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CrossFit Renaissance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

(86)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
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CrossFit Renaissance

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

(86)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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A gym located in Port Richmond Offering Personal Training,Small Group Classes and Nutrition Coaching.

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curzens

21 October 2019

Love this place! Great training and is not boring... you can have fun doing exercising. I recommend it.

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Caron Franks

24 August 2019

It works with all fitness levels.

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Joe Fletcher Sr

28 April 2019

Great place..great people

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Nicole Bagniewska

26 April 2019

Went there fo 2 months realy nice learned a lot love coaches

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Julia Griffenkranz

27 March 2019

I started at Crossfit Renaissance in May 2016 and could not be happier with joining. The coaches take each workout and make it suitable for everyone from beginners to elite athletes. I enjoy the challenge of every new workout, and seeing my progress firsthand when a workout I’ve done before comes around again. It is one of the most amazing gyms I’ve ever been to, with an inclusive and encouraging atmosphere that keeps you coming back. I’ve even encouraged my husband to join and my son attends the youth program. The owners truly care about all of their members like family and have created an incredible community that I’m proud to be a part of. More...

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Kamile Warner

27 March 2019

It's fun, exciting and great for the entire family!

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Shawn Fallon

27 March 2019

CrossFit Renaissance is one of the best choices I ever made in my life. I knew I needed a gym that could provide support from both trainers and as well as members which is exactly what I found at CrossFit Renaissance. They offer a variety of classes in nutrition, crossfit, boot camps and even have a Renaissance Youth program for kids and teenagers. Bill and all the coaches have in-depth knowledge in Crossfit, weight/cardio training and have the expertise to help one reach all their fitness and personal goals. All the coaches take the time out to point if your not doing something correctly and how to address it and also recognize when your exceling at something. Also if you are a parent you can bring your little kids as there is a play area and TV to entertain them. The gym is clean and in a pretty convenient location right off of I-95. There is always something interested going on whether it is monthly contests or house competitions. If your looking to get back in shape or need a change, I highly recommend CrossFit Renaissance. More...

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Jennifer Roque-Mkwayaya

24 March 2019

The community atmosphere is unbeatable, the 'Cheers' feeling everyone gives you when you just walk thru the door is phenomenal. From day one, there has not been one day that I wasn't greeted in a truly caring and authentic way from just walking in the door, isn't that the very definition of community? More...

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Peggy DePew

18 March 2019

great workout, excellent cardio and strength training!

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Keyanna Monique

17 March 2019

I’ve recently started training at CrossFit Renaissance. I began my journey on my quest to find inner peace. I have recently lost a loved one and struggled to find happiness. Thanks to CrossFit Renaissance and my amazing trainer Jessica, I can honestly say that I’ve discovered my inner peace. I love working out and am excited to see what the next few months will bring! More...

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Nic Justice

14 March 2019

This place certainly has top notch coaches/ trainers. That should be a given. Where they excel is the community and family atmosphere. My 5yr old loves coming here to play in the kids corner, she is so excited when her friends are there also. More...

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Cathy Adams

13 March 2019

Found myself at CFR while losing weight and inches. Realized that I can do these things that I thought I couldn't. Having coaches and classmates who motivated, supported, encouraged and inspired me, kept me going when I didn't think I had anything left. I've gained confidence in myself. Most importantly, I have met some of my closest friends here! In the 2.5 years that I have been training here, I have met the most awesome people! The Crossfit community is amazing! More...

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Megan Parson Kelly

13 March 2019

I’ve been a member here for over 7 years. I was looking for something challenging. I found it. I’ve become a stronger healthier person with the help of Crossfit Renaissance. The community is caring and supportive. No need to be “skerred”. Everything can be modified to your level. I love it so much they inspired me to become a Crossfit Coach!! More...

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Caitlin Shuler

27 November 2018

Update: It's been over a year now and I am NEVER GOING BACK! I have seen such an improvement in my strength & endurance. I still do 'scaled' workouts but I am getting stronger every day, working out with some amazing peopleI have been at CFR for about 6 months. Everyone has been so welcoming & all workouts are scaled to my fitness level. So, although some people have been there for years, we’re doing the same workouts, without the burnout. More...

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Victoria Nanarone

28 October 2018

Best decision I’ve ever made, only regret is not signing up sooner!! I was always under the impression I had to get my butt in shape BEFORE stepping foot in a Crossfit gym and I couldn’t have been more wrong. All works out are scaled to your level but still a challenge and the sense of accomplishment once you’re done will keep you coming back for more! Coaches are super knowledgeable and truly care about you and your goals and the members are second to none. Highly recommend scheduling a “No Sweat Intro” if you’re even slightly curious.. you won’t regret it! More...

