Top Ten CrossFit Gyms In the US

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CrossFit in its current form began in 2000. Since then, it has grown and grown with no end in sight. In 2005 there were just 13 CrossFit affiliated gyms. Now there are over 7,000. In fact, opening a CrossFit gym is a potentially sound business venture considering that you have a 98% chance of success when you open one.

With the number of participants growing day by day, and the number of gyms (or "boxes" as they are called in the CrossFit world) also increasing, you might find yourself in a situation where you can pick and choose which gym to workout in. In fact, in some towns there is a question of oversaturation, causing gyms to compete with each other for clients.

Below is a list of the top ten CrossFit boxes, or gyms, in the United States. This list is based on quality of training, variety of equipment and services, and the overall culture of the members. The format is the name of the gym, then the city, state it is located in. Be sure to say why the gym is the best...

The Top Ten

1 Outlaw CrossFit – Alexandria, Virginia

One of the first 100 CrossFit boxes in the world, this gym has it all. Classes 5 days a week and specializes in a hybrid CrossFit and Westside Barbell style of training to get you strong fast. Discounts also available. - Finch

Challenged every day in a new way. This place changed the way I workout for life. I haven't gone to this gym for almost 2 yrs because of a move but I still follow their weekly blog that's published and still feel connected to the Outlaw family there. The lifting emphasis is key and makes such a difference in overall health.

Dirty, loud and heavy. Great people and the coaches know their stuff.

I've been going to NW CrossFit for almost 2 years. The progress I have made is simply amazing! When I first started I could barely do a push up, let alone a renegade row. Now I'm easily doing renegade rows with 20# Barbells! At 50+ years of age I am in the best shape of my life! The community aspect is awesome! Everyone is very encouraging and supportive and the coaches are oustanding!

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2 I Am CrossFit - Miami, Florida

Upper keys location is so friendly with a great community and so much support from everyone not just the coaches. However Melissa, Jonathan and Ryan are the best. But all the I am Crossfit locations deserve a round of applause! Open 7 days a week and everybody is welcome and feels welcomed the minute they walk in the door!

I love the Upper Keys CrossFit. The coaches (Ryan, Melissa and Elves) are excellent at teaching and motivating. Everyone roots for each other, and there is a feeling of closeness between all members and coaches. It is a difficult workout, but I love it, and that is why I am there 5 days a week.

Nutrition, yoga, boxing, kids classes, this gym has it all. Boasting the largest membership is south Florida, this gym has everything - including their own competition series for the members. They also participate in charity work to give back to the community. - Finch

Great coach's and good atmosphere. Very professional and good workouts!

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3 Northwest CrossFit - Seattle, Washington

With four locations and many, many members, it would be easy to lose the sense of community that draws people into CrossFit and keeps them coming back. The coaches and members at this box (these boxes) put their heart and soul into creating a tight-knit community and ensuring each member is engaged in it. The programming is diverse and allows elite athletes to push themselves in special clinics and competition programs while allowing beginners to learn and grow at a safe, comfortable pace. The coaches are awesome at teaching and stressing proper form and range-of-motion on every rep of every set.

With up to a dozen classes a day at each location there's always a class that fits my life schedule. Other commenters have captured the supportive and knowledgeable nature of the coaching and community but it goes well beyond that. Northwest CrossFit has an event staff that constantly comes up with fun and engaging events outside the box that include friendly competitions, specialty clinics, health and nutrition seminars and activities like scavenger hunts. It's a great community and a great box. I'm in, for life.

Super popular for good reasons. This box boasts one of the best layouts in the land. Tons of equipment and room to breathe. They take care of their employees with full health and medical insurance and ongoing education. The love gets returned to the members. - Finch

I accidentally posted my comment to Outlaw CrossFit... if someone is monitoring these comments, please move mine if you can.

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4 Windy City CrossFit - Chicago, Illinois

This gym offers a unique Athlete's Development program designed to help you prep for competitions like the CrossFit Games. Hosting 80 classes each week, they also make an effort to profile their individual members on their website to help motivate you to get your gains. Lots of space and lots to do. - Finch

The box has a great energy and so many classes. Regular WODs, Oly, strength and condition classes. The offer speciality traing training traxs. One the most popular traxs is a woman fitness. The coaches are all awesome, various styles and all engaging. It's huge!

