We have now moved in and settled into our new space.....AND IT IS FREAKIN AWESOME!!
Team CrossFit changed my life and well being. I never imagined I could improve my overall health, strength and endurance, and have fun doing it, in such a short period of time. From not working out for many decades, to looking forward to the daily burn at Team CrossFit, I’ve never felt better. From never even trying to diet, to someone who finds their eating recommendations easy with enormous benefits – 35 pounds in less than 3 months. Personalized and customized training from the coaching staff; friendly and supportive environment from all. You can’t get this stuff anywhere else.
TeamCrossift is comprised of an exceptional group of individuals and trainers, all with one common goal, to help each other get in better shape. I started about 2 months ago and I couldn’t be happier and healthier. My wife, friends and family have already noticed a remarkable difference in how I look and the fact that I feel even better than 2 months ago is an added benefit.
I have been an athlete all my life and have trained with some of the worlds top athletes. I am up there in my years and have not trained for a while, this is fun, exciting and constantly changing which equals to a challange. The work outs are exciting and intense, something I really enjoy, however, you can scale down you work outs to how you feel that day, it’s up to you to push yourself and set your own goals.
The trainers are attentive, knowledgable and inspiring. If you truly want to get in shape and are bored the the same old, same old at the gym. I highly recomend TeamCrossfit. Listen, they even help you with nutrition, you don’t really get that at any other gym that I know of.
I’ve been to some other crossfits nearby and i must say this is easily the best one. Crossfit affiliates are all about the coaching and I had the pleasure of going to James and Joyniers classes and they were both extremely knowledgeable. Not only did they help me out during there own class times but when they were not actually teaching a class and noticed my form and technique off, immediately came and helped. If you’re going to go to a crossfit gym, you want the one with the best coaches and this is the one with the best coaches in the valley. its all about seeing movement and knowing how to correct it, and these guys can do just that. Not to mention Ive heard they have a hall of fame olympic weightlifting coach.
Crossfit has brought a new meaning of balance to my life. Crossfit literally pressed my reset button for me. I can eat mindfully, I sleep better, and I’m stronger than I have been since I stopped doing gymnastics in high school. Crossfit gives me goals and a means to achieving them. It provides me with a sense of accomplishment every day, as well as a sense of progress. The Paleo Challenge reset my eating habits and taught me what truly gives me energy, how to make the right choices, and what my body really needs to perform at its best. I am still learning from Crossfit every time I come to workout, and I’m still learning how to make better decisions with every meal. But what Crossfit has also taught me is that as long as I do my best, try as hard as I can, learn, and dedicate myself, I can overcome any challenge.
When I started at Team Crossfit eight months ago, I weighed in at 230 pounds, which was the heaviest I’d ever been. I was doing a ton of emotional eating and my self-esteem had hit an all-time low. I had tried all kinds of different workouts…globo-gyms, free weights, treadmills, spinning, biking, power yoga…you name it, I tried it. Whenever I’d start a new program my results would peak after first few weeks and then I’d plateau. I would get discouraged with the lack of results and bored with the repetition and would eventually wind up quitting.
Eight months ago a friend talked me into trying Crossfit. From the first class I was hooked. Crossfit was the perfect solution to all the issues I’d had working out. Every day is something completely different so I’m never bored. The coaching is phenomenal. Not only do these guys help me perfect my form and movements, they stay on top of me and constantly push me to give the workout my all. One of the best parts about Crossfit is the time. Most workouts are less than 30 minutes, and in that short amount of time I’m able to achieve way more than I’ve ever been able to with much longer workouts. I’m a competitive person, and since we track all of our results, Crossfit provides the perfect opportunity to compete against not only my classmates, but myself.
