New York City is one of the world’s greatest cities, offering some of the best food, bars, entertainment, etc. but when it comes to CrossFit there really are only a few.
First off being sponsored by a big brand or being a high end multi city box does not mean your the best; the best consists of amazing communities, coaches, and programming.
To kick off that list we have Solace and Bowery…
Solace New York
“Fitness trends fade, but Solace New York is built to last. In 2015, the gym opened its doors and was quickly labeled the “luxury CrossFit box” of Manhattan.
That label, however, does not do their gym justice. Solace New York is more than just another CrossFit box, more than just swanky locker rooms, more than trendy products and apparel on the shelves.
They are a fitness, wellness, lifestyle brand focused on the three important pillars of fitness – strength, speed, and recovery.
Solace New York contains the most comprehensive training offerings in the city.
General preparedness programs lead by passionate Level 1&2 CrossFit Trainers, specialized gymnastics classes taught by former Olympians, and Body and Yoga classes facilitated by certified instructors are a few of the many classes on the daily schedule.
Solace’s well-rounded approach can help any athlete meet their goals and will never fade into the background of the New York fitness scene.”
Bowery Crossfit is the gem box of NYC, with ground presence is a humble door beside a Chinatown Hot Pot restaurant, but inside they have 200+ members, 7 coaches, and a dedicated nutrition specialist that are jewels of our community.
They are going on 4 years strong, and continue to build their community with athletes that have been around since the beginning as well as newer members who find the laid back, yet no nonsense vibe at Bowery to match their needs.
Something that sets Bowery apart is that members’ goals drive strategies from the bottom up. Every member is provided with 4 one on one goals setting sessions each year.
The results of those sessions are communicated internally so they know what makes each member tick and what they can do to elevate the group experience and start hitting those individual goals. Some come with weight loss goals, others with strength gain goals, but throughout they find that members want to cultivate habits of health with people they trust and enjoy being around.
At Bowery, they rely on a foundation of Crossfit with the insights of individual aims to provide an exceptional NYC fitness experience.
Reebok CrossFit Fifth Ave.
“Reebok CrossFit 5th Ave is a world-class CrossFit box located ideally between Bryant Park and the Empire State Building on 37th and 5th Ave. In our 10,000 square-foot facility we offer a broad training program that is suitable for any level of fitness. We are also attached to a 2,500 sq ft Reebok retail store (Fit-Hub) on the corner of 37th and 5th Ave.
Our program is based on CrossFit methodology. This means we do constantly varied, functional movements (like squats and push-ups) at a high-intensity.
Functional movements are organic in nature, innate to our DNA and essential to our quality of life. We train for longevity, we train for health and most of all, and we train for fun.”
“CrossFit NYC was the sixteenth (of now over ten thousand) CrossFit affiliates. We were the first in New York (2005).
Our coaching staff is the largest and most experienced of any CrossFit affiliate in the world. We have supervised over 75,000 CrossFit classes totaling nearly 1 million workouts. Our members include professional athletes and dancers, desk jockeys and stay-at-home moms, celebrities and grandparents. If you live in New York and you want to get in the best shape of your life, CrossFit NYC is the place to be.”
CrossFit Union Square
“CrossFit Union Square is a world-class CrossFit box conveniently located in Union Square. In our 7,500 square-foot facility we offer a broad training program that is suitable for any level of fitness. We are also attached to a Reebok retail store (Fit-Hub) on the corner of 14th street and Union Square West.
In addition to the CrossFit staples such as pull-up bars, ropes and rings, free weights, kettlebells, rowers and jump ropes, CrossFit Union Square also boasts three fully equipped Eleiko lifting platforms and bumper plates. And yes, our floor is equipped to drop weight! We have a community of athletes of all abilities lead by coaches who teach movement, technique, and inspire group workouts multiple times per day. We make sure every session leads to a stronger, faster, and happier you.”
“We’re here to help you reach your fitness goals, and to guide you towards long term health and happiness. We meet you where you are, taking into account your experience level, how often you work out, your age, what you’re eating, how you’re sleeping, how much stress you’re under, what your movement patterns look like, and what mobility restrictions you have.
CrossFit is accessible and scalable, meaning that regardless of your current fitness level, it will work for you. We currently have clients who are big, small, young, old, and everywhere in between!”
“CrossFit Wall Street is located in the heart of the Financial District on 60 New Street. FiDi is a bustling area full of interesting and accomplished people, and our membership reflects the area’s diversity. CFWS members are students, retirees, bankers, brokers, business professionals, homemakers, artists, and more! The common bond we share is a desire to push ourselves to reach our highest potential.
Our CrossFit gym is different from other gyms! At CFWS you won’t find treadmills, weight machines and walls of mirrors… we use old school barbells, kettlebells, rowers, running and gymnastics to deliver true functional fitness. Unlike many other CrossFit gyms in NYC, we limit our classes to 8 athletes with one or two coaches per class so you get the personal attention you need to attain your fitness goals. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up selected to prepare you for the Skill work and the Workout of the Day (WOD). During the Skill, your coach will help you refine the technique and efficiency of the major Olympic/power lifts or gymnastic movements.