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Mike Chavez

25 October 2018

I been at CrossFit Renaissance for over a year and I am very pleased with the facility and the staff.

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Heather Bleakley Chang

18 October 2018

CFR is a CrossFit gym for everyone at every level of fitness. The coaches are equally enthusiastic about everyone's goals and achievements, no matter where each person is at on their fitness journey. This is not an intimidating CrossFit gym. You will love how this place makes you feel. Try it!! More...

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Betsy Parson-Berkery

18 October 2018

CFR has changed my life for the better!! The coaches are extremely knowledgeable about every movement, nutrition & recovery. CFR is a family, come join us!

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Bob Mc Monagle

12 October 2018

I've been going to CFR on and off for 3 years now , best, (and toughest workouts ) , I've ever experienced in my life , I'm 56 ... ... I've trained a lot over the years .. Best part old , young , in shape , out of shape , no matter .. Family atmosphere ... All welcome... Come enjoy and get healthy �� More...

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Mercedes Burgos

29 August 2018

Love this place the best thing is that you don't feel uncomfortable you fit right in my daughter is enjoyed her varsity class

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Lynnette Mawhinney

23 July 2018

Been here for years. I love the coaching and the environment....so much so that when I moved out of the neighborhood to Jersey two year ago, I still drive past 3 other CrossFit places to come to CFR. Bill and his team have worked hard to make this place a family environment and a wonderful workout community. More...

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Julia Griffenkranz

23 July 2018

I started at Crossfit Renaissance 2 years ago and could not be happier with joining. The coaches take each workout and make it suitable for everyone from beginners to elite athletes. I enjoy the challenge of every new workout, and seeing my progress firsthand when a workout I’ve done before comes around again. It is one of the most amazing gyms I’ve ever been to, with an inclusive and encouraging atmosphere that keeps you coming back. The owners truly care about all of their members like family and have created an incredible community that I’m proud to be a part of. More...

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Jared Lacovara

23 July 2018

CrossFit Renaissance is by far the best gym I've ever been to. Struggling to maintain the motivation to continue to work out, and to come up with new and effective ways to increase my physicality and strength was was a huge factor in why I decided to ditch the tradotional gym. Choosing a CrossFit gym was a scary concept initially, but only because I had misguided notions of what CrossFit truly was. It's been over a year now, and I could not be happier with my decision to join. The constant reassurance, the ever-changing workouts, and the extremely positive atmosphere make CFR a great gym to work out at, and fun environment to be a part of. More...

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Faith Szum

23 July 2018

It doesn't matter what shape you're in, what age you are, everyone is welcomed with open arms.

In January, I decided I needed to do something about my weight. I am not getting any younger and I am the biggest I have ever been in my life. I found myself getting out of breath just walking from the parking lot to my office and I couldn't motivate myself to do anything about it. I was always kind of a loner when it came to working out, so I was reluctant to visit the gym.

After my first meeting I decided to join the 6 week new you challenge. I still wasn't sure I would fit in and I almost left before I even started the first night. I am so glad I didn't leave!

I completed the challenge and feel better than I have in years. Do not misunderstand, I hurt after the workouts, but the more I workout the quicker I recuperate. I am slowly losing weight and getting in shape and for the first time in my life, I am actually losing weight the right way, by eating healthy and exercising.

I attend classes several times a week. The staff is awesome! They are knowledgeable and patient. The encouragement you get from everyone, staff and members alike, is second to none. It truly feels like a family! I cannot believe I actually cannot wait to go to the gym! I recommend anyone wanting to get in shape or just find a welcoming place to be challenged and to workout, CFR is the place! #cfrfamily #cfrstrong
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Michele Wilson

23 July 2018

7+Yrs with Crossfit Renaissance. Crossfit has taught me to be a better person physically and mentally. CFR is my 2nd home. CFR strong CFR family. Stop by to check us out! More...

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Erin Quinn Parson

23 July 2018

Joined this gym over a year ago and it’s totally for me! It has kept me coming back week after week, the workouts are never the same which keeps it interesting and FUN!

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Tanya Betancourt

23 July 2018

My daughter, 11 years old is taking a break from sports and to stay active we decided to have her try out the Youth Renaissance Series @CFR .....She absolutely loves it! Great place and great people! Thanks Coach Jess! More...

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Karina Ramos

23 July 2018

I’ve been to multiple gyms in the past, done about every class you can imagine (Zumba, cycling, etc) but nothing compares to CFR. I accomplished things I never thought I could do (getting a rope climb) if it weren’t for the coaches & the members, I would probably be home doing nothing. This is more than a gym, this is family. They motivate you & help you accomplish any goal that you want to achieve. More...

