The power of ChalkBox

The power of ChalkBox

At ChalkBox you will combine fitness with friendship which will add tremendous to your health and happiness.

Do you want to be CrossFit trainer?

Do you want to be CrossFit trainer?

You might have seen this post before we recently successfully added new coaches to team and continue to be on the look out. We are big fan of growing our own coaches from intern to a coaching position at ChalkBox or add coaches who truly got a drive for helping others to achieve their fitness goal. If you think you got what it takes read further please.


 

Meet Coach Laura

Meet Coach Laura

Laura has been following our intern program from many months now and recently she qualified for CF Level 1. We are thrilled to inform you that Laura is now taking on her own classes sharing her love fitness with all of you. 

Log your score on your phone using SugarWod!

Log your score on your phone using SugarWod!

Progressing at CrossFit is actually an extremely simple concept. All you need to do is a little bit more than you did the last time. Our programming is set up to give you enough exposure to the same movements that you can practice and improve them, as well as employing some constantly varied conditioning workouts.

Our NEW ChalkFlex sessions

Our NEW ChalkFlex sessions

You want to get fitter, stronger, and faster? If your weekly routine just consists of lifting and conditioning work, you’re only incorporating two of the three ingredients necessary to reach this goal. What’s missing? Your ability to apply force and create torque to move a load as quickly as possible from A to B.

Injuries....

Injuries....

Our injury specialists aren’t just there to dish out hard work we also know the body and know what it needs. It’s our job to tailor your workouts EVEN if you have an injury. 

What's New in September?

What's New in September?

We present to you the ChalkBox schedule from September onwards alongside the changes we made to support you better in achieving your fitness goals.


The Next Training Cycle: Train Like an Athlete

The Next Training Cycle: Train Like an Athlete

Starting Monday we are introducing the Benchmark Series. The Benchmark Series is a collection of workouts scheduled on a 3 to 4-month cycle, meaning that each benchmark is tested 3 times over the course of a year. In the past we have done several Box Benchmark workouts but haven’t always retested in a structured way.

Dipping your toes into competitions?

Dipping your toes into competitions?

A New Class: Competition

Some of you have asked for some dedicated time to get started for a competition. That’s great as these events are super fun and for some it gives a goal to work towards.

We are happy to run a Competition Class till end of this year as we got several events coming up. However this is on a trial basis and will be on alternating Sunday’s at 11.30am. If not enough people are turning up we will cancel it.  

Starting Sunday September 9th we will focus on skills needed for Battle Cancer comp in October. We will go through the movements for Battle Cancer comp and complete previous Battle Cancer WOD.

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What is this Competition Class? 

A 60-90 minute class that will focus on the competition aspects of CrossFit. The Competition Class is designed for those of you who are using their CrossFit training to compete in CrossFit competitions or are looking to get started.

As a sport, CrossFit demands very high levels of strength, skill, coordination, speed, power and endurance. This class is designed to help give athletes a chance to experience and develop the elements they will likely face in CrossFit competitions, both the mental and physical attributes.

Whether you are looking at joining in our in house Comp (yes!!), Battle Cancer in October, or perhaps you’re looking at qualifying for one of the bigger Competitions in the UK or Europe, this class can help get you prepared!

What will a session involve?

To get better at CrossFit guess what you need to do? Do CrossFit better!

As a Sport, training for CrossFit competitions requires slightly different programming focuses (volume, movements, loads, competition style workouts) than our regular CrossFit Classes which are aimed at making you more amazing.

However, you will still be doing CrossFit and that means hard graft and work. During this class we will not spend much time teaching the basic movements. We are hoping those who choose to attend this class to have these basics nailed down, or at least understand what is expected from certain movements. We will be focusing on more complex aspects, such as barbell cycling. 

The classes will be partly coached, run at a faster pace, so we recommend having a good understanding of the CrossFit lingo and terminology of different movements (especially the olympic lifting variations). All of this can be obtained from attending our regular CrossFit classes, Barbell Club and ChalkFit classes.

Who is this class for? 

Absolutely anyone! As Greg Glassmans says ‘our needs differ by degree, not kind‘. It doesn’t matter if you have never competed before or you are a competition veteran. We all progress faster when we learn and train together!

There are no set requirements and no certain ability level. As long as you enjoy training, have a positive attitude and come with a willingness to work hard and support your fellow classmates, then this class might be for you.

If you need some guidance on whether you think the class is appropriate for present stage of development the best option is to come and try a class or two out and see how you find it, you can also speak to a coach who will be happy to help.

So if you are intrigued by the idea of CrossFit competitions, come and check the class out!

Who is this class NOT for? 

We are stating the obvious but here we go:

This class is not for anyone who thinks they are better or more deserving than the person next to them. 

Anyone who wants to attend the class has just as much right to be there as the next person, just because you may have been training CrossFit for twice the time than somebody else does not mean you are any more capable or deserving them.

Developing a firing engine

Developing a firing engine

Our workouts are based on mindset and physical adaptation. We all have been were you are and believe that not every day you have to go hard and fast to achieve your goals.

Programming – Evolve or Die

Programming – Evolve or Die

CrossFit is simple, elegant and effective

In CrossFit we follow an evidence based approach to fitness, the programming works and you get fitter and healhtier or it doesn’t. Very simple. Your coaches are doing the workouts too and as we experience what works well and what doesn’t so are you on your fitness journey. We are monitoring SugarWOD data and receiving feed back from the coaches. This implies that our box program is constantly evolving. 

ChalkFit: aerobic base training

ChalkFit: aerobic base training

What we mean by aerobic base is the sum of total cardiovascular adoptations gained by working out at moderately pace (70%) for a longer period of time.

Got a niggle or injury? Your Coaches are here to help!

Got a niggle or injury? Your Coaches are here to help!

Your coaches are here to help and modify the WOD or write you a complete new program if you have an injury (and still safe to workout). So don't stop training but instead use the attached form to have Coach Mel, Isk or Agnes make you a tailored program.

Introducing ChalkFlex by Coach Mel

Introducing ChalkFlex by Coach Mel

Want to know how to get better results and put a stop to your plateau? Ever thought it might be your flexibility?

If so then Crossfit Chalkbox would like to introduce all our members to ChalkFlex. A class that will help you get more limber, achieve better results in the box and feel better outside the gym.

ChalkFit: updated programming & more sessions

ChalkFit: updated programming & more sessions

The goal of ChalkFit is to develop your conditioning, build a strong aerobic base (crucial to CrossFit and other sports) as well as building your anaerobic capacity, thus improving your endurance and stamina.

We have exciting news...

We have exciting news...

MEET COACH ALAN

I’ve learnt from some of the very best strength and conditioning coaches in the world. I’ve coached weightlifting for about 5 years and I’m very familiar with the Russian and Chinese philosophies. 

6 weeks to a faster 2k Row

6 weeks to a faster 2k Row

DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR 2K ROWING TIME?

We love the rowing machine as it is an excellent tool to develop your engine and same time get a full body workout.

The 2k row is the gold standard in Olympic and competitive rowing and not a surprise it comes back on a regular basis in our workouts.

Our Wodder of the Month

Our Wodder of the Month

Ian started training at ChalkBox about 2.5 months ago. This is what he got to say: “I would recommend ChalkBox to anyone who wants to get fit in a great environment. My confidence has changed since I have been at the box. I do not worry about the Wod’s as I know that I will be able to do them or a scaled version.”

OPEN GYM ANNOUNCEMENT

OPEN GYM ANNOUNCEMENT

We have found some available slots for open gym, however the class always have priority on equipment, space needed etc so we just ask that you respect that.