Posts Tagged ‘Crossfit’

Crossfit is a high intensity, form focused workouts where participants improve power, speed and agility. The main goal is to make your body stronger and more capable of anything that life throws at you. It is about functional fitness which means you become more efficient in your everyday functions like carrying luggages, walking faster, sitting properly, stretching your arms when reaching into something, etc. By doing functional workouts, you also become stronger, leaner and a better person in terms of functionality.

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I’ve tried many crossfit gyms before and they are all basically the same to me. All their coaches are good and certified and the work outs are almost the same. It gave me the message that all crossfit boxes were created equal. Perhaps, all boxes follow a certain crossfit standard. But when I tried Primal Ape Crossfit, I told myself that I was wrong. Not to undermine other crossfit boxes, Primal Ape Crossfit’s Box size alone changed the game for me. “At over 1200 sqm, PrimalApe Crossfit is the King Kong of boxes. That means no more filled-up classes and less risk of injury from over-crowding. With that much space – challenging all-weather, 100-meter runs and fast-climbs up 12-foot ropes become reality.” Excerpt from their website, which I totally agree.They also offer spacious locker room and aircon’d comfort rooms which i other boxes do not usually offer. You can sweat all you want during your workout and have a refreshing shower before you head to your office for work.

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Aside from their big box, Primal Ape Crossfit also offer two types of classes: the Bootcamp & the Crossfit. Crossfit classes are for more experienced athletes while the Bootcamp is for beginners to crossfit. It is basically like crossfit without weights. It’s effective for weight loss, muscle toning and full body conditioning.

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I did a 5 day trial at Primal Ape Crossfit in Pasong Tamo. It was an amazing experience. I enjoyed every single Bootcamp class that I attended. It was a great way to start your morning because they offer 630am boot camp classes. I was very sure that it will help me lose weight if I continue the work out for months. The only thing that prevented me from doing so was the monthly fee of P5,500.00. It was too expensive for me. But if money is not an issue for you, I still recommend Primal Ape Crossfit.

Here are their rates:


Drop-in – Php 800 / visit

05 Class Pass – Php 3,500 (30 days)

10 Class Pass – Php 6,500 (60 days)

15 Class Pass – Php 9,000 (90 days)

Monthly – Php 5,500

Php 5,000 (6 mos. contract, 1st and 6th month deposit)

Free Foundations

Php 4,000 for students (with ID)

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Drop-in – Php 700 / visit

New Member Unli-2Weeks – Php 1,500

05 Class Pass – Php 2,800 (30 days)

10 Class Pass – Php 5,000 (60 days)

15 Class Pass – Php 7,000 (90 days)

Monthly – Php 4,500

Php 4,000 (6 mos. contract, 1st and 6th month deposit)

Php 3,000 for students (with ID)


Php 1,500

waived with 6 mos. Contract


You can find Primal Ape Crossfit at 2135 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City, 1230

Tel: (02) 832-8069 • Mobile: 09178507273.


Facebook Page: Primal Ape Crossfit

Instagram: @weareprimalcf


After one year of stay at one of the biggest fitness clubs in the country, I decided to bring my fitness journey to another level. That’s why when I got the chance to try crossfit in Mad Minute Makati, I immediately said yes! I signed up for their Crossfit 101, a special class for crossfit beginners. The class is composed of 9 sessions, which will last for almost a month and is held every Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays.

The Crossfit Mad Minute Makati, located at Unit G 7433 Yakal Street, Makati City, Philippines 1203

I’m already on my third and final week now and so far, I’ve been enjoying all the workouts we’ve had. The classes here are very different from the usual group classes and exercises that we know from the popular fitness clubs. While we all love to do body combat, body jam, rpm classes, etc., the crossfit 101 classes is very different in so many ways. Here’s why:

It’s a learning class. Before every session, there is a short discussion of what to do, how to do it and why we need to do it. The coaches of Crossfit Mad Minute are all Certified Crossfit Trainers and really teach very well. They will explain, demonstrate and teach you how to execute the work out without getting yourself injured. They will also correct your posture and teach you techniques to make the work out easier and suitable for you.

Coaches are always ready to help and assist the members in their workouts.

There’s a friendly competition. After the short lecture and demo, participants will have to accomplish the Workout of the Day (WOD). WOD’s are usually a series of workouts and is timed. While they always remind you not to compete with others and just focus on yourself, I think it’s a human nature to be competitive. When you see other people finishing fast, you tend to speed up your movement. When you see someone pushing hard to finish the work out and you almost want to quit, you will also push your self more. It could be competition or maybe, inspiration. Whatever it is that pushes you to finish the work out, it’s all good, I think.

Are you ready for a Tire Flip workout? 🙂

The motivation. The coaches and the other members of the crossfit box are very supportive to the newbies. They will cheer for you and motivate you to finish the work out when they see that you’re getting tired and almost giving up. “Go Cj! Good job Cj! Nice work Cj!”All those encouraging words can really help you finish your last 10 burpees after 3 sets of a heavy work out. Haha.

Walang Arte. I think the main peg of Crossfit gyms today is to just work out hard and get results and nothing else. It teaches you to focus on what you really want, what your fitness goals are and why are you working out.

So, if you think crossfit is for you, you might want to try their free trial every first and last Saturdays of the month. You may visit their FB page:  for more details.

And also, if you want to join the new batch of Crossfit 101 for December, here are the details: