I thought it would be a perfect time to write a short blog about training and CrossFit whilst pregnant. Pregnancy and training for most mothers is quite a hazy area and most people aren't sure how to train and stay safe. Hopefully this can clear the haze and help you know what you can do! Well firstly we will talk through the facts about the benefit of training, followed by the how; Training whilst pregnant can help minimise weight gain. Training decreases the amount of discomfort you may experience. Your recovery post birth is

I first heard about Crossfit whilst in Royal Marines basic training (for those of you who don’t know, I’m a veteran), I wasn’t one of the fitter lads in my troop so asked the beasts of the group what sort of training they did – all said Crossfit. So after getting medically discharged I knew I wanted to do Crossfit to go back stronger and fitter, that’s when I found CFEN! When I first walked through the door at CFEN I was greeted with a peculiar and mesmerising sight, Jack ‘The

“I’m not fit enough for CrossFit”, “I wouldn’t survive the session!” & “I’ve seen CrossFit on YouTube and I definitely can’t do that!” are all things that we have heard people say or even thought ourselves before diving into the world of CrossFit. To the uninitiated, it can seem like an intimidating world of AMRAPs, EMOMs, heavy lifting, complex gymnastics and sweaty conditioning work full of supremely fit people. It’s too easy to forget that we all start somewhere and the beginning of that journey to health looks different for

I thought it would be a good idea to put together a little story of how CFEN all started and how we have grown. We are lucky enough to have many founding members at the gym who walked in on day 1. So this article gives them the chance to look back and see where we have come and gives new and potential members a chance to see how it all started! The whole idea of opening a CrossFit facility came back in 2013 whilst I was serving in the Royal

In October I left my 9-5 desk job working for a global brand with over 280,000 employees and became the first full time employee as a coach at CrossFit East Northants, quite a change. The decision had been made months before, but the first day of not wearing a suit to work was still very strange and I found myself looking at the gym clock at 8:30 thinking I was going to be late for work! I had been training at CFEN for almost exactly a year when I joined