Annelie Markinhuhta, the box-owner of CrossFit Varberg, is giving us a little insight into what happens at her BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.
Name: CrossFit Varberg
Address / Location: Härdgatan 15, 432 32 Varberg, Sweden
BOX-Owner: Annelie Markinhuhta
Open since: Dec 2013
How did you come to CrossFit?
I started doing CrossFit a bit more than a year ago at Gjuteriet CrossFit which is a box in a town close to Varberg. Before that I had been doing CrossFit-inspired training at the gym for a while.
Why did you open your own box?
I have been working as a personal trainer for some years and I wanted to open my own business for quite some time but didn’t have a business idea that I felt I could go all in with. When I started commuting to be able to train CrossFit I got the idea to open the first CrossFit box in my town.
Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?
First of all, we are the only CrossFit box in our town. All our coaches have a high level of knowledge and experience of training and all of them have done CrossFit level 1. If you are new to CrossFit it’s great to join us now. We have only been open for 2 months and the programming is very much based on the fact that our members are new to CrossFit, so a lot of focus on the foundational movements and technique. The box will develop together with the members.
How does your member structure look like? (Number of members, Male/Female, Young/Old, any competitive athletes?)
90 members– open for 8 weeks. 55%men and 45% women. Most of our members right now are around 25-35 years old but we are working hard on getting more “older” people
Do you have additional training possibilities (Yoga, Gymnastics etc.)?
We have mobility classes and will also offer stability stability classes soon.
Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?
Yes, we have personal trainers who are also consulting in nutrition.
If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?
We recommend new members to exercise 3 times a week at first. As a beginner you can take part in any of our classes since we have just opened and the classes are on quite a basic level.
Do you organize any internal or open competitions?
We will have our first Box championships for members in the middle of march which is followed by a party in the evening.
Do you have links to other boxes?
We will collaborate with the closest box in the neighbour town in different ways. For example organizing courses and competitions together and if needed, exchange of coaches.
Can I drop in if I am passing your city? Who do I have to contact?
Yes you can, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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