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CrossFit Athletics

Arlington, Pennsylvania

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CrossFit Athletics

Arlington, Pennsylvania

(28)

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C
28 October 2019

Love this gym! GREAT group of people and Jocelyn is a great coach! I was in Pittsburgh for a little over 2 weeks for work, and wanted to find a gym to work out at while I was there. Stopped here the first day with the idea that I’d gym hop till I found one I liked. Well.... didn’t end up going anywhere else. Fell in love with this place. Great setup inside with three double-sided racks (2 spots per side per rack - 12 total spots) with a nice big open space in the middle of the gym. They also have an “upper” area where they allow open gym time whenever someone is there (which is most of the time throughout the day). They’re also located at a nice spot where a 400m run is around the block they’re located on which makes running WODs easy. The people are great here. I’ve done drop ins where you’re the “outsider” and the men in the class act like they’re better than you and look at you as some type of a threat (as another man). Quite common actually. Not here at all. I was only there for 2 weeks and from day 1 I was made to feel like i had been there for years by not only the coach but the other people working out there. As far as the equipment, I’d rate it as 3.5 stars. They have everything you would need, but some of the stuff needs to be either refurbished or replaced. They also have very few bands to use. If you’re not a person that uses bands at all, then no issue but I use bands a lot for pre-workout resistance stretching and I didn’t have many options for different resistance weights. As far as the WODs, I find this to be very subjective. Personally, I prefer WODs to be varying and always changing. It keeps my body from getting used to a certain lift or working out a certain muscle group. My current home gym uses this varying method and I love it. CFA seems to do cycles. By that, I mean that they do generally the same thing every week but build each week however have some kind of variation albeit slight. And by generally I mean that they vary the WODs every week but they’re pretty much the same style. For example:September 10 (Tuesday)A1. Vups, 8-12x3; rest :30 secA2. Bicycle sit ups, 10-18 alternatingx3; rest 1 min (controlled tempo)+Teams of two: (28 min amrap/one working at a time/split evenly)80 cal bike80 cal row160 Du’s60 cal bike60 cal row120 Du’s40 cal bike40 cal row80 Du’sSeptember 17 (Tuesday)A1. Vups, 8-14x3; rest :30 secA2. Bicycle sit ups, 12-20 alternatingx3; rest 1 min (controlled tempo)+Teams of two: (30 min amrap/one working at a time/split evenly)150 Du’s150 Cal bike150 Cal rowSeptember 24 (Tuesday)Teams of two: (35 min amrap/one working at a time/split evenly)80 Du’s60 Cal bike60 Cal row+A1. Vups, 8-14x3; rest :30 secA2. Bicycle sit ups, 12-20 alternatingx3; rest :45 sec (controlled tempo)You can start to see the pattern. On one hand, I can see the value of this as you can compare how much stronger you’re getting through out the cycle. If you like this type of workout schedule then this is exactly where you need to be. However as I stated earlier, my personal preference is to always change. Doesn’t mean I would knock down the rating at all because this was a nice change of pace from what I’m used to, it’s just a different style than I’m used to. As a whole, I’ll absolutely come to this gym again. It’s a great atmosphere and like I said earlier Jocelyn is a GREAT coach. As proof, (and don’t tell my home gym this...) I got my first EVER muscle up (ring) here based on not only jocelyn’s Advice but also two of the guys in the class (Bill and Matt). Additionally, I did my first true unbroken double unders here. I’d give it 10 out of 5 stars and will absolutely suggest this place to any colleague that travels to Pittsburgh for work and I’ll absolutely be stopping again if I find myself in Pittsburgh. Thank you Jocelyn and thank you CFA! More...

J
19 May 2019

I was looking for a gym with that was welcoming, had knowledgeable instructors, and a good community atmosphere, and this gym hit all of that. The owner Jenn and her team of instructors are very knowledgeable and ensure you are doing the workouts correctly so you don't get injured and gain the most out of every work out. Everyone in the gym made you feel welcomed and pushed you to get that last rep in! Great gym and glad I found it. More...

