Why Are Social Events So Important?
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that the ShireFit socials are always an epic occasion! They are so important to the community, as it brings us all together and allows you to meet people you wouldn’t necessarily see at the box. We’ve had a whole different range of socials in the past and they have all been varied and interesting! Whether it be booking out a whole restaurant to cater for the ShireFit masses or popping over to Box End Lake to attack the waterpark, we’ve
4 Ways to Control Fear!
Over the last 15 years I have spent time in professional sports establishments, the armed forces and recently in the world of business (For which I'm learning a hell of a lot) and I often try and use these experiences to help make decisions. One of the things I realised over time was that if I ever want to achieve something, no matter how big or small. You need to make sacrifices, you need to dedicate yourself and you have to take risks. If you always play it safe and never get
The Science Of Coffee
There’s a lot more that goes in to a cup of coffee than what you see. It’s not just Grind, Pour and Serve to get the best caffeine fix around! To get the perfect Espresso shot (Not, Expresso) it requires maths, actual maths! Who would’ve thought it! That’s why Ed’s coffees look so good! So what makes a perfect Espresso? First of all, you need top quality beans and that’s where we can thank The Roastery at Bella Barista. Their beans are roasted locally and typically the day before purchase ensuring they are
How can you get into CrossFit?!
For around the last 5 years I have been involved with different affiliates around the UK and visited many around the world! The amazing thing about CrossFit is that every single gym you go to will be slightly different. Whether thats the design, the way its run or the way its coached. There is however one thing that every affiliate has in common. They all receive the following via email, messages and calls: ‘Hi! I would love to try CrossFit although I think I'm not fit enough’ CrossFit is portrayed in many different ways
Are you going to the CrossFit Games?
Most of us use CrossFit to feel more healthy in our daily life Or to enhance our performance in sports and hobbies outside of the gym whether that be football, rugby, swimming, hockey, rock climbing etc. However there is a group of athletes who use CrossFit as their sport and take the competitive edge of what we do every day in the gym to a whole new level. While the upcoming CrossFit Games and all the media around it will hopefully expose CrossFit to a whole new audience it’s important to remember
Training the things you hate!
We have all been there, walking into the box you look at the board and it’s something you feel you aren’t good at. Whether it be running, Olympic weight lifting or anything in between, we all have certain exercises we find harder than others. But this doesn't have to be a bad thing! Everything in the programme is designed for a specific reason. Everything has a designed output, helping make you a better athlete over a broad spectrum. Even the warm up games and activation work have a designed overall impact on your
How do you #UseYourFitness?!
Why do you train at ShireFit? Its something I often wonder and as an owner I always want people to come because they love the experience and environment. I would love to hear why you train at ShireFit! So please comment below or on our social media! The aim of fitness and ‘functional’ training is that you can apply yourself outside of the gym. Whether thats running to get to the bus on time, lifting heavy items around or having the fitness to complete arduous tasks. Most importantly we want each and every one
Programming For CrossFit
Building the jigsaw We often get asked how we program our everyday sessions. Knowing how we plan these can help you add goals and understand principles of ‘why’ you do certain things! Our first step towards programming for CrossFit, is to create a base plan on what our goals are. For gym based programming we need to have our generalised goals looking to build on the 10 components of fitness which are ⬇️ So what are some of the things we think about?! We need to build mechanics before any form of intensity and strength
How I Became The King Barista!
I first walked through the doors to ShireFit (CFEN back then!) way back in 2015. It was the day after my 18th birthday and what a treat I was in for! My first session hitting the lunch time class, I was introduced to rowling and a 1 rep max front squat. A throwback to writing our PB’s with bits of chalk. Putting our own names on the board in whatever size we wanted. Those were the days. Little did I know that very quickly I would become addicted to the pain