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Gravitas Fitness

Santa Barbara, California

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Gravitas Fitness

Santa Barbara, California

(42)

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C
6 December 2019

Nice facility, great coaches and a wonderful group of people. If you are looking for a xfit box in SB, this is the place!

C
14 September 2019

I have been living in Santa Barbara for roughly four years. I looked high and low for a gym. I tried most of them out, never giving much thought to CrossFit. Let me tell you this place the the greatest place on Earth! If someone said this to me, I would say yeah right what do you know? Well I have traveled the world done a few things and this place is great! They treat everyone like family from the moment you walk through the door. The coaches are very knowledgeable and always looking to help out. Danielle always has a smile for you. Chance is always trying to get people to mingle. As a Veteran I would highly recommend this Box to other Veterans looking for that place you feel at home. It is so hard to describe the feeling, but I know my brothers and sisters will know what I am talking about. So please drop in and stay awhile, you might just like it. More...

K
13 August 2019

Dropped into Gravitas fitness recently and had an awesome experience. I travel for work and have been to over 30 gyms, and Gravitas is definitely top tier, in terms of the space, vibe, and coaching. The coach during the two classes I went to, Chance, not only did an awesome job during the workout, but also gave me a run down of things to do and restaurants to visit while in Santa Barbara. Definitely recommend for anyone visiting as well as those looking to join an awesome gym in SB! More...

L
28 June 2019

Amazing place! I was looking for a great CrossFit place for my brother that was visiting. They were nice, patient and so welcoming! The place is super clean too  Can't wait to try it  Highly recommend it. More...

P
19 May 2019

Awesome friendly staff. Super accommodating to a drop-in. Even gave me some tips for exploring the city. Gym is clean and has all the essential equipment, plus some specialized pieces that you dont see at every gym.

D
26 January 2019

Awesome place friends family personal training. Great people great results. Check it out..

M
28 September 2018

I found Gravitas in 2015, and knew from the moment I walked in and met them I wouldn't have to look any further. What’s special and unique about this place is the consistency in character and integrity that it has maintained throughout its evolution, and its ability to attract more of the same. It was this integrity and genuineness that first attracted me to become a member, and keeps me coming back (even though I live in San Diego now)! The ownership, coaches, and members are all genuine, positive, and truly “walk their talk”, and I've become a better person through my participation in the workouts, annual challenges, and special events here. Any gym can train you physically, but not many have the ability to challenge you to become the best version of yourself that you can be, nor do most gyms have their own “Ambassador of Sparkle” …. and for all this, I highly recommend Gravitas Fitness!! More...

M
19 September 2018

I found Gravitas in 2015, and knew from the moment I walked in and met them I wouldn't have to look any further.  Gravitas Fitness has evolved over the years; it has changed its name from CrossFit Pacific Coast and has even changed ownership.  But what's special and unique about this place is the consistency in character and integrity that it has maintained throughout its evolution, and its ability to attract more of the same.  It was this integrity and genuineness that first attracted me to become a member, and keeps me coming back (even though I live in San Diego now)!  The ownership, coaches, and members are all genuine, positive, and truly "walk their talk", and I've become a better person through my participation in the workouts, annual challenges, and special events here.  Any gym can train you physically, but not many have the ability to challenge you to become the best version of yourself that you can be, nor do most gyms have their own "Ambassador of Sparkle" .... and for all this, I highly recommend Gravitas Fitness!! More...

J
30 June 2018

My husband and I dropped in here while visiting for my nephew’s graduation from UCSB. We are so glad we did. The owner, Dani, is extremely nice and welcoming. She had great programming, and the community was very welcoming. We dropped in the following day and had Sean as a coach. He was equally warm and welcoming with another great WOD. We stood around chatting with him and with some members afterward because we were enjoying ourselves so much. Will definitely return next time we are in town. Highly recommend! More...

D
26 May 2018

This place couldn't have been better! I was in town for work, and they were super kind to let me drop in. Dani, the owner, replied to my email immediately, and the classes were awesome, really good programming. She treated me, a drop in, like a full time member, giving great coaching and even helping with some video of my technique. Even better, the members were super friendly and welcoming. Whether living in SB or visiting town, would highly recommend Gravitas. Huge fan, thank you Gravitas! More...

I
26 May 2018

Great atmosphere. Was in town visiting family, and had the pleasure to meet the owner Dani. Friendly atmosphere, wasn't intimidating (especially being an outsider) I was introduced to people. It was like a home away from home. They did a great job in coaching adapting to my injuries and showed me some mobility techniques I could do to help with my bum shoulder.next time I'm in Santa Barbara happy to have a place to drop-in again and recommend family to go to as well! More...

M
26 May 2018

I was just dropping in for a workout on my road trip but wish with was my gym. The staff is professional and have a great attitude. The patrons reflected their open and welcoming mentality. I can't wait to stop in again and workout with Dani Russell and her crew. More...