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5 College Hill CrossFit - Greensboro, North Carolina

I LOVE College Hill SO much! I recently moved to another state and literally tried over 20 boxes, and still didn't find anyone who compared to CHC, or even came close. My first month there (I had just moved to the area) I participated in a big competition, and there was this HUGE outpouring of support and encouragement, cheering me on as if I had been there for years. It really touched my heart and meant so much to me. The coaches are truly passionate about CrossFit and about coaching. They are knowledgeable and know each athlete and how to help each athlete as an individual. The community is the epitome of what a CrossFit community is supposed to be. They are family that truly care about each other and want the best for each other. From the first day I walked in and every day after I literally felt so happy inside because the gym radiates a strong positive energy. There is a strong atmosphere and spirit of unity and acceptance and just fun. Pam, the owner, is OUTSTANDING and quite ...more

I've been at this box since opening day! They helped me develop into a better athlete than I ever thought possible. Great coaches, Great members, Great facility, Great class time options. Cannot imagine my life without this place!

Exceptional coaching; inspiring, loving, welcoming community; organized, professional owner. I cannot say enough good things about College Hill Crossfit!

I have grown as an athlete and a person since joining CHC. The coaching is second to none and sense of community continues to amaze me!

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6 810 CrossFit - Grand Blanc, Michigan

The coaches at 810 are world class. They have also consistently placed coaches and members into the Crossfit Regionals. JOe and Liz are exceptional people, focusing programming on elite fitness but doing so with a flexibility to allow newcomers and those who are not "crossfit games" level to really improve their strength and conditioning. As a testament, there are more than a few members who drive up to an hour to work out with there. The community at 810 is fantastic that rolls over into everyday life where many members organize socially with each other too.

I left my original gym where I had a rather disappointing experience- mentally unhealthy community, subpar coaching, etc etc- and I found this magical happy place in 810 CrossFit. From the first day I felt welcomed and supported and enjoyed crossfit training so much more. The coaches are exceptional, the community is amazing- I no longer work out at 810 because the drive from where I love was just too far (hey guys this is Trish ;)), but I miss it dearly! 810

Such an amazing all around gym! Supportive and knowledgeable coaches. Always watching for and teaching good technique. The 810 community is wonderful! Wherever you are in your fitness journey you are welcomed. I have gained a confidence I never had before and a supportive helpful family. So proud to be a part of 810! Love 810

Where in Grand Blanc?

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7 Santa Cruz CrossFit – Santa Cruz, California

Not only is this gym run by a brother and sister team who were coached by Greg Glassman (the founder of CrossFit), but they cater to all sorts of people from the working professionals to the professional athletes. They also offer discounts for students, military, and first responders. - Finch

8 San Francisco CrossFit - San Francisco, California

One of the very first affiliated gyms, this one has gained fame due to Kelly Starrett and his Mobility WOD YouTube channel. And his books. If you want to get the best training about the bio-mechanics of your body, this is the place to go. The box also offers CrossFit for kids and teens, as well as programs for running, gymnastics, weightlifting, movement/mobility, and CrossFit endurance. - Finch

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9 Titan CrossFit - Cockeysville, Maryland

I absolutely love this place! I have been a member for 3 years and am in the best shape of my life! The coaches are incredibly knowledgeable. The equipment is top notch. The members are friendly and encouraging. Whether you are looking to get fit or rock the competitive world, Titan will help you get there.

Titan CrossFit is amazing! This place really makes you feel like you are a part of a family! The coaches are awesome! I love Titan and am so happy I joined! Thank you Nick, Jaime and all the other coaches for making Titan so Great!

Awesome coaches and great community. Lots of classes to choose from! The owners created a great workout environment but also encourage socializing with fellow athletes. My favorite place to be!

Titan CrossFit has a HUGE facility! I love it there!

