”You do press-ups like a girl,” an elderly woman told our CrossFit Instructor, Mathias Nielsen, the first time he tried his hand at this popular type of workout.
“I was over-weight as a teenager and lost 25 kg from lifting weights – so I was muscular but not very flexible. CrossFit just makes so much more sense than lifting weights. You make movements which the body is built to make – and you grow stronger on the stuff that you do in your everyday life.”
“We Have Fun – and Improve”
“The participants in my classes have their say on the workouts,” says Mathias Nielsen.
Mathias listens to the participants’ requests and makes an effort to compose programmes where everybody gets the result from the workout that they want.”
Mathias adds: “The participants tell me that they like my classes because we work hard but they have fun – and they improve their level of fitness.”
A Typical CrossFit Class with Mathias Nielsen
“I like to play loud music and I focus a lot on creating a good atmosphere and good energy in my CrossFit classes,” says Mathias Nielsen when he is to give an example of one of his typical CrossFit classes.
He works from a fairly fixed template.
First, all first-timers are introduced to the team.
“We perform as a team,” says Mathias.
“I often work with partner-workouts, meaning that the newbies have a friend from the beginning. Someone who will help and motivate them.”
Then comes the warm-up – preferably something fun which will bring a smile to the participants’ faces.
And finally the workout of the day (WOD) – most often 30 minutes, sometimes with 15 minutes of lifting weights, and sometimes with a so-called “finisher”, meaning that all the participants are “used” to the max.
Mathias Nielsen’s Background
Mathias has been lifting weights for about ten years and doing CrossFit for about five years.
He has had the below training
- CrossFit course from CrossFit Copenhagen
- CrossFit Level 1
Mathias has just begun competing in CrossFit competitions and will, among other competitions, participate in First Timers Vol. 11 on 28-29 September 2018 in Køge and in Gladsaxe CrossFit on 1 November 2018.
CrossFit with Mathias Nielsen
You can join Mathias Nielsen’s classes
- CrossFit SKY (youngster members) Tuesday at 19.00 and Thursday at 18.00
- CrossFit WOD (Workout Of the Day) Wednesday at 18.00, Friday at 17.00 and Sunday at 09.00
Book your place at Mathias’ classes under Class Training.