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Megan Parson Kelly

23 July 2018

I’ve been here for 7 years now!! CFR is challenging in a good way. I was tired of boring running and gyms. Now every workout is different. Some may not repeat for months so your body is always challenged. The staff at CFR works hard and can scale a workout for anyone and anything. Warm, welcoming, supportive, knowledgeable.
Results i have seen: stronger and more conditioned. I feel healthier.
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Joe Parson

23 July 2018

Just running is boring. Just lifting weights is boring but somehow running AND lifting weights at the same time is NOT boring. I can’t recall ever sticking to a gym schedule like I do now. A testament to Crossfit Renaissance and how they keep my attention class after class. More...

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Mimi Ortiz

23 July 2018

I love this gym! I first joined CrossFit Renaissance back in 2014 and due to scheduling conflict with work and school I only stayed for a couple of months. I joined back in February 2017 and I am extremely happy I did. EVERYONE from the staff, to the coaches, to the fellow gym members are extremely friendly, helpful, and encouraging. As time has gone by, I’ve been getting strong and meeting my goals one by one. There is a strong bond within this gym and I'm proud to be a part of the #CFR Family. More...

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Michele Nicole

23 July 2018

I love it at CFR. This is the only gym that actually makes me want to work out on a daily basis. The staff are very friendly and encouraging to get you out of your comfort zone. Every workout is scaled so there is no intimidation and everyone cheers each other on! More...

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Bridget Dougherty Gentner

23 July 2018

I joined CFR about 11 months ago and it was the best thing I ever did. The atmosphere is always a positive and encouraging one. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Great coaches/trainers, very attentive to your plans and goals. I would definitely recommend my gym to anyone. CFR family, CFR strong! More...

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Yari Armijos

23 July 2018

For me crossfit renaissance is not a regular gym , it has changed my life physically and mentally. They're apart of my family , there's no ego , we help one another to achieve our goals. I totally recommend this crossfit. It's the best !!� More...

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Maggie Maher

23 July 2018

Joined Crossfit Renaissance about a month ago after being bored with my regular gym routine and looking for an activity that would push me harder. I found exactly what I was looking for here. The workouts are tough and and exciting - every day is something new. Also, everyone has been very welcoming and supportive. It's a true community vibe at Crossfit Renaissance. More...

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Robert Inman

23 July 2018

Joined this crew almost 6 months ago, and couldn't be happier with the decision. As a martial arts instructor myself, I'm always looking for the next thing to help ramp up my training. I tried weightlifting years ago and hated it (got hurt due to a bad trainer) but with this crew I can't wait to get in and get to work. Stop in and check it out for yourself, you regret it. More...

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Derek Hazelton

23 July 2018

I've been coming to Crossfit Renaissance since September, 2017. I'm not very athletic, but all of the trainers here support your individual goals to build muscle, or lose weight, or just become more physically fit. I have found a gym where not only the trainers are super supportive and motivating, but so are the other members. I enjoy my time here and I'm proud to say that I've made some friends, as well. More...

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Alexis Kumasaka

23 July 2018

I've been coming to CFR for 2.5 years. I was never an athletic person, but CrossFit is the only thing that has ever helped me change my mentality about exercise and helped me change my habits to learn to be more active. Going to the gym isn't something unpleasant I have to force myself to do. I always feel accomplished and glad when I go. It's been a great way to meet more people in my neighborhood and I love how supportive everyone is, whether they just started or have been coming to the gym for years. If you've ever been too intimidated to try out any gym, COME to CFR!! It won't take you long to realize it is one of the most welcoming places, full of regular people with a wide range of abilities. You'll fit right in :-) More...

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Caitlin Maire

23 July 2018

I have been to every gym & have done every at home workout there is. I have found my home at CFR. Everyone is amazing- from the owners, the coaches & the other members. I have never found a more supportive & wonderful group of people to work out with More...

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Jessica Nichol Thomas

23 July 2018

CrossFit Renaissance is a very special gym. There is really something for everyone here. From CrossFit classes that can be scaled to all abilities, to personal training, Bootcamp, kids classes, and Nutrition. They have it covered. And the investment in the individual members and their goals is incredible. You are not just a number, you are part of the CFR family. More...