I am a 24 hour fitness member and have been for ten years. I have never seen such results in the past ten years at 24 as I have the past ten weeks at Team Crossfit. How much longer can I run on a treadmill and lift weights on a machine?! And I convinced myself that I was working out. Ha! Try a warm up at crossfit, then you'll know the truth. Friends, colleagues and family have noticed the positive difference in my attitude and my body, which they remind me of almost everyday. I live in Hollywood and I make the trek because James and his staff are a fantastic group. There is no better investment you can make then the investment in yourself. It's no joke - it's absolutely worth it.
I always knew there was something special missing from my workouts. Having been a competitive athlete since the age of 8, working out has always been a way of life. When real life took over my family, work, everyone and everything else became the priority. My mind state was like, “OK, I can get back in the gym and get back in shape in no time…just like the old days.” WRONG! I found when I did have time to get to the gym I was completely spinning my wheels in a monotony of exercises that were not giving me any results and was down right boring! Having been introduced to Team Cross fit on the first day of class, not having any expectations I found what I was always missing!! James and his staff offered me just the challenge I needed; they woke up my hibernated competitive spirit and reinforced things I had forgotten. They sat down with me and showed me exactly how to maximize my individualized program through Paleo eating and Bench mark work outs. The results have been mind-blowing! This truly has been an eye-opener for me and it feels so wonderful to be part of a team again!! Thanks James and Team Cross fit Staff!!
On my first day of Crossfit, James asked me “What are your fitness goals?”. I began describing how I wanted my body to change; that I wanted to be skinny. Fitness goals? What were those? I never thought about it before. Crossfit has challenged me in ways I never could have imagined. The workouts are insane but it’s become my addiction. I crave it. Everyone is so encouraging and the trainers are AMAZING. I entered into the paleo challenge and to my surprise, I won. I had been stuck in a rut and was starving everyday on Weight Watchers. My first reaction to paleo was “NO CARBS”? How can people not eat carbs? Three months into Crossfit and I feel energized and satisfied. Every week I’m accomplishing small fitness goals and walking out the door with an enormous smile on my face. I don’t want to be skinny. I want to be fit. When people ask me if I belong to a gym I tell them no, I belong to Crossfit. In my opinion, it’s far superior. Thank you Crossfit for changing my life
Let's put it this way. Before Team Crossfit I was in okay shape for a guy who had a total hip replacement. I mean, that's what I thought considering the "personal rehab" I did at the gym. Turns out I couldn't do a pull-up or a full 90 degree squat, heck, I was lucky if my atrophied butt could even support my own weight at say 45 degrees. And I was an athlete all my life. Ice hockey and football, you know, the cool contact team sports! Now, let's talk about how Team Crossfit transformed me shall we. 10 pull ups in a row is routine now. My legs cannot only support a full squat, I can now do the prescribed weight for many exercises with full range of motion. Plus, I'm an actor so I'm inherently vain and I actually enjoyed my last headshot session feeling and looking a good 5 years younger than I really am. Chicks also dig it, too. Bonus!
What James has put together is something special. A community that thrives with a mixture of fun, intensity, personal accomplishment and incredible support. Sure, his jokes frighten people sometimes but I like him yelling at me to push me further than I ever would myself. That's key. Here's something I also find remarkable. I have not been sick once since doing Crossfit. Not even a sniffle. Fatigue sure, but not sick where you're cradling the chicken soup. My body can handle stress so much better! In fact, my body now handles everything so much better. Life is just easier because getting through some of these workouts is a huge accomplishment and that transfers into your life experience as a whole. All you have to is show up and Team Crossfit does the rest. Period.
I didn't think it was possible for me to wake up at 5am. To workout. And ENJOY doing so.
Well, Team CrossFit proved me wrong. I signed up for the Awesome Morning Bootcamp, a less intimidating version of the normal class because it's only 30 minutes long and it uses lighter weights. Don't get me wrong. This bootcamp is still intense and your muscles will be sore. I recommend this early morning class for those who want to ease their way into CrossFit training or for those who prefer smaller classes.
