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Perfect for a busy lifestyle, CrossFit workouts are typically short and involve a mix of aerobic exercises, gymnastics and weight lifting. Every session is different. It is not about following a particular routine, but about constantly varying workouts.
Cracking CrossFit! I love Bearwalden.
I had my Fundamentals with the awesome Barney - he really made me at ease and his teaching skills made it all sink in quickly. I was even able to do full press ups after his guidance (if you know me and my piddly wrists, that is something of a small miracle...!!) The equally brilliant Sam and all the guys in my classes could not be more supportive and friendly. I'm addicted now and I could not recommend them highly enough. Great guys, great box, great kit and above all they make you work!!!!
Great training, great crew, great fun. Have been made to feel one of the gang from day one and am always encouraged to achieve and improve my own personal best with the correct technique.
Once you've been, you're spoilt for life. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else now. The atmosphere, training & facilities are second to none. The physical strength & fitness from CrossFit & mental confidence you get from being part of such a community are transformative.
I'm proud to be part of Bearwalden & to have the opportunity to train with the coaches there.
Bear walden has been game changer for me for several reasons. I was post shoulder reconstruction in physical rehab when I was first introduced to Sam and his bear walden box through my great friend Barney who is one of the coaches at the gym.
Because of my weaknesses I needed extra help and guidance and generally a more specialised programme to get me back to my best, I found so much more. I didn't really know about Crossfit and the community that it creates and I didn't know that working in this group would go towards helping me in so many other ways outside of the box, I wish I could encourage anyone who wants long lasting healthy lifestyle changes to seek out crossfit. I'll admit it can seem daunting when you first walk in but we'll all buddy up and you will be accepted and you will want to come again and again.
I'm now an addict to making physical improvements and it's making me happier and the family arround me is benefitting from this, my work is better and I know I'll deal with life's challenges in a much stronger way. If your reading this and your curious Pop in give it a go chat to the coach chat to us members and you'll be welcomed into this community and you'll want more and more. Looking foward to seing some new faces 😉
A brilliant place for all levels of fitness. Fantastic, real results and for us just an amazing family activity. From x-fit kids to teens & adults. All levels, all ages. No more wasted standard gym memberships. Sign up & you won't look back 😀
Over the last year one by one our whole family has joined Bearwalden crossfit, including our two girls aged 11 and 13. All the coaches Sam, Barny, Mark and Will are fab mentors who are focused on helping the individual progress at their own pace and to achieve their own goals. My husband and I were both gym goers before we started and now having experienced crossfit/ bootcamps and the community and comraderie that Sam at Bearwalden has created, we will never go back to just a normal gym.
As a complete and utter novice; nervous and unco-ordinated, I was welcomed from the very moment I set foot through the door.
This is not a place where you are judged, it's a place where everyone is valued and treated equally and egos are left at the door.
Yes the coaches Sam, Barny and Mike push you hard, but just hard enough and always with a smile.
I started with the intention of improving my overall fitness and losing some weight after becoming a Mummy. I've ended up kicking my anxiety and mental health into touch, lifting weights I never imagined I would, achieving press ups, learning to climb a rope (to the ceiling) and generally smashing my own expectations of myself. I've gained incredible new friends and finally feel that I belong somewhere.
As a nice side effect, I've also lost that weight.
It's a really welcoming box, with great people, incredibly varied sessions and it caters to all fitness levels.
The coaches are great and will scale the sessions if needed.
I really would recommend giving it a try!
I started at Bearwalden CrossFit earlier this year and suffer from back problems. I love the classes as Sam and Barney offer support and push you as well as managing limitations which is a massive comfort when you're scared of failing. The work outs are always different so there's no way you can get bored and it's a surprise when you arrive for each session. An amazing place with a lovely group of encouraging members!
Everybody is friendly and encouraging to one another and I love the atmosphere! Have left feeling like I've tried my hardest and smiled all the way. Fantastic team of people. Highly recommend to anybody wanting to give boot camp a go! Tough but fun all at the same time!
I was in the area visiting family and went along to this out of curiosity as at home I do lots of different training but had never done cross fit. This was brilliant challenging and very very enjoyable, great atmosphere great feel and i think the guy training us was Mark and he couldn't have been better, considering moving to the area and if I do I will definitely be a regular!
