Home‎ > ‎

Great Shelford keep fit offer

A Great Shelford couple have set up a keep fit business. They are offering a 25% discount on the first months membership (in all memberships) to all village residents.

"Ben and I moved to Great Shelford in April 2012. Our first house together, a little flat small but enough for both of us… in the beginning!!! Soon we had to move out since our amount of gym equipment took over the living room and we decided we needed something bigger like a garage where we could store all of it. Most happened because we found that in Great Shelford there wasn’t (as still isn’t) a facility were we could train. We both love exercise together, to push each other and we have lots of fun. 

"Before I go any further I should introduce my husband and myself. My name is Ana Luisa and I am a Portuguese girl that moved to Cambridge 8 years ago to do a master in molecular biology and fall in love with and in Cambridge. Ben was born and raised in Cambridge and went to Nottingham Trent University where he studied Sport Science and Management. On top of a lot of other things we both share a passion for fitness and we found in CrossFit not only a way of staying fit and healthy but also a way of being part of a community. 

"CrossFit is a strength and conditioning style of training that is based on functional movements. What are functional movements? Are movements that are transferable to the everyday life. For example, have you thought that every time you pick your shopping bag from the floor you are doing a deadlift? Or when you sit/get up of your chair at work you are performing a squat? CrossFit is more than just a training style, it will get you moving better on every movement you do everyday (potential injury prevention). The beauty of CrossFit is that there is no age limit, every workout is scalable to meet your abilities and capabilities. 

"On the 21st of July 2014, Ben opened his own gym, CrossFit RNA in Harston, together with his partner Scott. RNA stands for Raw Natural Ability because you just need yourself with your natural abilities to do CrossFit. It doesn’t matter if you are 18 or 80, at CrossFit RNA we encourage everyone to get a little better than yesterday. Even though the gym is in Harston, we hope we are close enough to offer the Great Shelford community a good chance to improve your fitness and life quality. 

"Do not hesitate to contact us or to pay us a visit. We are located in Unit B1, Button End Industrial State, Harston. We are offering 25% discount on the first month membership (in all memberships) to all Great Shelford residents. Check our website on www.crossfitrna.co.uk. "

Ana Luisa Silva-Weatherley