Foundation group progressing well

Tonight saw the weekday Foundation group return for their second session.

Although flexibility is still holding them back, there was some excellent progress made as they ran through the Front squat, OH head squat and the press.

There was plenty of groaning as they realised how heavy a dowel rod becomes when you are focusing on the correct form over and over and over again !!!

Well done guys !

Oh and congrates to Jules and Karen for making it through Tabata night, get rolling those calfs ladies!!!


14/12/12 Strength & WOD

Strength –

5 rounds:

5 RM weighted push up (partner up for safety)


3 rounds for time:

400m Rower


Couplet :

5 – 1 reps

50% BW Thrusters


finish with…

400m Run

13/12/12 Strength & WOD

Forget Xmas day for now, we have Tabata day !!!


Back Squats Tabata 75% BW

Record total reps



3 xTabata (24 rnds) DU’s

Record lowest round & Highest round only

CFNL’s ‘Foundation’ courses have begun

So tonight was CrossFit North London’s first group of CF newbies looking to be brainwashed, I mean inspired, by what CrossFit has to offer.

Looking at the state of the guys who had just finsihed the WOD class, some were wondering what they may have let themselves in for, but when they saw the smiles on the guys faces once they had recovered, they seemed less nervous and up for it !

Tonight we gave the background to CrossFit and how it works, as well as the first steps onto Paleo nutrition ( I even wore my Paleo diet T-shirt to help them absorb it sub-concoiusly!!).

The correct way to warm up and two elements were covered, these were the Air squat and Push ups, with a 21-15-9 WOD of both skills to finish with.

Everyone did great and each person has a few things to work on (as we all do !!) before I see them again on Thursday.

Look forward to it.


12/12/12 WOD (If the World hasn’t ended!!!)

Warm up

2 min skip

General mobility followed by specific mobility (use rollers and balls)

Burgener Warm up

Strength – 1k AFAP (as fast as poss)

WOD – For Time

200m Hill Run (right out the door)

10 x  30kg/15kg Shoulder Press

200m Run (Hill side)

10 x Power Cleans 50KG/30kg

200m Run (Hill side)

10 x HS + Push up (perform HS then drop and do push up)

Record Times on board

11/12/12 CFNL Strength work & WOD

Strength – HandStand Push Up AMRAP in 5mins (or scale to static hold , Handstand then come down and do push up, kneeling Handstands on box etc)

WOD –  (beginners. scale to halve the No. of reps and distance)

For Time:

Run 800m

50 DU’s

50 Push up – side plank

50 Box Jumps

50 Superman on top of plyo box

Run 800m

It all starts next week….

After the  sucessful  launch of CrossFit North London (CFNL) yesterday, it all starts next week.

To the amusement of onlookers the burpee mile (teams versus trainers) caused quite a stir. The supporters had hot soup to keep them warm while cheering on the crazy participants in gardening gloves lying face down while performing a full push up in the burpees.

The members ended up worthy champions , humiliating the trainers by a lap !! Although get used to hearing the words ‘no rep!!!’ ringing in your ears, if we see those dodgy techniques in class ! Yes it there is a touch of sour grapes, ok !!!!

Tomorrow’s first WOD at 7am is already filling up, so please email us to book in while our website is temporarily unable to take bookings/payments.

Foundation classes begin on Tuesday evening at 8.30pm, please refer to the ‘Classes’ page for more details.

Have a PR fuelled week !!

Grand opening- Saturday 8th December

CrossFit North London are having a grand opening on Saturday 8th December and are going to open with a bang! A big fitness challenge bang.

Ever heard of the Burpee mile? Well you’re about to see something special. A burpee involves a squat down to the floor from standing, jump back into a plank/ push up position, lower your chest to the floor, back up to the push up position, jump the feet in to your hands and jump up. For the burpee mile we will be adding a 3 foot jump ahead and doing between 1300-1700 burpees around the block (where the CrossFit place is located).

CrossFit is a challenge form of training, so we thought we would have a challenging opening event. There will be a mini competition between the Synergy personal trainers, who will be doing the event solo and the Synergy Personal training clients, who will be doing it in teams of four. All money raised will be going to Action for Kids (located down the road from us).

After the burpee challenge, we will celebrate in the new CrossFit venue with Paleo brownies and margaritas. We need as many supporters as possible.