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"CrossFit South Brooklyn, Cali, Colombia"
Technically its the Caribbean but Crossfit St. Thomas.
Its a little weird sounding how to get to but if you tell the taxi driver they will know.Tell the driver “Antilles School.” They are less than 5 minutes from the Havensight Cruise ship docks! If you happen to stay at the Marriot in frenchmen's cove its less than 2 minutes by car. I would not jog to it from there or bike. The roads are narrow and twisty.
Staff is great, they have all the things you know and expect in a box. They have put up people to the latin american games so there are some strong athletes there but nobody was aggro. 20 bucks to drop in.
Bring lots of water it gets hot.
Carribean, Crossfit Monolith, San Juan, PR
Big recommendation. They started the class with warm-ups and mobility in a way that reminded me of CFSBK. There was then a strength portion (they were doing a volume squat program), and then a short WOD that involved dumbbell thrusters and sprints. Huge space, good coaching.
MDE Origen CrossFit, Medellin Colombiahttps://www.facebook.com/mdeorigencrossFit/
Classes are structured really well and remind me of CFSBK. The warmups are at the instruction from the coach (seems random and on the fly). An example would be a 400m run, various short sprints with knees to chest and legs to butt and some basic stretching. Then you have a skill for 10-15 min and then the WODs. I've noticed the WODs tend to have a lot of volume, like 100+ pushups in a workout or 50 power cleans / snatches or 150 KB swings would be pretty standard to see in a WOD.
The gym is at a top of a hill so the 400m run is down the hill and up, twice. Some couches speak English but the classes are taught in Spanish. It's easy enough to follow along if you don't speak Spanish because the workouts are written on the main display. Most words are the same, like pushups are pushups, squats are squats, and so on.
The drop-in and monthly memberships are affordable. Call or FB message to get the most recent prices and look up the conversion but it's around 10USD for a drop-in and 60USD for the month.
It's in the Zona Rosa / El Poblado neighborhood. Cabs are really cheap in Medellin so expect a 3-5 dollar cab if you're a little farther out from the center of Medellin. You can also drive and park on the street.
Also, the plates are all in pounds so no conversions needed!
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