This is your compilation of the best CrossFit boxes in the St. Louis metro; a high level review of the communities and facilities.
The top 3; CrossFit TNT, CrossFit Edwardsville, and CrossFit Voyage have hosted events such as the CrossFit Open announcements, The Good Dudes training camp, have sent athletes to Crossfit Regionals, been featured in the CrossFit Journal, and are outright some of the best CrossFit environments in the industry.
With that being said we will start the list with those three boxes.
If you are looking for a solid CrossFit workout, attentive coaching, and a great community then TNT is the place to be. Established in 2009 by Rochelle Thayer, TNT takes pride in being very proactive with their coaching and making sure that their athletes move well to ensure optimal training results.
They’ve been fortunate to host the 13.4 Open announcements with Chris Spealler and Graham Holmberg. The Good Dudes (Froning, Bailey, and Bridges) training camp and many more specialty courses from CrossFit.
They offer classes as early as 5am to 7pm and their managing head Coach, Oscar Isacsson has a master’s degree in human performance and is CrossFit L3 certified so you know your getting the best instruction available. TNT classes include CrossFit classes, boot camp classes, swim workouts, running classes, weight lifting classes, and mobility classes.
Located at: 3683 New Town Blvd, St Charles, MO 63301
Website: CrossFit TNT
CrossFit Edwardsville has a team of professionals with over 20,000 combined hours of fitness and nutrition coaching experience. Their credentials include CrossFit Level 1, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Mobility & more.
A family and locally-owned gym that has won several awards and hosted weightlifting and gymnastics champions, sent athletes to Regionals, helped clients lose 80+ pounds, been featured in the CrossFit Journal, helped kids and adults to find a new love of fitness, and changed literally hundreds of lives every year since 2008.
Located at: 18 Kettle River Dr, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Phone: (618) 559-1013
Website: CrossFit Edwardsville
CrossFit Voyage in O’Fallon, Illinois is not your everyday box. A combination of small town atmosphere and inner city vibe has created a place for everyone from the well-trained athlete to the beginner crossfit junkie.
Each person who trains at Voyage focuses on the literal meaning of the name; voyage. It’s an epic journey from lost to found in a space that welcomes everyone. Playing off of that welcoming ambiance, there’s even a WOD for little voyagers with big dreams, teaching preschoolers and young adults how to develop their gross motor skills and stamina.
Getting started on a wellness adventure at Voyage is simple, and with fundamentals classes offered every Saturday, learning which challenging, drenched-in- sweat class is right for you is cake (and don’t worry, they’ll teach you how to avoid actual cake as well).
Voyages coaches have a passion for overall health and wellness and with backgrounds in real-life situations, from pharmacists to teachers and athletes who’ve served in the military, they’ve got the ability to lead you on your Voyage in and out of the box.
Located at: 102R W. State St. O'Fallon, IL 62269
Phone: (618) 477-2825
Owner of CrossFit Gambit, Andrew Essig started the gym after a few frustrating years in personal training. He didn’t play sports in high school or college, but armed with a business degree and strong imagination quickly saw the faults in a typical “globo gym” setting. Personal training was expensive, hard to sell and a challenge to motivate.
At this point Andrew was introduced to CrossFit while working in a small personal training studio and was instantly hooked. Seeing it as a way to help many people at once for less cost and more results, he set to work on a business plan. With some help from friends and family, CrossFit Gambit was launched in 2009 and has been forging elite fitness ever since.
Located at: 1721 S 7th St, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
No Shelter CrossFit follows CrossFit Conjugate style programming, which comes from one of the most renowned lifting gyms in the world. We chose Conjugate because of how well rounded and effective their programming is. The programming is then adapted for your skill set for optimum results and focused training.
The coaches at No Shelter CrossFit care, plain and simple! They are on an ongoing journey to continuously improve their knowledge in the fitness industry, and pass that knowledge on to you.
From tweaking your movement patterns and ensuring your safety to nutritional guidance and accountability, their coaches are just the kind of people you want in your path to a better you.
Beyond their coaching staff is their community with each member pushing each other, holding each other accountable, and training like family.
Located at : 4160 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
At CrossFit South City they believe that CrossFit is your gateway to a better life, and South City takes pride in helping you dive in by providing a positive and encouraging environment.
