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CROSSFIT LONDON : the house plant sanctuary

We do many things at Crossfit London in Bethnal Green E2. We make fantastic humans, and basically, bring the awesomeness out of awesome people. We do this through our authentic Crossfit , Olympic weightlifting and Power Lifting classes.  Our diabolical Metcon sessions (imagine a circuit class from hell) and our fabulous range of adult gymnastic classes round off the edges.

We also do this by offering a sanctuary and safe place for unwanted and abandoned houseplants. People in London can move frequently and it’s often the humble pot plant that can be on the receiving end.

We have made space in our fantastic cafe and reception space to take in and look after unwanted pot and house plants.

We know things get tough, but please don’t take it out on your cactus, cheese plant, or whatever that green clump of stuff is called!  If you find yourself at the end of your tether, bring in your plant for us to love and nurture. We wont judge you.

If you’re feeling under pressure, and you cannot give your plant the love it needs, bring it to us. We will water it, talk to it,  love it and add  delicate spoonfuls of  peat, potting compost or other plant yummy stuff.  You can come and visit your plant whenever you like.

At the other end of the spectrum, if you have always wanted a plant but were terrified by the responsibility, but still want that “human to nature” connection, do come to our Plant Cafe and sit near one of our therapy plants. They will lower your blood pressure when you stroke their little leaves and tickle their fronds. If you talk to them, they wont betray or judge you.

It’s basically a win win

 

Excellent saturday workout

If you were worried about your physical work rate and mental resolve, today’s workout at CrossFit London would have developed your capacity beautifully.
This session looked to develop your double under skills and your brute back squat strength. We tweaked and nudged your squat form towards excellence. We looked at lower back stability, neutral neck, and low bar position today. Some amazing back and neck saving improvements.
You can always tell you are a  CrossFit London session.  Our teachers watch you like hawks and are always feeding back to you and the group. about improvements.
It’s our hall mark!
Todays WOD in our Bethnal Geen Gym was  quite a taxing and relentless one
50 air squats
50 double unders
then 3 rounds  of 14 deadlifts and 20 bar hops
followed by 50 air squats.
then another 3 rounds of
14 deadlifts and  20 bar hops.
then onto the finishing sprint of 50 squats and 50 double unders.
With a bit of rest, the right supplements and a great diet,  that should set you up for Tuesdays Benchmark Cindy test.
Today was “no shoulder day” as we are possibly the only affiliate to balance our training regime. Bearing in mind you only really improve when you recover, it’s essential that you give your shoulders ( and squat)  a regular rest day, especially if you want to workout every day.
Well, the spirit in the class was excellent: everyone started nailing some awesome back squats, and the way the class attacked the   WOD was an inspiration.
Thanks for being there!