In between skiing at Whistler and Blackcomb, killing time really isn’t an issue in a place that caters to every need, and I mean *every* need, as long as you can pay for it. The money around here is just ridiculous. But, I’m not too fussed about it all, I’m happy as long as I get to do crossfit, and lucky me – Crossfit Whistler is just a short busride away down at Creekside. (The busrides themselves are interesting in this place, on my first trip the driver failed to let me off as he was too busy smoking up… seems everyone is high around this place )
Crossfit Whistler is run by Jordan and Steve, and has about 60 members. The actual box itself is quite small, at least by the standards I’m used to, but with a maximum of 10 people to each class it works out quite well. They also have a somewhat different design to their classes starting with a set warmup, then mobility exercises, then strength workout and finally a 10-12 minute metcon.
The first day I was there we did benchpress for the first part, 5-5-3-3-1-1-1 and I ended up with a 62,5kg max. I was aiming for 65 but the guy spotting me was a little too eager to help, so I’ll have to have a go at it some other time. Then we did Fran, and although I was aiming for sub 6 minutes, I was quite happy with finishing at 6.20 considering I’d had a tough day skiing.
For my second workout we started off with back squat, again 5-5-3-3-1-1-1. Definitely not what I was hoping for after 4 straight days on the slopes, but hey, I managed 80kg and still had some to go. The metcon was a 12 minute AMRAP of 10 pistols, 10 wallballs and 10 SDHP (32/24kg). Substituting pistols with pullups, I got nearly 7 rounds.
Unfortunately the box closes for the weekend due to a weightlifting competition down in Vancouver so I’ll have to join my mate David at the regular gym. Starting Monday though I’ll be back in the box sweating it out with the locals, good times good times!