E
26 April 2019

I've been a passionate skier for 30+ years. Since I started at Crossfit athletics a few years ago my skiing capabilities even as I reach middle age have improved greatly due to the core conditioning provided by Gabe and Jenn's daily workouts. Intense workouts usually no longer than 30 minutes structured throughout the week with attentive instructors modifying workouts to people's individual needs/request. If you want to be active in sports when you get older I highly recommend a phone call to Gabe/Jenn and start getting the core strength needed to slow down Father Time. More...

A
25 February 2019

Two words, Quality and Realism . Gabe and Jenn run the gym as a BUSINESS, which a lot of other boxes across the city don't have the knowledge to do; which drastically benefits the members in the long run. Your working out in a facility that has always has resources you need; and staff that can always help you. That is very rare in the Crossfit space. This is way more than just a monthly membership to access a gym to workout in.Of course there is the given sense of "community" at CFA that makes it tick, but their overall approach to one's fitness goes beyond that. The trainers at CFA are there to guide you to achieve your goals, big or small, regardless of fitness level. Its not just show up for a class, sweat a little bit, and call it a day. If you have a fitness journey planned, CFA will provide the vehicle ;) More...

C
29 August 2018

Love it here, excited to call this place home for as long as possible. Great coaches, great atmosphere, all around a great box to be at.

J
20 August 2018

Jen was amazing! I trained with her for a month! She was great and so was the facility!

J
20 August 2018

Signed up for a year! Yeah! Love the coaching, love the learning, love the growth. Thank you!

C
20 August 2018

One of the greatest moments of my career is the moment i walked in that gym

B
20 August 2018

Great place! Thank you for offering open gym times on the weekends!!!

S
20 August 2018

Large facility with exceptional programming and coaches! Glad I walked through the doors and made it my home.

G
20 August 2018

Awesome experience at this box. Dropped in from out of town while in Pittsburgh for the weekend. Great programming, welcoming members and coaches! Will be back when in Pittsburgh again, thanks!!! More...

M
20 August 2018

Great coaches who always keep you on your toes with hard workouts! Awesome way to burn fat, improve cardio AND build muscle

R
20 August 2018

Such an awesome gym! I dropped in for an open gym and the coach I met was such a nice guy. Huge facility with everything I needed for my workout. Easy to find. Definitely pick up a t-shirt, they're awesome. Thanks for the hospitality! More...

J
20 August 2018

An amazing place!! Everyone is so supportive and dedicated to not just their own goals but to yours as well!!! It's my second home!!!

J
20 August 2018

If I could give another 5 stars I would! I have been a member of CrossFit Athletics since it opened many years ago. I have loved being a part of both the regular CrossFit classes and now the Endurance program. Today I’m editing my review to add how much I now love the CrossFit kids program for my 5 year old son. Max has always been a bit of a quiet kid who loves all things related to science and outdoors, he loves to run, but so far has shown little interest in sports. Tee-ball, nope! Soccer shots, a disaster! That is fine with me, but I do think it’s important for him to try new things, stay active, and follow directions from adults. So a couple weeks ago we signed up for our first cycle of CrossFit kids. Max was unsure and shy but Coach Jocelyn put him at ease and got him right into the mix. He loves the games, is able to follow Coach Jocelyn’s directions and modeling, and after just 2 weeks I see his confidence growing!! I definitely see the difference outside of class as well. Since starting CrossFit kids, he tried both monkey bars and a climbing wall for the first time, at play places we have been going to for years. In addition, we have brought our very athletic and outgoing 9 year old neighbor along with us. He has just as much fun and is challenged by learning new movement patterns such as presses and thrusters. I would not hesitate to recommend this program to other parents. Thank you Coach Jocelyn and CrossFit Athletics! More...

A
20 August 2018

Through my 60 years, I've been to quite a few gyms. I can't say enough good things about CFA. Every coach is willing to take a minute to help figure what's best for me so I'm able to benefit from the workout.

