Box Jump: CrossFit London

Andrew and Kate, of CrossFit London

Andrew and Kate, of CrossFit LondonToday’s Box Jump takes us to CrossFit London.  Located in a London Overground railway arch in Bethnal Green, this is the first affiliate outside of the U.S. The box is owned and managed by Andrew Stemler, who was the first Level 1 & 2 certified trainer in London. His wife, Kate Pankhurst, who is also a certified Level 1 coach, assists Andrew.

Kate is a lovely and sweet woman, but do not underestimate her. She runs an incredibly challenging WOD that left most of us recovering on the mats. Her personal story is also quite inspirational. A former magazine art director, Kate took up CrossFit in her late 40s and transformed herself. She is proof positive that the benefits of CrossFit are not limited to the young and already fit participants.