What makes this place more than ordinary:
The coach - Juvie's a fantastic coach. He has just the right amount of friendliness and enthusiasm at 5:30am to make me feel awake and ready to work up a sweat. Yes, there will be sweating and lots of it. (Don't worry, germophobes. This place is clean and odor-free.)
The owner - James was kind enough to e-mail me to see how I did on my first day. I knew my first day was going to be rough but damn, I was limping for 4 days. He encouraged me not to miss the 2nd class so I took his advice and I'm glad I did. Otherwise, I might've missed the entire week.
The people/atmosphere - There's a sense of community in this place. I've tried other gyms but it's different here because it feels like everyone is rooting for each other to do well. There are times when no words are exchanged but you get a sense that people are giving each other silent high-fives
My husband and I worked out at Team CrossFit for three months until we had to move, and we really miss it!
The owner James runs the the box very professionally and is smart about the WOD programming. All the coaches are professional, encouraging, and helpful. They will meet you at your skill level. If you are a beginner, they'll walk you through all of the basic movements; and if you've been doing CrossFit for a while, they'll help you get even better. I liked the fact that they give step-by-step breakdowns of a skill, and then drill the movements to build proper muscle memory.
There's a whole spectrum of people who work out there, from beginners to hard-core athletes, and everyone in between. It's a good balance of younger and older people, and men and women. As the name suggests, there's a real team spirit and a friendly and encouraging environment.
Several things set Team CrossFit apart from other boxes I've been a member of or dropped-in on:
1) The coaches are focused on safety and proper technique. For lifting, they will make sure you're doing the exercise properly before you add too much weight. They'll even tell you to remove weight if your form starts getting sloppy; this is something I appreciate because I'm not interested in injuring myself! They actively pay attention to you when you're working out, making sure your form is correct and safe. I especially liked that they will encourage you to NOT tear your hands to a bloody mess while doing pull-ups. It's not really about safety, but more the fact that torn hands will prevent you from working out until they heal!
2) There's something for everyone at this box. It is unique in that it offers Krav Maga self-defense classes. For experienced CrossFitters who need equipment to use, there is an open-gym membership. There are kids classes three times a week and workshops once or twice a month.
3) The gym is super clean and super organized. All the equipment has its place so everyone knows where to find it next time and so there are no safety hazards. The members are quite good about wiping down the equipment with antibacterial wipes. I'm not germaphobic, but I still appreciated this.
If you're not so keen on proper form and standards, you may not like the coaching. For example, if you do 3/4 depth push-ups, the coaches regularly remind you to go down to full depth. But if you want to compete, you'll get good feedback because the coaches know the standards.
Whether you're unfamiliar or experienced with CrossFit, you should check this box out!
I am a person of few words, but this time I really want to thank and say what I feel. I have always tried in my life to be fit, either for health or because I am a little smug :) I’ve been many gyms in my life. but I always felt I’m missing something or I want more. Three months ago came to this place, to be exact on December 12 and from that moment I felt that to really filled my life and fulfilled all expectations I ever wanted, really thanks to Emily, James, Heidi, and all staff that work in this place, such people are doing what they do, with great passion, and know they will always leave a very positive impression on everyone who passes through this place. You really are the best, and what makes me most happy is that I have almost six pack. Sorry for the spelling. I’m not very good at English. hahahah. Thanks!
A little more than a year ago, I joined TCF with the goal of shedding some weight, getting back in shape, and, honestly, to feel good about how I looked. Over time, my goals at TCF changed. I stopped caring about what the number said on the scale, and started focusing on what the numbers added up to after a one rep max, or my time after a benchmark WOD. Then, life happened. I was blessed with our first child, Riley, and my priorities and goals changed again. Now, it’s not so much weight loss, looks, or seeing how much I could lift; instead, it’s about having the energy and strength to carry my son around after a long day at work. It brings me so much joy to watch him calm down, rest his head on my shoulder, and fall asleep. It’s these types of priceless moments that I would never want to miss because “I’m too tired.”
