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Here’s a short video showing some of the new things we’ve introduced.

There are Ring Push Ups, Weighted Sled Drags and Hurdle Jumps – all as much fun as each other!!

Take a quick look…


Beyond the Whiteboard

Posted: March 6, 2009 in In The Gym, Our Services
Beyond the Whiteboard Screenshot

Beyond the Whiteboard Screenshot

We’re now registered on Beyond the Whiteboard.

This is a really cool site where you can log your CrossFit workout results.

We’re set up as a gym on the site which means that if you’re a member, you can record your results for our workouts and then compare yourself against the rest of the gym or the CrossFit nation as a whole for each WOD.

I’ve been playing about with it and I’m really impressed – you get graphs and comparison charts and everything is really flexible for scaling etc.

If you’re coming to CrossFit Westcountry – please sign up.  It’s completely free for the Beta release and I’m planning on keeping it that way for my members once the full release is out.


Things are pretty relaxed here and we’re always up for a bit of experimentation.

Here’s a clip of Chris messing about on the pull up bars and the rings.

So, being as I own the place, this is where I work-out.

Today I ran through a pure strength workout consisting of Front Squats, Deadlifts and Overhead Presses and during the rest periods I got to thinking how cool my little gym in Totnes turned out.

Deadlift Start

I’ve got all the equipment I want, where I want it.

There’s a truck load of space to move about in (I even did a couple of cartwheels to prove a point!).

And best of all, unlike in other gyms, I get to listen to music I actually like (when you join us, let us know what you’re into and we’ll add it to the playlist!).

I also love the fact that after 5pm, the neighbours go home and then there’s masses of outdoor space right outside our front-door to play with.

All in all, I’m pretty excited with the whole thing!!

It’s been a busy week here in (occasionally sunny, but recently a bit chilly) Totnes.

For those of you not familiar with Totnes, it is a pretty cool town located in South Devon not too far from Torbay’s lovely beaches and the cities of Plymouth and Exeter.

If you’ve seen our site over the last two weeks or so, you’ll have seen that we’ve been outfitting our 750 sqft unit with gym equipment. The aim being to bring world-class fitness coaching to this fantastic part of the world.

For too long now we’ve sat back and watched as our friends have started ineffective fitness programs and have been shockingly badly informed by the media on what they should be eating.

We’ve taken matters into our own hands and have decided to spread to the local community the amazing fitness programming that CrossFit offers and combine this with some good old fashioned holistic lifestyle and nutritional advice.

Because this stuff is so important we do this stuff one-to-one and to small groups so that we can keep it personal and keep the quality high.

Today we unveiled the gym to a select group of potential clients – some of our closest friends and family! As expected, it went down a storm and the best thing was the way the kid “played” with everything. From medicine balls to the rowing machine to the Kettlebells, the kids loved it all. And trust us if the kids thought it was awesome, that’s a pretty big stamp of approval.

Kids in the Gym

So, if your current fitness and nutritional programs are getting you down, give us a call and we’ll get you back on track with some personal training and workouts that make you smile and make you feel like you’ve achieved something.