Open Weekend – Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st January
Are you friends always asking you about CrossFit but yet to try it? Or are you tired of being the only one in your group to talk about ‘the gains’ and take pride in barbell bruises?…Well now is your chance to get a friend involved.
On Saturday (08:30 and 13:30) and Sunday (13:30) we are holding some free taster sessions for those wanting to give CrossFit a shot.
You can register your friends here.
Docklands Throwdown – Saturday 3rd February
We are joining up with our neighbouring CrossFitter’s for a Throwdown.
The Throwdown is a same sex pairs event and athletes of all abilities are welcome, and there will be both RX and scaled divisions.
To sign-up just find a team-mate and add your name to the list on the whiteboard at gym!
Yoga for Athletes, Saturday 12.30-1.30pm
Please note the new start time for this class, it has now been brought forward from 1pm to 12:30
If you haven’t checked out the weekly yoga class we are now offering to round off your training at CrossFit Thames, perhaps now is the time! Not that you necessarily need to wait for a certain date in the calendar to form new habits, however psychologically it might help strengthen your resolve to stick with it if you set a specific start date.
So, if are making New Year’s resolutions, upping your mobility and general recovery game should definitely be on the list!
What does a yoga class at Thames look like?
Just like our CrossFit classes, the weekly yoga practice is one hour in length. You’ll spend the first few minutes tuning into your breath, practising pranayama (breathing exercises).
You’ll then be taken through a short warm-up, before moving through a series of sun salutation flows to mobilise the spine and wake up your joints. It’s a nice way to generate a little bit of heat in the body, especially at this time of the year!
The postures in the main part of the class will often focus on a particular muscle group or body part, for example shoulders, hip flexors or midline, with Christine making sure you understand the purpose of these exercises, and how they relate to your training in the gym.
The recovery element is a key principle of the class, so you’ll always find a few restorative poses towards the end of the practice in preparation for your final relaxation. Sometimes, this will even be its main focus, in which case you basically get to snooze for the best part of the class – and wake up feeling all nice and relaxed.
Christine deliberately refrains from playing music in her classes so as to minimise any external distractions. This allows you to really focus in on yourself, and your breath especially – you may be surprised by how quiet the gym can be without the hustle and bustle of the workouts going on, and it makes for a nice break from the general sensory overload of London life.
This class is open to non-members of Thames, so why not come down with a friend? Non-members are welcome to drop in at a cost of £10, to be paid on the day – as with our other classes, there is no need to sign up in advance, and all levels are welcome.
*Thursday 11th Jan – No Open Gym due to a photoshoot
*Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th Jan – Gym Closed for CrossFit Seminar (No more LV1 seminars until July!)
Workout of the Day – Friday
A) Find a Heavy single front Squat
B) 3 Rounds for time:
1 Length front rack walking lunge kb 24/20kg
15 Shoulder to overhead
10 Chest to bar pull ups
C) 3 rounds for quality:
45 second right side plank
45 second left side plank
10 Full GHD or Nordic curls
60 seconds rest
Workout of the Day – Saturday
100 Air squats