Tag Archives: Witham gym

You Don’t Have to Be Fit to Start CrossFit!

Many people who have never given CrossFit a go before tend to think of it is an “elite” club for people who are already extremely fit and strong, however here at CrossFit Blackwater that couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact, we specialise in taking people who have never worked out in their life to becoming stronger, fitter and healthier individuals!

CrossFit is designed for everyone – from beginners who have little to no fitness whatsoever, to those who are already active and are looking to challenge themselves or try something new. One of the reasons why CrossFit is loved by so many people is because it can cater to everyone’s needs. Its programming is unique in the way it can be scaled and the classes can be completed by anyone willing to give it a good go! Here at our Witham gym, our coaches are committed to helping all of our members nail the basics and perfect their movement and technique before moving onto anything more challenging.

What to expect at your first CrossFit class?

In our free taster classes we offer an introduction into a range of key movements and run through these to ensure you have the right technique before moving onto normal sessions. You’ll also take part in a short workout (WOD) to get your heart rate pumping.

CrossFit is extremely “scalable”, which means it’s completely up to you how hard you want to push yourself, which is usually dependent on your current fitness level. With a little hard work and commitment you will undoubtedly notice rapid improvements week by week and feel great about yourself inside and out.

What makes CrossFit different to other sports?

Our community here at CrossFit Blackwater will soon become your friends and cheerleaders as you continue on your fitness journey! You will always be supported by our professional CrossFit coaches and members – something you don’t often find at regular gyms in Witham.

Why will you love it?

CrossFit gives an amazing sense of achievement, whether it’s your first pull-up, box jump or squat. Coupled with our CrossFit workout routines, a healthy lifestyle will result in a much improved physique as well as a fitter, faster and stronger you! Not to mention you’ll feel noticeably happier and more confident in yourself.

As well as all of this, we have a lot of fun as we do it! Why not try CrossFit out for yourself and book your place onto one of our free taster classes? Give it a go and, you never know, it could change your life for the better.

box jumps or step ups

7 Ways CrossFit Classes Can Make You Happy!

Strong-girls-crossfitblackwater-barAre you fed up of feeling lethargic and lacking in motivation? Do you want to change your body, health and mindset for the better? CrossFit classes provide the perfect opportunity to begin your journey to a better and happier you. Here are 7 of the ways we believe CrossFit can make you happier in your day-to-day life.

  1. You can measure your progress. Unlike running on a treadmill at your regular gym in Essex and feeling like you’re not really getting anywhere (literally!), at our CrossFit gym you can keep track of your PBs, WOD times, or decreases in body fat percentage. There is a fantastic sense of satisfaction knowing you are improving and on your way to achieving your goals.
  1. It translates to everyday life. CrossFit is based on functional movements that we use day to day. Whether it’s picking up your kids or carrying heavy shopping, you’ll notice how everything becomes easier once you start training.
  1. You become a member of a great team. There are no age, weight or fitness requirements at our Witham gym. Our CrossFit trainers are available to anyone who walks through the door with a willingness to work hard and give each workout your all!
  1. The camaraderie. Here at our CrossFit gym in Witham, you’ll be surrounded by people who encourage and inspire you everyday. Unlike regular fitness classes where people tend to keep themselves to themselves, we like to know everyone by name so you’re working out amongst friends. You can’t help but leave our gym with a smile on your face!
  1. It will get you in the best shape of your life. There is no other fitness programme out there that will get you to your goals like CrossFit will!
  1. It’s fun! Sure, it can be challenging at times and test your physical capabilities, but CrossFit keeps you on your toes and is always entertaining!
  1. You are doing something great for yourself. Many of us are so busy with work and family commitments that sometimes we forget we need time for ourselves. Self-care is extremely important and CrossFit can be that one hour of “you” time, to de-stress and get those endorphins flowing. What’s more, you’ll have a great sense of achievement when you leave each session, knowing that you’ve worked your socks off and done something great for you!

So what are you waiting for? Why not sign up for one of our free taster classes to see how great CrossFit is for yourself? Our experienced coaches can guide you through the moves and how to adapt them to suit you; we always ensure that we never make anyone do something they aren’t ready for. Step through the doors of Witham’s premier strength and conditioning gym and you’ll be wishing you joined earlier!

5 Reasons To Try CrossFit

CrossFit classes offer a whole range of health and fitness benefits which come with time, training and dedication. However, there are many other reasons for joining our Witham gym in particular. Here are just some of the reasons why you’ll feel great about yourself here at our CrossFit gym in Essex.

Post New Years Day WOD photo!
Post New Year’s Day WOD photo!
  1. A sense of community

When you go to your local, regular gym for a workout, you’ll most likely go through the motions, moving from machine to machine. At CrossFit, there’s much more of a community feel. This means no buttons and dials and no isolation! Instead, exercises in our Witham gym are done in group workouts under the supervision of your coach or personal trainer. This encourages everyone to really push through boundaries and make the progress they’ve always wanted to whilst making some great friends along the way!

  1. There’s never a dull day!

Going to your regular gym in Essex and doing the same routine each time may seem okay for a while, but it can soon get repetitive and tedious, which can quickly lead to a lack of motivation. One thing we can guarantee is that CrossFit is never boring! You do a totally different WOD each time, and there aren’t the endless rows of machines to routinely hop on and off. Each workout is engaged and requires focus and attention. This means you’re always going to be giving it your all.

  1. A confidence booster

CrossFit can be a very empowering experience for anyone looking to get into shape. While you’re physically altering your body through building muscle and increasing overall fitness, you’ll also feel stronger, healthier and capable of anything – both mentally and physically. This can translate to daily challenges in your everyday life, meaning “I’m not sure” can soon transform into “I can do this!”

