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Welcome to UNAIDS Fitness

UNAIDS Fitness is a staff-led, non-profit association that contributes to the overall well-being of the UN workforce by providing an onsite space for physical exercise, fitness coaching and advice on nutrition, flexibility, balance, stress management and personal safety.

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Be Fit Feel Free (B3F)

The core of our fitness activities are Be Fit Feel Free (B3F) functional-training classes held at UNAIDS headquarters (B1 level or courtyard, depending on the weather). Functional training aims to achieve balances fitness and overall health through a combination of constantly varied functional movements, weightlifting and throwing, gymnastics, conditioning and nutrition.

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Services for field staff

Online fitness training and nutritional advice are available to UNAIDS and other UN staff members who are travelling or posted outside of Geneva. Healthy recipes and advice from a nutritionist are periodically posted on the B3F blog.

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Fitness for everyone

Some think that functional training is only for people who are already very fit. Not true! B3F functional-training classes are designed to be scaled to any fitness level, from beginners to experts. Surround yourself with a community of friends and coaches who will encourage, motivate and hold you accountable to achieving your fitness goals.

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Monthly Strength Cycle

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Nutrition

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B3F FUNCTIONAL-TRAINING CLASSES

Functional training aims to achieve balances fitness and overall health through a combination of constantly varied functional movements, weightlifting and throwing, gymnastics, conditioning and nutrition. The primary component of this training is delivered through our starters and regulars classes, and supplemented by specialized classes, nutrition advice and specialized events. Surround yourself with a community of friends and coaches who will encourage, motivate and hold you accountable to achieving your fitness goals. And together with this supportive community and caring coaches, you will take your fitness to the next level.


Starters class

All new B3F athletes who do not have extensive experience with functional training should take at least one starters class. Starters will learn the basic movement patterns, Olympic lifts and gymnastics techniques at easy pace, and then encouraged to build the strength, flexibility and stamina required for the regulars class.


Regulars class

Regulars classes combine constantly varied functional movements, weightlifting, gymnastics and conditioning exercises into an hour-long session. During warm-up, strength, skill and metabolic conditioning sessions, athletes will be guided to safely perform at the high intensity required for sustained progress.


The nine foundational movements of functional training

Functional training is based on nine foundational movements and all the exercises you will do during a functional-training class can be dissected in one or a combination of several of these foundations. Take a moment to look at the clips below and if you have the time practice them at home with a broom stick. You can approach the nine foundational movements of functional training as three levels. The movements all build upon each other, getting more complex as they progress from Level 1 to Level 3. It is very important to master these movements with good technique and practice them often! All new members must understand the nine foundational movements. See all nine foundational movements of functional training.

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Specialised Classes

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Class Schedule

Karate
Monday to Saturday
12:00pm - 2:00pm
David Patrick
Body Building
Monday to Saturday
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Martin Lobo
Running
Monday to Saturday
7:00am - 9:00am
John Doe
Cardio
Monday to Saturday
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Joseph Paul

Specialized Classes

Mobility

 

Mobility is probably the most overlooked element of Cross Training. The better your mobility, the easier a movement will be.

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Open Gym

 

Open gym sessions are for either for seasoned cross training athletes who know what they’re doing or for people who have an individualised programme.

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Gymnastics

Flexibility and mobility warm-ups – Variations on a myriad of dynamic warm-ups and static stretches, including pistols, and balance work.Basic strength – development for disadvantaged leverage.

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Our Coaches

Denise Soesilo
Coach
Peter Koopmans
Head Coach
Malaika Lydon
Coach
Christopher Fontaine
Coach
Zoe Brillantes
Coach

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UNAIDS Fitness has a new coach: Denise Soesilo, who many of you will know as a regular crusher of WODs ever since her partner… Read More

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