Map from CFMNL Makati
Opening Week Trials
As a treat for those who supported the Free WODs in Legazpi Park, CrossFit MNL Makati CBD branch had decided to give trial WODs for free on its opening week. I grabbed the opportunity to satisfy my curiosity on this fitness community. Usually, trials in CrossFit gyms or Boxes (as CrossFitters would call it) charges a fee of P500 or more for trial workouts. This is a deal for those who would like to give it a try as Drop In rates are usually P750.
The Makati Box from Makati Minotaur
We started the class with briefing from the instructing coach. As a practice, he didn't need to give out this briefing but since it is their opening week, he made an exception. Participants of a WOD should come in the class at least 15 minutes before the class. They should warm themselves up with a foam roller or using the cardio equipment in the waiting area. We started the warm up together for this session. We ran and did a number of body weight exercises and stretches to warm us up and familiarize ourselves with the moves of the WOD.
WOD differs everyday. It works different muscles. A regular WOD class is not for beginners. In fact, you are required to attend a number of foundation classes so you'll be familiar with the moves and routines that will be accomplished in the WOD sessions.
For this trial WOD, we were to do a many rounds as possible (AMRAP) of the following exercises in 10 minutes:
7 wall squats
7 pushups (lift the arms each rep to ensure doing a full pushup)
7 box jumps
I did my best to complete an acceptable number of rounds and I got 5 rounds and I almost completed my 6th round with 4 box jumps. My heart was pumping hard and I wanted to rest in the process but I fought off the instinct and kept going. With Cross fit, you define how hard you work and you are in competition with yourself and others. That is your motivation!
My Score wasn't that bad
The Makati branch of Cross Fit Manila is your typical box. An almost empty gym with equipment you'll need in WODs. They have kettle bells, medicine balls, box, suspension rings and a lot more equipment for the typical workout that involves plyo metrics, gymnastics, strength and conditioning. The coach are helpful too. The competitive atmosphere is a really great motivation. They handle small classes so the coaches will be able to assist you in their full capabilities. The rules sets boundaries for the community. The con of this gym and this discipline is that it costs a lot. A drop in session costs around P750. A monthly rate can cost from P3,500 to 6,000.
This is where the WODs are done
If you have the budget, try this out for a month and see results with constant demand for cardio and strengthening movements that should be done in a short time consistently, you'll definitely get the body you wanted.
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