CrossFit Worlds End is an officially affiliated CrossFit box, co-located with the Motus Strength gym. The Worlds End location makes us a convenient CrossFit box for the Chelsea and Fulham area of London.
How to get started
1. Take a trial session or book a “no sweat intro”. Get an introduction to the CrossFit methods, and lets us assess your current fitness and ability. It’s free.
2. Complete your “On-ramp” training. This is your first month with us, you’ll chose the best package to suit your individual needs then get started. On-ramp works like membership and includes personal training, access to selected group coaching and open gym. By the end of your first month you should be ready to graduate and join the main programme! Go to the pricing/membership page for a breakdown of the options.
3. Join in with the classes! Once you’ve completed On-ramp you can choose a membership option and access all of the scheduled classes.
Get started and book your trial/assessment now.
* Please note – If you are already an experienced CrossFit athlete you will not have to do a trial or complete On-ramp, you can simply book onto any class.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a constantly varied programme of functional movements, performed at high intensity. The movements are drawn from gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. The aim is to maximise the amount of work done in the shortest amount of time.
The goal of CrossFit is – to get fit! Fitness here is defined in a specific way: “increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains”.1
Every workout is timed and measured, to make improvement visible, motivate you to compete against yourself, and to encourage healthy competition among the community.
You can learn more about CrossFit at the CrossFit Journal here.
Technique and conditioning in CrossFit
To participate well in the range of movements that CrossFit consists of, you need to get a good basis of technical movement. This means that first you need to fix old injuries, and do diligent conditioning.
This requires skilled coaching for the necessary foundational work. The coach focuses on you to correct your technique. To see your basic response to movement. Improving your skills is done in scheduled technique classes, free practice during open gym sessions, and via personal training sessions.
As CrossFit founder Greg Glassman says:
“There is a compelling tendency among novices developing any skill or art, whether learning to play the violin, write poetry, or compete in gymnastics, to quickly move past the fundamentals and on to more elaborate, more sophisticated movements, skills, or techniques. This compulsion is the novice’s curse—the rush to originality and risk. The novice’s curse is manifested as excessive adornment, silly creativity, weak fundamentals and, ultimately, a marked lack of virtuosity and delayed mastery. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be taught by the very best in any field you’ve likely been surprised at how simple, how fundamental, how basic the instruction was. The novice’s curse afflicts learner and teacher alike. Physical training is no different.2“
In a generic gym class, you struggle through a workout, get that adrenaline hit, and a little benefit. Proper conditioning is worlds away from that. Strength, mobility and technique needs to be assessed, improved, monitored, and perfected. And at CrossFit Worlds End, it will be!
Benefits of working out in a group
CrossFit is functional training for everyone. The movements stay the same, but the intensity and difficulty is varied according to each person’s level of fitness.
For example, take pushups. Depending on your level of fitness, you might do pushups against a wall, or on a box, on the floor, holding a ball, or with one arm. By placing movements on a progression in this way, everyone can do the same move at the same time during the workout class. Everyone takes part, no matter what their level of conditioning.
This creates a real sense of community. Everyone encourages everyone else to finish the workout, and to progress.
CrossFit Worlds End and the Motus Strength philosophy
Bruce and Colleen, owners of CrossFit Worlds End and the Motus Strength gym, believe that CrossFit goes very well with the philosophy behind the personal training, calisthenics and Olympic weightlifting business they already have established.
The main CrossFit movements are gymnastic and weightlifting movements – exactly the movements they have so many years of experience in coaching. The reason people like training CrossFit so much, in addition to the community vibe, is that it’s much less about having to do movements in order to gain a result. It’s much more about the experience of movement.
Each workout is scaled to each athlete’s level depending on what they are working on that day and how they are feeling that day. Every exercise can be adjusted or replaced to suit the status of each participant in every workout or training session.
Just try it and see! Contact us to book your trial session.
1. Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.
2. See the quote in this article: http://www.karmacrossfit.com/coaches-blog/2016/2/25/how-dave-castro-ruined-crossfit
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