Updated: Jun 20, 2018
I was very lucky to discover #CrossFit in London when I had no idea what it was, there was no media hype or stigma attached to it, so I just got to try it for what it truly was...
A constantly varied functional fitness programme with a great sense of community, led by experts in body movements. Suitable for everyone.
I had finished University, and started living the "London life" filled with many hours of work, and much less time for exercise and fun stuff! I had also lost my motivation for exercise, getting bored of every fad I tried... Body pump, yoga and spinning at high-end London gyms, bikram yoga, swimming lessons, tennis lessons... and the list goes on!
Until, you guessed it, I turned up to #RoyalDocksCrossFit knowing nothing about what I was in store for. Walking into a CrossFit box felt so different to walking into a gym... People were super friendly, coaches gave a high five to everyone as a welcome, and they seemed genuinely happy to meet me! My first workout kept my brain engaged on learning a better squat technique, time flew by, and I left feeling like I had done some serious exercise for a change! Needless to say I thought it was worth going back again for another WOD (workout of the day).
I wouldn't say I was hooked on CrossFit after the very first class, but I was curious enough, and after 1-2 months I was convinced that this really was the best type of exercise available in a city! I really appreciated how every workout was different, how you turn up and a coach just gets you to do things, how I was surrounded by other people who were better and worse than me, and motivated me to try everything, and do everything well. The high expectations meant there was always somewhere to progress to, always something new to learn, and the day I did my first full RX workout I felt such a sense of accomplishment, which was celebrated by my new teammates and the coach. Three years later, it's safe to say CrossFit didn't become another fad for me. There's a reason so many people love it, so ignore the media hype and try it for what it truly is...A constantly varied functional fitness programme with a great sense of community, led by experts in body movements. Suitable for everyone.
Try CrossFit, give yourself 1-2 months.
What's the worst that could happen? You might love it!