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The Comprehensive Guide to Philadelphia CrossFit Gyms

The Comprehensive Guide to Philadelphia CrossFit Gyms

By Kiley Price

CrossFit is a workout program that combines the functional movements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and rowing at an extremely high speed and intensity.

According to the masses, however, this workout regimen is so much more than just a way to keep in shape. For some it’s a hobby, for others it’s just a way to keep in shape, but for many, it’s a lifestyle.

To that end, CrossFit has grown to over 10,000 gyms in the United States. It has even grown into a global phenomenon, shown by the 175 countries participating in the annual Reebok CrossFit Games.

CrossFit gyms are known as “boxes” and typically have about 12 to 20 people that participate, adding to the social aspect of the workout.

In life, people typically bond over their love or hatred for something, and CrossFit combines a little of both. The workouts can be extremely intense and difficult, but a lot of people say the sense of victory and personal achievement that comes after is something that keeps them coming back to CrossFit.

If you’re into fitness, it’s hard not to be a little curious about CrossFit, and want to give it a try. In Philadelphia, the scene is very lively.

There are 14 CrossFit gyms in Philadelphia alone, so there is no need to worry about finding one close to you.

Philly Views has compiled these gyms with descriptions to guide you through the world of CrossFit in Philadelphia and a map to help you find one close by. Each gym name links to the website, where you can find more information or sign up.

1. CrossFit Novem- Frankford Avenue

1221 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19125
Phone: (215) 291-2968

CrossFit Novem promises a community of passionate people in pursuit of a common goal. Joe Ling and Lesha Meyer, co-owners of this gym, met while CrossFitting in Philadelphia.

2. CrossFit Novem- North Howard Street

1732 N Howard St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Phone: (215) 291-2968

This is the other location of Crossfit Novem, just a short distance away from the Fishtown location in Olde Kensington.

3. CrossFit Center City

37 S 13th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
Phone: (267)-909-8210

As the oldest and longest-established CrossFit gym in Center City, this box specializes in strength training of specific parts of the body, whether you are a professional athlete or just someone that wants to become stronger. It also offer classes like yoga and stability training that are more restorative in nature.

4. Fearless Athletics- CrossFit South Philly

744 S 11th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Phone: (215) 983-1515

As the first location of Fearless Athletics, this facility has a highly-trained staff and offers specialized workouts.

5. Fearless Athletics- CrossFit Penn's Landing

126 Race St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Phone: (267) 449-7760

Created in 2014, this is the second Fearless Athletic gym,. This space is used to enhance stamina and endurance through their intense workouts.

6. CrossFit University City

109 S 24th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Phone: (215) 370-5971

This is a box in University City that focuses on tailoring workouts to each individual’s needs. They encourage people of any fitness level to try.

7. CrossFit 2 St.

1323 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
Phone: (610) 291-6779

This box in South Philly offers several different classes, including bootcamp, barbell club, turbo class, and personal training sessions. Many of these classes can be done either in groups or solo sessions.

8. CrossFit PHL

2017 S Juniper St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Phone: (215) 778-3259

Located in the Italian Market neighborhood of South Philly, this box is 3,000-square-feet with classic equipment. Their missions are: a commitment to performance, a foundation of safety, and a development of community.

9. CrossFit Renaissance

3668 Salmon St., Philadelphia, PA 19134
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134
Phone: (215) 760-5795

CrossFit Renaissance is a 6,000-square-feet facility in Port Richmond. Its main focus is on results, rather than excessive frills.

10. CrossFit Fairmount

1532 Parrish St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130
Phone: (267) 560-7149

CrossFit Fairmount is concentrated on building both strength and confidence through programs that include the use of their efficient equipment set-up, including pull-up bars, kettle bells, barbells, and more.

11. CrossFit Love

943 Rural Ln
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Phone: (267) 687-2858

Joe Petrusky, the owner of CrossFit Love, and his team’s mission for this box is to guide people into a healthier overall lifestyle, through CrossFit workouts and nutritional instruction with a plan.

12. CrossFit Prime

220 Geiger Rd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19115
Phone: (215) 873-4571

CrossFit Prime is the local box in the Philadelphia and Huntingdon Valley area that offers three different packages to tailor to every person’s schedule. They are also offering a free class every Tuesday so that you can give CrossFit a try.

13. Manayunk Athletics

127 Leverington Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127
Phone: (610) 291-6779

Manayunk Athletics’ is one of the largest gyms in the area, with a 7000-square-foot facility that is two stories. Even though it is large, they still promise a family-like feel and friendly environment.

14. CrossFit 215

4012 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129
Phone: (215) 848-1112

This box focuses on the intensity and dedication that CrossFit needs and the results that it can provide. By seeing other people push themselves at CrossFit 215, this could inspire you to push yourself as well.

15. CrossFit Supercharged

1931 Washington Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19146
Phone: 215-467-1008

CrossFit Supercharged is a box that focuses on a gradual increase in fitness and a healthy lifestyle until eventually your body can reach peak physical condition. They offer a free intro class so that beginners can have a taste of CrossFit and then trainers are able to tailor workouts to your ability.

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Kiley Price

Biology and journalism student at Wake Forest University, but Philly native. Love spending time outside, whether it be in the city or in the forest. You can reach me at kileyprice@phillyviews.com

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CrossFit Novem- Frankford Avenue
CrossFit Novem- North Howard Street
CrossFit Center City
Fearless Athletics- CrossFit South Philly
Fearless Athletics- CrossFit Penn's Landing
CrossFit University City
CrossFit 2 St.
CrossFit PHL
CrossFit Renaissance
CrossFit Fairmount
CrossFit Love
CrossFit Prime
Manayunk Athletics
CrossFit 215
CrossFit Supercharged