Following the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games, my boyfriend Christian and I decided to go on a road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco. We will be visiting different boxes in the “home of CrossFit”, California.
The first box we visited was CrossFit LA. It is a small box in the Santa Monica area. They were kind enough to let the whole team train there, and we did some restitution squatting etc.
In Santa Monica, we also visited “Muscle Beach” – a must see for all CrossFitters. It’s a great place for all kinds of (mostly upper body) exercises: rope climb, dips, rings, pull-ups etc. And afterwards, you can go for a swim in the ocean.
Today, we went by “CrossFit Pacific Coast” in Santa Barbara, where we joined in on the 12 pm class. The WOD was snatch balance, 7 x 2 reps for weight. A really nice exercise that you actually seldom meet in Danish boxes. At the end of the class, we did a short amrap in 5 mins: 5 burpees and 20 double unders.
We’ve been met with open arms in these boxes, by both members and owners. It’s really cool to experience the sense of community that CrossFit promotes. Can’t wait to see where we turn up next!