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Fire for Effect Athletics

Glen Willow, Pennsylvania

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Fire for Effect Athletics

Glen Willow, Pennsylvania

(36)

Reviews (36)

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Katy Miller

23 May 2019

10/10 best gym in Philadelphia

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Joe Shmoe

6 May 2019

The best gym I've ever been part of. Highly motivated and trained owners and staff who actually care about the well being of members. I've seen some real transformations occur at this box. More...

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Sanetia Castillo

6 April 2019

Feel in love with this place last year during Bonsai Brawl. Started dropping in every Thursday night for the Weekly Flight and just recently signed up to become a FFE member!! Hannah, James, Tracey and the rest of the crew of coaches are always welcoming. You will never feel out of place or feel like you don't belong. Everyone that walks into those doors for classes are excited to be there. The energy they have is amazing. It's not only a place to workout but a place you will call home and eventually become family. If your looking for a new home and people that will encourage you, look no further. Thank you guys so much for having me every Thursday night, can't wait to join you in April!! More...

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daniela guzman

6 December 2018

Awesome gym, awesome people!

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Siena Matyas

6 November 2018

This really is the best gym in philly. The staff and the coaches are the nicest, most welcoming people I've ever met in the fitness industry. You can expect a great workout whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro. More...

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Becky Shoulberg

6 October 2018

I was lost and twice I went into this gym for help. James, Tyler you rock! Tracy, I hope to see you at a Business and Professional Women meeting. If I lived in the area, I would be all yours! The vibe is amazing and that shot of tequila hit the spot. Becky More...

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Michelle Guns

6 September 2018

When my husband and I moved to Philadelphia, it took us a few gyms to find our home. It is more than a place to go for a great workout, but it’s also an amazing community and support system. The owners, James and Hannah, are incredible. Great people to work with and all around be around. If you want to lift heavy stuff and be able to provide assistance in moving heavy furniture, give them a call or stop in! You won’t regret it :) More...

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Olivia Kipe

6 September 2018

Less than a year ago I moved to a new city where I knew no one, not even my roommate. Since I was five years old, I have been involved in team sports and after college I found myself without a team for what felt like the first time. About three months ago, I joined Fire for Effect Athletics. I expected it to be a gym where I would sweat and get stronger, which it is, but it is so much more. I found more than a new team, I found my Philly family. We don’t have to dress up, we don’t have to hold back our weirdness, and we don’t even have to leave our dogs at home. I have become the strongest version of myself (and still going) and the progress I have seen in three months flabbergasts me. Everyone there expresses mudita, which is sympathetic, vicarious joy; happiness rather than resentment at someone else’s well-being or good fortune. Every day I am eager to go to the gym and I usually have to force myself to take a day off. If you want to become a better version of you, get stronger, meet some great people, pet some pups, and have fun doing so…COME CHECK OUT FIRE FOR EFFECT ATHLETICS! More...

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Kelly Elia

6 September 2018

If you're looking for a place to get fit and feel at home, this is your spot. James and Hannah have made this gym an enjoyable place from the wods, the staff, the members! (Well some wods aren't so enjoyable, but worth it! Lol) You will not be disappointed! So come sweat with us! More...

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Kate Melcher

5 August 2018

Strength and integrity. What more do you need in this life?

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Stacy Phipps

5 August 2018

Great equipment, great coaching, a LOT of space. Worth taking a chance on.

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Amber Patt

5 August 2018

You need to workout here. If you don't already, sign up now. Trust me. Do it.

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Zachary Mills

5 August 2018

Welcoming, encouraging, inclusive, and a stellar workout. Everything crossfit is supposed to be.

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Keith Travis

5 August 2018

Great place Great staff Awesome workout!

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James Graber

5 August 2018

I love when the veteran community comes together to support each other. FFE Athletics isn’t just a gym or a box.... you feel like family when you walk thru the doors. Me and Team RWB will be back.

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Sandy Else

5 August 2018

The owners, the coaches, the toys, the workouts...!!! All fantastic and all great reasons to come and play!

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Lila Kim Sierra

5 August 2018

I found a love for Xfit over 2 years ago @ another box.

