SLEVEN Newsletter 20 November 2019
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Don't forget that the deadline to purchase your tickets for the SLEVEN XMAS Extravaganza is 30 November! More details further below.

Battle for Middle Ground

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Last weekend, we had four of our own compete at Battle for Middle Ground, one of the biggest fitness competitions in the UK. The standard was unbelievably high, in the Elite division, our team went toe-to-toe with athletes like Mitch Adams, who has competed at regionals five times!
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Liftin' Viggarously, comprising Coach Loz and Chris Viggars, is the first team Sleven has ever sent to an Elite division in a competition. The pair made us extremely proud and had some special moments. In the "Worm Fran", they produced a masterclass of synchro chest-to-bar pull-ups, while other teams were having a domestic!

The pair also did great in "Cluster Assault" a combination of a two rep max cluster in part A followed by everyone's favourite, air bike and double-unders in part B! The pair managed a combined 165 kg between them in part A, followed by a blistering 6th place finish in part B, their best placing of the weekend!
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Jamie Brunsdon and Sam Woodhead, AKA Disobedient Schoolgirls, took part in a competitive RX division where the calibre of athletes was not far off the Elites. The two finished a very respectable 15th and is a fantastic result considering they've worked very little as a duo.

The pair truly turned on the style in the "Devil's Row", a WOD consisting of devil's press and rowing. Jamie showed incredible speed on her devil's press, so much so that when we saw the video of her performing the movement, we thought it was sped up! Sam then took the reins on the row and pulled our team to a 4th place finish, the Schoolgirls' highest placing for the weekend.

BFMG wraps up Sleven's 2019 competition season and we're incredibly excited about what 2020 will bring!

Yoga for CrossFit Workshop

The good times at Sleven keep on rolling and hot on the heels of of the SLEVEN STRENGTH SPECIAL, we've got another brilliant workshop for you on Saturday, 7th of December from 14:00-15:00.

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Do you struggle with mobility? Does it hold you back from fulfilling your potential? Our Yoga for CrossFit Workshop with Liz Marsland, is designed to help you! Liz is a L2 CrossFit Coach, physiotherapist and qualified yoga instructor. Liz has designed the Workshop specifically for CrossFitters and you will learn the 10 best yoga poses and movements to enhance your range of motion, strength and stability.

Best of all, this Workshop is only £5, of which £2 is going towards breast cancer research. Come on down to the gym, get swole & flexy and do it all for a good cause!

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SLEVEN STRENGTH SPECIAL

This week, we're handing over our Strength classes to the experts! Last night, Sarah Hilton and Richard Munro, two of London's most experienced weightlifting coaches, took the class through the snatch. Beginning with snatch-specific mobility work and warm-up drills, before Sarah broke the lift down into its individual elements. The class ended with an opportunity to put all of this into practice and max out, with Abdoul, James and Susie taking full advantage and making PB lifts!

Tomorrow evening, Sarah and Richard will be running a similar class focused on the clean & jerk.

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If you'd like to work on your weightlifting, Sarah and Richard are available for personal training at Sleven. You can book on an individual basis, or you can get together with a group of friends and book a small group session! If you're keen but don't know anyone who would like to do it with you, write a post on the Sleven CrossFit Facebook Group and we'll try to hook you up!

1-to-1
Single session - £80
5 pack -  £325
10 pack -  £600


Small Group (maximum of 4)
Single session -  £120
5 pack -  £510
10 pack -  £900
Book Now
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Do you have a friend or loved one who is interested in CrossFit but has never taken the plunge? Now you can bring a friend along to any MetCon class completely free! All you have to do is email us beforehand.
Bring a Friend!
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A couple of weeks ago, you got the chance to try out WHEYD during Friday Night Lights and if you liked it, don't forget that as a valued Sleven member, you benefit from 20% off everything on the all WHEYD website! Just use the discount code SLEVEN at checkout. As an extra added bonus, you can use Sleven's address to have your protein delivered straight to the gym! Score!
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SLEVEN XMAS Extravaganza

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Stop what you're doing right now and block out 14th OF DECEMBER on your calendar! Sleven is hosting its first independent Xmas party and boy, is it going to be fantastic!

