Flex Fitness is about to open one of the first functional fitness gyms in The Gambia. In order to build awareness for the sport of functional fitness and help launch the gym, we are looking to become a Crossfit affiliate (Domi Adama) and compete in the 2020 Crossfit Season that kicks off in October this year, gaining exposure and putting Africas smallest country on the MAP.
The box would be the countries first, and look to change the way people train and the way in which they approach/look at their fitness and well being. An environment in which to develop a community which looks to enrich and enable peoples perceptions on fitness as well as help individuals find, improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Part owner of Flex Fitness, George Elhajj, recently moved back to his home town of Banjul, The Gambia, after 10 years in corporate London. I got involved in Crossfit in 2014 having heard about. After the first week I knew it was for me. It had it all, strength, gymnastics and aerobic. Areas where I knew I could challenge myself and that would keep me constantly motivated. 2015 I decided to further my development and did my CF-L1 followed by my CF-L2 in 2018. My focus is changing from that of athlete to coach. Helping others to achieve what they deem the impossible as well as push their boundaries and limits.
Moving back to The Gambia recently opened the opportunity to become a box owner and realise an ambition of mine to teach, coach and lead others into the world of Crossfit and hopefully inspire others along the way. Getting affiliated is another step along this new journey and one that would have us recognised as The Gambia first ever Crossfit box. With the new format of the Games, it would be a dream to have The Gambia represented on a world wide stage, along other nations proudly flying the flag for Africa’s smallest nation.
The work on the gym is underway and all the equipment has been bought and is being shipped across sea at this very moment. With the money we raise here we will use to cover the Crossfit affiliate fees.
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