Having absolutely NO experience in any sport and ALL the experience in “habits that are bad 4 me”, I jumped in on a personal dare as I hit major turning points in my life. That’s where I met James, Hannah, & Tracey:). Over time, I realized I enjoyed James’ discipline & coaching above the others because it focused on personal best and not making it a contest. He also gave me a taste for the “Strongman” which our former box seemed to shy away from.

I was thrilled when they opened their own place & happily followed them along (with my dog, Mango).

Crossfit & Strongman is not elitist athleticism as some would believe or advertise. It’s more evolved than that for me. It’s mental therapy from my work & my life. It’s physical therapy. It’s anger management. It was the “Goldilocks” in my fitness where all my attempts with other gyms & fad diets failed. So much $$$ wasted... if I had only knew then what I know now, right?

FFE is community, family, people who throw down, cheer each other on then sometimes throw back a few beers after (or ciders). It’s balance because life is about balance. They keep healthy realistic.

Mango & I can’t wait to meet all the new members.

See you all out on the floor in “recovery” position;).

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Cari Corozza

5 August 2018

This gym is incredible! Equipment is top of the line and coaches are interactive and hands on. Facility is equipped with crossfit, strongman, Olympic lifting, powerlifting, and gymnastics. I only dropped in for one day but I wish I lived in the area so I could go here full time! More...

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Melissa Smith

5 August 2018

I’ve never stepped into a gym outside of planet and la fitness so I was a little nervous. But I was blown away. All the coaches were so welcoming and helped me make it thru 2 wods (which I haven’t done something like that in over a year). Certainly loved everything about it ! More...

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Ta Makeda Smith

5 August 2018

I absolutely LOVE this place! The layout, the staff, the other participants! I am soooooo glad I made the decision to take the 6 week challenge.

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Jeff Klunke

5 August 2018

If you want qualified, motivated coaches and a positive supportive atmosphere this is the place for you. Come to a gym that is results driven with a touch of fun.

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Ashley Neelis

5 August 2018

Great gym!! I went there for a strongman seminar that they hosted, the Space is huge and it's very clean and well organized. The owners were super nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this gym, you will not be disappointed. :) More...

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Michael Sullivan

5 August 2018

Back in Jan. 2015 I weighed 270lbs, down on myself and feeling like I had failed myself, in steps James . He talked to me about my diet and my exercise choices. Never once did he get down on me but gave me direction and strength through his leadership and drive, Jan. 2016 I was at 197, this man will never give up on you , put in the work and it will pay off , I have learned so much from him, even if he doesn’t know it. Today i walk around at 205 . Thanks SFC. T may god bless you and Hanna in everything you do. More...

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Cris Oh

5 August 2018

What’s not to love about this gym? Not only is it an amazing facility with lots of space and equipment, but the owners/coaches are welcoming and clearly love what they do. If you’re interested in CrossFit, Strongman, or CrossFit Strongman - this is the place for you. Can’t wait to come back to visit! More...

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Douglas Adams

5 August 2018

I went to Fire for Effect for a CrossFit Strongman seminar, and had an amazing time. The layout and variety of equipment is outstanding, only enhanced by a long flight of stairs you have to go up to reach the gym. With each step, the gym becomes more and more awesome. And then, when I thought the first impression can't get any better, I met the owners James and Hanna. They treated the other attendees and I like we were longtime members of the gym. Their passion for training and helping people improve themselves really shines through. If you're in the greater Philly area, you need to drop in for a session and see for yourself. And if you're passing through Philly and need to train, this is where you need to go. More...

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Matt Darkow

5 August 2018

Not from the area but wish I was for this gym. If I had to use one word to describe the classes it I would use "thorough." It felt like a private class, I could see and feel a dramatic improvement in my form and posture. Top of the line equipment that is well taken care of. They also have a few pieces of equipment you wouldn't see in most gyms. Again, very thorough in explaining how to use them properly. Mixed up the workouts a bit from what I usually do.

Overall an excellent experience. I couldn't feel my legs the next day, I hear that's a good thing.
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Arlene McCann

6 June 2018

This place will change your life. Do it now!!! The coaches are extremely helpful, and able to help any and all skill sets. If you’ve never done Crossfit but are interested... come on in. James and Hannah are fantastic humans and have an incredible staff. They have classes super early and later in the evening. More...

