CrossFit East Northants

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…

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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…

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Can I CrossFit whilst pregnant?

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!…

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From member to coach

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…

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I’m not fit enough to try CrossFit!

“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,…

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The birth of CFEN

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…

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The path to becoming a coach

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…

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