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Gabriela Fornue

26 May 2018

By far the best CrossFit gym ever! When I first moved to Philly i decided I wanted to try out CrossFit, so after doing a couple of "beginner" classes in a few gyms around the city i stumbled upon CrossFit Renaissance, lucky me! The coaches were super helpful and very encouraging. CrossFit was just something I was going to do for a couple of months until I got into a routine and figured out a gym schedule for myself, but it was so hard not to come back, two years later here i am! The members at the gym have been very encouraging and super welcoming since day one, seriously... If you want to get a good work out, need motivation or new to working out... this is where you need to go! More...

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Michele Mucerino

26 May 2018

I joined CFR to become more healthy and active. I have become more stronger and faster in the 1 1/2 years I have been here. I love the different workouts everyday and that I can scale them to my fitness level. The coaches and fellow gym members are supportive, knowledgeable, and cheers everyone on. I would recommend this gym to everyone I know. More...

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Mimi Ortiz

23 March 2018

I love this gym! I first joined CrossFit Renaissance back in 2014 and due to scheduling conflict with work and school I only stayed for a couple of months. I joined back in February 2017 and I am extremely happy I did. EVERYONE from the staff, to the coaches, to the fellow gym members are extremely friendly, helpful, and encouraging. There is a strong bond within this gym and I'm proud to be a part of the #CFR Family.

Update to my post 7mths ago....I have been at CrossFit Renaissance for a little over one year and I must say I am extremely happy with my new lifestyle change. CrossFit Renaissance has helped me achieve many goals that I was once either afraid of or felt as though I could not accomplish. I highly recommend CrossFit Renaissance to anyone who is ready to make that change in their life and is looking for a gym that will help you get the results you want.
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Shani Foidl Ruth

22 March 2018

Great coaching and great staff, I love this place.

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Caitlin Maire

20 March 2018

update: I have been at CFR for a year now & will never look back! I am stronger than I have ever been. I have stamina to run after my kids, who even love coming to the gym! Take a shot and come check us out, you won’t regret it! More...

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Caitlin Shuler

20 March 2018

I have been at CFR for about 6 months. Everyone has been so welcoming & all workouts are scaled to my fitness level. So, although some people have been there for years, we’re doing the same workouts, without the burnout. Everyone is great

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Jeremy E.

14 March 2018

It's never easy to get back into a work out regime and it's hard for me to stay focused and wanting to go. After a decision to quit smoking and to better myself and talking to a buddy of mine who attends the gym as well I joined and have no regrets on it. It more than a gym it's more like a family the trainers take time to work with you answer questions and help with what is needed. I'm currently doing group classes and it's awesome how everyone sticks together and encourages one another. The only regret is not starting sooner if your looking to get back into shape with a awesome environment and great people look no further. More...

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Gwendalyn Cope

7 December 2017

I LOVE Crossfit Renaissance! The coaches are awesome, the environment is supportive and the members are friendly and caring. Kudos to owner Bill Shifler for running the best gym in Philly! More...

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Catherine Adams

10 August 2017

Joining Crossfit Renaissance was the best decision I ever made! It was the first time I had ever joined any gym or exercise program without a friend or family member. I was terrified. I had no intentions of staying after the six week New You challenge. My results were amazing after just five weeks!!! The coaches are phenomenal. The other members are supportive and encouraging. The workouts are never the same and never boring. You work hard. But the results are worth it. I'm doing things I never thought I could do! I go three times a week and I'm about to join unlimited. The workouts, the people, the atmosphere are all what keep me coming back. I never knew working out could be so much fun! And I never in a million years would have thought I'd be upset and disappointed to miss a class. Your fitness level doesn't matter!!! They will teach you and coach you and won't let you fail! When you reach a goal, a milestone or complete a movement you've feared doing, they celebrate your success with you! If you want results, fun and amazing people....CFR is the to go.First time doing CrossFit and this challenge is awesome! I've discovered I can do a lot of things I thought I could never do thanks to my fantastic coaches, Bill and Ed! They push us to realize that our limits are far beyond what we expect. A great place to learn if you're a beginner.

Nine months in and I could not be happier!!! My jeans are four sizes smaller. I have more energy. I hate missing classes. This is the only program I have done where I am consistently showing up and seeing results. The coaches are phenomenal! The classmates are supportive and encouraging. It's a family atmosphere. The only person you compete with is yourself!! No work out is ever the same. Every workout is tough and challenging. I never thought I would be able to do crossfit. But here I am; loving it and getting better every class. You won't find a better group of coaches than the CFR coaches! Looking for something new that works? Come to Crossfit Renaissance!
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Mimi Ortiz

6 August 2017

I love this gym! I first joined CrossFit Renaissance back in 2014 and due to scheduling conflict with work and school I only stayed for a couple of months. I joined back in February 2017 and I am extremely happy I did. EVERYONE from the staff, to the coaches, to the fellow gym members are extremely friendly, helpful, and encouraging. There is a strong bond within this gym and I'm proud to be a part of the #CFR Family. More...

