Paul Austin, the box-owner of Crossfit T800, is giving us a little insight into what happens at his BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.
Name: T800 CrossFit
Address: Unit 13, Brome Industrial Estate, Eye, IP23 7HN
BOX-Owner: Paul Austin
Open since: October 2013
How did you come to CrossFit?
I started followed the main CrossFit Site WOD to get fit for rugby, and became instantly addicted when I felt the results.
Why did you open your own box?
I’ve done PT, and been a PE Teacher for over 20 years, and loved CrossFit so much I wanted to make it my life and share it with a wider community.
Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?
We have a fantastic community of people who train with us. In a short space of time we have built a great atmosphere in our Box and we have great fun. Everyone is new to CrossFit and have already shown massive improvements.
How does your member structure look like?
We have just 25 members but it’s only been 2 months. Everyone is new to CrossFit, and we have a great mix of members from 12 (CrossFit Kids) to mid 40s. We have 7 women who train and this time, the rest are men.
Do you have additional training possibilities?
At this stage we do not offer additional training but are developing our Women’s only class and some PT.
Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?
We talk openly about nutrition, but do not consult.
If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?
We do not run a Fundamentals Course at this stage, but instead we do 1-1 until you feel confident enough to join the classes. As we grow we will introduce the Fundamental Course.
Do you organize any internal or open competitions?
We are hosting our 1st In-house Competition on 22nd Dec. ‘Beat your BaseLine’!
Do you have links to other boxes?
CrossFit Norwich and Ipswich have kindly invited us to visit, but at this stage we have not had the opportunity to take them up on their kind offer.