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Crossfit Southern Legion – UK

Michael Eburne and Ray Pharoah, the box-owners of CrossFit Southern Legion, are giving us a little insight into what happens at their BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.


Short Facts

Name: CrossFit Southern Legion
Address / Location: 7E Shawcross Industrial Park, Ackworth Road, Portsmouth England
BOX-Owner: Michael Eburne and Ray Pharoah
Open since: 1st of October 2013



How did you come to CrossFit?

A friend introduced us to CrossFit at a point in our training when things were becoming boring. After leaving the army we both found it hard to find that intensity again. Until we tried out our first ever benchmark “Fran” say no more. We have been in love with CrossFit ever since.

Why did you open your own box?

We have a passion for CrossFit and have benefited from everything it has to offer, we just wanted to pass this onto our community.

Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?

I like to think there are a number of reasons why we stand out from the crowd and to name a few it would be; We have the best equipment, coaches who understand the importance of the basics movements and our members get a lot from their membership at no additional cost.

How does your member structure look like? (Number of members, Male/Female, Young/Old, any competitive athletes?)

The box is new but, our members are growing very quick, with a really good mix of male and females of all ages and abilities. With professional MMA and CrossFit competitors just joined our ranks. So the future looks bright.

Do you have additional training possibilities (Yoga, Gymnastics etc.)?

We offer a varied programme, from Olympic lifting to endurance and with a mobility session just been added. In the new year has experience grows in our members we will add heavy lifting sessions and gymnastic classes.

Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?

We encourage our members to eat healthy and even write nutrition plans for them on request.

If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?

Fundamentals. We work a lot of fundamentals here at CFSL, even with our experience CrossFitters, so a beginner would always start with the basics.

Do you organize any internal or open competitions?

We have just had our first internal competition, we also have our first throw-down with another local box in two weeks

Do you have links to other boxes?

We know all the other local boxes and coaches in the Portsmouth area.

Can I drop in if I am passing your city? Who do I have to contact?

Of course, anyone is welcome to our box. You can contact us through our web site. www.crossfitsouthernlegion.co.uk or call us on 00442392696444. We also have our Facebook page.

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