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Andy M.

17 May 2017

**This is a review for the personal training program offered at CFR**I've been working with Bill, one of the owners of CFR, and after trying programs at several other places with varying results, this is by far the best program I've joined. I've had both bad experiences at other places and ones that were OK but lacking intensity, but he has more than made up for them. He works you to your limit, and at the same time is very mindful of your form and safety when teaching movements and techniques, clearly explaining the best methods for safe and effective results. There is a good balance of slower, deliberate strength training and rapid-fire circuit training. Bill is also mindful of nutritional information and provides a separate program for that.I may end up transitioning to the CrossFit group workouts (my wife swears by Renaissance over others in the area), and if I do I know I will feel capable with everything I've learned so far. More...

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Ammaar Ibn Drayton

28 April 2017

The environment is very motivating and friendly byfar the best gym I ever been to in a long time

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Betsy Mostovyk-Kulpa

18 April 2017

Awesome. Seem like great, friendly & inspiring people. Clean. Owners/trainers are not pushy with sales. Prices do not break the bank. Tons of equipment. Nice class size that I saw without being overwhelmed. One:on:one attention. More...

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Mary Kate Parson Parson

21 March 2017

The best second chance I ever gave anything or anyone! I tried Crossfit about 3 years ago, didn't get it. This time I did the New You Challenge, take it slower, learn, & I got so much more!!! Family, friends, challenges daily!! I've become part of an amazing gym with wonderful people that encourage & push you to be better, work harder, challenge yourself!! As long as I keep showing up, the possibilities are endless! More...

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Mary Kate Parson

15 March 2017

The best second chance I ever gave something!!! Family, supportive, self challenging, confidence building, I could go on..tried 3 years ago but wasn't ready, didn't understand, gave up...did the new you challenge in November 2016 for 6 weeks was exactly the way I needed to learn!!! More...

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Maureen Ramsey

15 March 2017

I think Crossfit Renaissance is great!!! It has done a great job getting my kids in shape plus they do so many family activities!!! I have done self defense classes there.. awesome place run by awesome people More...

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Nicole O'Neill

13 March 2017

I joined CrossFit Renaissance for the New You Challenge. My aunt talked me into going and she bailed and I stayed. The challenge required you to attend class 3 nights a week. Throughout the program I was amazed at the things I was doing that I never thought I would be able to do. The challenge program ended in December and it is March and I absolutely still love coming. The people are amazing - it really is a family environment. The support that you receive whether you are new or have been there for years you just can't find anywhere else. More...

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Juan Sostre

6 March 2017

So like everyone else was sort of terrified of joining a CrossFit gym. I wasn't really in shape, felt like I was going to walk in and get gymtimated. Instead, I found a really cool place, with great people and I can genuinely say made some good friends. We do stuff outside of the gym together which really helped to keep me coming back.

Also, the coaches are fantastic. If you come in tell them 7:30 sent you :-).
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Joanne Edmonds Kiel

23 February 2017

I love crossfit and I love Crossfit Renaissance! The coaches keep you focused on your goals and support you throughout the workouts. I almost ALWAYS scale my workouts..... another words, I scale it down from the prescribed workout. The coaches really help me figure out what I can do and when I can stretch myself and try something more. I have come in with a pulled muscle and they help me find ways to get a great workout without compromising the injury. And the community that you feel there is like no other workout place I have gone to. I have joined many, many gyms in my life and this is the first time ever I have loved going to workout..... even though I am totally exhausted by the time I am done! More...

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Rhonda Smith-Goodwin

4 February 2017

I must say... I've worked out with a couple of different personal trainers and these guys are the Best... they don't just throw you into exercise and let you wing it. They make sure every move your making is being done correctly. Bill and Ed are the bomb. I have only been going two weeks and I am sure I'll be signing up again after this 6 week challenge is done. More...

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Cathy Adams

10 December 2016

First time doing CrossFit and this challenge is awesome! I've discovered I can do a lot of things I thought I could never do thanks to my fantastic coaches, Kevin, Bill, Joe and Ed! They push us to realize that our limits are far beyond what we expect. A great place to learn if you're a beginner. Sixteen months in and I could not be happier!!! My jeans are four sizes smaller. I have more energy. I hate missing classes. This is the only program I have done where I am consistently showing up and seeing results. The coaches are phenomenal! The classmates are supportive and encouraging. It's a family atmosphere. The only person you compete with is yourself!! No work out is ever the same. Every workout is tough and challenging. I never thought I would be able to do crossfit. But here I am; loving it and getting better every class. You won't find a better group of coaches than the CFR coaches! Looking for something new that works? Come to Crossfit Renaissance! It's not a competition. It's a family! The only person I compete with is myself! I try to do better each time. I've never had so much fun working out! It's so great that I get angry when I can't go! Give it a try. You won't be sorry! Update!!!! Almost two years in and still going strong!!! Making progress and hitting PRs! My favorite part of CFR is that my classmates and coaches have become some of my best friends! More...

