Bringing together aspects of powerlifting, gymnastics, and much more, CrossFit will truly test your mettle. And the great CrossFit gyms of Arizona are serious about getting you in shape. Here are our favorites in the state!
CrossFit Tempe was founded by Ken Miller, who dropped 275 lbs. by combining CrossFit training and a Paleo diet. It's evident that Miller wants the athletes at CrossFit Tempe to find personal success like he did. Workouts are scaled for every class, and, if it's necessary, every individual in the class. What's more, each athlete's stats are recorded electronically so they can track their progress. How's that for commitment?
In Tucson, Wildcat CrossFit wants to help you get things done. Their CrossFit classes focus on making everyday life tasks easier for all participants—and everyone is welcome. Enrollment is limited to 250 members to ensure that personal attention remains a top priority.
At East Valley CrossFit, athletes may enroll in CrossFit, Competitor Training, Olympic Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Kettlebell, Strongman classes, and more. If we've piqued your interest, check out their website for more information—including the credentials and certifications of each coach. With such an emphasis on coaching (in addition to athleticism—of course), it's no wonder why East Valley CrossFit has sent teams to Regions five times.
At CrossFit PHX, you should expect the best, while striving to be your best. CrossFit PHX encourages camaraderie, friendship, community, and, most importantly, support. They offer a free one-week trial to both new and experienced CrossFit athletes. Here, you'll find regular CrossFit classes, Ladies Only, Yoga, Olympic Weightlifting, and even 1on1 Skill Sessions with a trainer. And don't let us forget to mention it: CrossFit PHX was voted the #1 CrossFit Box in the US for 2017 by Men's Fitness magazine.
You won't find any headphones or boring, redundant workouts at CrossFit Full Strength. What you will find, however, are classes seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. with multiple options in between. Full Strength has a kids' room, too, so you don't need to worry about leaving the little ones behind. They're welcome, too!
If you're new to the CrossFit game, stop by CrossFit Celsius on a Saturday morning for a free fundamentals class. They've been transforming "lives and bodies" since 2011, per their website. In addition to several different types of classes (including one for kids), members can participate in a Celsius Night Out to shake things up or a fundraiser.
Whether you're looking for a classic CrossFit Class, something for the kids, Olympic Lifting, or just an open gym, Hammer Crossfit has you covered. This box is open seven days a week, with hours varying depending on their class schedule.
Going to a new gym can be intimidating. What if you're a beginner and have to take a class with advanced-level athletes? If the idea of that has your stomach in knots, allow CrossFit Uru to come in clutch. They offer CrossFit classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels—so you don't have to worry about embarrassing yourself so badly you never step foot in a gym again.
CrossFit Purgatory doesn't want you to wait to try their classes out. There's no worrying about whether you're "fit enough" to join, here, because everyone is welcome. The Purgatory crew will even help new members with planning workouts, holding them accountable, nutrition plans, and more. After a free one-hour consult and intro class, new members have four one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer, so they're not thrown into the fire on day one.
The team at CrossFit Insidious places their emphasis not only on physical fitness, but energy restoration and vitality, too. Drop in any time (for a small fee) and see how you like it. If you're not ready to commit to an unlimited membership, try the 6 Week Challenge or contact them for a temporary membership. We have a feeling, though, that once you check out CrossFit Insidious, you'll be hooked.