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Category: Announcement

Welcome Coach Denise!

UNAIDS Fitness has a new coach: Denise Soesilo, who many of you will know as a regular crusher of WODs ever since her partner gave her a special birthday present last year: unlimited B3F classes. What a great gift idea! Denise recently took a big step in her functional training: getting her CrossFit Level 1 certificate. The weekend course…

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Third annual WAD WOD raises more than 500 CHF

The third annual World AIDS Day workout—a.k.a. “the WAD WOD”—was held in the UNAIDS lobby on 3 December. The WAD WOD is a friendly competition, with an emphasis on friendly. The main objective is to raise funds for a good cause. For the 2018 WAD WOD, class fees and all donations made by often bemused passers-by were donated to…

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Box etiquette

Some of you might have already realized that once you have entered the box something changes in your mind-set. It is with full anticipation that you look forward to spending the next hour with athletes alike you that push themselves to their limits and enjoy each other`s company. It is the team spirit that keeps you going when you…

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New Fitness Committee members

As reported in our Annual General Assembly article, the fitness committee has changed its composition for the year to come, allowing for non-UNAIDS staff to join.   First, we would like to take this opportunity to also thank the parting members of our previous fitness committee for their time, passion and efforts dedicated to our B3F community: Christine Authenrieth…

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New Class starting in December: Functional Strength

When you watch YouTube videos of the CrossFit Games it’s easy to be seduced, awed and inspired… The crowd is electric. The announcers are breathless. Every sweaty muscle of the games athletes is glinting to perfection. And each season we follow in their footsteps, chasing the feeling of progress and the highs of new PRs, or better split times,…

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2nd Annual General Assembly meeting

UNAIDS Fitness marked the end of its second year with an Annual General Assembly meeting of its members. Activity and financial reports for the previous year (Sept 2017-Aug 2018) were reviewed at the meeting, held on 2 October. During its second year of operations, a total of 4,278 appointments were booked within 736 hours of sessions, compared to 3,367…

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Athlete of the Month – Lata

It’s that time of the month again, where we select an athlete whose dedication and determination has been exemplary and inspirational to fellow athletes. This month our choice has fallen on Lata. Lata is one of the athletes that joined the individual programme design. When we did the initial assessment after she signed up, we designed the programme in…

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Annual B3F Barbeque and UNAIDS Fitness General Assembly

On Sunday, September 23, we will have our Annual B3F Community, Friends and Family Barbeque, followed by the second UNAIDS Fitness General Assembly meeting. We will start at 11:00 with a set of fitness activities for children, followed by a fitness challenge for the adults, and then spend some time relaxing, rehydrating and refueling on the grassy knoll or…

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Changing of the guard

UNAIDS Fitness is approaching its second birthday! On measure our eclectic community has grown over the last two years, but a closer look shows that for every two new athletes gain, we lose one athlete. Some move on to other jobs, some simply regain their sanity. Sadly, this changeover has finally affected our leadership, the UNAIDS Fitness Committee. One…

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