CrossFit ARKIN

CrossFit ARKIN offers a distinct style of fitness training comprised of a variety of different sports disciplines.


The purpose of our training is to prepare each individual for the everyday demands of life, and challenge individuals to break through their barriers and increase progressive thresholds in order to reach their fullest potential in all aspects of life. We believe that improved strength, fitness, and mobility will vastly increase quality of life for any individual pursuing this unique training discipline.


At CrossFit ARKIN we understand the demands of life and how precious your time is. That is why we have created a service to take care of your most precious gifts while you take care of you.

ARKIN Kids is a facility for ages 3+ that has been designed to entertain as well as provide a learned environment for your kids.

A monthly fee of R150 per child is added to your membership subscription for your convenience.

About CrossFit ARKIN

CrossFit ARKIN is the realization of many years of hard work, commitment and dedication. Our founders are well known for their background in local sport, with over 50 years combined sports experience and mastery in more than 3 disciplines of professional sports (Rugby, Cycling and CrossFit). The dream began with a small seed of potential, and culminated into a forested network of achievement and perserverance. CrossFit provides the perfect analogy for the ebbs and flows of life. And no athlete has better experience in the struggles that have to be overcome to achieve your goals than our coaches. Through the many crossroads, building blocks, and stumbling blocks that need to be endured on this path, our coaches have been conditioned to know the mindset of a person at each level, and are duly equipped with the knowledge to overcome what needs to be, to perservere and reach the next level.

Our training programmes are exclusive and formulated to cater for the needs of each individual member. Our programmes have been tried and tested by our very own Head Coach on his way to achievement. Our primary focus is to ensure that our members are properly introduced and thoroughly instructed on the fundamentals of CrossFit, and our mission is to provide training that will focus on much more than speed, endurance, strength, muscle growth, and fat loss. The training programmes are extremely challenging, unique, and creative with concepts and methodologies that have been proven to motivate and inspire.

CrossFit ARKIN is much more than a box or a group of trainers and coaches looking to get you fit and reach your full potential. We are a community, offering support and inspiration to achieve the full potential of each of our members. Friendship, support, challenges and inspiration are daily values that are portrayed and incentivised by the trainers, coaches and members. Here, fitness is part of an everyday healthy lifestyle. This is not just a stop off before or after work. A training session at CrossFit ARKIN is a planned event. People who train here enjoy challenging themselves and being challenged by others. Most of all, they love training with people who have the same mindset and goals; believing that motivation is temporary and that inspiration lasts forever. As owners we will constantly strive to offer the greatest training to our members, forever expanding our knowledge base and expertise through continued professional development.

Common sense guides our practice. The value we offer is exemplified in our distinct training philosophy and genuine care for each member. It is important to us that each member see & feel our sincerity through our interactions, instruction, and discussions with them. Our passion for what we do will reflect easily. We as trainers and coaches dedicate our time and efforts for the satisfaction and happiness we experience from the work we do.

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Interested in joing CrossFit ARKIN?

Our training programmes are exclusive and formulated to cater for the needs of each individual member. Our programmes have been tried and tested by our very own Head Coach on his way to achievement.
Ruan Duvenage

Ruan Duvenage

Head Coach

Are you asking yourself

How do i Sign up?

If you are not familiar with CrossFit, we require that all new members attend the Beginner Basics Intro course

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is a fitness regimen developed by Greg Glassman over several decades. Glassman, CrossFit’s Founder and CEO, was the first person in history to define fitness in a meaningful, measurable way; increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains. He then created a program specifically designed to improve fitness and health.

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource

These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.

The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.

The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.

Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.

While CrossFit challenges the world’s fittest, the program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.
For more information we suggest reading What is Fitness, The Garage Gym, and Foundations.

Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.