CrossFit Beginners L1

CrossFit Beginners L1

CF Beginners

This is where your CrossFit journey begins. You’ll do seven fun-filled beginner classes to set you on the right path to awesome fitness.


To subsequently enter our life-changing classes  – we call them CrossFit Level 2 –  first we need to give you a basic skill set. Having skill means you move better and more safely and effectively.

We need you to carry out these seven hour-long classes of basic training, and learn some fantastic skills. This is CrossFit Beginner Level 1

Here is the exciting, motivating syllabus that awaits you that we have broken down into seven lessons lasting one hour each.


Squats are the most basic of human movements and almost no one can do them properly. We often see elite athletes and self-styled, “leading” personal trainers who cannot perform a simple air squat properly – let alone the front squat and overhead squat. Once we have taught you how to do these moves safely, you’ll be nearer to making effective use of your training time. I doubt if anyone is as good at teaching these skills to beginners as we are – unless we taught them!


To be the person you want to be, you need to be able to push weight above your head. People with amazing physiques almost always have the ability to press, push press and push jerk stuff over their head. Learn how with us. It gives you amazing insight into how good your core, shoulders, coordination and above all your balance really is. Learn these skills, train them, and fitness goodness will be yours.


This is probably the simplest move we teach in our beginners programme, but it’s the toughest to get. If you sit hunched up over your desk, it’s going to be a challenge to learn a new healthy back position. It takes a bit of a mental rewire to use your legs, bum and posterior chain to lift stuff, rather than haul it through your poor overworked spine. Many people who have been “deadlifting” for years,are blown away with the structured, kind, (but insistent) way we teach this essential move. Deadlifting badly isn’t on our agenda, and shouldn’t be an option for you.


No matter how fit you are, if you cannot pull up, dip or push up, your present fitness standard falls well short of ours. We will teach you the core skills to achieve these moves over the next few months. We have lots of substitutions, meaning you can enter our classes straight away giving you the chance to build these skills.


We need you to swing and snatch a kettlebell beautifully. We teach you how to use your hips to move load and weight. A super-useful skill to have. Then it’s on to the “crème de la crème” of powerful, safe, effective, fun movements; The Olympic lifts. These barbell moves are way more than just simple, thuggish strength; it’s about the effective application of force while moving heavy objects quickly and safely.


[/accordion] [accordion title=”L1.7 Barbell clean & jerk.”]We teach these moves almost every weekend . Not every weekend as we sometimes stage specialist seminars or run competitions – but most weekends. You’ll see on our booking system that you can book 1.4, 1.3 and 1.5 most Saturdays. And you can book 1.1, 1.2, 1.6 and 1.7 most Sundays


Obviously you want to do them all as soon as possible, so

1) Book into every class in one weekend, and get it all done! This you can do if you are fairly fit, used to moving skills and feel you don’t have any major mobility issues. Maybe you have tried CrossFit at home or are used to using weights, so you feel fairly confident you can cope with three, then four hours of work in a weekend. If it helps, we use really light weights to teach the moves, (you can go a bit heavier if you want), and we build in adequate breaks.

2) Maybe you have no exposure to exercise with correct standards, maybe you hunch over your desk all day. Well, in that case, simply work your way through over a few weekends – there is no rush!

New movement can make you quite sore the morning after, so take it easy.

3) Mix and match. It’s seven lessons. Approach it as you will although do 1.1 and 1.2 before 1.6 and 1.7

Once you have completed your seven L1 beginner classes – congratulations! You are now ready to join our classic CrossFit Level 2.


  • Single session pass – £15
  •  5 sessions pass – £65
  • 10 sessions pass – £110

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