CROSSFIT 57 NORTH UPDATE, OUR INVERNESS KETTLEBELL VENUE! LETS SWING SOME HIGHLAND BELLS BY THE HORNS!Read Now
Only the end of our second full week and already we have had the media coming in for a peak. I’m sure you will agree that it went very well. Iain did a great job of filming and putting us at ease in front of the camera. Lileen gave a solid, composed interview, and Alasdair (after much panic rehearsing of Gaelic in the morning!) managed to put across the message to the Gaelic community of what CrossFit is, both on BBC Alba and on Radio Nan Gaidheal. No mean feat in any language!! Unfortunately though, after Rob had worked so hard on his kipping pull-ups, they only showed him swinging on the bar. Paddy, who cracked out the tub of brylcreem especially for the occasion, was gutted to find the BBC had wrapped up before he arrived. And I, after a long day on seminar in London followed by rush hour travel from Canary Wharf to Gatwick airport, was less than impressed to finally see at the end of the day, a full on zoom, of my visage! I thought I had stealthy managed to remain hidden behind ‘Curly’ (The aptly given name to our rig)!
But the big shout out goes to all of you who got yourself down that morning to work hard for not only yourself, but for each other at the box. All of you have put in a great effort so far and progress has been great. The main attribute you lot have is enthusiasm, and you have it by the shed load. And already it has proved infectious, as many of the people now coming through the door for taster sessions have been folk intrigued by what you have been doing down in an old garage, throwing weights around and swinging on rings! It already feels like some of you are part of the furniture!
This is what CrossFit has done the world over. From a small garage gym in California, it has pulled people from all backgrounds and abilities into a community that constantly seeks to better themselves through blood, sweat (little bit of puke) and tears. And in just under 4 weeks’ time, CrossFitters from all over will be competing in the qualifiers for the title of the Worlds fittest man or woman at the Reebok CrossFit Games.
Each week, for 5 weeks, a WOD will be posted online as part of the qualifiers. So each Friday night we will look to hold the qualifier workout at the box so you can all come down to try it, RX or scaled, and cheer each other on. You don’t have to register for the Games if you don’t want to, but if you do, check out http://games.crossfit.com/ and register there for $20. A good way to see how you measure up against the best!
Alasdair will be programming the WOD’s this week so expect some ‘wobbling’ and grimacing on Curly and generally just hanging upside down, be it by the wall or on the rings! Squatting mobility will be getting looked at also for those that have tight ankles and hips. Keep an eye out on the fb page for more info.
Lastly, we will be letting you have a look at the t-shirt design later this week. So if you have any ideas or suggestions on viewing, let us know!
GCC Training completed a Kettlebells course at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court for some of its Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors and Physiotherapists.
All staff passed the course with flying colours and were able to see the need for Kettlebells within functional rehabilitation programmes for lower limb and spinal patients.
The facilities for training were fantastic and Leigh Withers (tutor) conducted a first class course to a very receptive audience.
GCC will continue to have strong links to the military and help wherever possible with future courses and education.
David Craig, Managing Director of GCC Training. Always looking to improve service and deliver cutting edge and relevant education.