Butcher’s Lab started growing roots in a luxury flat on Nørrebro back in 2007 under the name CPH Crossfitters. Because of an increasingly popularity of CrossFit in Copenhagen the location had to be upgraded.
Which resulted in; founders Kenneth Dehn and Henrik Affe opened the first CrossFit box in Denmark on the 28 th of February 2008 under the name “Butcher’s Lab”. Located in the Meat Packing District in Copenhagen.
That’s why the name.
It’s was rough, the training was new, and the popularity was rapidly growing. The combination of varied training, heavy weights and lots of pulse, didn’t just give you effective results, it also brewed a strong community amongst the members.
The unity around the training in Butcher’s Lab became one of characteristics in the CrossFit box. The owners prioritized social gatherings and competitions, which has been creating countless of relations in all shades since the beginning.
In 2010 Butcher’s opened another CrossFit box called; “Butcher’s Garage” in Valby. Butcher’s Garage also reached great connections around members from near and far. All types of levels were welcome, but we especially had some of the CrossFit elites.
Members in Butcher’s Lab has year after year been represented when we have competed in the European and World Championships – The CrossFit Games.
In 2013 we moved Butcher’s Lab into a bigger location but still in the Meat Packing District.
It was a sad day on the 1 st . of January 2015 because Butcher’s Garage had to close because the leasing contract came to an end and the landlords had to build apartments on the address.
After 8 great years in the summer of 2016 Kenneth and Henrik chose to hand over the keys to exciting members and brother, Steffen and Chris Martin Pedersen.
Ever since the unity and the quality training has been used as cornerstones to lift Butcher’s Lab to another level. There has been added new energy and stabilized a strong foundation which resulted in a great progress on many aspects.
In 2018 Butcher’s Lab had their best placement in the world championships – The CrossFit Games no. 21 st. The next best team in Europe.
In 2019 Team Butchers Lab managed to qualify for the world championship: CrossFit Games 2020, after winner Pandaland in Chengdu, China. Unfortunately, CrossFit Games for teams gets cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.
In 2020 Butcher’s Lab sets its mark on the Danish field of business by becoming a Børsen Gazelle company. Appointed under 6 criteria on the company’s development, such as a 100% growth over the course of 4 years (2016).
Same year in 2020, the premises gets renovated, and facilities gets upgraded. The organization is reinforced with a box manager: Rebecka Vitesson. Together with Head Coach Fredric Gyllensten they are now the face of Butcher’s Lab.
On the competition side of things in 2020, Butcher’s Lab accomplish to win the CrossFit Open (Top 10 males and top 10 females) and coming in second in both the top 2 and top 4 category for the best qualified athletes. There were app. 11.400 CrossFit boxes signed up.
In 2021 once more we succeeded in qualifying for the CrossFit Games and comes home with a 22nd overall placement. This was also the first year Butcher’s Lab had an individual athlete qualifying for the Games. He became the 15th fittest athlete in the world.
In late 2021 opened a brand-new sister affiliate in Copenhagen: Butcher’s Lab Vanløse. App. 700 m2 of the old Vanløse cinema.