N
20 August 2018

Very hospitable, easy to drop in. Thanks for letting me get 18.1 in on the road.

M
20 August 2018

I've been a member of 2 CrossFit gyms and have visited many others through my travels within my line of work. After 2 years at CFA with Jenn and Gabe (the owners) I can honestly attest that they do nothing but think about what they can do to make their athletes better, stronger, fitter, happier, and all around their best self; if a decision comes to making money or making the athletes better, the athlete takes priority. We are not numbers, we are individuals that every coach somehow manages to remember every detail about! Bum shoulder? They are aware and help scale a movement to keep you safe. Can't do pull-up? They'll start you on something that you 'can' do and build you step by step to getting that first pull-up. The community within the gym also supports your goals and provides an amazingly safe space where you can come and work on yourself without being judged, but by getting cheered on by everyone around you. I wouldn't say I'm a very critical person, but I would say that I 'notice' things, good or bad, and all I ever notice at CFA are all things good! Here's to many more years with the CFA family! :) More...

A
20 August 2018

Great people great time great workout!!

H
20 August 2018

First and only place I've done (or want to do) XFit. Great, knowledgeable coaches who care about you progressing and doing movements right. Awesome box.

B
30 July 2018

I started CrossFit at an amazing gym in Indianapolis (Broad Ripple Fit Club), which set the bar pretty high in terms of coaching and community. When I moved to Pittsburgh, I was concerned that I wouldn't find a place like that. But CrossFit Athletics has been everything I was looking for in a gym.Jenn + Gabe (owners + coaches) have been great, and I've enjoyed getting to know the other members. Things I really like: The competitors have a (huge) room where they can train and the rest of us have a different (huge) room where we can workout. The bathrooms are amazing and CFA has showers! There is ample parking. And the open gym hours make it easy to do accessory work. More...

B
25 July 2018

I started CrossFit at an amazing gym in Indianapolis (Broad Ripple Fit Club), which set the bar pretty high in terms of coaching and community. When I moved to Pittsburgh, I was concerned that I wouldn't find a place  like that. But CrossFit Athletics has been everything I was looking for in a gym.Jenn + Gabe (owners + coaches) have been great, and I've enjoyed getting to know the other members. Things I really like: The competitors have a (huge) room where they can train and the rest of us have a different (huge) room where we can workout. The bathrooms are amazing and CFA has showers! There is ample parking. And the open gym hours make it easy to do accessory work. More...

J
26 May 2018

Great gym. Great coaches. Tons of variety of classes and times.

H
26 May 2018

I dropped in for a week while I was visiting Pittsburgh. The coaches are very knowledgeable and everyone was very welcoming! The gym space is fantastic, too! Highly recommend. Thanks Jenn and Gabe! More...

A
2 November 2017

I've tried many Crossfit boxes and this by far is the best I've ever been to!

S
24 March 2017

I moved to this gym almost a year ago and I am so happy I did. The owners have created a friendly and welcoming environment, exceptional programming and a place to grow. It doesn't matter where you are in your fitness journey, CFA with its great coaches will take you to the next level and beyond where you thought you could go. More...

K
3 February 2017

Being successful at a gym is a two-way street. Your gym has to work for you, but you have to put in the work as well. Crossfit Athletics is a gym that combines carefully crafted programming, an attentive and well-trained coaching staff who actually care about helping you reach your goals, and an energetic community vibe filled with members at all levels. This results in a place that makes me want to keep showing up, put the effort in and encourages me to push myself in ways I never thought I could. More...

T
14 February 2016

I've been coming to CFA now for almost four years, through three gym "upgrades" and an awesome influx of people.  I think this gym is amazing.  The coaches care about your personal growth, athletic growth, and safety.  They build on form and abilities and are encouraging through out.  It really does become your family.  We have chosen not to move from South Side just because it'd be so hard to make it to the gym.  Highly recommended! More...

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