At CrossFit Wall Street we don’t do EASY. However, you WILL find that we provide loads of motivation and camaraderie at our gym, with plenty of opportunities to meet and form lasting relationships with a great group of people. We are men and women who have grown and seen our lives change for the better because of the CrossFit lifestyle.”
CrossFit East River
“CrossFit East River is a 2,500-square-foot CrossFit “box” in the East Village.
We are fully equipped to do CrossFit, and nothing else. You won’t find treadmills, elliptical or other machines in our gym. “We are the machines.”
We have a small members’ area and a shower for post-workouts. You’re also welcome lock up your bike inside our space.”
“The SPOT strives to make people physically and mentally stronger, helping to unlock the human potential of greatness and inspire positive change. Our team of dedicated professionals united by passion will motivate and guide our members to a superior lifestyle of health and fitness.
To bring all athletes to the limits of their physical capacities and beyond. We achieve this through the strategic and intelligent planning needed of effective training of athletes with varying experiences and abilities, Our thorough approach to health and fitness in an environment that bleeds camaraderie and support helps to empower our athletes while unifying a community rooted in fitness.”
“CrossFit DUMBO will work exclusively with compound movements and shorter high intensity cardiovascular sessions. We’ve replaced the lateral raise with the push-press, the curl with pull-ups, and the leg extension with squats. For every long distance effort our athletes will do five or six at short distance.”
CrossFit Concrete Jungle
“CrossFit Concrete Jungle was born in 2013 on Upper East Side and has been training athletes ever since. We believe that fitness changes lives. We believe the quality of our health determines the quality of our lives—and nothing is more important than that. We believe fitness should be a lot of hard work and bring results. Our goal is to change the way you look, feel, move and push your limits to be the best that you can be. We believe we offer well-rounded fitness experiences through our premiere coaching, effective programming, and tight-knit community.
We pride ourselves on our exceptionally trained and experienced staff who can help you get fit for life in a safe and supportive environment. Concrete Jungle is not just a place to get a good workout – it’s a diverse and supportive community of like-minded fitness enthusiast. Our coaches are specialized in weightlifting, gymnastics, kettlebells, endurance, group conditioning, and offer results that cannot be matched elsewhere. They have years of coaching and competition experience, allowing for sound and quality coaching every step of the way. It quickly grew and evolved into an incredibly supportive community.”
“CrossFit Queens is Astoria’s oldest, most well-known fitness gym. Conveniently located right off the N/W train at Astoria Blvd, our location is easy to get to from every corner of the borough. We will provide you with strength and conditioning training, nutrition education, and a supportive and exciting experience bolstered through our inclusive and friendly community. We also host frequent seminars and special events on weekends. With over 80 classes per week, CFQ offers the most fitness classes in Astoria.”
CrossFit La Caja
“In our CrossFit classes, elements of gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, sprinting, rowing and jumping are all combined into one program to help you achieve elite fitness. This is the only program capable of simultaneously developing your endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy.
All of these principles are applied to a small group class where training with your friends does more than make the experience a ton of fun. Our CrossFit classes are all about team spirit and motivation. Whether you consider yourself a competitive CrossFitter or not, seeing others around you perform will instinctively push you to be your very best. Training with others also holds you accountable to staying on track. Miss a workout? It probably won’t go unnoticed.”
“Since 2014 CrossFit Kingsboro has built a bridge that connects Clinton Hills, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and Bedford Stuyvesant. Our goal is to bring community based fitness to the area. We believe that fitness goals can be easily achieved and maintained within the framework of a community. Our programming is strength based and intended to be inclusive to all clients regardless of current physical ability. Our workouts and programming templates are constantly varied to prevent stagnation and boredom in fitness goals.”
“Our goal at CrossFit Gantry is to provide our members with the best coaching and programming we can. In true CrossFit fashion our Programming is broad, varied and inclusive. Our programming is designed for you to attend our classes in any combination of days and still see benefits. As you grow as a CrossFitter you will develop a personal program and a routine of attending classes through the week.”
CrossFit Dutch Kills
“The premiere strength and conditioning facility in Queens, New York. The atmosphere is welcoming and is one of support and camaraderie to anyone seeking elite fitness. Dutch Kills Fitness is a community; a family that sweats and suffers, laughs with and supports each other. We look forward to adding you to our family.”
“We are a community of coaches, clients, family, and friends all mutually dedicated to the improvement of ourselves, the improvement of others, and the improvement of the local area through health and fitness.
Our coaches are a dedicated group of fitness experts, and our members are a tight-knit crew. We welcome those of all skills, abilities, and physical levels. We sweat together, laugh together, and sometimes even bleed together. We treat one another with courtesy and respect, and support each other through every last rep. When you join CrossFit Greenpoint, you can expect to be welcomed, challenged, and supported every time you walk through the door.”