The Best CrossFit Gyms in the US

January 16, 2014 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

Whichever state you live in, finding the right CrossFit gym for your needs with the type of community you want can be difficult. The first question you need to ask yourself is what type of club you feel most comfortable training in. You might prefer a larger club, one in which you can easily blend in or maybe you prefer a smaller club with more of a family feel. Whatever your personal choice, here we take a look at some of the hottest CrossFit gym destinations across the United States.

CrossFit Fenway,


If you prefer smaller classes with personal attention to your training needs then CrossFit Fenway ticks all the right boxes. You’ll get specific coaching which focuses on finding the right program whilst figuring out what is working for you and what isn’t. CrossFit Fenway prioritizes the athlete’s needs by ensuring that the space, equipment and variety of training are all set to the correct levels to help you get the most from every work out. All levels of classes are available including competitor and endurance training.

San Francisco CrossFit,


San Francisco CrossFit was founded in 2005 and is located in a prime position under the Golden Gate Bridge. This is one of the first CrossFit gyms in the world and it is a predominantly outdoor based gym. Offering a breath of fresh air this box boasts some high profile members such as Olympic lifting coach Diane Fu and Brian McKensie of CrossFit classes are offered for kids as well as all levels of adult training. Programs include gymnastics, running, weight lifting, endurance as well as movement and mobility.

CrossFit NYC,


CrossFit NYC is the oldest on the East Coast and is also the largest gym in the nation. It has over 1,000 members and offers 200 classes a week between their two city locations. Despite the large membership numbers, the box still retains a personal feel thanks to a range of fundraiser events and happy hours. The new Flatiron District location offers 25,000 feet of space and has a unique feature where you can climb a rope in order to reach the second floor.

Windy City CrossFit,


Chicago is fast becoming the place to live for young professionals according to AreaVibes and if you enjoy keeping fit then you’ll love the facilities and programs available at Windy City CrossFit. This box offers over 80 classes a week and offers an Athlete’s Development Program which prepares you for the CrossFit Games and various other competitions. Classes include weight lifting and endurance classes which allow you to supplement your WODs to build strength for those long distance races.

CrossFit Central,


CrossFit Central boasts boxes in three locations around Austin so there is sure to be one near you. The box offers a wide range of challenges and competitions throughout year. Sizes range from 40 to 400 competitors and whilst many of the challenges are CrossFit specific, there are also some which are geared towards the general fitness buff. CrossFit Central is a great choice for those who are serious about their workout and programs are tailored specifically to your workout goals. Classes include Olympic weightlifting, RunSmart endurance training and women only classes.

Have we missed out a great CrossFit Gym in your City? If you know of a great box which we haven’t included in our lineup then why not drop us a line in the comments box below.

David Wilson is a travel writer finding the best places to live, work and play in the United States.

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