CrossFit Manila is the first box in the Philippines (as far as I know at least). They were the first to spread the CrossFit gospel here.
I went over to their site and learned that the reason the owners started CrossFit Manila was because they were tired of the regular gym and/or workout training routines that they were already doing.
They were from different disciplines and have been sticking to specific workout regimens for years already so naturally they got bored of it.
I think this is very common with people who join Crossfit.
It’s certainly the main reason why I was attracted to it. I’ve been working out (regular gym rat) for about 7 or 8 years already and it’s just gotten too boring and repetitive.
CrossFit allows me to still strength train but with a lot more variety which is why I love it. I just finished my foundations classes last December and I’m hoping to become a regular either this month or next. It all depends on my schedule lol, it’s midterms season kasi.
For those that don’t know what CrossFit is all about, you might want to read this post. In that post I talk about CrossFit from the eyes of a total beginner.
It’s my trial post which I did at CrossFit Insurrecto. I didn’t enroll in Manila because the one in Timog was easier for me to get to. Plus I already had friends who worked out there.
A couple of things you need to know if you’re interested in joining CrossFit Manila
- It’s best to sign up for a trial at their site if you’re really interested in CrossFit. This way you’ll be able to better asses the regimen.
- Like Insurrecto, CrossFit Manila requires that all new members undergo foundations classes. The goal of these classes is to teach beginners the basic motions and the proper forms that are used in the WODs (workout of the day). If you don’t know how to properly do the exercises, you’ll either slow down the whole class or worse, you’ll injure yourself. It is possible to become exempted from the foundations classes if you’ve already done CrossFit before and if you can prove that you’re already proficient with the exercises.
- They have a minimum age for members so if you’re below 17, then you’re not going to be able to join the classes.
- Always bring extra clothes, a towel, water, and your workout shoes. Even if you can workout without shoes and it might seem better even to do that sometimes, you never know when your coach will throw in a running exercise into the WOD so it’s better to be prepared.
- They only have afternoon and evening classes so pick which ever is most convenient for you.
- You need to come in 15 minutes before the class so you can warm up. They implement punishments for late people (burpees).
You can find more info about them here.
CrossFit Manila Rates
CrossFit Manila is a bit more expensive than CrossFit Insurrecto.
- Per Session Rate: 750
- Foundations Class: 1,500
- 1 month: 3,750 (6 session) & 5,000 (unlimited sessions)
- 6 Months: 4,500 per month (unlimited)
- 12 Months: 4,000 per month (unlimited)
They accept both cash and credit cards. If you’re paying for one of the long term packages, you have to pay 2 months in advance. So if you’re going for the 12 month package for example, you’ll need to pay 8K during your first month. Also you don’t pay the full amount. They bill the same way as gyms like Fitness First. They either deduct the amount from your card every month or you pay them the cash each month as it becomes due.
CrossFit Manila Branches
CrossFit MNL has three branches. You’ll find the address and maps to them below.
CrossFit Libis Map – Magnitude Realty Estate (near Eastwood), 186 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Quezon City 1110, Philippines
CrossFit Manila Fort Bonifacio Map – Fort Bonifacio Army Gymnasium Complex, Bayani Rd. cor Lawton St.
CrossFit Manila Alabang Map – Warehouse 6, La Fuerza Compound Alabang Zapote Road (enter gate beside Toyota Alabang)
Be sure to visit their website at http://www.crossfitmnl.com/. You’ll be able to get a ton more info there. On the other hand if you’re interested in a crossfit box in Timog, Quezon City, here’s a post about my trial at Crossfit Insurrecto.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something similar that’s a little cheaper then you might want to try the Medicard Metafit Bootcamp. Was invited to a trial for that and they have solid workouts & great coaches and motivators (Hazel, Raffy, and Coach Jim from Pinoy Biggest Loser are there).
You can find my post about that here: The Medicard Metafit Experience – What to expect. Be sure to check that one out.
Good luck, stay strong, and keep fit wherever you end up working out :).
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