S.K.V. Hercules – CrossFit Twente University is the only student sport association in The Netherlands that offers CrossFit on a large scale.
As a Hercules trainer founded CrossFit Twente in 2009, the box is one of the earliest CrossFit gyms in The Netherlands. Before that (since 2001) Hercules was primarily focussed on making powerlifting and strength training more fun with an association, using the fitness facilities of the University. Thereby it is the oldest student strength-sport association in The Netherlands.
What is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a type of training that will make you stronger, fitter, tougher and more toned. You’ll build muscle with a wide range of different exercises. It uses varying degrees of intensity in order to test your body in different ways. CrossFit is perfect for everyone who loves a challenge, gets bored by traditional fitness routines, enjoys learning new skills and takes pride in their health and fitness. It combines elements of cardio, weightlifting, gymnastics and core training alongside running, swimming and many other disciplines. It is suitable for beginners, advanced, men, women and as supportive or as main sport. Learn more…
The association currently consists of 85 members with around 30 members participating in each training. There are three training sessions per week, two in the CrossFit Twente box (on mondays and wednesdays) and thursdays at the gym or the running track on the University campus.
Besides training, Hercules tries to bring members closer together by having drinks at a bar that is at a walking-distance from the box once a month. Additionally, Hercules provides its members with the opportunity of attending monthly workshops or activities to further increase their skills and get to know each other better!