The final nine pull-ups of Fran. The last round of Fight Gone Bad. The tail end 200 meters of a 1k row sprint. Crossfitters who have completed these tasks understand the physical and mental toll these take on the body. But what Crossfit has given me is the ability to be disciplined while digging down and finding what I have left to push through and finish the toughest part of a WOD. Crossfit has given me the confidence and knowledge that my tank is never empty, that I will always be able to finish my last rep. Had my child been born a year earlier, hours that become days that become weeks would have been lost, with my body convinced that a day of work was enough to drain all of my energy. Crossfit has not just improved my condition, health, appearance and confidence; it has given my son a father who will never miss, and always cherish these once-in-a-lifetime moments.
To be honest the first time I heard about Crossfit it put a bitter taste in my mouth. A friend of mine had been doing Crossfit for a while and when I asked her how she liked her gym (as I was considering changing up work outs and looking for a new inspiration) she replied “you know, Crossfit isn’t really for bigger people. Everyone there is in great shape and it’s all elite athletes, maybe trying getting closer to your goals before you look into it more” and that was that, I was over the Crossfit idea for the next few months.I have struggled pretty badly with weight since I had my amazing children, but really my entire life I have had body image issues. I was determined to get in shape so I kept eating “right” and running, & running, & running, & running! Until a few months went by and I started seeing some other friends post about Team Crossfit. Now all of these people (at the time) were not “elite” athletes and a few of them in certain people eyes may have even been considered “bigger” so again my interest was piqued with this Crossfit phenomenon. This time I went directly to the source, I called up Team Crossfit told them my story and the rest is history.My friend from earlier could not have been more WRONG!! I was welcomed with opened arms by the TCF family and not just the coaches but all the members too. When I started my journey I was 100lbs over weight and when I started at TCF I still had 70lbs to go. I was weak, slow, and definitely held the group back during WOD’s but not a single person ever made me feel that way. The encouragment and supportive words of this family has inched me closer to my goals one step at a time! Even after I injured my back in January(not CrossFit related) I was full of inspiration and support and nothing was going to stop me! I had to lay off classes for a few months but I bought a rower and some dumbbells and worked out on my front porch! Last month I was able to return to cross fit for regular WOD’s with a few modifications and I am happy to say that I am down a total of 80lbs. Working out here has changed my perspective on food, on fitness, and on life in general. My body has begun to transform into something I never imagined possible and I see goals in my future that I never thought I could reach. I am so happy to be back in the gym and look forward to reaching those goals with one of the greatest fitness families I have had the pleasure to be a part of!
The first time I heard the word CrossFit I felt scared and intimidated, but I’m not sure why I still decided to go check out Team CrossFit. I watched the first workout, thinking oh my god can I even get through ten minutes of this ! I saw strong men and women lifting weights, climbing ropes and doing pull ups and I thought I should just put my head down and walk out ! I was by no means even close to being athletic when I set foot into team crossfit. But there was just something about the environment , the coaches and the members that made me want to try it !! And now I am hooked !
In addition to feeling amazing when you walk out , the following are what I consider the best about Team CrossFit:
Fat, skinny, weak or strong this place will you put right on track and will help you achieve your goals !!! you can hunt me down in class if you are disappointed !!! I am sure there are many other good things I’m leaving out about Team CrossFit…. But I think everyone should come see it for themselves! You will come happy and leave happy ( but probably very sore)!!!!
Joining Team CrossFit was the best decision I could have ever made. Thank you for making this summer unforgettable for me, and I can’t wait to come back next summer and do it all again! I feel like I am now part of the Team Crossfit family. Special thanks to coach Emily for being my first and last coach this summer, for pushing me beyond my limits, and for helping me come up with today’s WOD. Couldn’t have gotten through it without you. Also, thank you Juvie, Jenn, and James, and Amy for being my workout buddy and motivator. much love…see you in a year!