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Review: CrossFit Krig- Retiro. Madrid.

Hola Madrid!  Sangría consumed, historic buildings visited, it was time to see how the Spanish did CrossFit.  In a city of 3.2 million people there are just 19 CrossFit boxes in Madrid.  CrossFit is only just starting to grow here, in a country where sport and fitness are not at the top of most people’s priority list (especially the females’).  In fact, I found it unsurprising that three of the four girls in my class at CrossFit Krig- Retiro weren’t Spanish.

The box at CrossFit Krig-Retiro

The box at CrossFit Krig-Retiro

I had no idea how long the subways and connections would take to get me to CrossFit Krig-Retiro (one of two boxes run by CrossFit Krig in Madrid) and ended up getting their quite early.  I interrupted a personal training session and was quickly told to wait while the guys finished their session.  Feeling a little awkward, I found a wooden pole and did some arm swings and other stretches while I watched my soon-to-be coaches perform some nice olympic lifting.  Read the rest of this entry

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