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CrossFit: the gift that keeps on giving!

We all know CrossFit is the best. If you’ve stumbled onto this blog post, odds are you’ve already drank the cool-aid and are neck deep in your function fitness journey with CrossFit London. But we all know someone who would love it, if only we could force encourage them to give it a go.

In January 2018 CrossFit London are launching our all new CrossFit Fundamentals course, so there’s been no better time to kick-start your journey into better health and a join an amazing cult community of supportive, like-minded friends.

The new beginner’s programme consists of four sessions sessions led by our team of dedicated trainers. You can read all about the revamped course and what is consists of here.

If you know someone who’d like to give CrossFit a go, there are two pricing options specifically to cover all the Fundamentals classes.

CrossFit Fundamentals: £40

CrossFit Fundamentals + CFL tee/tank: £60

Either of those options purchase 4 sessions which will cover all 4 Fundamentals classes. If you’d like to sweeten the deal, the £60 option also gives the new member with a CFL t-shirt or tank on their first visit.

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 23.21.52Please note, the CrossFit Fundamentals options cannot be used to book any other class type.

You could obviously just give your chosen recruit cash, but nothing says “you can buy whatever you like, so long as it’s this specific thing I want you to have” quite like a Gift Card.

If you follow that last link it will take you to the Mindbody Online website, where you can load a gift card with £40 or £60 to cover the Fundamentals classes. From there you can either print it off, or email it to the recipient to arrive on a specific day. Once your friend has opened it, all they need do is open an account, email in their gift card number to have it credited to their profile and then start their CrossFit journey.

And just like that, you have one more person who willingly wants to listen to you talk about your snatch.

If you have any questions, or would like to know more about gift cards or the CrossFit Fundamentals classes please email support@crossfitlondonuk.com.

Crossfit Beginner Fun

Another batch of noble beginners,  decided to kick their training up to another level by starting their level 1 classes, where, uniquely in a group format, Crossfit London teaches you all those “difficult moves” that leisure centres avoid, using a step by step method mixed with lots of kindness .

Often, difficult to master ground based moves, are limited not by flexibility but by balance. In our classes we get our clients to start working on the balance problems with safe, effective, supportive drills , that work. In 1.1  we look at the air squat, the front squat and overhead squat, along with a bit of hanging work such as basket hangs  and  toes to bar . Along the way we start to  discuss some of  our abbreviations like  WOD ( Work Out of the Day) and AMRAP ( As Many Rounds as Possible)  and start introducing you to moving around the gym  ( actually called a Box) safely.

Here is a useful drill  that fixes your squat


Most sessions end with a mini WOD, but its not  set to be challenging, merely a light rehearsal of newly learned principles. In our sessions we focus on teaching skill, so whilst a flexibility drill may feature we don’t waste 15 minutes of your time on aerobic warm ups and endless stretching . We use the skill progression to warm you up for the  full range of motion skill you are about to do. Jogging around is a great warm up if you intend to run. Squat drills are the best warm up for squatting. Long term , for those serious about flexibility, we have some fantastic flexibility classes that really push your range of motion along.

So get some serious skills and join our beginner  classes now

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.