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Amy Grace

10 December 2016

Great place to go whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet, it will be a challenge! The coaches are great people who make you feel very comfortable and welcome regardless of your fitness level. There is no intimidation, actually quite the opposite. Joining the crossfit family was an excellent decision for me! More...

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Ginny King

10 December 2016

There's also a workout program for young children taught by Coach Joyce! My grandson is 5 and loves it there.

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Ricardo Romana

23 June 2016

Joining the Crossfit Renaissance family is the greatest decision I've made in years! When I say family, I mean it. I did some research on their website and decided that I wanted to give it a chance. I emailed them and received a response in no time. I talked to Ed and we discussed which of the many programs I was interested in. I decided to take the "on ramp" course, which teaches technique and prepares for class. Ed worked around my awful work schedule and fit me in for my first class the next day! When I arrived Ed and I sat down to go over goals and expectations. Ed broke my down my goals and gave me some valuable insight. Bill was my coach for my first on ramp class. The fact that I haven't exercised in years and didn't know hardly anything about proper lifting, did not phase him a bit. He pushed me through the class and I have to say it was the most challenging workout I've done at that time. However, it was also the most rewarding. I never thought that I could ever do those exercises.After regaining my composure, I felt amazing and that is EXACTLY how you will feel after every class you attend. The exercises are tough but with the motivation of this crossfit family, you will get through them. I go to crossfit twice a week and I noticed results in a little as four sessions. Without a diet change, I lost 7 stubborn pounds in a month and a half. Currently I'm a little over two months in and I've made slight diet improvements. I'm happy to say that I've lost 11 pounds and down a entire pant size. I fit in shirts I haven't worn in two years. Most importantly, I am stronger than I've been in 5 years. I, like some people, was apprehensive about the pricing. Thinking to myself "a gym membership is so much cheaper" etc etc. Looking back on it now, I almost want to laugh. Yes it is more expensive than a typical gym. However, when you breakdown the pricing (per session) and you consider the cost of a coach being with you the entire workout, it's completely reasonable. Crossfit Renaissance is a high quality product and is worth every penny. For the coaches this isn't just a job, this is their passion. They will do whatever they can to help you reach your goals. They are uber approachable. So shoot them a email, even if you just want to check the place out. The only regret you will have, is not coming in sooner. More...

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Michelle Murawski

2 May 2016

I can't say enough about Crossfit Renaissance. I've been here for 3+ years and it's the best CF gym around. They have a great coaching staff and the members are all great. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming and the owners are the best. Expect to become part of the family. The hardest/scariest part is getting in there. I promise once you start you'll be hooked. There is 0 intimidation and everyone works to their own level. More...

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Beth Blinebury

12 February 2016

A lot of people have an idea about CrossFit being too intense, but CrossFit Renaissance has a super approachable staff and the members are really supportive! There are lots of class time options which makes it super flexible to get there and get your work in. More...

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Marc T. Jackson

10 December 2015

Crossfit Renaissance will be one of the most positive experiences you will ever have in life. Of course it's challenging, but the results you will get will be astonishing. You will meet people and do amazing things that you would never have done if not for this place. Don't be afraid to walk through that door. Results or excuses, you can't have both. More...

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Judy Rochford- Sally

20 November 2015

They are the best trainer.After 6 months I am feeling great.

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23 October 2015

I'm coming up on my one month anniversary of my first true WOD at Crossfit Renaissance so I thought it was time to write a review. I have always been athletic to a degree. I played a lot of sports. I crushed every spin class I took. I ran half marathons for fun. But I get bored easily. Once I truly conquer something, it's no longer interesting to me. I was sick and tired of going to the gym and lifting the same boring kettle bell and doing the same boring bicep curls. I decided to give crossfit a try and came to Crossfit Renaissance after my sister told me how great it was. I literally can walk to about 6 crossfit studios in the city, but I get in my car 5 days a week and drive to CFR. Why? Because the coaches are awesome, the workouts are intense, and the family atmosphere here is like nothing I have experienced before. I didn't want to join a cult. I also didn't want to be shunned because I was the new kid in town. Those "too cool for you" vibes don't exist at CFR, and that's why I am so hooked on this place. In just 4 short weeks, I went from having a hard time swinging a 12KG kettlebell to swinging a 20KG kettlebell. I conquered my fear of box jumps (went from 12" to the real 20" box) and I completed an unmodified version of Fight Gone Bad. IN MY FIRST MONTH! Coming to CFR is pretty much the best part of my day. I look forward to every single workout, no matter how many burpees are thrown in the mix. My only regret is that I didn't join sooner. If you're looking for a crossfit place, look no further. Get off the couch and come in to CFR. You won't regret it. More...

