Jakob Herold, the box-owner of CrossFit Potsdam, is giving us a little insight into what happens at his BOX!
Name: Crossfit Potsdam
Address / Location: Germany, 14482 Potsdam, Wetzlarer Str. 64
BOX-Owner: Jakob Herold
Open since: June 2013
How did you come to CrossFit?
I have be doing triathlon professionally for a few years and always had a passion for doing sports on the highest level. I found the CrossFit Games on a YouTube channel and was stoked right from the beginning. After years of endurance sports CrossFit gave me new fuel my own training. I also incorporated CrossFit into my profession and my job as a personal trainer.
Why did you open your own box?
After a couple years of just doing personal training I was keen to offer my training experience to a wider range of athletes. Being a box owner gives me the opportunity to share my passion for sports.
Why exactly should I join YOUR box? What makes it standout from others?
CrossFit Potsdam offers a wide range of opportunities to grow as an athlete. The knowledge strange of our trainers is widespread. From endurance sports to team sports and pure weight lifting – we offer training from athletes to athletes.
How does your member structure look like? (Number of members, Male/Female, Young/Old, any competitive athletes?)
CrossFit Potsdam is quite a young CrossFit Affiliate. We have 50 members after five months of existence. In addition we offer courses for corporations and we train a professional water polo team. All in all we train about 100+ athletes.
Do you have additional training possibilities (Yoga, Gymnastics etc.)?
Not right now, but we do plan some nice courses in 2014. Stay tuned.
Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?
Yes we do, but we do not recommend Paleo or Zone.
If I start as a beginner – how does my training in the first month look like?
Due to our early phase of being a CrossFit Affiliate all of our members just starts CrossFit and there was no need for an on ramp course. 2014 we will do 3 courses of foundational work before new members will be able to visit normal Group WOD.
Do you organize any internal or open competitions?
We had a nice little internal competition this november. It is called trivium battle. Our members competed in a three WOD tournament in order to find the fittest member. Especially the women competition was a close race for the podium, very exciting to see.
Do you have links to other boxes?
No but we just stay in friendly contact with some German boxes.
Can I drop in if I am passing your city? Who do I have to contact?
Sure. Just give me a call beforehand. Call 0049 172 2607 or write an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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