No, I still don’t have all the time in the world but THIS is absolutely blog-worthy.
After almost three months of WOD Nation (Guerilla CrossFit), the best CrossFit certified coaches in the Philippines now have a home and all of us at WOD Nation now have our own playground — CrossFit Insurrecto.
Their name couldn’t be more fitting. They are game changers and are revolutionizing the perception of fitness in the country, not just because they’re doing CrossFit which is revolutionary in itself, but also because the coaches are extremely dedicated and passionate about what they teach.
They’re not your usual gym trainers who give you a sheet of paper with a list of all these exercises you have no idea how to do and which you will probably not be able to do properly because you’re just left alone most of the time. No, these coaches do not let anything pass. Being excellent athletes in their respective fields of sport, they go back to the science behind every move and practice the art of it by creating techniques and customizing each motion to fit the unique structure and built of our bodies. Thinking of it from an architectural point of view, what they teach is FORM with FUNCTION. Neither simply follows the other.
I know I’ve already blogged about CrossFit and talked about it non-stop outside of this blog that people’s ears are probably bleeding from hearing too much about it. So let me SHOW you instead what we, at CrossFit Insurrecto, do.
Junior Coach Ken
Junior Coach Karen
Coach RJ - Mobility Expert, Arnis Maestro
Coach Ferds - Elite Triathlete, Ironman World Championship Finisher
Coach A - Competitive Powerlifter (He squats 445 lbs! Oh but in the photo, he’s doing a 165 lb clean.)
How much more bad ass can they be?
Right now you might just be thinking why I ain’t selling you ABS, PECS, and ARMS. Let me ask you, how many gyms have promised you that and haven’t been able to keep it? Well, they may have done their best (although in my opinion, they never will) but why haven’t you kept your end of the bargain? You also say, “Of course they can do stuff like that, of course they look that way. They’re the coaches.” I’m far from achieving my dream body — if you keep doing CrossFit, it won’t even be about that anymore. But just so you’re assured that there ARE physical changes, I look like this just after ONE MONTH of training with these coaches.
I’d say my arms aren’t that bad. And I got them without a single bicep curl! Ha!
Because cleans have also become one of my favorites, I’ve gotten a stronger back. I have scoliosis and having a strong back will save me a lot of trouble when I’m old.
At CrossFit Insurrecto, you’ll have a reason to keep coming back. NO. MATTER. WHAT. I’m not going to tell you what it is. Go find out for yourself.
CrossFit Insurrecto. #36 Health Plaza Building, Sct. Torillo, Diliman, Quezon City. (Very close to Timog Ave. and Tomas Morato Ave.)
For inquiries, visit their Facebook Page, or send an email to email@example.com
Photos by Jan Aliling
Coaches’ Shirts from U.S. Master Sports