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Mack Richardson

12 October 2015

One week in and I'm feeling better and committed. Bill has created a pretty awesome gym.

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Lisa Charleson

5 March 2015

The coaches are very knowledgeable and come from a variety if backgrounds. This is not one of those gyms that spawn horror stories to plague the sport. Endlessly willing and able to adapt to any of their clients' needs they have created a real community here. More...

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Lorraine P Zaccagni

12 February 2015

CFR will challenge you, yet will accommodate exercises based on your needs. After just six months, I feel so much better physically and mentally! Great job everyone.

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Robin S.

11 February 2015

I am not your typical "gym rat" in any sense. I'm overweight, have asthma and have never been able to dedicate myself to any physical activity for more than 3 months at a time. That all changed when I joined Crossfit Renaissance in June 2014. I was getting nowhere with going to the regular gym off and on when I felt like it, so I signed up for a Groupon figuring I'd give it a shot and I never stopped. One of the first things Bill said during my intro session was "Crossfit is for anyone, but it's not for everyone. We expect you to work hard and give it everything you've got, but we will never push you past where you are physically able to go." Considering everything I'd read/heard about CF coaches pushing people to injury, this was pretty relieving. And he was totally right and I'm still going. The coaching by Bill, Ray and Kevin (and Reese, but I have only worked with him twice) is at the same time supportive and demanding. They know what your potential is and they won't let you stop until you reach it. The other gym members (teammates) are fantastic and encourage you to keep going. It really is a family, as cliched as that sounds. The gym itself is spacious and, well laid out. Okay, the freezing cold kettlebells, barbells and everything-else-metal sucks in the winter, but whatever. Watching my PRs (personal records) go up over the months and my endurance get better and my absolute love for lifting heavy things and putting them down has been awesome. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I wish more people would come give it a shot to experience the same thing. Come on over, we've got lots of fist bumps to give. More...

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Michael J. Lang

13 December 2014

Extremely hard workouts geared toward your level. The coaches are knowledgeable and friendly and know how and when to push you. The atmosphere is like a team pushing each other for a common goal. HEALTHY LIVING! More...

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SheNo Hea No'mo

4 October 2014

I love this place. I love my coaches. They keep me motivated.

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Julia E.

19 July 2014

Crossfit renaissance has transformed my body in ways I never thought were possible. For years I had yo-yo dieted to try to achieve what I thought was a healthy body. I am a stronger person and mother both physically and mentally from challenging myself at Crossfit. This gym in particular has such a welcoming vibe it's like a second home. I recommend this to anyone looking to get lean, toned and energized! More...

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Jay B.

5 July 2014

OK, this place is fantastic. The workouts are different everyday and they are really challenging. The coaches know what they are doing and push you to your limit. The bonus, the people are cool and everyone is supportive. It is well worth the money. You will feel yourself getting stronger and looking forward to working out. In the past I had personal trainers, attended boot camp classes, boxing etc and this place far exceeds them all. Try it out...you won't regret it. More...

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Manuel Gonzalez

13 May 2014

Would recommend family and friends!!!

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James Rastogi-Wilson

12 March 2014

I would highly recommend CrossFit Renaissance to anyone seeking a fitness experience that is more rewarding, challenging, and addictive than the typical gym experience. Bill and Joyce are great owners that will make you feel part of the CFR family and help you reach your fitness goals. I joined CFR in the summer of 2013 and immediately knew this style of exercise – small group, functional movements, a different workout each day, motivational coaches, and friendly competition (with both myself and other members) – was exactly what I needed to break my old workout habits and start seeing real results. At CFR, every workout is scaled to your ability, so it doesn’t matter what your current fitness level is. The coaches take the time to explain all movements and help push, instruct, and motivate you whenever needed. In just a few short months attending 3 days a week, I am now able to do most workouts “prescribed” and I can see progress in my weightlifting numbers, metcon times, and when I look in the mirror. If you are stuck in the monotony of the “regular” gym experience (same boring routine on the treadmill and weight machines) or have lost motivation when it comes to exercise, then CrossFit Renaissance just may be the place for you. More...

