ABOUT CHANNEL CROSSFIT
Here at Channel CrossFit, we strive to create a friendly atmosphere for our members whilst providing a motivational and safe place for anyone who wants to join us. No matter how old, how able or how fit, we’re here to take that first step with you!
Channel CrossFit will take you to new levels of fitness and make some great new friends along the way..
CrossFit’s founder, Greg Glassman, defined fitness as:
“Work capacity across broad time, and modal domains”
We want to be good at lots of different skills, for both short and long times using functional movements that move your body as a whole, the way you have evolved to move. They will not only make you look fit. They will actually make you better at life!
We are a family friendly gym with a dedicated kids room complete with X-Box, chalk wall and toys to keep the kids happy for an hour while you train!
There is a zero attitude policy. No one will look down on you or make you feel bad. The community and vibe that has grown at Channel CrossFit is second to none. Your success is our success 🙂
WHAT ARE FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS?
Functional movements work the whole body, using multiple muscle groups together to create an incredibly effective work out and safely challenge all the different elements of your fitness.
Cardiovascular and respiratory endurance
This is the body’s ability to gather, process and deliver oxygen.
The rate at which the body processes and how quickly it depletes it’s energy stores.
The application of force from one or many muscles.
The range of motion at which a joint can function.
The application of force from one or many muscles in a minimum time.
The time we take to accomplish a given task or goal.
The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into one movement
Minimising time between one movement pattern and another.
Controlling your centre of gravity and maintaining stability.
Controlling movement (your body or an object) to a specified location, or at a specified intensity.
LOVELY, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
As each of these key points improve, activities that were once hard to accomplish will become easier and more comfortable. Our classes will help you reduce body fat, increase strength, speed, endurance and stamina, and boost your energy levels for every day life.
Unlike a conventional gym, our classes are fully structured, 100% coached, and constantly varied. This means that no two days will be the same, keeping boredom at bay, but also encouraging constant adaptation from your body.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SIGN UP?
Then just book in and come along to any of the classes which will be adapted for your level of fitness.
Our membership scheme operates on a no contract basis. If after your membership expires you feel like CrossFit isn’t for you, there are no further commitments.
Why Choose Us?
Channel CrossFit is dedicated to it’s athletes. We take each individuals success as a personal success and strive to ensure every person that comes through the door gets the guidance and support they need to progress, whether that’s injury rehabilitation, mobility assistance, whatever the case – you will come first!
Our staff are among the most highly trained CrossFit coaches in Kent, possessing a level 3 certificate in CrossFit Coaching, and have over 8 years experience in the field.
WHAT CLIENT'S SAY
Sessions are always designed to meet my every need. Something different every time to keep me motivated and excited to come to each session! Aspects of the session focusing on various things including technique, strength and speed to make sure I’m getting the full benefit each and every time. Mark has always been so encouraging, helping me push myself beyond boundaries that I would never had been able to achieve otherwise. Fantastic value for fantastic service
Simply put, Mark is a fantastic coach. Encouraging, knowledgeable with a great attention to detail. No one is better for teaching, or refining technically difficult moves. Can make everything work within your ability level and push you further than you think you can go. Highly recommend him
Whatever level of fitness or ability, Mark’s passion for coaching comes through! Mark’s attention to detail in breaking down complex moves, or in discussing/demonstrating the most appropriate way to scale and progress, demonstrates his wide knowledge and skill ! Mark’s observations of your own movement skill set, enables him to pinpoint particular challenges, and focus on correcting those individual difficulties, helping you reach your goals.
His coaching approach, gives you the confidence to push boundaries, break through what you thought was impossible and trust in your progress, no matter at what pace you achieve it!
What Mark doesn’t know about crossfit isn’t worth knowing. He has so many ways of showing you how to break down movements, he’s an absolute technique geek! Looking forward to having some PT sessions with Mark this year! 5 star all the way!!!!
Awesome Coach…. Awesome facility. If you want real results get booked in for a session or two. 14 lbs lost and 3″ off my Waist within 3 weeks. Nothing more to be said really !
After years of neglect, I started at channel crossfit. I visited a few gyms before to get a feel for their atmosphere and found that they were crawling with arrogance. I wanted to find a gym with a friendly community feel, I found this with channel crossfit. Not only from Mark the coach, but all the regular members have been welcoming and encouraging!!
I have suffered with chronic back pain for years after a snowboarding accident and car crash. With Mark’s knowledge, expertise and encouragement, I have overcome the confidence issues I’ve had with possibly causing more damage to my back.
I have been attending channel crossfit for about 4 months now, 3 to 4 times a week and have nothing but progression at each and every session. The constantly changing and varied WOD’s are challenging, but satisfying.
I cannot thank Mark enough for his time, patience and expertise for helping me to get to where I am now.
If you are unsure if crossfit is for you, pop down, introduce yourself and see how Mark and the community at channel crossfit can help you reach your fitness goals.
I hope to see you soon.
Brilliant find in Dover. Great equipment with a fantastic coach who is really insightful. Regularly dropping in when we are visiting family. Nice guys there too.
Carl – Fire Fighter, Professional fighter, Owner of Healthy Meal Prep Company
Well I took part in my first two classes today Channel CrossFit with coaches Mark Fraser (oly lifting) and Katie Mo (yoga) and have to say I not only enjoyed both classes but also learned lots and felt great…..thanks guys, I will be joining Monday!! Also thank you for agreeing to work along side The Healthy Meal Prep Kitchen to help promote Health, well being and general fitness!
So it turns out I’ve been half arsing it in the gym my whole life. Although something is better than nothing as they say. I’ve had poor form squatting, rowing, general weightlifting. Suffered lower back pain pretty much always and didn’t know why. I have a chronic pain condition, a 3 year old, 2 dogs, a full time job, all the normal chores of a working woman. (Don’t panic I don’t want a medal). I did nothing but complain how tired I was but somehow couldn’t sleep at night.
I’m only 4 sessions in & I’ve already lost inches. I’ve learnt more than I ever have, am on my way to overcoming something I was very anxious about starting. I have tonnes more energy than before & as if by magic I’ve fallen asleep pretty much every night before midnight which is basically unheard of for me. I vowed not to spew off about it loads because I’m trying not to put any pressure on myself. But I’ve also had a business in this town and it’s not easy building it up without positive feedback & word of mouth. Genuinely if you want someone who isn’t just going to tell you once and leave you to get on with it. Who actually gives a shit & cares about your progression, form, technique & every element of your knowledge & learning. Then go see Mark Fraser at http://www.channelcrossfit.com cannot recommend it enough.
Amber Martin / Student
As someone who hates to exercise, and has always seen it as a chore, Mark has done a truly outstanding job of motivating me. I feel determined to reach my fitness goals, and I have Channel CrossFit to thank for that!
Vincent Cole / Web Developer
Following an injury at work, I approached Channel CrossFit and spoke to mark about rehabilitating my back. We’re eight months on now and I can safely boast, I’m the fittest I’ve ever been and my back is no more than a niggle. Thanks, Mark!