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Yoga at CrossFit Thames

We believe in a well-rounded approach to fitness, and as such we offer a weekly
yoga class specifically designed to complement your training at the gym.

To get the most out of your workouts and maximise those gains, adequate recovery provisions are essential – our qualified yoga instructor takes you through a one hour practice that will leave you feeling more supple, as well as deeply relaxed.

A yoga class is more than just a mobility session – the practice of yoga asana (the postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) aims to gently bring you into a parasympathetic state, thus promoting recovery.

For more information on the correlation between training and the state of your nervous system, please click here.

– Need more reasons as to why you should make a regular yoga practice part of your
training regime?
– Improve proprioception (i.e. joint position and motion in space) and body
– Develop an awareness of what it means to move well and within a healthy
range of motion for your body, and how to work with restrictions and compensatory patterns
– Prevent injury
– Learn to breathe mindfully and practice different techniques, including abdominal breathing, which you can then apply in your workouts, for example during lifting sessions

This class is suitable for everybody including complete beginners – no previous experience necessary, and no, you do not need to be able to touch your toes!

Please check our schedule for class times. For further information about yoga and your teacher Christine, please visit www.yogishapes.com

Congrats to Sofia and Julie

Congrats to Sofia and Julie, who finish their elements class tomorrow. These two hard-working ladies bring the intensity to the gym every time they walk through the door. Looking forward to letting them loose on our regular workouts!

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Stretch 20 mins, use the mobility blog as a guide if you are unsure what to do.

FYI – New class times are coming to Thames CrossFit! If you haven’t received our latest newsletter, click here to check it out.

Weekend WOD – Tabata sprints

Only four minutes of work…which should tell you something about the intensity. Don’t skip this one, get out there and do it even if you’re just running up and down the streets of London (unless you live on Oxford st). Post impressions to comments.

Be sure to warm up for this one well!! Recommend at least 15 mins of jogging.

A: Tabata sprints
– 8 x 20 seconds max effort sprint, 10 seconds rest – the workout will take you 4 mins total, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off…DO NOT rest more than 10 seconds between intervals.

B: Stretch for a minimum of 20 minutes

This is the WOD for the weekend. If you’ve worked out the last 3 days, take Saturday off and do it tomorrow. If you’ve missed a day, get out and do it today.