If you’ve got fitness fever, then there’s only one prescription — more CrossFit! Corny? Yeah, we know. But StrengthRX Crossfit is the kind of place with a light-hearted culture and a ton of inside jokes. It’s how we keep you motivated so we can kick your butt with our WODs.
Our mission has always been to create an environment where people of all backgrounds and fitness levels can train safely, work hard, and actually look forward to it. Because you’re never going to stick with something you don’t enjoy.
Our members put their trust in us, and we return the favor with sound movements practices, fun events, and compassionate coaches that always take time to explain the “why” in what we do.
Beginners are our specialty. If that’s you, grab your free session. And if you’re a long-term CrossFitter, go ahead, get your free session, too. We want to show you why our prescription is better.
Our 1,600-square-foot box isn’t fancy. We don’t need to flex a Paleo snack bar or in-house sauna to look cool. It’s our people that make us great, not bricks and mortar and stuff.
What we’ve got is a blank space for you to write your new fitness story in. You know, the one where you get in the best shape of your life, make a bunch of lifelong friends, and just get better every day.
We’ve got all the famous CrossFit tools you love (and sometimes love to hate), but seriously, the most powerful machine we have in our gym is you.
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I wasn’t getting any serious results with just going to your typical gym, so I decided to try out CrossFit and found SRX had a really great vibe.
I still remember my first time stepping inside SRX. The current class had all the athletes doing clean and jerks and I was like, “I don’t think I’ll be able to do that because I’ve never done any Olympic lifts at the gym (just your standard meathead movements: bench press, lat pulldowns, bicep/tricep curls and so forth).”
All the coaches here at SRX are awesome, very highly skilled at their craft, and they go above and beyond to help you out in any way. They worked on correcting all my lifting forms and showed me how to do them properly.
At StrengthRx, it’s a brand new workout every day, and the programming is constantly changing to keep your body challenged, and I love it.
Fast forward to the present day and SRX has me drinking the CrossFit Kool-Aid. I’ll never subject myself to a traditional gym again. Now, every time I look inside of those gyms, I just say to myself “Everyone in there looks so bored doing the same old workout every day.”
I’m most proud of actually venturing off and trying CrossFit at SRX. I’m in the best shape of my LIFE and I’ll credit all that to SRX. They taught me the importance of nutrition and exercise.
I had been a Pilates teacher but had gained a little extra weight because I took half a year off due to an injury. In short, I was chubby.
Crossfit is tough. But fast. A great workout that works your entire body incredibly well and delivers results. It’s not for the faint of heart, though. I struggle most with Olympic lifting because form is everything. I have two hernias. An Umbilical hernia and a small hernia in my lower abdomen that I was worried about making worse. Due to the method Crossfit uses, not only did I not notice my hernias but it strengthened my core so much that they don’t bother me at all. When I started SRX I was near 200 pounds at around 18-20 percent body fat. I’m now at 8-9 percent. And on the months I work hard. I actually look like one of those Spartans now. Minus the makeup for fake abs. LOL.
I’m proud of my body. A lot of people see Crossfit as a sport and ask us to compete but as a young man, I spent much of my life competing so that isn’t where I’d find my happiness I just love coming to class and training hard. My next goal I guess would be to finally get a good front rack position. It’s my Achilles heel. My favorite moment would be a tie between when I did my first ring muscle up and when I push pressed 220 pounds. I surprised myself both times and another would be, (I’ve always worked out with my shirt off, even with a belly) but one day while working out, I walked past a mirror and saw myself. I didn’t recognize who looked back at me. There was a beast in the mirror. That was a funny moment but gratifying in a personal achievement way!
mpression was soreness and pain. It hurt, it was new, and I was very sore. At the same time, it was a spark of inspiration. The coaches at StrengthRX really push you to have perfect technique and watching all the experienced CrossFitters in class inspired me to keep learning and pushing myself. But boy was I sore for months. Did i mention how sore I was?
It’s great being accepted into the wonderful community we have at the gym, knowing everyone has each other’s backs. Also, getting my PRs back to and surpassing what I was doing as a 20 year old football player. This old man still has it.
Personally there are still some things I’m working on. The holidays are coming up so, short term, I’m watching what I eat on a consistent basis and less drinking. Coming from a Hispanic family, the turkey and tamales on thanksgiving are just soo good. Long term….watching what i eat on a consistent basis and less drinking. Even when its not the holidays….the tamales and tequila are still sooo good. 🙂
My favorite memory was the first in house competition at SRX. It was such a blast and felt great to finally have a competition at our gym. So many people showed up and supported and I loved watching us come together to compete and have fun. We might not be as huge as other gyms in town but we are damn fierce. Did I mention we won?
I tried everything from regular gym, pilates, spin, yoga, bar, etc. but the workouts always became monotonous, and I would get bored after 3-6 months. I became interested in CrossFit because I wanted to incorporate more weights into my workout. So, I showed up hoping that CrossFit would be “the one.” As of November 2015, it has been 1 year 9 months.
I came to my first Fundamentals class 15 minutes early, and stood there watching the Mixed Levels class in action. Needless to say, I was very intimidated. How was I going to keep up with this super intense, fit group? I quickly learned that there was nothing to fear – every workout is designed to be scaled to each individual’s fitness level.
I literally couldn’t do a single “real” pushup to save my life when I first started. One year of CrossFit later, I am able to do 10 pushups (and counting) in a row! Pullups are next on my list – I just want to be able to do ONE.
I specifically remember about 1 year into CrossFit, I was working up to my 1 Rep Max Snatch. After many failed attempts, I was tired and had already mentally given up, but the coach and some other members kept encouraging me. More driven by trying not to embarrass myself, I attempted again and surprised myself by actually snatching a whopping 55 lbs. Baby weights compared to what others were lifting but for me, it was a pivotal moment – slowly but surely, I was making progress.