GYMBOX Bloggers Champion Challenge

Just a few days ago, I managed to get myself involved in said event. It was what it said on the tin…7 health and fitness bloggers, pitted against one another in a workout to the death! …okay…not quite death…but it sure felt like it wasn’t far off!

Let me just tell you, here and now, I came in a respectable 4th place in this CrossFit style competition. I knew there was a reason I hadn’t braved CrossFit before, and this confirmed my beliefs!

Rusty, our trainer for the session, came prepared with a full schedule of workouts to put us through our paces at GYMBOX  Farringdon.

Workout Of (the) Day (WOD) 1

Tabata Row – 8 rounds of 20 secs with 10 secs rest (4 mins total)
Score: Total calories burned 

instruction time

erm, did I volunteer for this?!

Sled push – maximum distance in 60 secs 

Rest – 60 seconds 
Tyre flips – maximum in 60 secs
Score: Total distance in metres 

…I’m not going first!!

head down, knees up…

flippin’ heck!


AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) 5 mins of ‘Cindy’
5 TRX rows
10 hand release push ups
15 squats
Score: Total reps

ready…get set…


row, row, row your boat…


Tabata sits ups – 8 rounds of 20 secs with 10 secs rest (4 mins total)

Score: Total reps

toes…and breathe…

Totally exhausted at the end, but totally enjoyed every minute of it which I’m sure was down to a great trainer and great (technically team) blogger mates ๐Ÿ˜‰ Emma from Lunges & Lycra came in 1st…she didn’t just win though…she smashed it! Well deserved…and bagging herself a years membership at GYMBOX too. 

Emma (left) and Charlotte of @lunges&lycra

On the subject of GYMBOX. Remember my friend Gemma? We followed her journey into the CrossFit world earlier this year…well, just last week she launched a new class at GYMBOX Farringdon called Wonder Woman which is an Olympic weightlifting class. The class is available to both members and non members (at a cost) so I’m hoping to get myself down there as soon as possible!

Oh, and remember when I got my groove back at Ragga with Alicja?! Well, Alicja also just launched a Ragga class at GYMBOX too! …sounds like GYMBOX is just my kinda gym huh?!

The old cliche, “it’s about the taking part”, was actually true in this case! Some of the ladies I had known from social media and others I hadn’t (yet) but it was great to meet everyone offline and enjoy together what we spend so much time writing about! We left with huge smiles and a great goody bag filled with coconut water, DVD’s and more…

Check out everyone who took part over on twitter…look out for their write ups too ๐Ÿ™‚

7th – Charlotte @lunges&lycra
6th – Sya @SoniaYasminAli
5th – Lu Lu @gymwatch 
4th – Elle @X_eLle_S
3rd – Georgina @fitcetera 
2nd – Lorna @shoebird 

1st – Emma @lunges&lycra 

Rusty (our trainer) @motiv8rusty


team spirit ๐Ÿ™‚

with our trainer, Rusty 

And today marks day 1 of my training for the next challenge!! …you should be in it to win it after all ๐Ÿ˜‰

Marc who documented the evidence in photographs!

well I never, I survived ๐Ÿ™‚

Elle ๐Ÿ™‚


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