Juvenal Fernandes and José Pedro Magalhães, the BOX Owners of Crossfit Aveiro, are giving us a little insight into what happens at their BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.
Name: CrossFit Aveiro
Address / Location: Avenida 5 de Outubro nº 7 Ed. Central, Loja 9 e 10, 3800-142 Aveiro, Portugal
BOX-Owner: Juvenal Fernandes e José Pedro Magalhães
Open since: 02/03/2013
How did you come to CrossFit?
Started to ear from friends and on the internet.
Why did you open your own box?
The gyms where we used to work didn’t allow us to train using the CrossFit method. Having our box was the only way to create our own community and training system – CrossFit + Science + Community.
Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?
The quality, experience, CV of the coaches and the great sense of community that the box “breaths”. Our classes are inclusive, meaning that you could be training with an elite athlete or your grandmother in the same class. Training quality and safety comes first, always!
How does your member structure look like? (Number of members, Male/Female, Young/Old, any competitive athletes?)
We have >60 athletes, 40%-60% males-females with ages from 17 to 65 years. We are just starting with a competition group of athletes.
Do you have additional training possibilities (Yoga, Gymnastics etc.)?
Yes. We have a mobility/pilates class, an “open box” and the competition group.
Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?
Yes. We give workshops about paleo/zone nutrition and personal and online nutritional answers to our clients.
If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?
We have a “Fundamentals Course” that teaches the basics technics, essential movements of CrossFit, what is expected from a Crossfitter and how a class is organized – “expect the unexpected”… We also scale every WOD to the needs of our clients, they are allowed to their opinion but our advice rules!
Do you organize any internal or open competitions?
Yes. From time to time we have CrossFit Aveiro meetings were all of our clients and friends can enjoy the experience of training and competing together. We also invite special persons, coaches or athletes, to teach special classes!
Do you have links to other boxes?
Yes. We often exchange knowledge and visit other boxes from our country.
Can I drop in if I am passing your city? Who do I have to contact?
Of course you can!! You just have to email us to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by facebook at CrossFit Aveiro.
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