Fran Castro and Laura Fernandez, the box-owners of Crossfit Cordoba, are giving us a little insight into what happens at their BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.
Name: CrossFit Córdoba
Address / Location: c/ Sor Ángela de la Cruz 8, 14006 Córdoba, Spain
BOX-Owner: Fran Castro & Laura Fernández
Open since: November 2013
How did you come to CrossFit?
Both Laura and I, we’ve been linked to sport since very young, first as an athlete and then as coaches, trying to offer the best of us and get the best from our members, my goal always been to be in the best shape possible, above aesthetic or fashion, my goal always been the health, and in search of that goal, CrossFit and the life style that promotes,represent everything that I want.
We Love CrossFit, “Viva la Vida”.
Why did you open your own box?
Felt the need to convey everything you know, give the best of me, and help people achieve their goals for my teaching CrossFit to people is not a job, it’s a passion and I have made it my lifestyle . The only way to do it under my convictions was having my own box.
Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?
Both my wife and partner Laura and I have extensive experience as trainers from various disciplines in the world of sports, our box has the best material for the practice of CrossFit, but especially if there is something that makes a difference is the passion dedication and love what we do and the endless need to keep improving every day.
How does your member structure look like? (Number of members, Male/Female, Young/Old, any competitive athletes?)
Only 2 months we opened our doors BOX ago and now we are about 100 CrossFitters, the percentage of men is higher than women, but gradually this trend is changing, “Girls are real Warriors” ranges age are varied, but all are welcome to CrossFit Córdoba. CrossFit is the best of its ability to integrate, no sex, age or race.
Do you have additional training possibilities (Yoga, Gymnastics etc.)?
Yes, we have specific sessions of strongman, mobility, Olympic lifting, kettlebells, we also including classes for children…
Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?
Yes, in addition we have the great advantage that Laura is nutritionists, apart of this both trying to guiding and correct habits among our members, we are Paleo, and we’re defending this lifestyle, but the best for me maybe it’s not the best for you, so always give the best tips individually.
If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?
You’ll have to start with an ON RAMP course, where we’ll working and laying the foundation of the 9 basic movements, we’ll see some about nutrition, and from this point we don’t differentiate in groups of more or less level, you can go to the normal sessions of CrossFit, where we will work with your current level adjustments, and we’ll gradually progressing, so on this way we’ll advance safely and will be integrated into the group from the beginning, feeling the concept of community.
Do you organize any internal or open competitions?
Yes, an soon we’ll make an open competition.
Do you have links to other boxes?
Sure, we try to encourage the environment of collaboration and community between the Boxes.
Can I drop in if I am passing your city? Who do I have to contact?
Of course, you’re always welcome to CrossFit Córdoba, just contact with Laura or Fran (me), by email or phone, you can check all the information in our site or facebook.
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