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Review: CrossFit Twente. Holland

When the owner of a gym looks around himself with pride, and says that he’s standing there as a result of a hobby that got out of control, you can be sure of a few things – he’s going to be a passionate coach, the gym will have a good vibe, and he’ll do all he can for his athletes.

CrossFit might just make you puke....

CrossFit might just make you puke… Awesome wall art at CrossFit Twente.

Jan, the energetic but “mature” owner of CrossFit Twente, still holds down his normal day job and started out as a rowing coach.  When he discovered and began to dabble in CrossFit, his strength and fitness gains spoke for themselves.  He noticed that this new sport helped to reduce injuries and improve weaknesses, and so decided to use the training method as part of his rowers’ training programme. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Urban Box CrossFit. Madrid.

It was my birthday eve.  30 years old tomorrow and I figured that smashing yourself in a long WOD was a pretty good way to tie off a decade.  And smashed I was…quickly discovering that Madrid’s Urban Box CrossFit is no place for the faint hearted.

My crew at Urban Box CrossFit

My crew at Urban Box CrossFit

I walked for an hour through Madrid’s vibrant streets just to get to Urban Box CrossFit, thinking that this would be a good way to discover more of Spain’s capital (correct), and that the WOD wouldn’t be so hard that I needed to conserve my energy (incorrect).  I walked through the bright, white entranceway and saw the WOD on the board. Read the rest of this entry