"After my first month at Bury CrossFit I thought it was time for a fresh review. The level of detail and programming of each session is second to none. The focus on technique, correct range of motion and that balance of strength and fitness leaves you walking away with a renewed sense of energy. Yes the session's are challenging, yes they are hard, but you have a dedicated coached constantly by your side, offering support, encouragement and applying a keen eye of detail with the way you perform.
In my first month I've seen an increase with my muscular endurance, an increase in my cardiovascular fitness, adding muscle mass and a reduction in body fat. For £65 per month CrossFit Bury is an absolute bargain.
Why not give the free taster session a go and see for yourself."
" I joined CrossFit Bury after my free taster session. The first session was hard but so enjoyable. I have joined a gym and been to classes in the past but have always given up after a few weeks because I felt like I was going it alone. It's the total opposite at CrossFit Bury. Firstly, it is VERY different to anything I have done before but that's what keeps it interesting and enjoyable for me. I laugh to myself when I lifting weights. Secondly, I am not alone. Everyone is at different levels, everyone is learning all the time and you feel part of a team. I am still going aswell - I will not give up and it's so good that I don't feel like giving up. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It's fun and gets you fit. It helps that the owners are great too! "
" I've been coming to CrossFit Bury since February and have lost 12% body fat and over a stone in weight without any changes to my diet going from a small 14 to an 8/10. I love that much of the training is weight based and am seeing dramatic changes in my body shape. I have visible tone in my arms, back and shoulders and even have some abs peeking through.
The sessions are varied and no two days are ever the same so it never gets boring. I get a real thrill from gaining strength and seeing the weight I can lift increasing steadily. It's amazing what an intense cardio workout you get from the daily WOD and it's a real sense of achievement when you complete it. The class sizes are small and friendly so it's easy to ask for assistance and plenty of time is spent on technique.
There's a great community at the box with members of all shapes, sizes and age - crossfit really is for everyone. "
" I've been going to CrossFit Bury for about a year now and I love it. As soon as I walked in the door both Frenchi and Aimée were nothing but friendly and welcoming and made me feel at ease right away. I find the coaching from Frenchi of a very high quality. I went in never having held a barbell before and he takes time, not just in the fundamentals, to make sure you have the basics down before moving on to more complex movements or lifting heavier. In all workouts there is the choice to scale down the workout if you cannot do the movements, and you have to be humble enough to accept that you will have to scale.
Even in full classes (8 people) he will still manage to get some personal time with you to check how you are doing in the class, if you need help or even just a little tip to tweak your form here and there to help you out. This also goes for anyone that has stood in for him (OJ, Andy, Amir).
To be honest, there will be times when you feel like you aren't progressing, times midway through a 100 thruster workout that you wonder what life choices you made that put you in that situation and times when you are still going on my workout when everyone is finished - we are all there at some point - but the other members will be supportive in helping you get to the end. There will also be times when the workout fits your abilities spot on. In that case you encourage everyone else on and get them to the end. It's a community at the end of the day!
The best thing I did was get a diary and write down all the workouts I have done. It's then when you look back at what you have done previously then you can see how far you actually have come. I would definitely recommend coming down and giving it a shot. "
When I moved to CrossFit Bury from my last box I was worried I wouldn't enjoy it as much as my last one and that I had left all my friends behind. I was so wrong, not only have I made great new friends I also enjoy going to this box even more and hardly miss a session now as I'm so excited about going to each one. I have been able to push myself further than I thought I could through Frenchie's excellent training programme. I'm not sure how he puts up with my negative vibes and moaning about not been able to do something but he proves me wrong every time by getting me to push past it. It's a great atmosphere and no matter what your ability no one judges and everyone is willing to help and cheer you on.