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Nutrition: What’s the best diet?

As a coach, one of the questions I am getting very often is: ‘What is the best diet?’ Well, there isn’t one. Due to the vast individuality that makes up who people are, what good nutrition is, and their own limiting factors, not to mention everyone differs based on body type, fitness level, body composition, dietary preferences or exclusions,…

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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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Athlete of the Month – Wiebke Kobel

Athlete of the Month (Dec 2018/Jan 2019) The end of one year and the beginning of the next is a special time for B3F athletes. Classes stop for a couple weeks, many of us take a break, visit family, eat a lot, exercise maybe a little, put on some padding for the winter. Now that we’re back in full…

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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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We have a new schedule!

December is coming and we have a new course (Functional Strength) and new schedule. What will change? The new Functional Strength Course will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from (1200-1300) and will be coached by Peter or Denise. Gymnastics will now take place on Thursdays (Instead of Mondays) and coached by Malaika Starters classes are now on Tuesdays…

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Athlete of the month – Aurelie Paviza

Aurelie Paviza Where are you from?   I am french – I come from Nantes, a very nice city in the west part of France that I encourage everyone to come visit (we got nice castles and a giant elephant machine!).   What is your occupation?   I work as a lawyer for the health governance and financing department…

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The Functional Strength is coming…

So you’ve signed up for a functional strength course  and you’re reading the workout in WOD Connect … your eyes widen and it all  looks like hieroglyphics, finger paints, water colors, and “abstract” art. Don’t worry. You’re not on drugs. You just have to know how to read a workout. That’s exactly what I am going to cover here….

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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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