the clock 30 secs into a wall-sit.

You know Adam’s in the class (always arrives precisely 9 mins late) as he and yells and shrieks through every lift/WOD. Which is always entertaining.

Secret sources have leaked some little-known facts about Adam

He was the captain of his university ‘ultimate frisbee’ team/club and took Leeds university to the Northern counties championship in 2002 where he placed a respectable 4th place.

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Captain of the Frisbee Team

Also he is a qualified accountant with a legal degree – I think we can all agree he’s not the stereotypical accountant!

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A sumo-deadlifting accountant. Who knew.

So thanks for being you, Adam. Enjoy the praise of your peers this week