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CrossFit in Madrid

Written by Miguel

When it comes to fitness and exercise, CrossFit might be the buzzword of the decade. Everyone who does it swears it is the be-all and end-all of physical activity – some are even called “CrossFit Evangelists” due to how insistently they promote it. The truth is that it does offer clear benefits, otherwise, it wouldn’t be as popular as it is today.  In this article, we’ll let you know where you can do it in Madrid – but first, for those not yet converted, let us answer the question…

What exactly is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a fitness regimen that functions as both an exercise philosophy and a competitive sport. Created by Greg Glassman in 2000, it blends aspects of high-intensity interval training, weightlifting and powerlifting, jumping, gymnastics, calisthenics and other exercises. Basically, this results in a very intense and complete workout program that quickly produces results on your entire body.

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Photo by Bruce A Stockwell via Visualhunt

CrossFit workouts demand a lot of energy, so proper nutrition is very important. To guarantee the effectiveness of your training, it’s also crucial that you commit to healthy eating

Where to do it in Madrid?

CrossFit BellumLed by experienced trainers Iñaki Perez, Pello Pérez and Alba Celicia, Bellum is a great place to get started in CrossFit. With classes at several different timeslots on every weekday and endurance sessions on Saturdays, it allows you to choose whatever schedule fits you best – whether you prefer to start your day by breaking a sweat or to release your workday stress with a late-afternoon workout, Bellum has got you covered. A great choice for beginners.

Address: Calle García Luna, 24 A.

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CrossFit Singular BoxLocated in the heart of Madrid and more geared towards experienced practitioners, Singular Box offers you a wide space with several training zones and state-of-the-art exercise equipment. For resting, eating and drinking, there’s a cozy “Community Area” that is perfect to socialize and relax between workouts. This gym also offers additional services such as locker rentals, indoor bicycle parking, restaurant and bar, a supplement store and nutrition and physiotherapy departments. All of this makes it a fantastic “second home” for any CrossFit enthusiast, so we highly recommend that you give it a try.

Address: Calle de Ramón de Aguinaga, 13.

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KOM CrossFitInspired by the motto “you against you”, KOM is a CrossFit centre with a high-effort, high-reward mentality. With a team of skilled coaches that knows how to adapt to each person’s specific needs in order to get the best out of their physical potential, it provides those just starting out with a “safety net” and a highly motivational environment. A very empowering place that focuses on self-improvement – definitely worth a try for CrossFitters of all skill levels.

Address: Calle de Treviño, 5.

There you have it, three great places where you can learn and practice CrossFit. Which of these Madrid gyms will you choose? Let us know using the comment box below. Good workouts!

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About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Madrid with him.

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