The 12 Days of CrossFit – December 3rd to 14th
At CrossFit Thames, we have a special Christmas tradition called the The 12 Days of CrossFit. Not only is the great fun, but it’s also a chance to test yourself.
At Christmas time we challenge you to 12 back-to-back days of CrossFit’s benchmark workouts with day 12 as the grand finale!
This challenge is open to absolutely everyone, all you need to do is turn up to a class and be ready to train! The coaches will get everyones name on the whiteboard to keep a log of the whole challenge.
Day 12 is the grand finale, this means after the final workout we will have a Christmas Party at the gym. Get these dates in your calendars now team and if you know you’ll be able to attend on the final day get yourself registered on Pike13 via the link below!
P.S. – For those of you that manage to make it in for all 12 days of the challenge, you will win a free 30 minute Personal Training session with one of the coaches! 😉
Volunteer Collection for Feast!
Our resident rockstar Camila Gomes is a volunteer in a women’s shelter through an organisation called Feast! Once a week, she goes there and cooks a three course meal for the ladies, having dinner with them as well. Just to bring a little bit of normality into their lives.
The house is currently in need of toiletries (toothbrush, shower gel, body lotions, sanitary towels ..). And also, as Christmas is just around the corner some decorations for the Christmas tree and jumpers would be helpful.
We will be running this up until the Christmas Party on the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas (December 14th). For more information on the shelter and Feast! check out the links below:
Yoga for Athletes, Saturday 12.30-1.30pm
The next 8 week cycle will commence this Saturday 1st December. In principle the format remains the same, meaning we’ll have a different main focus each week, however the overarching theme for this next block is going to be midline and standing balances.
Expect a bunch of single leg balances, and some exercises challenging your deep core abdominals. We will place greater emphasis on breathing mechanics – after all, breathing is the most important – and the first – functional movement! The overall goal of the weekly yoga class at Thames is to support recovery from training at the gym, and also to practice some of the functional movement patterns you know and love, like the hip hinge, in a different setting. We aim to move our joints in their full range of motion, and no matter how restricted it may feel at times – ROM can always be improved, if you make the effort and commit to your practice. There is no rep scheme to follow, and we generally perform movements at a slower pace, meaning you can really focus on your form, and also on how it feels/which muscles switch on when you perform the movement.
You don’t need to be flexible to attend this class, absolutely no pre-requisites
needed. Each session is sequenced as a unit, so don’t worry if you can’t make it every week – drop in as and when you can, particularly during this hectic time in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year it’s important to carve out these little pockets of time to look after yourself – even more so if you’re planning on doing the 12 Days of CrossFit this year!
This Week’s Focus: legs & lower body
Nutrition Drop-In Clinics
Because you all pretty much know Sinead by now anyways and so reach out as you have question we are going to discontinue the drop-in sessions. You’ll be seeing more and more nutrition knowledge-bombs on the blog, and please get in touch with her whenever you want via email or instagram via the links below:
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