It is time to update you on exciting changes but first a quick look back:

ChalkBox was established in April 2014 our love for CrossFit started in the garage and soon Coach Agnes wanted to share her passion with others and she is still going after it!

We know that some of the pictures might come across as intimidating but you don’t have to be fit to start at ChalkBox. We love introducing people who haven’t exercised in years to what we do. We teach you how to move well, which will keep you injury free and inspired to continue pursuing your health and fitness goals. The long-term result is some amazingly fit people. But just because you see some very fit members coming through our doors doesn’t mean they started that way.
— Agnes, CrossFit Affiliate Owner & Coach

Take a quick look at these clips going back to the beginning and read more here about the story behind ChalkBox


The Next Steps:

With the vision of Coach Agnes in mind and to support the amazing growth of the community we are making several changes starting September.

  • Introduction of Benchmark Series in the program to better track your progress
  • New Coaches added to the team
  • ChalkLift (replacing Big Lifts) focusing on mechanics and consistency in lifting movements
  • ChalkFit 2.0 focusing on cardiovascular fitness across multiple time domains
  • ChalkFlex (on trial) group coached mobility sessions
  • Strength Club working on a balanced body, eliminating structural weaknesses
  • More sessions on the schedule

You will receive detailed updates in your inbox to what this all means for you. In this post we update you on ChalkFit.

 

Exciting changes to set up of ChalkFit

We are excited to announce that Coach Katie will be leading the ChalkFit sessions & same time sad to see Coach Graham going

I decided to take up coaching in order to help people achieve their fitness goals. I enjoy breaking down skills into easy understandable progressions. I can understand firsthand that some skills or fitness levels are hard to achieve, but with the right approach, and personal support everything is possible. I don’t believe in the impossible! I’ve been where you are!
— Coach Katie

What does this mean for you?

Coach Katie will be in charge of the ChalkFit program with the focus to improve your engine. There will be MORE SESSIONS on the schedule too!

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.


Basically, our ChalkFit Class is ‘simpler’ than our regular CrossFit classes as it will not contain complex movements (like snatches or cleans) or super heavy weights/barbell movements (though we will use kettlebells, dumbbells, wall balls, sandbags etc).

This is a great session to work on your engine to get better at CrossFit and also very suitable for beginners.

Movements will include bodyweight exercises, lots of core, dumbell and kettlebell work and of course, rowing, bike and running! Expect to develop a ‘firing engine’, learn to pace yourself, develop mental toughness and most of all HAVE FUN!

From September we will say goodbye to Coach Graham who will be focussing on training for duathlons in the coming months. Coach Graham worked tirelessly to make ChalkFit as popular as it is now and we are sad to see him go.

I am sorry to announce my departure from Chalkbox I’ve enjoyed both coaching and training alongside many of you and hope that I’ve had a positive influence in your development.
My passion lies duathlons (running and cycling) and I want to focus fully on those two elements with certain goals I’ve set myself for 2019, especially a UCI sanctioned time trial qualifier. Sadly this means I do not have the time to fully commit to the new vision for the Box. Its been great being part of such a wonderful community and must thank Agnes and Isk for giving me the opportunity to coach and I wish both them and all you the very best for the future.
— Coach Graham