How do you fancy an AMRAP in your WOD? What if we throw in a few snatches, double unders and muscle ups for good measure? CrossFit can be a daunting language to speak, never mind the workout itself. So we headed to CrossFit Putney for an introduction to this cult classic to see what the hype is about. And we were not disappointed.
What’s the story?
Well for a start, it’s beautiful. Based in four old industrial arches, the exposed brick, high ceilings and moody lighting will make you want to do a workout good enough for the ‘gram. CrossFit Putney definitely earns the status of a ‘premium’ Box, with facilities including three training zones, a weightlifting area, a 20m track, treatment rooms, a café/ co-working space and luxury changing rooms.
What are my training options?
The timetable offers a range of classes including CrossFit, Conditioning, Strength, Yoga, Weightlifting and Gymnastics. They promise to have something for all abilities and backgrounds. Joining options include Open Gym access (starting at £99/ month), various class packages and unlimited monthly memberships (for £219/ month), so there’s something to suit your lifestyle and fitness goals.
What makes it different?
The team at CrossFit Putney have worked hard to develop a real community atmosphere. As well as a range of classes and training options, you can get involved in monthly socials (from quiz nights to wine tasting), in-house competitions and special events. From the moment we walked in the door it was clear it was much more than a gym… and everyone genuinely wanted to be there.
How was our experience?
Pretty wonderful from start to finish. Excellent coffee, lovely staff, challenging workout, high-quality trainers, great energy, beautiful facilities and a protein shake created by their very own in-house nutritionist. If you need us, we’ll have moved into CrossFit Putney.