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CrossFit is a high-intensity, functional group fitness workout that has been growing in popularity over recent years.
People are getting fitter, stronger, and taking their sports performance to the next level all over the world with this great workout.
CrossFit is now widely offered in Bangkok and many other Asian cities.
So what’s it all about and how do you know if it’s right for you?
Introducing the ‘box’
When you start exploring CrossFit options you can be forgiven for thinking there’s a lot of ‘jargon’ – because there is! A CrossFit gym is called a ‘box’ and the term ‘WOD’ is widely used, and refers to the ‘workout of the day’.
A CrossFit gym (box) usually has quite a simple set up. They’re often located in warehouses and the WOD may also take you outside, depending on where the ‘box’ is located. In it you’ll see equipment such as ropes, tires, weights, boxes, and pull up bars – not a treadmill in sight!
What does a workout involve?
You’ll always start with a 12-15 minute warm up to prepare your body for the workout ahead. This will involve movements such as jogging, star jumps, skipping, lunges and squats.
The next 10-20 minutes is the WOD. Doesn’t sound like a long time? It’s intense, so it’s plenty long enough! The WOD varies from day to day and will incorporate high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and strength work. This part of the workout is about challenging yourself and working hard.
The next part of the workout lasts for 15-20 minutes and is usually strength and/or skill based. Finally, the cool down and stretch portion lasts for 10-15 minutes. This helps the body to recover safely, reduce the risk of injury, and improve flexibility.
How do I know if it’s for me?
CrossFit sessions are carried out by qualified coaches who focus closely on technique and offer encouragement and support. The workouts can help you to make amazing strength, cardio and sports performance gains. However, first consider these points:
- The workouts are high in intensity and challenging. Yes, you can go at your own pace, modify exercises and lift weights that are appropriate to your strength ability. However, CrossFit shouldn’t be considered without a base level of fitness. The impact and load on de-conditioned tendons and ligaments is too high, as is the risk for injury. Get yourself a personalized cardio and strength program and work on that for at least a few months before considering CrossFit
- Be prepared to work hard. If you don’t like high-intensity workouts, then perhaps consider another type of exercise. It’s most important to find a workout you will enjoy and want to come back to again and again.
- If you have injuries or a medical condition, or you have recently had a baby, seek advice from a qualified health professional before joining a CrossFit class. Although the coaches will help you modify exercises as required, it is much safer to focus on getting your body to a strong starting point, to begin with. This may involve rehab exercises, and other gentler and more personalized exercises to get you to a base level of strength and fitness.
I want to try CrossFit! Here the best CrossFit gyms in Bangkok.
A number of gyms in Bangkok offer CrossFit classes. These include CrossFit TEN500, CrossFitArena, Training Ground, Thonglor CrossFit, and Ari School of Fitness. Check out the best CrossFit gyms in Bangkok and join their groups below to stay up to date about current classes, promotions, events, and more!
CrossFit TEN500 is one of Bangkok’s finest CrossFit gyms. TEN500 runs under 3 core values: community, performance, and longevity. Community, being surrounded with a supportive group and having fun with workouts; performance, you can ensure that you will reach your goal with the best results; longevity, TEN500 is safe and sustainable - making sure that you are trained with the right forms and techniques. All of TEN500 coaches are certified and eager to help each and everyone of you reach your fitness goals in the safest and fastest way possible!
CrossFit Arena Bangkok
CrossFit Arena Bangkok is a quality CrossFit gym you can choose in Bangkok. CrossFit Arena Bangkok is proud to be able to offer their members not just instructions, but real coaching, helping each and every individual achieve his or her goals uniquely even through group sessions. CrossFit group sessions here are fun, scalable and achievable for everyone. They are able to cater for individuals based on your abilities, strengths and weaknesses to ensure classes are fun, challenging and rewarding.
Thonglor CrossFit is an outstanding CrossFit box located in the heart of Sukhumvit. With caring coaches and a supportive community, Thonglor CrossFit specializes in CrossFit and Strength and Conditioning in the forms of classes and personal training suitable for everyone. Not only does Thonglor CrossFit serve your fitness goals , but they are also passionate about making people healthier, looking better, and excelling in performance. They also commit to being a home and family of the local fitness community.
Training Ground Sukhumvit 69
Training Ground is an exceptional gym that offers CrossFit in Bangkok. Training Ground’s reputation is built on results, guiding people everyday to achieve levels of fitness they never thought were possible while having a great time! With over 50 classes weekly you can choose from, Training Ground offers a different kind of fitness experience where “You’ll get stronger both in bodyweight movements and lifting weights, your cardio will improve dramatically, you’ll feel like you can walk through walls, and you’ll look better naked.”
AriFit School of Fitness is an exquisite CrossFit gym located in Ari Bangkok. AriFit offers personal training, CrossFit for health, and nutrition consults with a goal of being the place that foster’s fitness and friendship. AriFit focuses on filling its gym with kind-hearted people. At AriFit, the functional fitness classes are directed by their professional CrossFit Level 2 trainers.
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