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Athlete of the Month: Kenneth Piercy

The time has come around for us to announce the March Athlete of the Month. So many of our members regularly demonstrate our definition of excellence – which includes (but is not limited to) being consistent in training, listening to and implementing feedback in order to get stronger and improve performance. This month the choice fell on Kenneth Piercy….

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Adaption to new exercise: How long does it take?

I am often asked how long it takes for a body to adapt to new exercises. The question is ‘human’ and part of the curious mind of our athletes (especially those who follow the individual programme design), because when you start a new exercise routine, you are eager to get the benefits of it and see yourself progress. The…

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Apples and Pears and how these relate to our health

We know fruits are good for us, but if your body shape resembles an apple or a pear, what does this mean for your health? When we look at KPI’s for health, there are several we can monitor ourselves. There are plenty of Apps and technology, watches and online platform that allow you to keep track of your overall…

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Athlete of the month: Shana Dörr

Where are you from?  I’m from Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Germany, 5 minutes from the Dutch and the Belgian borders. What is your occupation?  I’m a technical officer at WHO. How did you discover B3F?  Someone at WHO once told me that it exists and then I just tried it out…to be honest I tried 4 other CrossFit gyms in Geneva…

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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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