T
26 May 2018

This box is awesome: I can't recommend it highly enough! Great coaches (got some great tips on my snatch lift) and great members too. Definitely drop in next time you're in Santa Barbara, or join if you live here! More...

J
26 May 2018

I dropped in 3x to this box while in Santa Barbara for a conference. They were wonderful! I am a masters, scaled athlete so dropping in is always a bit nerve wracking to me. They made me feel immediately comfortable. The workouts were great. I felt like I had a bit of family while being so far away from home. I highly recommend this warm, welcoming, kick butt box if you find yourself in Santa Barbara. As an extra bonus, it's woman owned! More...

C
26 May 2018

I love and miss Gravitas! This is not only a gym, but a family. Everyone here is super welcoming and encouraging, and the workouts are always unique, fun and challenging. Coming here helped me get through writing my thesis. I don’t live in Santa Barbara anymore, but I still make time to stop by here when I come back to visit. Definitely going home from my SB vacation sore. More...

J
24 February 2018

This was my first CrossFit class ever and the coaches were awesome and everyone was so welcoming. Everyone goes at their own pace but you're pushed to challenge yourself. Stoked on the next class!

J
13 October 2017

This is a CrossFit gym. I've been CrossFitting for almost 9 years as a member of this gym. I've also worked out in dozens and dozens of other CrossFit gyms around the country. Gravitas is in the top 5% of best CrossFit gyms I've ever experienced and has changed my life in profound ways. I can't speak highly enough about them. More...

D
14 August 2017

Absolutely adore the coaches, they make everyone feel so welcome. The Coaches know their shit! Awesome team.

S
3 August 2017

Been training here for almost 4 years and I can't say enough nice things about this place! Great community, great trainers, great workouts.

M
3 August 2017

Great community with lots of encouraging people.   Coaches are very interested in your progress and patient in explaining how to do the workouts without injury.

A
3 August 2017

Awesome experience. The staff, trainers and athletes made me feel most welcome. A home away from home. Great workouts, positive vibe, fun social activities and a clean gym. Don't need anything else.

B
3 August 2017

Never liked working out until I started at Gravitas/CPC...actually didn't really like it the first couple of months. Lots of new movements as well as very positive people encouraging me. ..it was kinda strange coming from the gym experience I was used to. Thankfully I was patient bc almost 5 years later, I can't get enough of it. Coaches are great, people are great and I'm in the best shape of my life at 40!Try it out! More...

B
3 August 2017

Gravitas fitness is a fantastic place to improve your fitness level by leaps and bounds.  Very knowledgeable staff that work hard to give you the proper training.  I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to getting into crossfit in the Santa Barbara area. More...

M
7 April 2016

I was very hesitant to try crossfit. Im older, I don't like gyms, and Im introverted. I knew I needed to change it up or I wasn't going to get back in shape again. I had to stop running due to a foot injury and have been feeling pretty unfit over the past few years so I decided to try Gravitas. Initially I was pretty intimidated, but Eric made an effort to reach out and encourage me. No pressure. Ultimately I decided to try some personal coaching before I attempted to jump into group classes. Dani is seriously the BEST coach!! She looks amazing (which is super motivating) but she's also just really genuine and down to earth and totally knows what she is doing. She explains everything and never makes you feel like the newb you are...(AND she's really funny!!) I'm not sure if I would have followed through with this gym if it hadn't been for Dani. I look forward to every workout even though I still don't really know what Im doing. She just makes it fun. Im also getting fit again! I am sore everyday and I already feel stronger than when I started. My confidence is up. I highly recommend Gravitas, but especially Dani - she's exceptional!! More...

D
18 June 2015

CPC is a great gym. I've worked out at a lot of different gyms over the years, but CrossFit Pacific Coast is top notch! The quality comes from the owners Eric and Traver. These guys are great coaches who run their gym very well. There is a lot of purposeful, intelligent program design, which makes all the difference. These guys are skilled, and knowledgeable and have put together a great team of coaches. I really like the support of the members, it always feels like people supporting each other instead of competing against each other. In my experience any organization reflects the culture set by the owners/leaders, and both Eric and Traver have done a fantastic job of creating a supportive community of athletes encouraging each other. You don't find that in many places. If you are looking for a gym with great coaches, trainers, and members that support each other, I highly recommend CrossFit Pacific Coast. Dr. Steve More...

J
6 June 2015

I really love these workouts.  Though I'm always intimidated during the first five minutes of knowing absolutely nothing about what we're doing (this is all new to me), I quickly feel right at home.  The trainers are super friendly and always give us newcomers extra attention.  The workouts are over as fast as they started; I'm never bored and always enjoy myself.  Everybody in class is super friendly.  And their schedule is the best in town; they have the most class times mid-day which is pivotal for me.  Check it out; you won't be disappointed.  A great workout & great value. More...