We have booked out the Old Queen's Head in Islington and have prepared a day chock full of activities for you. The day will start at the gym for the Sleven 12 Days of Xmas WOD. If you participated in it last year, you'll remember it was a doozy!

Once you have returned home, freshened up and donned your favourite festive frock, we have reserved the Clubroom at our venue for an exclusive private Christmas lunch. The Clubroom is cosy yet spacious with our own private bar and host. Upon arrival, you will make your way to the bar for a complimentary welcome drink to get the day started. Lunch will be served as a three course meal served family style with sharing platters for each table. This way of eating is perfect to enjoy with your SLEVEN family! Each table will also be waiting for you with both red and white wine.
 
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Once we're done with lunch, we have reserved the Play Room upstairs. If you're bored of talking about CrossFit, there are a bunch of activities to get you back in the mood including karaoke, retro arcade games, foosball, and twister! The drinks will flow via our own private host and refrigerator.

After the success of last year's Secret Santa, we're going to carry on the tradition again this year. Our resident intern, Emma Wilcock, will be taking care of all the details closer to the time.

You can start reserving your place NOW either by emailing us or by chatting to us at the gym. If you have any special dietary requirments, please let us know in advance. The cost per person is £37.50 and we will take payment through Shopify at the gym or if you prefer, invoice you via Wodify. The deadline to sign up is 30th November. Remember, this will include a welcome drink, a three course meal including wine for the table and all the activities in the evening!

Don't miss out on the event of the year!
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SLEVEN Calendar

21 November: SLEVEN STRENGTH SPECIAL
7 December: Yoga for CrossFit Workshop
9 - 13 December: Testing Week
14 December: SLEVEN XMAS Extravaganza
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MetCon Outdoors

The decision by the Government not to allow gyms and leisure centres to open on 4 July was pretty disappointing. But we’re not going to let that get us down! We’ll be introducing some outdoor MetCon classes for you from Monday 29 June. These classes will be available only to paying members on monthly memberships. Due to limited capacity, we will not be allowing new members to join at this time.

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Supplements 101

In this week’s video, Coaches Jamie & Tom discuss the role of supplements as part of a nutrition and training programme, including the benefits of various supplements and when they should be used.

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When will SLEVEN Reopen?

A number of members have been asking this question, especially as some gyms have begun to announce their planned reopening dates. We wish that we had some concrete news for you, with a date for opening our doors again. We’re hoping that it will be in July but, frustratingly, the Government has given no further indication nor any information on the restrictions, if any, on how we’ll be operating when that happens.

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Nutrition Priorities

Coaches Loz & Tom discuss sorting your priorities when it comes to nutrition and making sure you put an emphasis on the important things, so you aren’t wasting our precious time and energy on things that aren’t going to give you results!

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Welcome to SLEVEN Fitness

It’s been a rollercoaster week to say the least! We announced on Monday that we were to disaffiliate from CrossFit and we remain steadfast in this decision.

Last night, CrossFit HQ announced that Greg Glassman Retired and that Dave Castro is to assume the role of CEO of the company. CrossFit HQ also published a long letter explaining why they didn’t just say something. Nick, Tim & Loz have been involved in CrossFit for a minimum of 9 years each and not only was it our passion, but also a livelihood, so it’s sad to sever our links in this way.

We are not ones to dwell on the past and the future for us is not CrossFit, it’s SLEVEN!

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Nutrition for Running

In this video, Tom discusses nutrition for running. With our running club in full swing, Tom covers pre-workout fuel, post workout fuel, hydration, intra-workout nutrition and when to run!

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Welcome to Sleven Fitness!

We’re open for business! To permit social-distancing, we are operating at reduced capacity and our classes, especially in the evenings, are busy! If you’re looking to sign-up, we’d recommend that you set the start date of your trial membership a minimum of one week from today so that you can book places in the classes of your choice. It is likely that we will restrict the availability of new memberships very soon so don’t delay – join our unique community and kick-start your fitness today!

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