From the Blog




Following the CrossFit Open competition, CFSA is again staging its popular Recover Week.  From Monday 18ththrough to Friday 22nd November, you can enjoy a programme packed full of goodies for Recover_Logo_Finalyour body and mind.

There will be a nutrition seminar, and a chiropractor, dry needle practitioner and a sports masseuse on hand at the box for treatments. We’re putting on extra yoga and mobility classes, and you can expect our main class programming to include lots of sweat sessions.

Look out for a detailed schedule and poster in the coming days so you can book in for any treatment or class you’d like to attend.



winter classicIt’s just a few short weeks away; the Winter Classic is back!  Saturday 23rd November is game day; make sure you sign up to reserve your place on the competition floor.

It’s an individual event this year, with categories for RX and scaled and lots of cool prizes up for grabs.

Enter the competition here:



Battle Cancer London took place in October and CFSA was there in force.  We sent two teams to the competition this year, Scared Fitless with Tanya Duckworth, Katie Rishover and Charlotte Woodward, and the Dottirs; Verity Allum, AJ, Michelle Ashwell and Ursula Elliot.dottirS

The Dottirs raised over £1000 for the charity Breast Cancer Now, through fund raising activities like a bake sale and on their Just Giving page.

Meanwhile, Pauline Turner took on her own endeavour to raise money and awareness for the charitypauline Pregnancy Sickness Support, following her own experience with the condition. Pauline trained for and completed a duathlon in which she swam 1.5km and ran 8km.  Pauline has so far raised over £800 for the charity.

And Adeline Daly climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Helen and Douglasadeline2
House, a children’s hospice in Oxford.  It was a very challenging ascent, the worst snow on the summit for 5 years and minus 20 degree temperature in places,  and the cold got the better of Adeline.  Just 100 m from the summit, following a gruelling 8 hour trek, the guides took the decision to get Adeline off the mountain for her own safety.  Adeline has raised a whopping £7800 for the hospice.



Congratulations to Sheryll Pak, who smashed her personal bests at the English Grand Prix Olympic Weightlifting competition on 2nd November.

sheryll1Sheryll snatched 64 kg and clean and jerked 74kg in the 55kg weight category.

Coach Claudia Luscombe-Whyte competed at her first national powerlifting meet, the English Masters.  Claudia achieved 5 kg personal bests on both squat and bench press, scoring a combined total of 350kg.



Coach Tristan returns with another gymnastics course.  This time, the 4 week programme will focus on improving handstands and handstand push ups.  We aim to start this weekly course on Sunday November 24th from 12-1pm.  If you’d like to sign up, please email Claudia at or text her on 07585 778388.  Spots are limited, so hurry!