Alberto Cortes and Gisela Garcia-Noblejas, the box-owners of CrossFit Northwest Paterna, are giving us a little insight into what happens at their BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.
Name: CrossFit Northwest Paterna
Address / Location: Algepser 64-5 Paterna, Valencia, Spain
BOX-Owner: Alberto Cortes and Gisela Garcia-Noblejas
Open since: May 2013
How did you come to CrossFit?
I knew CrossFit when I was living in Portland, OR, USA, studing English in 2008.
Why did you open your own box?
I wanted to do CrossFit here in Valencia, but there was no box around, so I thought it would be nice to let people here know about CrossFit. That’s why my partner and I decided to open our own box.
Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?
In this box you will not only get fit, but also you will have a great time and become part of our big family. We look after each other, we motivate each others, watch everyone fail and succeed, and then we have community days to have fun together. Your fitness level is not important but your motivation. In addition, we like to keep our classes small. Only ten people train per hour under the supervision on 2 coaches.
How does your member structure look like? (Number of members, Male/Female, Young/Old, any competitive athletes?)
Now we have aroud 65 members, and 35% are girls! We have all kind of crossfitters: younger, older, and from very different backgrounds… that’s why anyone can come and join us.
Do you have additional training possibilities (Yoga, Gymnastics etc.)?
We also have gymnasticsWOD and mobilityWOD. Furthermore, we have some different CrossFit classes , such as Power CrossFit (between CF Football and Strongman) or Strength CrossFit.
Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?
Always. We think nutrition is part of a healthy crossfitter. Eat clean, train hard and have fun! We try to help our crossfitters to do that.
If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?
First of all you will need to take the ‘Fundamental course’ to learn all the basic CrossFit movements in order to prevent injuries. This course also let us know your weaknesses and how your fitness level is. This will help up to personalize the WOD to every one, individually. Then you will join the regular classes, scaling each WOD as needed.
Do you organize any internal or open competitions?
We usually organize some internal competitions and some community activities to let our crossfitters get to know each other. We like to maintain our crossfitters connected, creating a strong community.
Do you have links to other boxes?
We have a good relationship with many boxes around Spain and some European. We have good friends in CrossFit Icke (Germany)
Can I drop in if I am passing your city? Who do I have to contact?
Sure! If you are visiting Valencia you can Drop In as many days as you want. We love to meet crossfitters from all around the world. You can send us an email or check our website and fill the contact form. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CrossFitNorthwestPaterna.Valencia
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