Jaime Andrews and Philipp Imbusch, the box-owners of CrossFit FRA, are giving us a little insight into what happens at their BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.
Name: Crossfit FRA
Address / Location: Länderweg 23, Frankfurt 60599
BOX-Owner: Philipp and Jaime
Open since: September 2013
How did you come to CrossFit?
I started CF 4 years ago in California, a friend recommended it and I was hooked from day one.
Why did you open your own box?
My boyfriend Philipp and I met at a CrossFit BOX in Frankfurt, we realized that we had the same passion with Crossfit and coaching. The stars aligned for us to then open a box 1.5 years later.
Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?
We have a great coaching staff, we have every certification CrossFit offers and Philipp is also on the CrossFit level one seminar staff. From our services we always wanted to offer a one stop shop for all client need; and if we don’t have or know it, our network locally and globally is so diverse we are sure to always find a solution. We also have a true community. There is friendly competition with in our box but in the end we support each other. Our environment with in the box is familiar, diverse and inclusive. Most of all..WE HAVE FUN!
How does your member structure look like? (Number of members, Male/Female, Young/Old, any competitive athletes?)
Funny, we actually just checked where we were at and we have about 90 people so far! We have a good balance of young and old but predominantly the urban professional between 25-35. We have a team that’s is training for the regionals aswell as other European events.
Do you have additional training possibilities (Yoga, Gymnastics etc.)?
We offer a yoga classes aswell as an Olympic weightlifting club. As we grow we will also offer CrossFit for Kids.
Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?
Absolutely! If they have questions we are always there. We also have a more in depth nutritional consulting offered for clients that want a total evaluation of their nutritional intake along with individualized guidelines to follow. All you have to do is ask 😉
If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?
Everyone that is new to CrossFit is required to complete our foundations program. This covers all 9 foundational movements along with CrossFit specific movements. Once that is completed you are able to jump into our normal WOD classes. From there every class you attend the coaches will scale all weights and movements appropriately for your skill level so you are able to compete all movements in a safely manor.
Do you organize any internal or open competitions?
We have not done any competitions yet at our box but we have hosted fundraisers e.g. hotshots 19 and lift up Luke. The next competition will be hosting the 2014 open workouts at our box for competitors in the area in combination with our sponsors.
Do you have links to other boxes?
Yes, we are well connected wishing the community and are always on the lookout for new and more friends!
Can I drop in if I am passing your city? Who do I have to contact?
Absolutely if your in the area or if you have a layover at FRA airport, we have a direct train that takes you to our train stop Aprox. 20 min. Contact Jaime or Phil via email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com also be sure to check out http://cffra.frontdeskhq.com for an up todate schedule and class times.
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