London Personal Training

08 Sep

If you love communal workouts, get over to the getting started button now!

If, on the other hand, you want to work with a london based personal trainer  on a one-to-one basis with someone who will teach you the moves and support you personally, please read on.

There are many reasons why you may want to work with a Crossfit London  UK personal trainer: it may be that you are nervous and need your confidence building up. It’s equally possible that you are super-competitive and cannot stand the thought of being second rate in public. You could have scheduling problems, health issues, or just feel that’s what you want to do.  Obviously, you wish to train in London. Location is important. In a world where time = money, we are a mere 4 minutes tube journey from Liverpool street, and are pretty much on top of the Bethnal Green tube

If it helps you make up your mind, we have clients who are elite amateur sports people,  million-dollar executives, bodyguards, military personnel, housewives and house-husbands. We  have people who train with us on a regular basis, we have people who pop along every six months to get something fixed, or learn something specific.

We train really fit people, and some overweight ill people

We can offer a  travelling service , but  most of  the “stuff”  we are going to talk about in this site are offered at

The Crossfit London  UK HQ and personal  training venue  is at
Unit 9
Gales Gardens,
Bethnal Green,
London
E2 0EJ

(45 seconds from Bethnal Green Tube station)

Personal training, albeit with the legendary “crossfit London UK”  is a vague term, so lets be more precise:

What we are  really offering you is the ability to transform your life, using these inspirational 100 words

“Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.
Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.
Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch.
Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds.
Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow.
Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.
Regularly learn and play new sports”.

This, in our minds, makes you “Crossfit” Even if you dont nail every aspect. Every step you take towards this goal makes you healthier and fitter. Every minute you waste in your fitness regime bicep curling or activating your core on a swiss ball, is probably time you wish you had used more effectively when it come to dealing with the real world. Life , even in London can be hard and thats what our personal training service aims to prepare you for.

To learn more about Crossfit and our definition of fitness, read this

Our London based personal training service  is about  supercharging  your fitness, so you are ready for any challenge. We do this by teaching you really effective basic moves.

We will train you to deadlift, squat, press, Olympic weightlift, kettlebell, sprint, run, jump and row. You will master some basic, cool and achievable gymnastic skills. We will then get you to mix and match methods and protocols, and have loads of fun as you discover what high intensity means.

If you want to meet up for an initial session, hit this getting started button and book  a personal training session with any of us.

If you want to ask some questions, pleased drop  Andrew Stemler an email  andrew@crossfitlondonuk.com

CrossFit Beginners

08 Sep

If you are new to CrossFit training, you have a real treat ahead. We are going to help you build the fitness you always wanted by making you strong, powerful and functional.

At this stage you probably don’t care about our aspirations to make you a powerful, strong,  dominant human being.

Frankly, you are probably more bothered by how you look naked. And that’s ok! Who doesn’t want to look their best?

You are going to get to that goal by acquiring a lot of skills, and using it to move large loads quickly, yourself included. Our unique mix of functional movements, intensity, gymnastics, weightlifting, mobility and nutrition means you will  reach those goals!

Lets face it, if  jogging round the block, faffing about with tricep kick backs, or prancing around a dance studio was going to work, it would have done so long  ago.

To enter our life-changing classes (we call them CrossFit Level 2) we need to give you a basic skill set.

Having skill means you move better, safer, and more effectively.

We need you to carry out 7 hours of basic training and learn some fantastic skills. Here is the exciting, motivating syllabus that awaits you that we have broken down into 7 1 hour lessons.

1.1 Squats: 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!

1.2 Presses: 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, co-ordination and above all your balance really is. Learn these skills, train them, and fitness goodness will be yours

1.3 Deadlifts: 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.

1.4 Bodyweight skills. 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.

1.5 Kettlebells  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.

1.6 Barbell snatch

1.7 Barbell clean & jerk.

 

From June 2016, We teach these moves almost every saturday.. Not every saturday  as we sometimes stage specialist seminars or run competitions , but most Saturdays

Youll see on our booking system that you can book

1.4, 1.3 and 1.5 on one saturday, then

And you can book

1.1.1.2. 1,6 and 1.7 the other saturday

 

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

1) You can simply book into every class in one weekend, and get it all done. This you can do if you are fairly fit, used to moving sills 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 3, then 4 hours worth 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 7 lessons. Approach it as you will although do 1.1 and 1.2 before 1.6 and 1.7

You can get more info and ask lots of questions about beginning Crossfit At Crossfit SE11 by emailing Andrew@crossfitlondonuk.com, but you know what, its better to book!

You can take our Mobile app route here

or go direct to our level 1 booking system here

Crossfit SE11 is based in Vauxhall. They are lovely

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