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In 2009 we opened the doors of the first CrossFit box in Amsterdam. Our box! Since then we are building on the brand and our awesome community. We have the best team of coaches. They know everything about CrossFit and have a huge passion for teaching and helping athletes improve their skills.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Sebastiaan "Fitman" Hartog
Member since 2013
If you have been in the box at any stage you are sure to have bumped into this bald headed weapon strutting around the gym, probably wearing the latest CrossFit gear (the joys of being a part time male model). A long time member, he is up to try anything - Strongman, Obstacle Course racing and even Ultimate Team Challenge. It is fair to say that he makes being in the box just a little more enjoyable and is always up for a chat!
If you have done a WOD this week already, you may have run into a brand new face on the coaching team. You may have seem him in a class as well. We at CFA would love to give a big warm welcome to our local French superstar Fabien Brumaud. An ex rugby union player (Wingers don't really ...
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Mark has been a part of the family at CrossFit Amsterdam for many years now and is our resident Gymnastics, mobility and body tricks expert. What he lacks in size he makes up in skill and perfect movement. He is always jumping in classes and working out with the community.
Why Gymnastics?Maybe the least appreciated part of CrossFit: "Gymnastics"Probably for it’s long learning curve, tough to master techniques and the fact that it doesn’t look very sexy. That does not mean though that you won’t work on your fitness while practicing gymnastics. On the ...
On Saturday 25th May, the CrossFit Amsterdam Community along with friends and family came together to celebrate the life of a an extremely special person. Big Willem was an integral part of the CrossFit Amsterdam community, as well as many other communities throughout the Netherlands. In celebrat...
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Stop Viewing scaled/modified workouts with negativity. Everyone has their own starting point. Most workouts we as coaches get asked many question, some smart and others where we are left scratching our heads! However, the most common question is “What weight should I do” or “How m...
On Saturday the 27th of May, the community at CrossFit Amsterdam celebrated the birthday of King Willem Alexander with a big team workout. The workout was as follows: 60 minute AMRAP of:Part A - As many meters as possible on the rower.One person on the team always rowing. Part B - AMRAP10 Deadlift...
Here we are, with our first post about nutrition, FOREVER HUNGRY.Hungry for food AND knowledge!As you know, or might remember, we teach the basics of nutrition briefly in our On Ramp Course. We explain that it’s actually pretty simple. Stick to the basics that coach Glassman taught us; “Eat meat...
CrossFit Open Recap 19.5
Crossfit Amsterdam survives another Open! There will be blood!
“And just like that the open is finished, and there is so much we can be proud of! And yet the end of the open can leave us feeling a bit hollow." No matter how much we improved from last year or how much we have improved from where we started, we struggle to always feel satisfied. If we met ...
Crossfit Open 19.4 Recap
Crossfit Amsterdam Infinity War - In time you will know what it’s like to lose.
“ I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. As lightning (snatches) turns the legs to jelly. I ask you to what end? Dread it, run from it, destiny arrives all the same. And now, it’s here. Or should I say, I am.” -...
The CrossFit Open Recap 19.3
Strictly speaking that was unexpected!
Friday the 8th of March, the dedicated and brave souls of the realm gathered once again to undertake another CrossFit Open workout. This time armed with the knowledge that what lay waiting in front of them wasn’t the White walkers and the Night King (Dave Castro), but strict Handstand Push-ups. ...