Smo fit d.o.o., the box-owner of Reebok Crossfit Ljubljana, is giving us a little insight into what happens at it’s BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.
Name: Reebok Crossfit Ljubljana
Address / Location: Šmartinska 106, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO
BOX-Owners: Smo fit d.o.o.
Open since: 2013
HOW DID YOU COME TO CROSSFIT?
We discovered CrossFit through functional workouts that are popular around and internet surfing, searching the best way of recreation on one hand and preparation for professional athletes on the other hand.
WHY DID YOU OPEN YOUR OWN BOX?
We were really impressed with the results and fun of workouts that are changing every day, training in group with friends and the incentives of that kind of training so wanted to bring that to our friends and people we know. By us CrossFit is not very well known and there are no affiliates just some gyms that are misusing the name, offering whatever under the name CF, we wanted to make it popular on the right way and bring it to the level that will satisfy both usual and also professional athletes but upon standards that are made by the CF organization, safety that is indispensable and professional level that will be recognizable.
WHY EXACTLY SHOULD I JOIN YOUR BOX? WHAT MAKES IT STANDOUT FROM OTHERS?
We are convinced that once a workout with us will mean always workout with us. This is also the experience we got after the first year of the box. You will be surprised with environment we created, by the trainers and their way of communication that will make you friends wright the way, their way of presenting you what and how, interesting workouts and all in a positive and very good atmosphere that will convince you and makes you feel you are among friends wright way.
The ongoing progress of our members, the quick rise of their number, the positive spirit in the box, the constant changes we provide, the events for members that are happening all gives us strength and power to look further how to be better. The permanent schooling of the trainers and investments in new equipment are beside strict required safety and mentioned conditions the ultimate persuasive elements.
HOW DOES YOUR MEMBER STRUCTURE LOOK LIKE? (NUMBER OF MEMBERS, MALE/FEMALE, YOUNG/OLD, ANY COMPETITIVE ATHLETES?)
We have over 230 current members. There are 55% of male and 45% of female. The average age is around 30. In the moment we have 7 competitors , among them 2 girls but trough permanent internal competitions also others are more and more interested in our “advance” trainings and competitions.
DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL TRAINING POSSIBILITIES (YOGA, GYMNASTICS ETC.)?
We have regular -twice a week -weight lifting classes and periodically Kettlebel classes. For members we are organizing different short courses like Selfdefence for women last Saturday and so on. We are trying to organize pilates and Yoga classes as we think that it can be a good extension.
DO YOU CONSULT YOUR MEMBERS IN NUTRITION QUESTIONS?
Yes. One of our trainers is also Nutritionist and has once a week free consultations for members offering also personal approach and different packages combined with workouts.
IF I START AS A BEGINNER – HOW DOES MY TRAINING IN THE FIRST MONTH LOOK LIKE?
We have introduction 10 hours course, called On-Ramp. After the On-Ramp you will be ready for basis CF. Training and visiting additional weight lifting hours (free for members) the WL trainer (ex. WL champ) gives the green light for regular CF classes.
DO YOU ORGANIZE ANY INTERNAL OR OPEN COMPETITIONS?
Internal competitions are organized often and open we did once in that first year, having 100 competitors and creating quite big event. The problem of opens is that there are no affiliates near us.
DO YOU HAVE LINKS TO OTHER BOXES?
We are cooperating with boxes from Croatia (been there once and going there next month again), Italy and Austria. We have a friend from USA also L1 coach who lives in Ljubljana now and is helping as occasional trainer. We have also friends from boxes all over the world (South Africa, New Zealand, Finland, …) as we had a lot of travelers in summer that dropped in.
CAN I DROP IN IF I AM PASSING YOUR CITY? WHO DO I HAVE TO CONTACT?
Of course. Always welcome. It happened that we opend the box outside regular hour only for occasional visitors. All trainers speak English so as also almost all members so easy to join. Our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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