CrossFit Manayunk started out of a need and desire for something different; something that would produce extraordinary real world changes. Our humble beginning took place in my home garage where I put myself and a few willing friends through new and intense workouts. Before we knew it, the seven of us were religiously training out of my garage.
Although we weren't putting the local globo-gyms out of businesses, we were doing something that the globo had not and will not ever be able to achieve. We were able to gain insane results while building a supportive community that felt more like a second family. As time passed personal records were broken, pounds and inches were shed, and self esteems were risen. It was hard to believe that all this had begun from my home garage.
Word began to spread and we began to grow. By year-end 2009 we moved to a small industrial space. With nothing more than some homemade equipment, limited kettle bells, sprinkler boxes [the kind purchased at the Home Depot], and some matting we opened our doors and began training. As our numbers steadily grew I found that athletes from all walks of life enjoyed the extreme workouts that we offered. They felt and saw the change. Above all else, they feel in love with a community that they were now part of.
Over the next year and a half we continued to train. Ego's were checked at the door and sweat, blood, tears and the occasional melt downs were shed. I learned that with a hard-working individual, a supportive community, and the proper technique there is no room for failure. It's the perfect breeding ground for success.
Over one-hundred and fifty members later ... here we are! Our industrial style box doesn't meet the requirements of a globo-style gym but it certainly fits our needs. It's our home. Each day we strive to empower each other, we push each other to reach our individual goals.
In this gym, you will not be left alone ... you will be coached and even though you may fall, you can always count on someone being there to help you back up. Being part of CrossFit Manayunk is about becoming part of a community, part of a family. Together we strive for elite fitness, proper nutrition, and an overall healthier lifestyle.
I hope that you are ready to embark on a journey to a healthier lifestyle and a better you. I welcome you with open arms to our loving, caring, and ever-growing family.