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Urban Block Crossfit – Italy

Gabriele Conego, the box-owner of Urban Block Crossfit, is giving us a little insight into what happens at his BOX! Enjoy another episode of our Europewide BOX interviews.


Short Facts

Name: Urban Block Crossfit
Address / Location: Via Divisione Folgore 55 Vicenza, Italy
BOX-Owner:  Gabriele Conego
Open since: Sept 2012



How did you come to CrossFit?

Before a trip in USA I Decided that my fitness view had to change (I was a fitness manager in a huge sporting club) so 3 month before the trip I started training by myself once in NY I travel all around the box, and decided that it has been my new life one year later I opened my box.

Why did you open your own box?

Cause I need to to something different in my life and in my work, cause crossfit is a a way of life and not only fitness…you recognize a crossfiter from 1 kilometer.

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

Cause in my box all the people has a NAME, every members is an import part of the box and are not only numbers like other gym.

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

We are a small community in a small city wit 3 boxes and a lot of Globo gym that do UNOFFICIAL CF, most of my members are male, we have not a lot of girls but they are so strong and determinated!

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

No I decided to do only CF cause all the globo gym offers a lot of  product and also not affiliated box in the city. I decided to do CF and do it in the best way possible. One time at the month I have a strength coach that works on weight lifting technique for beginners and advance athlete

Do you consult your members in nutrition questions?

I only say: Go to the library and  buy the Paleo diet book! Here there are all the consults you need!

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

Of course you will learn the 9 standards and we start to work on weight lifting , and gymnastic from the floor (hollow body) to the bar

Do you organize any internal or open competitions?

Yes we organized with other guys a super hero challenge a team challenge. All the team (2 persons for each team) must have a total  weight of 165 kg (for one person can be 100kg and the other 65) the cool thing is that all the team must were like super hero for the first WOD.

Do you have links to other boxes?

Yes sure.

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

You can contact me at my phone number +393477845233 by mail info@urbanblock crossfit.com or join us on facebook.

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