Author: Claire Marsh

In the fifth episode of our Outside The Box Community Connect Series, Coach George Byrne speaks with Rhian Rudkin about how she became a member of the Box and then became a Welsh, British and European indoor rowing champion, and this year took bronze at the Worlds. We also mention Coach Daryl Green's 24 hour rowathon for Mind charity which took place on 22nd April 2020. The podcast is available on Podbean. Click on the link below:

In the fourth episode of our Outside The Box Community Connect Series, Coach George Byrne speak with Kevin Earl about how he become one of the longest standing members of the Box and a consistent part of the Box community. They also discuss training as a masters athlete, mental health, social media and living and training in lockdown via Zoom. The podcast is available on Podbean. Click on the link below:

In the third episode of our OTB Community Connect Series, Megan Stewart talks with George Byrne about how she became a member of the Box and her role as a coach and physiotherapist. They also discuss training Outside the Box, her experience of returning after maternity leave, and her plans for the future, including offering online physiotherapy consultation. The podcast is available on Podbean. Click on the link below:

In the first episode of our OTB Community Connect Series, James Shell talks to George Byrne about how he became a member of The Box Portsmouth / CrossFit Portsea Island, how CrossFit fits into his life and his work as a diver in the Navy, and the online community event he has planned this weekend for our Box and OTB Members. The podcast is available on Podbean. Click on the link below:

Coach George Byrne speaks with Carl and Claire about closing The Box Portsmouth for the first time due to the coronavirus outbreak. This has had a major impact on their lives, as well as the members and coaches. Listen to the podcast episode on Podbean. During the podcast the "Support Your Local Box" CrossFit Competition is mentioned. Click on the logo below to find out more about this fundraising event. We also chat about the Greg Glassman vlog on Chronic Disease: Key to Covid-19 Deaths and have inserted the footage

Despite running our affiliate for over 6 years, I would still say that the majority of people I meet have no understanding of what CrossFit is all about and how it would benefit them. They see visions of our gym members on social media doing all sorts of highly skilled gymnastics and heavy weight lifting and, more often than not, believe this is a fitness regime for the super fit. What is not widely understood (and shame on us for not showing enough progressional footage of

The Box owners Claire and Carl Marsh talk with Coach George Byrne about why everyone can and should do CrossFit, what is it all about, why it is beneficial and who can do it. Subscribe to our Podbean channel and click to access the podcast below. Also available on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, YouTube and Facebook. To find out more about the CrossFit models and methodologies spoken about in this episode head to the CrossFit Journal by clicking on the image below.