To start all athletes who are new to CrossFit are required to take a Foundations Course, which will provide an introduction to basic movements and terminology used every day in the gym. They will teach you how to move properly so that you may move more efficiently and avoid injury.
Located in : 3283 Ivanhoe Ave, St. Louis, MO 63139, USA
CrossFit RockSteady believes in progression and recommends starting with classes designed with beginners in mind. They will expose you to most major lifts to give you a good foundation to feel confident enough to move into their regular classes, and if the regular classes still seem a bit intimidating they will scale any weight or movement to an appropriate one for your individual fitness level.
CrossFit RockSteady also offers CrossFit Kids, which is a method for teaching CrossFit to children ages 4-18. This is based on the principle of Mechanics, Consistency and then Intensity, CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence. Consistently good mechanics translates to physical literacy, enhanced sports performance and fewer sports injuries for kids.
In addition to improved adolescent athleticism, a vast body of research indicates that exercise is beneficial to cognitive function, which means consistent adherence to the program can have a positive impact on children’s academic achievement.
CrossFit Kids is meant to be fun for all ages, meaning Broad-Inclusive-General fun. Fun means we provide an active alternative to sedentary pursuits, which means less childhood obesity and all-around better health for our children.
Located in : 5739 W Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
CrossFit Ready to Live is considered one of the better CrossFit facilities in the St. Louis area, offering clients functional but challenging workouts while providing a fun and community based atmosphere. The facility offers over 7500 sq feet of workout space, state of the art CrossFit equipment, clean and professional Men’s and Women’s restrooms, and Oly,Weightlifting, and Strongman areas.
Located in : 4429 Ridgewood Ave, St. Louis, MO 63116, USA
Phone : 314-696-8998
Heavy Metal CrossFit is located within The Lab Gym for Performance and Preventative Health, which occupies over 22,000 square feet and is filled with never ending labyrinth of windows and mirrors and has been dubbed the, “Glass Castle.”
The multi-sectional gym has sections encompassing a commercial gym, a huge cardio room, multiple group fitness rooms, a huge CrossFit room, a special Olympic Weightlifting room with 20 platforms, as well as a Powerlifting and Strongman training area.
Owned and operated by an individual with ridiculour credentials; Justin T. Thacker, Master of Science in Physical Performance and Nutrition, Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, Health & Fitness Specialist, USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coach, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Crossfit Level 1 Coach, Bio-Signature Level 2 Practitioner.
Justin is a National Champion Olympic Weightlifter, and has been a personal trainer since he was 18 years old and has over 20 years experience designing training programs for not only himself but for a vast number of clientele, such as athletes, major weight loss, geriatric and children.
Located in : 5035 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
CrossFit CWE is a smaller box that utilizes true CrossFit theory, mainly in the fact that they focus on a coach based program that uses a classroom atmosphere to teach you the most effective way to your best fitness. The owner says the box was essentially started by a letter in the mail telling him to check out CrossFit, and from there he was addicted.
Located at: 4417 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108, USA
The goal at CrossFit Saint Louis is to do everything possible to provide you the very best CrossFit experience in the Midwest. They evaluate their coaches quarterly, and constantly challenge their team to improve their coaching through training, application, introspection and the constant incorporation of feedback.
They are also constantly upgrading their equipment and facilities as well as offering a wide range of classes. These classes consist of CrossFit AMPed, CrossFit WOD, Olympic Lifting, Hero WODs, CrossFit + Row, and more.
Located at: 1345 Strassner Dr, Brentwood, MO 63144, USA
CrossFit Xtra Mile believes in high quality coaching, a strong and supportive community, and excellent facilities.
They teach functional movements with workouts that change on a daily basis, which keeps the workouts interesting and forces your body to constantly adapt, growing stronger and more efficient along the way.
Located at: 9228 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144, USA
Gateway CrossFit Personal Training offers personal training by appointment only, which means you get the personal attention and care that is lacking in many gyms and mainstream personal training sessions.
Their goal as CrossFit personal trainers is to motivate and get you to the next level of fitness safely and with a feeling of accomplishment.
One on one instruction can teach you proper form to avoid injury, encourage you when it gets challenging, and make sure you’re combining the best practices to meet your goals, including optimal nutrition.