I dropped in this morning whilst travelling with work. Sam and all the members were very welcoming and the facility is well maintained and kitted out.
Looking forward to coming back later in the year, many thanks again!
I joined Bearwalden in May 2016 and from the moment I walked through the door I felt welcome... even after I fell of the box during my first visit!! What Sam and Claire have created, along with Barney, Will and Mark is amazing. Bearwalden is not just a gym, it's a family and I love being a part of it!! Everyone is really supportive and encouraging so you find that you enjoy whatever the WOD is and keep coming back for more. This type of motivation has helped me to run a mile, climb a rope and complete a box jump for the first time (and many more after!!). I also believe that Bearwalden has helped me not only physically but mentally, as I am alot less anxious and stressed out.
My 5 year old Daughter loves attending the Crossfit classes and showing off her burpee skills. She thought I was the Best Mum Ever when she had her Crossfit Birthday party with Sam and Barney. The Summer Camps are ideal for them, as the children make new friends and experience their own sense of community and then come home so tired and happy that the bedtime routine is easy!!
There are classes available at a time to suit everyone and we are very lucky to have the option of the Kids Club so they can play whilst we work out - so no excuses!!
I attend Crossfit, Bootcamp and Barbell classes and can guarantee that you won't be disappointed. I would - and often do - highly recommend Bearwalden to everyone!!
Only been a couple of times but everyone is friendly the workouts are challenging but still able to work at your own level. Really would recommend for all fitness levels.
I've been training with Sam for a while now and the difference in my entire well-being is immense. Physically I'm much fitter and stronger and emotionally/psychologically I feel I can cope with the stresses and strains of life much easier with a CrossFit class to look forward too. It's bloody hard work but you leave feeling like you've achieved insane things. The people are awesome; really encouraging and friendly. Love this place X
Bearwalden was my temporary home whilst I was back in the UK preparing for my wedding in 2017. The workouts are tough but very rewarding, the coaches are all fantastic and the community is very tight-knit and welcoming.
I wish I could have stayed for longer as I've really felt the benefit of Sam's programming but I know that I'll be back whenever I'm in the country. If you are in the area then don't hesitate getting in touch and heading down for a session or two.
Joining Bear Walden was without a doubt the best decision I have ever taken. I'm fitter than with any other training I've done and it's enabled me to push myself to do things I never thought I could. We might talk too much about Crossfit but that's just because it's awesome.
I have been doing crossfit for just over a year and it's not like anything I've ever done before. It changes your body and your mind for the better. Bear Walden is a friendly and diverse community - full of people from different walks of life, with different fitness levels, different abilities, different body shapes, different goals but all with the same aim - to help, support and look out for each other, to do their best, to keep their bodies healthy and to have fun in the process. I love it and I'm proud to be part of it.
I can't recommend Bearwalden Crossfit highly enough. The tuition from the coaches is awesome. I've learned a hell of a lot more than I thought possible and they've helped improve my fitness no end and encourage you to keep setting new goals. Really friendly professional atmosphere.
I've been at Bearwalden since it first opened and I love it. I'm so much fitter and stronger since I've been going! Every class I do is different which is why I love it! You never get bored!! Fantastic coaches always there to help while you work out! I highly recommend Bearwalden CrossFit!
I've been doing Sam's circuit classes and PT sessions since August. He is so knowledgeable and bespoke. He helps you smash your targets and makes you feel great after each class... He works you hard but I absolutely love it. I recommend Sam & Bearwalden CrossFit. Totally affordable too.
My husband and I joined Bearwalden when it first opened. We had just had our 3rd child and had never tried crossfit before. Within days we were fully fledged "crossfit wankers" and talking to anyone who would listen about it. Eighteen months down the line and we still wear that badge with pride, but now with more self-confidence; knowledge; mental and physical strength, alongside a whole bunch of new friends. To say Bearwalden changed our lives for the better in every sense would be an understatement. Family friendly; First class coaching; proven results time and time again; welcoming; supportive. What's not to love?
I started doing Bootcamps at Bear Walden in August 2016 after it being recommended by a friend. Fairly unfit and gym shy I plucked up the courage to go. I fell in love instantly being worked harder than I ever thought possible with great people helping you through. I would arrive early and watch the end of the Crossfit class and see people pulling them selfs up on bars/rings, jumping on boxes, climbing ropes and lifting weights above there head thinking I would never be able to do that. Well I started crossfit a few months later and I can now do all of those things! Great people, great coaches and always a great workout.
First time taking part in a properly structured cross fit class and it was brilliant. Coach was amazing, helpful and an all round sound guy. The atmosphere was like nothing I've ever seen before, people were coming over and asking me who I was, if I needed any help and just being nice. Bearwalden CrossFit in Saffron Walden is a fantastic box with great members!
I've never really enjoyed going to a gym, but I LOVE cross fit and have been going to bearwalden for over a year. It is very addictive. Probably because the coaches are excellent, everyone I have met is friendly and encouraging and the classes are never the same. From handstands to rowing to weightlifting - all are enjoyable and scaled to your ability. There's nothing quite like achieving your first rope climb or pull up and just generally improving your fitness and strength. Cannot recommend highly enough!
I went along to my first boot camp session when Bearwalden opened, mainly because my wife wouldnt stop banging on about it and that I should try it (and she can bang on!)
I am hugely competitive by nature had always done exercise, playing football, doing circuit training and was a member of a 'normal gym, so thought boot camp was going to be a piece of piss for someone of physical prowess. Being the fact boot camp is what you put in you get out and going with the wife (who is just as competitive as me) after the hour I was babbling mess drowning in my own sweat.
From that moment on I have been going as a hard-core crossfit junky, I am in the box at least 5 days a week. I love competing with my own scores and pushing myself to the limits I didn't think possible. I climb ropes, jump on boxes, swing on rings, so handstand walks what's not to like.
All the coaches are great getting every last gasp out of you and the community keeps you going when you feel close to the end!!
Highly recommend from a now crossfit junky!
I was a regular gym goer but found myself getting board, finding gains hard to come by, my fitness level was crap and I grew sick of watching others lifting weights while checking themselves out in the mirror! I needed change and Bearwalden and CrossFit couldn't have come at a better time for me. The classes are great, the coaches are amazing and the other members couldn't be nicer I really have been welcomed in and feel part of the CrossFit community. We never do the same class twice and the programmes are well designed. I am now stronger and fitter than ever so I am feeling great...I always look forward to the next class... I had back surgery in Feb 2017 and CrossFit has not only helped me get back to fitness but is pushing me to go further than even I thought was capable for myself... I would recommend CrossFit to anyone no matter age, size, fitness level to join everyone is made welcome and everyone can benefit...
Having recently moved to Saffron Walden and not exercised for a few years I was anxious about trying to get fit and healthy again. This transition was made easy with the welcoming community that has been built at Bearwalden. This community is complimented by extremely patient and knowledgeable staff that have helped me regain my fitness, while fueling my passion to want to achieve more with my fitness.
I started Personal Training with Coach Sam after a long term injury from running. Training tailored to suit I was soon fighting fit and stronger than ever. Soon I was in the CrossFit class and now I’m a regular CrossFitter. Love the community and the support from everyone - no matter what level they are at. The encouragement and the team work at every WOD are second to none. Mark, Barney and Will are all superb coaches. The sense of belonging at Crossfit Bearwalden is what makes me go back day after day for more.
I have been training with Sam for about 10 months now and feel like I have so much more confidence than when I go to the gym by myself. I feel so much stronger and fitter, his classes and personal sessions are always different and feel like your working out every single muscle. Highly recommended for losing weight or getting more toned and fitter!
Bearwalden CrossFit is a great place with lovely people who keep you motivated and coming back for more.
Bootcamp started on the field !! Never done anything like it before and from the first run Burpee battle rope I was hooked!! Week after week I travel 40 mins each way to get to bearwalden ... my favourite box and family ... the atmostphere is amazing no one ever makes you feel bad about your self always encouraging and you come out having learnt something new every time with a ache that you didn't know would exist but it's the most amazing feeling ! It's definitely my happy place your never alone a hug a smile and cheering on always makes your day ... Thanku bearwalden xx
Absolutely the best place to workout and achieve physical fitness in Saffron Walden. Welcoming and inclusive community at CrossFit and Boot Camp - Sam, Barny, Mark and Will all superb coaches. On site physio. Excellent facilities.