Unit 6, Rennys Lane ,Dragonville Ind Est, Durham, DH12RS


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By dave ranson, Nov 26 2018 08:12AM

Perform one of the Benchmark Girls


Either Isabel or Grace


We will scale all movements and weights to ensure EVERYONE gets the same benefit from the workout.




Are you ready to make the change?


Contact us today to arrange your free trial


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By dave ranson, Nov 14 2018 09:20AM

Last night I attended a Mental Health Awareness Course at The Beacon of Light, the charity foundation set up and suported by SAFC

Learned loads and now have some strategies to spot people who may be suffering from Mental Ill Health and some things we can use to support them.

By chance CrossFit published a great piece about depression on their CrossFit Journal website


By dave ranson, Nov 13 2018 09:33AM


We hold it at CrossFit DHM at Dragonville Ind Est, Durham.


Tuesday and Thursday 7am & 9:30am

How much is it?

It costs £5 per session, pay when you come in

What do we do?

That's THE question.

We keep it different every session, we combine lots of bodyweight exercise, light weighted exercise and cardio exercises.

We change how long the workouts last, todays is a long one, lasting 29 minutes....

Some days we might do Tabatas ( 8 x 20s Work 10s Rest )

Some days we do 5 different workouts 3, 4 or 5 minutes.

We work really hard to make every day feel different, that way the body never gets used to what your doing and is constantly adapting.

By dave ranson, Nov 12 2018 09:17AM

Looked like a great event at the Rainhill Trials again at the weekend.

Hopefully I'll get down to one to watch soon....

Well done to every one who took part.

I had two athletes compete, both did really well and more importantly really enjoyed it.

Well done Lee and Michelle, we're proud of you.

By dave ranson, Apr 9 2018 01:52PM

I was asked yesterday about doing a "Paleo Challenge" again soon.

The short answer is no.

This answer deserves a little explanation, we have run several , probably around 10 "Paleo Challenges" or "Healthy eating"

The results we have seen during the challenges have been superb, with some good weight loss being achieved, but more importantly improvements in body composition.

So why are we not doing more, if they have been a success?

Because I don't measure success in the short term, I don't place a massive value on it, what I want to see is long term success.

To me this means, finding a balance, a healthy lifestyle, making sensible healthy choices MOST of the time.

The idea of the challenges to me is to introduce ideas showing you how to be better and healthier, the reality is that for most people it is seen immediately as a short term thing, with people taking it too far, being fanatical about it knowing in there mind that after the challenge they are going to return to eating "NORMAL"

No more short term extreme challenges, moving forward we are ALL working towards permanent change and improvement in health and well being....

By dave ranson, Sep 30 2014 11:06AM

Tonight see's the first session of our new Power Lifting Club

8pm - 9pm

Free to CrossFit DHM Members

£10 drop in fee for non-members

We have managed to secure Jim Dulling to coach.

Jim's Powerlifting credentials are impecable

His latest comp was IPF Master World Powerlifting Championships 2014 where he placed a fantastic 6th with lifts of 190k Squat, 155k Bench Press and 235k Deadlift........

Not only is he a world class power lifter, he is also a world class coach and chairman of Durham Power Lifters a club that he has helped grow to the point they can take no more members.

By dave ranson, Sep 27 2014 07:12AM

Early morning "On Ramp" sessions.........


10:00 - 12:00 Open Gym

10:30 Benchmark - EVA even for a benchmark girl Eva is nasty.......

Looking forward to seeing how many teams we have in today for the Team Series

Good luck guys and have a great weekend


By dave ranson, Sep 18 2014 07:40AM

New Opening Longer Hours

New hours start from Monday 29th September 2014

Monday - Thursday

07:00 - 07:30 CrossFit Express

07:30 - 08:00 CrossFit Skills and Strength

08:00 - 09:30 Open Gym

09:30 - 10:30 CrossFit

17:00 - 18:00 Open Gym

18:00 - 19:00 CrossFit

19:00 - 20:00 CrossFit

20:00 - 21:00 Open Gym


09:30 - 11:00 CrossFit Team WOD

17:00 - 18:00 Open Gym

18:00 - 19:30 CrossFit Team WOD

19:30 - 21:00 Open Gym


10:00 - 10:30 Open Gym

10:30 - 11:00 Benchmark WOD

11:00 - 12:00 Open Gym


11:30 - 12:30 Open Gym

12:30 - 13:30 Mobility

Free Trials always available get in touch now to book yours.....