  1. It’s affordable

There is no need to worry about costs here at CrossFit Blackwater. Unlike most gyms, there are no obligations or contracts. We operate a month to month gym membership which means that if you want to take a break or start going more or less frequently, all you need to do is let us know. What’s more, our workouts don’t rely on expensive equipment, so you can do your WODs in your own home too.

  1. Becoming a better version of you!

Last, but by no means least, you will feel great about yourself. While you build strength and fitness, which can help in every aspect of your life, psychologically you will also be constantly learning and improving. There may be struggles and hurdles along the way, but you will certainly gain perseverance and self-assurance, meaning you can be the best version of yourself in your everyday life.

If all of these things appeal to you, then why not try CrossFit and experience it for yourself? We love welcoming new members to our CrossFit gym in Essex, so don’t hesitate to sign on to one of our free taster classes and gain all of these benefits and more. You won’t regret it!

 

Why CrossFit Is Better Than Your Gym

Are you bored at your gym in Witham? Are you tired of the same old routine? Are you still not getting the results you’re looking for?

If you have answered yes to at least 2 of those questions, then perhaps it’s time you considered CrossFit; a vigorous workout that combines weight training with cardio and gymnastics. This kind of intense exercise enables you to up your game in every area and become physically fitter!

Sure, you can mosey into a gym, carry out a couple of sets and ease your way in to a light workout, but this isn’t going to deliver results.

At CrossFit Blackwater, we have always placed an emphasis on the quality of your workout. A short, sharp exercise, which is also fast-paced, can take less than 40 minutes from your day and prove just as beneficial as a gentle jog on the treadmill for 2 hours. Our CrossFit programs are designed to ensure that you are constantly being pushed. So, if you’re someone who struggles to find the time to work out in a Witham gym, our intense programmes guarantee that you get the most out of each movement without having to spend hours doing it.

Who actually exercises together in a group, whilst working out at a gym in Essex? Most gym goers will plug their earphones in and glare at anyone who dares set foot in their personal space. At CrossFit Blackwater, we like to train a little differently. With one-on-one support from our CrossFit trainers, you will soon realise that we are very community focused.

We like to make a point of knowing everyone by name, we also make sure that we are aware of every individuals goals so that we can help you reach your targets as soon as possible.

If someone in our box is celebrating an occasion, perhaps a birthday, we like to know about it! Our workouts can even be personalised to celebrate your special day. Turning 50? We’ll make that our magic number during our workouts that day and everyone can revel in 50 reps and push their limits with 50 push-ups!

It’s important to understand that anyone can turn their hand to CrossFit when they put their mind to it, you could well be surprised by what CrossFit Blackwater has to offer you! Contact a member of our team today.

Strength

Strict Press – 6-6-6-6-6 – ascending weight

Supersetted with

Strict Pull ups – 5 max sets. Scale to ring/bar rows

Conditioning

15-10-5 reps:

Shoulder to overhead 85/45k
Muscle ups

Scaled

15-10-5 reps:

Shoulder to overhead 50/30k
Push ups
Pull ups
Push ups
Pull ups

Finisher

Band pulls and band presses (light high reps)

 

Our Witham Gym talks CrossFit

What is CrossFit like for beginners?

The technical definition of CrossFit is “constantly varied, functional movements at high intensity.”

It is a technique used by elite athletes and the military so why should you, as a beginner, consider coming to our gym in Witham, Essex?

CrossFit is designed to prepare you for everything and anything – this could be swinging your child around or carrying heavy shopping from a collection point to the boot of your car – all pretty much day to day stuff!

Whilst your high level athletes do use CrossFit to condition their bodies you cannot forget what CrossFit is all about… a technique that is entirely scalable so it suits everyone from a new mother to an Olympic athlete. They can even work out next to each other doing the same exercise because we can scale the weight and repetitions to suit them whilst the programs themselves stay the same.

We know CrossFit has a reputation for being difficult and intense and something well out of the reach of a novice but that is simply not true. Our Essex gym benefits from two instructors who understand how CrossFit works and have been part of the CrossFit family for years, competing in the world championships whilst gaining an understanding for the body so they know what you should and should not be doing. We can promise you that when you join our gym in Witham you will meet some of the friendliest, most genuine people you have even had the pleasure of meeting that work together as a team, building the feeling of camaraderie that most of us have lost since we left school.

We strive to give adults a new way to socialize, get fit and learn in a positive environment where you bond with others and actually have fun!

Our instructors will show you how to safely carry out each and every exercise and how to prepare your body for any challenges you wish to set yourself.

But wait a second… before you glug down that CrossFit Kool-aid, there are a few things to consider.

What are you hoping to achieve?

Determine what your goals are; have you just moved to the Witham/Maldon area and you are hoping to make friends? Do you want to get fitter? Lose weight?

Do your research.

Before you go to a CrossFit gym you really must ask what the credentials of the instructors are… look for somewhere that has years experience, not months.

Try it out!

Go along for a taster session and see what you think. We can promise you that when you visit us you will get bitten by the bug!

So if you live or work in Maldon, Braintree or Witham and are looking for a new challenge, please get in touch to find out how CrossFit will change your life for the better!

Strength

Bench Press 10-10-10-10-10-10

Supersetted with

Dumbel Rows 15-15-15-15-15-15

Do one arm after each set of bench, left, right, left etc…..

Conditioning EMOM 10

10 Burpee box jumps

rest 2 minutes

Conditioning 2

3 rounds for time:

20 Wall balls
20 Pull Ups