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Bethany Housman

6 June 2018

This is a great place for all levels of fitness from beginner to training for competitions -- the coaches specialize in training you for life and they're very excited to show you how to lift extremely heavy, odd objects - not just barbells and keep you moving safely! The facility is excellent; there's a lot of space for work outs, cooling down, bathrooms, showers, locker rooms and a nice lounge area that overlooks the gym. All equipment is brand new and kept clean and cared for. This isn't your standard gym focused on just one type of lifting -- the coaches themselves are all strongmen & strongwomen at their heart, there's platforms for oly/powerlifting, all the usual cross fit stuff you can think of and more being added. The early morning and late night schedule is perfect for everyone. If you're interested in coming by contact the coach listed on their website and they'll respond very quickly and answer any questions you might have. Come visit, you'll fit right in! More...

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Terri Sicura

6 June 2018

Amazing experience!! I joined not knowing ANYTHING about fitness, and with the constant coaching from awesome people, metobolic reset classes, and so much more; I’m learning so much. I thought I was going to get those judging side eyes from other members and, to my surprise, I get overwhelming support from not only the coaches, but the other members as well. They really make you feel like you’re right at home and I’ve learned and changed so much and so quick. I feel so good, and I couldn’t be more excited for my future in fitness and new family with them. More...

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Lila Sierra

6 June 2018

Phenomenal find! Crossfit/Strongman vision with a military coaching style!I can't believe I never knew about Strongman and now am addicted to it! Love that you cater 2 all levels of abilities & just keep things real. The way the workouts are crafted keeps it fun, even those tough ones! It keeps me so motivated to keep coming back and see what other things I can accomplish. #BringinPpl2TheirFullPotentialThe space is amazing! Expansive workout space & gear, large locker rooms/bathrooms, showers, lounge area, and parking are a bonus! And it looks like it's just the beginning. Yoga & massage? Yes please! #PrimeRealEstate More...

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Kate Melcher

6 June 2018

This place has everything. Clean facility, passionate coaches who focus on nutrition as well as physical strength and conditioning, available massage services, and a super fun community. All this and a heart for Vets and first responders — lots of discounts for them, as well as families, students, educators, and veterinarians. Love his place. More...

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Tyler Gunsenhouser

19 May 2018

Don't know why it took me so long to review this place. Been going here for about 6 months. As a veteran this place makes me feel welcome. From the staff, to the equipment, facility, and workouts this place is outstanding! Various workout options for athletes of any skill level with patient and knowledgeable coaches that ensure not only that you are doing the workouts right but are having fun while doing it! Excellent for crossfit enthusiasts, those who want to do strongman, and even those who just want to use the weights and do their own thing. Stop by and support a local veteran owned business! More...

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Cristin O'Malley

1 April 2018

What’s not to love about this gym? Not only is it an amazing facility with lots of space and equipment, but the owners/coaches are welcoming and clearly love what they do. If you’re interested in CrossFit, Strongman, or CrossFit Strongman - this is the place for you. Can’t wait to come back to visit! More...

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Julia Campbell

22 January 2018

FFE is a fantastic place to be, no matter your fitness level! If you're looking to feel better, get stronger and fitter, and make wonderful friends in the process, look no further. I'm so happy to be part of the community James and Hannah have created!! If this review isn't convincing enough on its own, just open the attached photo :) More...

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Kevin Dunleavy

19 January 2018

Highly recommended. Always a little intimidating joining something new and stepping outside your comfort zone. Hannah and James create a welcoming awesome energetic atmosphere. Take a leap of faith from the typical gym and you won't regret it. More...

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Walt Hartnett

8 January 2018

This is a great gym, clean facility, great equipment, and a parking lot. The one thing they have that you cannot buy is awesome coaches that motivate, instruct, and push you to be the very best. When I first walked in to check out the new veteran owned business I had no intention on signing up. I still can’t tell you why I did it. I am 40, overweight, 4 kids, and zero time. But looking back it was the best decision of 2017. Can’t wait to go tomorrow. More...