Fit­ness First’s XFit classes

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Ev­ery­one knows about CrossFit – largely be­cause as the jokes go, peo­ple who do CrossFit can’t stop talk­ing about it. So when Fit­ness First opened XFit, in Me­dia City with the tag-line ‘an ex­pe­ri­ence like no other’, I thought it’s worth talk­ing about.

The stu­dio

The 3-in-1 stu­dio is a stand-alone fit­ness venue in Busi­ness Cen­tral Tow­ers. It of­fers MMA classes, box­ing, and XFit – I’m try­ing out the XFit Deep class, which I’m told is one of the most dif­fi­cult ones.

The class

Now I con­sider my­self rea­son­ably fit – so I was mildly con­fi­dent when I ar­rived. In­struc­tor, Col­lis quickly in­tro­duced him­self see­ing I was new, and ex­plained the list on the board. The class changes ev­ery day in terms of the ac­tiv­i­ties, the speed, the fre­quency. We are do­ing some pull ups, clean-and-press lift­ing, a bit of run­ning and wall balls to­day. A mere 15 min­utes into the class, I’m ready to vomit. I’m sweaty and ex­hausted, though Col­lis is check­ing on me ev­ery so of­ten to make sure I’m okay, and my tech­nique is cor­rect.

The ver­dict

I tried this class four days ago, and I’m still strug­gling to walk up stairs. But I’m go­ing back for more to­mor­row – so ei­ther I’m a masochist, or it’s just that good. cait­lyn@7days.ae

See fit­ness­firstme.com for mem­ber­ship op­tions.

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