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10 Reebok CrossFit 5th Ave - New York, New York

10,000 square feet of CrossFit pain. All the equipment you could ever want and specialty classes to keep your body guessing. They even have Yoga. Don't forget that there's a Reebok Fit-Hub store attached to the gym... - Finch

The Contenders

11 CrossFit Central - Austin, Texas

Crossfit Central was the first box I ever had the pleasure of working out at. Since then, I've tried several boxes over the last several years and always find myself comparing those to Crossfit Central. Their coaches, facility, and energy are amazing. From the second you walk in and are greeted by the always smiling front desk person, to the coaches and class. It truly is an excellent gym. I would recommend this gym over any other in the Austin, Texas area.

I tried other Crossfit gyms in Austin, and none could compare to Crossfit Central. Their coaches are truly top notch. The programming is stellar. And most importantly, they make sure you stay committed by belonging to a home room class that you must attend or otherwise notify your coach... Talk about holding you accountable! I've never wanted to come back for more pain so badly than after joining crossfit central.

CrossFit Central is hands down the best CrossFit box I have been to. They have phenomenal facilities, top of the line coaches and great programming. They also have programs for every range of athletes and are genuinely interested in you meeting your goals! Glad I was able to train there for awhile.

I love CC. I have been a part of the community for 3 years and I am constantly encouraged and driven to expect more for myself. The facilities are great, programming is wonderful and I enjoy being around everyone! Definitely makes me enjoy work more after I get in a good AM workout.

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12 CrossFit LoDo - Denver Colorado

What a great place - location, atmosphere and membership! A fun group of coaches, who continually guide, instruct, push the members all the while keeping us safe! The membership is pretty awesome as well. We have a great time while pushing ourselves and each other to success. When in Denver, you have to try this place out!

Fitness isn't one thing, it is everything, and this gym allows members and drop ins to seek their own fitness goals while providing advanced programming and coaching to help.

I've been to many Crossfit gyms, but the coaches here are very educated and by far the best to work with. It's a great family.

Great atmosphere. Amazing and educated coaches! Love this gym!

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13 CrossFit F3 - Winter Springs, Florida
14 CrossFit Fenway - Boston, Massachusetts

They max their classes out at 10 people to make sure you get the specialized coaching you need. They offer all levels of classes including competitor training and endurance training. Space and options galore. - Finch

Fantastic box. Great coaches, equipment, and location (in the shadow of Fenway Park). Small classes and super-friendly environment. There is a reason it is near of the top of everyone's list of boxes to drop in for a WOD.

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15 12 Labours - Baltimore, Maryland

They greet you like you are a family member, with open arms, and a smiling face. Extremely well trained to provide for each and every client, from the absolute beginner to the advanced, competitive athlete to satisfy their needs/goals.

Incredible coaching staff, warm open community, and thoughtful programming. There is something for everyone here, regardless of whether a top notch athlete or someone just getting into fitness.

Experienced and attentive coaches, and a friendly and supportive community. A great space for the timid novice up to and including the games competitor!

Amazing coaches and the best community out there!

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16 Flagship CrossFit - San Francisco, California

Awesome space in San Francisco with amazing coaches

17 CrossFit StoneAgeFuel - Reno, Nevada
18 CrossFit Reborn - Bowie, Maryland

Emphasizing the importance of comradery or each one help/teach one, Reborn has made it possible for most athletes who walk through its doors to realize his or her inner and physical strength. With dynamic and knowledgeable coaching and athletes who yearn to learn and grow, whether it be to maintain or reach fitness goals or prepare for competition, we all bring our skills and talents to this Box. With that, we have positioned ourselves to set the bar high for local and national Crossfit facilities. Reborn stresses the importance of mobility first and then developing strength and endurance. #rebornstrong

Reborn forges an atmosphere where family/comradery takes precedent followed by mobility/functional movement, strength, and endurance. Many have walked through our doors gaining a sense of inner and physical strength. Though we are not the largest Box, Reborn has positioned itself to set the bar high for local and national Crossfit facilities. With dedicated knowledgeable coaches and athletes wanting to grow and learn along side each other, Reborn breaks the mold. #rebornstrong crossfitreborn.com

Great coaches! I'm the best me I've been in a long while! #rebornstrong

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19 CrossFit 580 - Livermore, California
20 D3 CrossFit - Renton, Washington
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