Crossfit Chichester Est 2013.

Crossfit Chichester was established in 2012 and opened February 1st 2013. Its inception was that of Archie Cunningham- Level 3 CrossFit Coach- a health and fitness advocate and renewable energy graduate who had a vision to bring the best of Crossfit to his home town. He and his wife Lydia have done just that. Since, he has trained thousands of clients and inspired many to go on to become coaches themselves. . Crossfit Chichester aims to be a by-word for quality and next level training.

We are a family friendly, supportive community that absolutely holds up traditional values and the sense of personal responsibilty. Our core values are those of inclusiveness and respect for others.

The goal is general physical preparedness.

Greg Glassman founded Crossfit in 2000 – his idea was to combine fitness disciplines and found how combining a variety of functional movements with high intensity had a profound result  – a “greater work capacity across broad time and modal domains.” There are 10 markers for this – cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

Women and Crossfit.

You’re no longer in the gym training alone –  you’re supported by a coach and surrounded by fellow Crossfitters who all help and push each other – women have greater freedom now than ever to work with weights and be more aggressive in their training to create strong, shapely, healthy functional bodies that are built for ability.

Women are so predisposed to benefiting from this kind of training and it makes it an exciting part of the development of Crossfit.

Athletes: Professional athletes are beginning to recognise the benefits of Crossfit training and use it as a base for their fitness training. Famously below are a few who are true Crossfit advocates.

Erin Cafaro: two-time Olympic gold medalist in rowing

Christie Rampone: captain of the gold-medal winning 2012 U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team.

Robert Oberst:  strongman competitor. 9th place at the 2013 World’s Strongest Man, 2nd place at the 2013 America’s Strongest Man. American record holder in the log press

Brady Aiken: started CrossFit at age 10 at CrossFit East County. At 17 he became the top pick in the MLB draft and signed to the Houston Astros as a pitcher.

Dean Karnazes: ultramarathon runner. Once ran 350 miles in 80 hours and 44 minutes.

Tia-Clair Toomey Australian Olympic Weightlifter.

Excellent and can fully recommend! I have struggled to gain momentum in every other gym format I have attempted over the years. Without really thinking about it I find myself attending 2-3 times per week and feel the fittest I have for about 15 years (I am 38) and this is after only having joined 3 months ago!

Don’t hesitate and get in touch with Archie who know his stuff!

Archie’s gym is an excellent place to train, learn and enjoy it at the same time. The coaches are second to none – they really are brilliant, and watching them perform in workouts is constant inspiration. I only started Crossfit a few months ago and am relishing the new challenges – of which there are many!. It’s a very friendly place to train, new faces are always warmly welcomed at every fitness level.

I joined Archies Gym in the spring this year. Right from the word go Archie demonstrated a relentless commitment to working with me as an individual. I didn’t join with any particular fitness goals but have found myself making immediate gains in my own strength, endurance but most importantly feeling healthier as a whole. I don’t really do ‘gyms’ and so was a little sceptical at first but immediately discovered this is so much more than a ‘Crossfit’ gym. The balance of being both immensely physical challenging whilst being relaxing and social demonstrates the thought and skill that goes into running this place. I have and will continue to recommend to friends and highly recommend taking a free consultation – what have you got to lose! Get involved, you won’t regret it.

I’ve trained at this gym for two years but unfortunately I have had to end my time here. I would not hesitate to recommend this gym the classes are great and the coaches are fantastic. I have learnt so much in my time here and improved my strength and fitness by miles. I am now fitter than I have ever been aged 48. Thanks for everything Archie

Crossfit Chichester, aka Archie’s Gym, is awesome!!
I joined in October 17 thinking I was reasonably fit, little did I know. I graduated out of the induction phase and have been in classes nearly a month now and LOVIN IT!
Crossfit Chichester isn’t a bunch of meat heads pumping iron. It’s a community from all walks of life, training together to be fitter for life. Whatever your goal is, come and join the fun….