Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

by Mike on April 5, 2014

I had to complete the 14.5 WOD and submit a score before Tuesday morning local time.  Realistically, this means Monday evening due to the time zone difference.  Since I was in Busan, South Korea for the weekend, the only place known to me was Crossfit Sentinel Beachside.

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Front Desk

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Merchandise Area

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Merchandise Area

However, the best time to get judged was on Saturday, but I was taking the train to Busan on Saturday the timing didn’t quite work out.

Not knowing what my schedule would be like, I told the affiliate I would call them back on Sunday to schedule a time on Monday.  I was able to get a hold of the Manager, Won and told me to arrive 10 am on Monday morning.

Jun-Mo Yang greeted me on Monday who was running a 10 am class and was unaware that I needed to be judged.  With a yoga class following right behind the 10 am class, there wasn’t a lot of time.  So Jun-Mo told me to get warmed up and ready to go because I would go immediately after the 10am class.

I was very grateful that Jun-Mo was able to squeeze me in before the 11 am yoga class.

I finished the 14.5 open WOD, which consisted of:

21-18-15-12-9-6-3

  • 95-lbs thrusters
  • bar facing burpees

I was able to get through the 16 reps of the 21 reps unbroken.  I struggled with the 15 and 12 reps of thrusters, only competing 2 or 3 at a time.  The burpees between the thrusters gave me no time for a breather.

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

14.5 Open WOD

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

14.5 Open WOD

I finished with a time of 21:16 and submitted the score to finalize my participation in the 2014 Open Games. It was a little bit of a headache trying to contact affiliates to set up a time to be judged. In general, e-mails tend to be slow.  Finding the actual affiliate can be cumbersome.

It was also beneficial that I had on lookers from the 10am class cheering me on, which is something I won’t always get being the away team.

FACILITIES

This box is much smaller than any of the Sentinel affiliates.  The WOD area is smaller and the locker rooms and showers are much smaller.  If I understood correctly, they limit their class sizes to 10 people, which makes sense given the size.

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Entrance to Locker rooms and bathrooms

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Locker room

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Showers

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Bathrooms at Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

GETTING HERE

I had a bit of a difficult time finding this place.  I initially found the back door via a side street.  However, this is NOT where you want to enter.

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside Back door Entrance, NOT where you want to enter

You want to walk towards the road that runs along the beach and find this entrance.

From there, walk down stairs and you’ll appear at the front desk of the box.

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Front Entrance to Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

Stairs leading to Crossfit Sentinel Beachside

 

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

John Lapp January 28, 2015 at 4:14 am

Hello My name is John. I will be getting out of the U.S. Military in February. I will be moving to Busan to attend Busan University. I am looking to obtain an internship to a crossfit gym in Busan. I have been Crossfiting since 2009, and training Crossfit at Fight Tonight Crossfit in Yongsan since 2012. I have an extreme passion for every aspect of Crossfit. I have been coaching athletes in various sports for the past 15 years to include two foreign Professional American Football teams. I would love to come in and help out with whatever tasks are needed. Anything from cleaning bathrooms to teaching classes. I will defiantly be a great addition to your Box. I have a great hunger to become the best coach I can on a daily basis. I am eager to learn from your coaches and pass on any knowledge I have learned over the past 25 years of athletics and training. Hey its free labor! I can’t imagine life without the Crossfit community. I am looking forward to staring my new life in Busan with the members of your community.

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Dorothy November 13, 2015 at 10:03 am

Hello!

Did you just drop-in? Where did you get the class schedule? And are the classes in English? Thanks! Hopping to drop by during a weekday.

/Dorothy

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Mike November 14, 2015 at 5:58 am

Hey, the classes I dropped in on were taught in Korean. I would advise to call ahead to see if the classes are taught in English.

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Rosie July 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Hi :)

I have never attended a crossfit class before but it is something i have wanted to do for a quite a while. I’m moving to Busan for a year in september to be an exchange student at PNU. Is it okay for complete beginners to come along?? I’m not sure how good I will be at it but I would love to try. thanks!

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