Newton Aycliffe couple bring US fitness revolution to hometown

Vikki and Terry Anderson at CrossFit All Out, their new fitness venture in Newton Aycliffe. Graffiti art by Dan Walls and Oxo. Photo by Eye Dream Photography

Vikki and Terry Anderson at CrossFit All Out, their new fitness venture in Newton Aycliffe. Graffiti art by Dan Walls and Oxo. Photo by Eye Dream Photography

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A FITNESS revolution from the United States will soon have pulses racing in County Durham.

After two years of planning and research, fitness expert Terry Anderson and his wife, Vikki, an experienced businesswoman, have finally fulfilled their dream of bringing CrossFit to their hometown, Newton Aycliffe.

The strength and conditioning programme involves learning a series of functional movements, which are then varied and executed at high intensity.

Mr and Mrs Anderson are passionate about CrossFit, which was developed in the United States, and their new venture, CrossFit All Out, at North Field Way in Aycliffe Business Park, is aimed at people of all ages and ability who want to improve their fitness or lose weight.

Mr Anderson, who has worked at Lifestyle Fitness Suite in Newton Aycliffe for 13 years, said: “I’m so passionate about CrossFit because after training hard all of my adult life, I’ve seen first-hand the amazing results from CrossFit, the fantastic community spirit between members, which is highlighted by the continued support and encouragement of each other, regardless of their fitness levels.

“The most unfit person in a class is working just as hard as the most athletic person and this is not only acknowledged, but applauded.”

An open weekend will be held at CrossFit All Out on Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19, from 10am to 2pm.

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7:35pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t.
Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t. Jackaranda
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1:27am Sun 12 Jan 14

dmonkey says...

Jackaranda wrote:
Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t.
CrossFit has been practiced for 14 years across the world with close to 8000 affiliated gyms. (Source http://map.crossfit.
com/mobile.htmlhtml ) and was recently described as the fastest growing 'sport' across the globe.

There are regional & cross continent competions culmulating in world championships and was broadcast in the UK last year live by Eurosport.

If your going to make a comment about something I suggest you either do so on subjects you are knowledgeable about, research it or just keep quiet.
[quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t.[/p][/quote]CrossFit has been practiced for 14 years across the world with close to 8000 affiliated gyms. (Source http://map.crossfit. com/mobile.htmlhtml ) and was recently described as the fastest growing 'sport' across the globe. There are regional & cross continent competions culmulating in world championships and was broadcast in the UK last year live by Eurosport. If your going to make a comment about something I suggest you either do so on subjects you are knowledgeable about, research it or just keep quiet. dmonkey
  • Score: -4

9:31am Sun 12 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

dmonkey wrote:
Jackaranda wrote:
Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t.
CrossFit has been practiced for 14 years across the world with close to 8000 affiliated gyms. (Source http://map.crossfit.

com/mobile.htmlhtml ) and was recently described as the fastest growing 'sport' across the globe.

There are regional & cross continent competions culmulating in world championships and was broadcast in the UK last year live by Eurosport.

If your going to make a comment about something I suggest you either do so on subjects you are knowledgeable about, research it or just keep quiet.
Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t, big time!
[quote][p][bold]dmonkey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t.[/p][/quote]CrossFit has been practiced for 14 years across the world with close to 8000 affiliated gyms. (Source http://map.crossfit. com/mobile.htmlhtml ) and was recently described as the fastest growing 'sport' across the globe. There are regional & cross continent competions culmulating in world championships and was broadcast in the UK last year live by Eurosport. If your going to make a comment about something I suggest you either do so on subjects you are knowledgeable about, research it or just keep quiet.[/p][/quote]Another American fad that'll drop like a dollop of whale sh!t, big time! Jackaranda
  • Score: 7

1:37pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Mike2012 says...

The thing with CrossFit is, at top level, it's amazing to watch, people like Richard Froning are really inspiring, but at grass-roots level, it's VERY stressing on joints/muscles if your form is even a little off, your average "joe public" can't jump right in to do clean & jerks / deadlifts / 500m interval row sprints! There's not enough mobility/movement training at the very bottom and that's why the injury levels from amateurs is astronomical!
The thing with CrossFit is, at top level, it's amazing to watch, people like Richard Froning are really inspiring, but at grass-roots level, it's VERY stressing on joints/muscles if your form is even a little off, your average "joe public" can't jump right in to do clean & jerks / deadlifts / 500m interval row sprints! There's not enough mobility/movement training at the very bottom and that's why the injury levels from amateurs is astronomical! Mike2012
  • Score: 7

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