10 Best CrossFit Gyms in America

Created in 2000 in Santa Cruz, California, CrossFit is not only about getting strong, it's about the philosophy of fitness. Combining exercises like high-intensity interval training, powerlifting, gymnastics, and calisthenics, CrossFit encourages people of all fitness levels to give the sport a try and adopt the lifestyle. The workouts are rigorous, but the environment is welcoming and motivating. From San Francisco to Miami, here are some of America's very best CrossFit gyms! 

Windy City CrossFit, Chicago, IL

"We believe the quality of our health determines the quality of our lives—and nothing is more important than that." That's what they live by at Windy City CrossFit in Chicago. The highly-experienced staff and trainers at Windy City CrossFit will help inspire you to be your best. If you've never tried CrossFit before, sign up for their CrossFit Level 1 group classes, which introduces beginners to the "basic functional movement patterns" including squatting, pressing, lifting, running, and throwing. 

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San Francisco CrossFit, San Francisco, CA

San Francisco CrossFit was the first ever opened in the city back in 2005. Right when you step inside, you'll notice the warm and welcoming atmosphere. San Francisco CrossFit prides itself on its diverse clientele, including everyone from members of the U.S. military to lawyers to doctors to retired grandparents. The facility itself is also a sight to behold—it's located in a 6,000-square-foot historic military warehouse at the Golden Gate Bridge. With high-quality equipment, good people, and a prime location, what more could you want in a CrossFit gym? 

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CrossFit Central Downtown, Austin, TX

One of the coolest parts of a CrossFit Central Downtown membership is all of the excellent perks that are included: quarterly body composition analysis, nutrition coaching, goal setting, a designated coach, and complimentary fire and rice recovery sessions are just a few of the awesome benefits. Their class schedule is plentiful and flexible, so you'll always find something that works for you. Additionally, they offer women's only classes throughout the day, in case you are more comfortable in that type of environment. 

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CrossFit Sanitas, Boulder, CO

Once you get into a routine at CrossFit Sanitas in Boulder, you will feel stronger and more confident than ever. From their endurance specialists to their Olympic lifting coaches, the whole crew at CrossFit Sanitas are experts at what they do. From learning the basics to pushing yourself in higher-level classes, this CrossFit gym perfectly accommodates all levels of experience. They even offer nutrition coaching and meal plans at Sanitas, so your routine doesn't end when the workout ends. 

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Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach, Miami, FL

Located in the heart of South Beach, Reebok CrossFit Miami Beach is a world-class 6,800-square-foot indoor/outdoor facility. This Miami Beach CrossFit facility offers a wide array of class options, so you can figure out what works best for your lifestyle and schedule. Newcomers to CrossFit will feel comfortable throughout their introductory process which first teaches members the "fundamental movements." After that, the focus shifts to consistency. And then, intensity. This methodical process will help to make you the best CrossFitter you can be!

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CrossFit LoDo, Denver, CO

If you're looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle, CrossFit LoDo is your place. Men's Fitness deemed CrossFit LoDo a top 10 CrossFit gym in America. One of the difficult things about joining a gym is finding what works with your schedule. The flexibility of programs at CrossFit LoDo makes it easy to figure out what's right for you. They even have special Corporate Fitness memberships where CrossFit LoDo partners with local businesses to "bring fitness and fun to your workplace." Through this program, you and your coworkers will get to experience on-site classes at the gym and at-work classes where CrossFit Lodo comes to you. 

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CrossFit New England, Natick, MA

The positive attitude fostered at CrossFit New England will not only help boost your physical health, but your mental health too. At CrossFit New England, they live by a philosophy that life is about more than just getting through the day. According to their website, they can't wait for Monday morning to come. They can't wait to go to the gym. These aren't things to dread—these are things about life to get excited about! From beginner classes to high-intensity trainings designed for experienced CrossFitters, there is something to suit every style and skill at CrossFit New England.    

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Roanoke Valley CrossFit, Roanoke, VA

At Roanoke Valley CrossFit, the team follows a strict set of values that include putting forth their best effort, keeping up-to-date and relevant with the CrossFit trends, and helping transform people physically, emotionally, and relationally. At Roanoke Valley, they offer a variety of classes, including a CrossFit class designed specifically for children. The class puts emphasis on "good movement throughout childhood and adolescence." Classes serve children aged 4-8 and 9-15. 

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CrossFit Fifth Ave, New York, NY

Never tried CrossFit? If you have a valid New York or New Jersey ID, your first class at CrossFit Fifth Ave in New York is free! This is a great way to get a taste of what CrossFit Fifth Ave is all about. The facility here is clean, modern, and boasts state-of-the-art equipment. When you join the community at CrossFit Fifth Ave, you will "become the fittest you've ever been," according to their website. Between the top-tier facility, comradery, and flexible schedule tailored to your needs, CrossFit Fifth Ave is one of the premier CrossFit gyms in the country. 

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CrossFit Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Pay a visit to where it all began: CrossFit Santa Cruz. The regimen that is CrossFit was born in this coastal California town. Their website proudly proclaims that CrossFit Santa Cruz is "not for everyone, but it's for anyone." All fitness levels are welcome to come in and push their limits. People from different walks of life come in to CrossFit Santa Cruz and form special bonds. For classes, choose from group training, basic training, and private training. Group classes are a great way to build off the energy of others in your pursuit of fitness. If private training is more your style, this is an excellent way to get one-on-one attention to work on your specific fitness needs. 

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