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The magic is in the movement, the art is in the programming, the science is in the explanation, the fun is in the community
If you have never done CrossFit before, we ask that you complete our fundamentals course before joining. This consists of 3 introductory sessions where we go over the technique and mechanics of the main movements involved. We also take a look at some auxiliary movements and complete a workout at the end of each class. The sessions are 2 hours long and can be completed either via group sessions or 1-1 fast track. Attendance at all 3 sessions is mandatory. Costs can be found on the memberships page.
For more information on the fundamentals course, please email us at or use contact us page here
Please enquire directly as we don’t run group fundamentals courses every month. The fast track, however, can be arranged at any time and we prefer to run these sessions during off peak times – through the day during the week / weekends, where possible.
Yes – if you really need to miss a session we can run a catch up session for £20.
Classes are scheduled for 1 hour to allow for a warmup, a skill session, explanation, instruction and demonstration of the workout WOD (workout of the day) the performance of the WOD and cool down.
Class size is limited to 20 so that each athlete will receive the personal attention needed to insure exercises are performed safely and efficiently.
Yes. No walk-ins please. Since class size is limited, reservations are required for each class. Once you have created an online membership and completed Fundamentals, you may sign up for group classes. 3 hours notice is required for all cancellations.
At the moment, no. Simply because demand for our fundamentals course is so high.
Of course! We love visitors. Your first drop in is free and if you’re around for a while have a chat with us about drop in rates.
Please go to the Schedule page to see our full class list and sign in. You’ll be required to create an account with our Team Up system prior to signing in.
WoD classes are 1 hour long. We start with a warm up, then usually have skill / strength element, before the workout.
Yes. No walk-ins please. Since class size is limited, reservations are required for each class. Once you have created an online membership and completed fundamentals, you may sign up for group classes. 3 hours’ notice is required for all cancellations.
You can manually cancel out of any class up to 3 hours prior to a class beginning. After that please contact us directly to let us know you can’t make it.
No. Everyone attends the same classes and we scale loads / intensity as required. If you’re brand new to classes – fresh out of fundamentals – we keep an extra eye on you!
Yes. There are student and emergency / armed services discounts available upon proof of ID. Show us your ID before purchasing your membership and we will issue you a discount code. We also have deals with local companies such as Run4It, Andrew Gordon Butcher and Cotswold Outdoor to offer you discounts on your favourite products.
Watch this space – coming soon!
Head to our Facebook page and check out our album of clothes to see what we’ve got (online shop coming soon!) and then get in touch directly to check size stock and we’ll mail it out to you! And yes, we can mail anywhere in the world!
CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimises fitness through constantly varied, functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective. It is universally scalable, allowing anyone – regardless of experience, age or fitness level – to take part.
CrossFit was founded and developed by Greg Glassman, in Santa Cruz, California. As a college gymnast, Glassman recognised improvements in his own training through mixing gymnastics with weight training and cardio. He began training people in local gyms before being asked to train the Santa Cruz Police Department in 1995, which is when Glassman set up his own gym. CrossFit.com was born in 2001 as an open resource for sharing a workout of the day “WoD” along with exercise and demo videos, and an open discussion forum. Then the affiliate programme began in 2003, with a mere 12 across the US. In 2005 this grew to 16 affiliates, in 2009 there were 3,400 affiliates and today, in 2015, there are currently over 11,000 affiliated CrossFit “boxes” (or gyms). Read more here
Yes! CrossFit is for anyone and everyone. It is scalable for any age or fitness level. At CrossFit EVERYONE is an athlete. It does not matter what your current level of fitness is. You can expect to see improvements in all 10 areas of fitness – Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Strength, Stamina, Flexibility, Coordination, Agility, Accuracy, Balance, Power and Speed. By focusing on these skills, our athletes will not only see improvements in body composition, work capacity and health markers like blood pressure and cholesterol etc., but will find that they will perform better in sport and exercise as well as in their daily lives outside of CrossFit. Literally it will change your life.
Our ultimate goal is to make you fitter for everyday life through functional movement – stuff we do every day. How do we do this? We do this through a mix of weight training, gymnastics training and cardiovascular exercise, increasing your competency across 10 general physical skill areas: Cardiovascular respiratory endurance, Stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, balance, accuracy and agility. In doing this, CrossFit seeks to increase your work capacity across broad time and modal domains. Capacity is the ability to do real work, which is measurable using the basic terms of physics (force, distance and time). Life is unpredictable (much more so than sport) so real world fitness must be broad and not specialised, both in terms of duration and type of effort (time and modal domains).
No. The beauty of CrossFit is that it is universally scalable – allowing anyone to take part, regardless of fitness level, age or experience. We use the same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and Olympic athletes. We scale load and intensity; we don’t need to change programmes. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind. Our armed forces, firefighters, school teachers and housewives have found their best fitness from the same programme.
Try it and find out! The answer to this is really a combination of all the other answers in this section. We’re not doing anything new or complex – we work hard, we vary our training, we do it together and the community aspect of CrossFit is one of its most successful elements.
Following completion of your fundamentals course, you are then ready to begin classes! Your first workout at CrossFit Aberdeen will be a fun and challenging experience. Each class typically starts with a dynamic warm-up, then a focus on either a skill or strength element, followed by a workout. All movements are fully scalable, meaning everyone takes part in the same workout, so we scale as required, to make sure correct movement mechanics are met and intensity levels are relative to you. It’s likely you will have learned new things, be a little bit “sore” and excited to come back for more.You'll also find a bunch of friendly and like-minded athletes, supporting and cheering each other on!
No. The beauty of CrossFit is that all exercises are based on movements that you already do–like squatting, pushing and pulling. Workouts are programmed to inspire the beginner and challenge the advanced.
CrossFit is about variance and adaptation. We “program” our workouts for General Physical Preparedness, or GPP. We don’t have leg days, back- and bi- days, or cardio days. We believe the body is a whole system, and strengthen it as a whole. Our coaches also give you basic education in diet and nutrition. We believe that nutrition is the foundation of health and fitness and know that how we feed our bodies determines how quickly we achieve the results we want. So for you, this means you’re a better runner than the best weightlifter, a better lifter than the best marathoner, and generally physically prepared for anything in your everyday life. The best part is that you're joined by like-minded people who want to be and feel better, and every class is lead by qualified CrossFit trainers.
CrossFit teaches 9 Foundational Movements. The mastery of these 9 movements correlate directly to the efficiency of the exercises performed during your workouts and transfer to the development of other skills you see often in WODs.
Crossfit Aberdeen

CrossFit Aberdeen the only official CrossFit Affiliate in the city. Our goal is to help people live healthier, happier lives through CrossFit.

Phone: +44 (0)7793279865

Email: info@crossfitaberdeen.com

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