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Javier Mattiassi

5 March 2014

Exelent people!!!

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Christopher L.

15 December 2013

I started crossfit in 2008. In 2010 I found Bill and Crossfit Renaissance. Prior to joining CFR full time, I would pop in occasionally when the other gym I belonged to was closed. I was hooked immediately to Bills programming and intensity. I had made great progress since starting out in 08 but I wanted to take my fitness, strength, power, etc to the next level. Bill provided me with that and much much more. Bill and the staff at CFR got me ready for a federal law enforcement training academy and for Army basic training. I can't thank him enough for that. Not only is the staff top notch, the members are so welcoming and create such a great atmosphere that you look forward to coming in for your daily WOD. Bill can help you achieve all of your goals. Stop in to Crossfit Renaissance, you won't be sorry! More...

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Rob R.

3 December 2013

Went to high school with Bill...great guy..My sister and brother dragged me there... after the first workout didn't look back..Crossfit will sometimes eat you up and spit you out but it's a life changing workout...Everyone at this particular box is encouraging and looks out for one another..Join us, you wont regret it... More...

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Dominique De Armond

16 September 2013

Crossfit Renaissance has helped me to tap into both physical and mental strength I never knew I had, despite playing sports my entire life. In addition, being a part of this community has pushed me to pursue truly holistic wellness. I have drastically changed my diet and my outlook on health since joining, and I have left lifelong health issues behind as a result. All that, plus there's plenty of room for both my competitive side and my communal/supportive side. Being a part of Crossfit Renaissance is the most challenging, fun, and impactful way to completely change your life - even if you don't think you need it! More...

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Maurice Knox

12 September 2013

The place where you go to 'walk the walk'. In this gym there is no room for excuses or whining. You work hard and before you know it you're doing things physically that you would never have imagined!!

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John Hadfield

9 September 2013

I came to CrossFit Renaissnance about a year ago and my life and body has changed forever. Myself, being a 46 year old "weekend warrior", was in search of a new fitness plan. Joining a "standard" gym wasn't appealing to me and working out at home was turning into a chore to get myself off the couch. I wanted more of a primal/organic workout experience. Then about a year ago I passed by CFR and saw people walking along the street holding up kettle bells as they struggled to get back to the "box" as I soon found out what a CrossFit gym is called. As I pulled into the parking lot there were others there flipping a large tractor tire. I had a feeling that I found my spot. I went in and met Bill, the owner and head coach of CFR, and he showed me around. Now let me tell you, don't expect high end workout machines, mirrors on the walls or people standing around posing. What you will find though is everything you need to change your life, period. There are dumbbells, barbells, kettle bells, ropes, medicine balls, benches, racks, pull-up bars, everything but fluff. After talking with Bill about what I was looking for and listening to what he can offer I was sold. If that wasn't enough, the next day I received a Groupon offer for CFR. Now a year later my life is completely changed. I look better, feel better and eat better than I ever have. Bill and Joyce have been there every step of the way with support, advice, inspiration and friendship. I have many new friends at CFR who push and support each other. The "normal" aches and pains that I attributed to getting old are gone. The low energy feeling, gone. The mid-forties stomach, gone. What is here now is a more energized, stronger person that is ready to tackle whatever comes down the road. In closing I will let you know the secret to CrossFit: 1. Show up 2. Train hard 3. Recover 4. Repeat That's it. Easy. More...

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Amanda O.

1 July 2013

Crossfit Renaissance has been open 3-4 years now and Bill runs a top-notch shop. I have worked out in years past at the gym formerly known as Crossfit Philly (now Urban Athlete) and other CF gyms in both the DC and Bay areas. Crossfit Renaissance is on par with every one I've been to, but (for now) has a bigger gym and fewer athletes for a lot more one-on-one focus. Pros: - Plenty of parking (this distinguishes it from other Crossfit gyms in the area)- It's literally *right* off I-95 and the Betsy Ross bridge, so if you commute on either of these two arteries, it's on your way to /from work.- Tons of class times. If working out is a priority for you, there is a class time that will fit your schedule. - Bill is super organized and proactive about mentoring/ coaching his athletes. - Totally unpretentious go to work atmosphere, which is refreshing (especially if you're new). Cons: - For most, it will be price, but... you get what you pay for (for me, it's results I know I won't be able to win on my own at a gym). There are tiered levels of membership to accomodate different budgets (with different allotments of classes/wk at each). If you are serious about wanting to make a change, improve your health/ fitness/ stress levels, look no further. More...

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