Located at: 507 S Hanley Rd, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
Steel Plate CrossFit puts clients as top priority which means they put together a training program designated to help you reach your goal. They focus on functional fundamental movements with an intensity that fits your training needs.
Steel Plate CrossFit offers CrossFit Classes, Bootcamp Classes, Personal Training also Strength and Conditioning for Athletes of all ages. We feature a team of certified CrossFit Professionals. We are elite fitness professionals.
Located at: 9228 Manchester Road, St. Louis, MO 63144, USA
CrossFit 314 offers morning, midday, and evening classes throughout the week. It is also the home to the 314 Barbell Club, which is dedicated to the promotion of Weightlifting as a sport. They work with athletes to improve competency in the snatch and clean and jerk.
This is accomplished first by teaching proper, efficient form. Under the supervision of Neil Jones – USAW Club Coach, and Tim Schultz – Club President, athletes with increase strength, speed, flexibility, balance, and coordination, as well as setting personal records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and squat.
Located at: 11133 Lindbergh Business Ct, St. Louis, MO 63123, USA
BARx CrossFit focuses on programming that delivers fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Their specialty is building an all-around athlete who is competent in all general physical skills including endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
BARx offers several classes, starting with an On Ramp class that will introduce you to technique and mechanics first, then intensity. A CrossFit Class, experienced coaches lead you through a challenging but doable workout consisting of constantly varied functional movements at a high intensity. This may include barbells, dumbells, kettlebells, gymnastics, running, rowing, pullups, medicine balls, and just about anything else we can think of that will help you meet your fitness goals.
BARx Kids and Teens
CrossFit Kids is a strength and conditioning program that is specifically designed for kids and teenagers to help them develop a lifelong love of fitness. In a group setting, children and teens participate in fun and engaging workouts that deliver measurable results and prepare them to be well- rounded athletes.
Elementary (K-5th grade)
The Elementary classes are 45 minutes in length. The elementary classes will introduce a greater variety of functional movements. Instruction and practice will be interspersed with fun activities including climbing, tumbling, gymnastics skills and games.
Junior Varsity (5th-8th grade)
This hour long class will continue to utilize functional movements as well as the introduction of the barbell. The focus of the program will be on technique rather than the amount of weight lifted. The goal of the CrossFit Kids program is to develop and improve general physical fitness in order to prepare kids to be safe in sports (and life in general).
Varsity (8th-12th grade)
Through the CrossFit methodology of constantly varied functional movement, this program will teach your teenager how to be explosive and powerful in whatever athletic endeavor they choose to participate in. The skills addressed expand to include the majority of CrossFit’s foundational and auxiliary movements. On top of that, because the workouts are constantly varied, they are less likely to fall prey to the overuse injuries that plague common training routines and year-round sports.
All Things Barbell
Whether you want to compete in the sport of Olympic weightlifting or just improve your speed, strength and explosive power, BARx offers a variety of class options that emphasize olympic lifting.
Our Sunday Olympic Lifting class with Tony Grana is designed for all ability levels and offers more in-depth instruction on the clean and jerk and snatch. This class is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their Olympic lifts.
Located at: 12309 Old Big Bend Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63131, USA
CrossFit Valley Park is one of two Reebok recognized facilities in the state of Missouri, earning this right by focusing on individuals instead of a broad CrossFit routine. They recognize that everyone is different, with unique issues and challenges, and embrace the challenge of helping those individuals get there.
Located at: 814 St Louis Ave, Valley Park, MO 63088, USA
CrossFit Maryland Heights understands that everyone in their community has been a beginner at some point and make sure they go the extra mile to put you at ease while challenging with every workout. Their training process is designed to build confidence and physical and mental accomplishments you never imagined possible.
Located at: 2302 Centerline Industrial Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146, USA
The style and atmosphere at CrossFit 26 is laid back, while their training and programming are intense. They’ve built their box around the people who come in and give their all, those who invest their time and sweat day in and day out.
Their programming is a hybrid system consisting of different training principles, theories and techniques that have been carefully selected to produce unprecedented results. CF26 builds their workouts around awareness, mobility, alignment and strength.
Located at: 8264 Brentwood Industrial Dr, Brentwood, MO 63144, USA