Please post your experiences/recommendations training at gyms in this region. Please post with the gym name, city and state as your post title. For example:
"CrossFit South Brooklyn, NY, NY"
Coach Noah sent me here - it was his hometown gym when he lived in AZ.
Coaches and athletes could not have been nicer and the programming was similar to ours, a garagey gritty space but smaller. It was a great recommendation by Dr. No.
Oh, whoops, it's "Core Crossfiit in Phoenix." Sorry!
Over the past year I have visited 3 gyms in Austin:
Crossfit South Lamar -- Do Not Recommend (4 Drop-Ins)http://www.crossfitsouthlamar.com/Space is suitable, however workouts seem improvised daily, and owner/coach had no information to provide regarding programming. Further disappointing was lack of organization which created a lot of idle time with folks wandering about. No scaling suggestions when certain movements were clearly not possible for some members, who were urged to simply "push through it" and propagate terrible form. 1 coach per class, and on the four times I went, was never very attentive.
Fortitude Fitness -- Recommend (3 Drop-Ins)https://fortitudefitnessaustin.wordpress.com/Very welcoming, informative, and friendly, always with 2 coaches on staff. Members mostly know each other and are regulars during their class times. Coaches assisted through mobility together with members at the start of classes, demo-ed lifts, explained things clearly, and were very active and attentive throughout class. Last time I was there it was their last week in facility, and would be moving about 1 mile away. Assuming this will be a general upgrade to their facility.
Eastside Austin Elite/Exitium Crossfit -- Strongly Recommend (5+ Drop-Ins)http://www.eastsideaustinelite.com/They offer a range of classes and programs, including Crossfit, Yoga, Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, and more. Wasn't prepared for this, however all classes are in different areas of the large facility and coaches do not share in MMA and crossfit duties. Facility includes locker room, showers, water fountain in CF area, outdoor and indoor training equipment. 1-2 coach(es) per class, very informative, attentive, and actively keeping schedule and using time wisely. Classes include agility work (after warm-up mobility, but before the core lift), which is unique. Plenty of good equipment available, but no jump ropes... Also, 1-week unlimited free trial means 5+ classes/week for FREE. Or, they allow drop-in with purchase of $15 shirt. During my unlimited week, I did a 6:30AM kickboxing class, and was glad I did. Wonderful coach, great class, great workout.
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