T
24 April 2015

Dropped in for a morning session at 0700. Was greeted by other members while waiting for the earlier group to finish. Coach Tom qualified my experience, and walked through some of how the box works, signed the waiver and away we went. Drop in session was great as Tom worked to maintain good form and technique for everyone of all abilities. Box had a nice layout and the vibe was not over stimulating or overbearing. Seemed to have a focus on fitness and nutrition. Super clean and well organized.  Nice overall experience and would highly recommend for travelers to the area. More...

M
19 November 2014

We fell at home. They are very nice people, the place is great and the price is good!!!!!!!

M
31 March 2014

I bought a drop-in package for Crossfit Pacific Coast last week since I was visiting Santa Barbara for a few days and am SO glad I did! First and foremost, Traver and all the coaches were so incredibly friendly, nice, and welcoming. Traver remembered my name all week which was very surprising and super nice! The box itself is very clean and open. There are a variety of classes to choose from, which was perfect for me since I didn't know what my schedule would be prior to buying the package. i am really, really glad I came to CPC last week and am so excited to visit again on future trips to Santa Barbara!! Thanks, Traver, for all your helpful tips and friendly coaching! More...

S
16 October 2013

Great box. Came here for business trip and swung by Pacific Coast the evening I arrived and met Traver the owner. Very warm and welcoming and the class was about halfway through. He invited me to check it out the next day and I went to the 7am class. There were eight of us and the WOD was the Karen. 150 wall balls as fast as you can. Great group of people, great instructor, great workout. Highly recommend this place. More...

S
24 January 2013

Hands down the best CrossFit box in the world! Okay, I have only been to 3. But my almost 3 years at CPC was the most amazing experience in my life. Best coaches EVER. Incredibly knowledgeable, loving, caring, charismatic, passionate, enthusiastic; I could go on forever. The community is definitely outstanding. So much love and support. You always have people screaming at you to push harder (yes, that's a good thing for those of you unfamiliar with the CF world). Even if you're new or a visitor, you get great treatment and you're treated like one of the OG's. Once you go here, be prepared to be semi-disappointed by any other CF experience you ever have. More...

C
13 November 2012

Best gym in Santa Barbara! The coaches are outstanding. Every class has mobility and skills work in addition to the killer WOD/"Workout of the Day".  If you haven't tried Crossfit, this is a great gym to join. They give a free baseline test and introduction session. (many times one on one) They also have a wide variety of classes and activities that enhance the members' overall wellness. i.e mobility, foundations, parkour, nutrition running and weightlifting seminars....the list goes on. More...

B
25 March 2011

The best gym in Santa Barbara, hands down.If you haven't tried crossfit yet you are missing out. So, stop missing out. They give a free crossfit intro, so you have nothing to loose but your breath if you go!

I
13 March 2011

Workout like you mean it.  I've been to gym's my entire life and spent most of my time hanging out by the drinking fountain.  This place is totally different...Like anyone, there is a certain anxiety about joining a new gym.  Thoughts, they go through your head... Will the people at the gym be staring at me because I don't know what i am doing? Does this place house a bunch of unfriendly meat heads? And then of course, will they have a nice drinking fountain that I can get a drink at? No, No, No, No...Hands down, the friendliest people, the best instruction and the most caring owners you could ever imagine.  Before this gym, I had never done any olympic style lifting. Yes, of course I had read the articles about how good it is for you and how safe it is when done correctly.  This has been one of the funnest journeys, being taught the correct way to do this kind of a lift.  Traver and Eric really break down the mechanics of how to teach each of these lifts.  They start newbies like me out with a plastic pvc pipe.  It weighs about 1lbs.  Not only is this safe it is forgiving if you make any kind of errors.  The enjoyable part is that Eric and Traver make the gym feel like your part of a family. They take part of helping each member and treat them like a treasure.  I was sick and they helped me recover, they go out of their way to make sure each member feels important. This is the best run gym I have ever been a part of in my 21 years of holding different gym memberships etc...  If your considering it DO IT! Give this gym a try, you will be happy you did. The friendly atmosphere and friends you will meet will add to your quality of life. More...

J
4 March 2011

I don't even know where to begin for the ways that CPC has changed my life.  Mid 30's (shhhh, don't tell anyone), and I am in the best shape I've ever been.  I joined to enhance my performance as a runner, but never anticipated I would love it so much (I, traditionally, HATE the gym).  And running?  Forget it!  I'm blowing my race PRs out of the water, all thanks to the constantly challenging and interesting programming at CPC.Probably more impactful than just the physical benefits (which friends are constantly complimenting me on), CPC has taught me that I am capable of achieving way more if I push through my own mental blocks/doubts.  I know these aren't words that most folks would associate with CrossFit, but I can honestly say it's been life-changing for me in Mind, Body AND Spirit.But the very best part of CPC is the community.  Hands down.  I love being around and am truly inspired by my fellow CPCers who are like-minded, passionate people - that I can now call friends.  It all starts with Eric and Traver, whose passion and dedication for their work fuels the fun, active energy that connects this amazing group of people.I am amazed and surprised at how something I started out of perceived "necessity" has shifted into an experience I am deeply grateful for every day.  I cannot recommend CPC more! More...

K
20 February 2011

I was in town from SF and wanted a hard-core workout.  I took a class with Eric and was blown away.  It was wonderful to see the camaraderie of the group.  They seemed to all know each other and enjoy taking class together.  And I love how personal and results focused everyone is.My bod is still sore (in a great way).    After this workout, I am looking up Cross Fit in SF and look forward to more killer workouts. More...

S
12 February 2011

I was in town for a meeting and needed a local crossfit to work out @ 6AM. This is a Great place to workout that is just a jog to the beach. Trainers and other folks working out are very positive and friendly. More...

E
8 September 2010

CPC is an amazing place to workout.  The workouts are hard, but doable.  The people are absolutely amazing and supportive.  I came into the gym not quite sure if I could do many of the workouts and Traver and Eric put me immediately at ease.  While I am constantly challenged in every way, the coaches and the other people working out cheer you on, support you, and keep you going.I've been to a lot of gyms, and I can honestly say that this has been the best experience to day.  The workouts are constantly varied, and I have shed pounds and gained muscle faster than I could have thought possible.  Can't say enough good things about this place. More...

C
6 July 2010

CrossFit Pacific Coast has changed my life. I know that that line is used all the time in cheesy testimonials for crappy products and fitness gimmicks that don't really work but in this case it is 100% true. CrossFit has changed my life in two ways:1. The workouts: I am no longer bound to a traditional gym doing boring weight lifting routines alone or running on stupid machine! When I joined CrossFit Pacific Coast three months ago, I would say that I was in decent shape (I was going to the gym 5-6 days a week) but I was no where close to the fitness level I think have achieved in the few months at CPC (in 3 days a week). I used to dread the boring workouts at the gym but now I look forward to the dynamic and challenging workouts. Three months ago I could not do a pull up or push ups on my toes and I had no idea what a dead lift or a clean & jerk was, but after 3 months at CPC I am oh so close to getting my first kipping pull up, can now do a push up on my toes and am familiar with many Olympic lifts.2. The people: CPC is truly an amazing group. You know you are part of a close knit group when the person next to you who is about to lift 200 something pounds off the floor and who is barely able to catch their breath takes the time to encourage the group or an individual. I honestly do not think I would have made it through some of the workouts without the group cheering me on. I love that I have found a group of people who motivate me when I am ready to give up, offer suggestions help me improve my form and are able to laugh with me and have a good time. Eric and Traver are amazing coaches and have created an environment with just the right amount of workout torture mixed with enough contagious energy and encouragement to push you through.When people ask me about CrossFit I willingly tell them my story because if it were not for finding CPC I would still be stuck in my old gym routine without seeing any results. Thank you CPC! More...

B
17 February 2010

This is a snap-judgment review based on my one visit to CrossFit Pacific Coast, this morning. I went in this morning for an initial consultation with one of the owners, Traver - really nice guy who obviously loves his work. He does a consultation to tell you about the CrossFit philosophy and get an idea of your fitness level. Everything is informative, fun and low-pressure. I'm going back later this week for my first session, so I'll update this review afterward, but my initial experience was great. I'm looking forward to giving CrossFit a try. More...

N
5 February 2010

I recently trained with Crossfit Pacific Coast while in Santa Barbara for two weeks. Not only did I feel welcome and have a blast, but I am actually leaving as a better crossfitter. Both Eric and Traver taught me new skills and helped me with my form. I highly recommend visiting these guys if you are looking for a place to train and have fun in Santa Barbara!  Thanks again! More...

H
12 August 2009

Working out at Crossfit Pacific Coast is something I honestly look forward to every single day.  Traver and Eric are two of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, and when you are doing a workout with the other crossfitters and being coached by them, there is an amazing energy in the room that no other gym or trainers have.  I've been working out in gyms and with trainers for over 10 years, rarely did I feel sore or see any results, because I didn't push my self or even know what pushing my self was, until I joined Crossfit Pacific Coast.  Now I push my self, I'm doing things I never thought I could, and best of all is it is actually fun and exciting, and I see results!Everyday you do something different, the workouts are constantly varied, and they work every part of your body.  It's nice to finally workout with people who are pushing it, working their hardest, and still take the time to encourage others.  Honestly I love Crossfit Pacific Coast, the trainers and the other crossfitters are amazing, friendly, awesome people, and it really is like a family. More...