Making sure you get plenty of exercise is important for both your physical and mental health. Those with an active lifestyle are known to live longer and happier lives. Joining a sports club can also be a great way of meeting new people, and developing friendships.
If you are considering exercising and are looking for something really dynamic, a good bet is Crossfit.
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What is Crossfit?
Crossfit inc. was founded in the U.S.A in 2000 by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai. It is a vigorous fitness program aimed at those wishing to seriously improve their athletic ability. It isn’t for the faint at heart. The trainers really push the participants, in various aerobic, calisthenics, weightlifting, and interval training techniques. Sessions usually last about an hour and consist of a warm up, skill development, and a high-intensity workout.
Many people see the concept of Crossfit as an answer to both stamina and strength issues. With some amount of persistence and hard work one can soon increase their fitness level, quickly achieving noticeable results.
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Crossfit gyms in Barcelona
Reebok Crossfit is situated not far from Arc de Triomf. It is run by a team of 3 fun, yet very hardworking coaches, all keen on developing the skills of both old and new members. They make good use of a variety of techniques and even have a video section on their website, to give you an idea of what’s in store. There are many different classes available, just sign into their online schedule to find the one most suitable to you.
Address: Carrer de Ribes, 25.
Crossfit Gala is situated close to El Clot rail station, so is perfect for commuters wishing to get a work out before going home. It’s a fitness club which is run by both a native Barcelona coach and a coach from the U.S.A. They have a variety of classes on offer. Prices start from 58€ a month.
Address: Carrer del Pistó, 3.
Crossfit Eixample is situated close to Passeig de Sant Joan. This club is very popular due to its very personal approach to training. It is run by a coaching duo who pride themselves on giving a great amount of attention to each member, which gives a great community feel to the team. Prices start from 75€ and include a small amount of yoga.
Address: Carrer d’Ausiàs Marc, 45.
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