CrossFit East London was established in 2011 and is the only CrossFit affiliate in East London. We are based in the Hub in Beacon Bay and offer one-hour long group classes focusing on intensity of workouts and functional movements – safe, effective and efficient movements similar to those you use every day in life. Workouts are constantly varied – different every day and tailored to each individual by the coaches.
Anyone who has never tried CrossFit before is able to register for a free session with one of our coaches with no obligation (click getting started at the top of this page.)
Since Greg Glassman opened the first CrossFit affiliate (called a CrossFit box) in 2001 in Santa Cruz, CrossFit has exploded globally. Currently there are more than 15,000 boxes in 162 countries.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a lifestyle characterized by effective exercise and sound nutrition. CrossFit can be used to accomplish any goal, from improved health to weight loss to better performance. The program works for everyone — workouts are modified for each athlete to help him or her become fitter and healthier. Grandparents and Olympians — and everyone in between can perform modified versions of the same workout. The program produces observable results that can be measured and replicated. CrossFit is the fitness and nutrition program that will get you in shape. No matter what your current fitness level is, you can start CrossFit. You can start CrossFit if you’ve never worked out, if you have injuries, or if you’re sick or overweight. CrossFit workouts are modified to help each person succeed, improve fitness and take daily steps toward goals. As you become fitter, your workouts will be adjusted to challenge you at your new level (https://www.crossfit.com/faq).
At CrossFit East London, our credentialed trainers provide precise instructions and coaching to help our members move safely and efficiently, helping them avoid the diseases and injuries that come from inactivity, obesity and poor nutrition.
WHAT WE TRAIN – THE TEN FITNESS DOMAINS
1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
4. Flexibility – the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity