CrossFit Fenway was the first CrossFit facility to open in downtown Boston. Since 2009, we’ve been doing pure unmitigated CrossFit. Our facility is accessible to all: safe neighborhood, easy transit access, clean and bright location… but inside it’s all sweat, barbells, kettles, pullup bars, grit, and determination.
This is classic CrossFit. Old School. No contracts, no artificial commitments – only your commitment to getting better every day and our commitment to take care of you. No sauna, no towel service – just performance-proven and results-driven athletic conditioning and personal training.
Every CrossFit is dramatically different. CrossFit Fenway is differentiated by our remarkable community, small class sizes, excellent coaching, outstanding programming, and flexible customer service. While CrossFit has exploded in recent years and many new affiliates have opened, CrossFit Fenway has been in operation since 2009 delivering amazing results and remaining steadfastly independent of corporate sponsorship.
Q: What have you won?
A: We were voted Best Gym In Boston by the Boston Phoenix for the last 3 years running of its publication – 2010, 2011, and 2012. We were named one of the 10 Best CrossFit Gyms in the Country by Men’s Fitness Magazine. We also have performance credentials: our athletes have represented CrossFit Fenway at the CrossFit Games in California as well as at Regionals and other local competitions.
We were also selected as a “Reebok Recognized” facility in 2012 for our excellence and years of experience. We don’t pay to use their name, but we do appreciate their acknowledgment.
Q: Do I have to sign up for a contract?
A: NO. We don’t even allow you to do so. We want you to choose this, and we want to be good enough that you choose to stay with us. We know you have options, and we’re happy to be the easiest CrossFit in town to join (or leave). No 30-day written notifications required here… just email us or talk to us and let us know what you want.
Q: Do I have to do an on-ramp or personal training to get started?
A: NO, but you’re certainly welcome to if you’d like to do so. Our small classes let us integrate you immediately and are intended to increase the personal attention you get and lower the barrier to entry for you. We do offer Basic Training classes if you think you need more time focusing on the fundamentals as you get started. We also offer Personal Training for 1-on-1 coaching to either get you started, work on specific lifting technique, prepare for a race or competition, or just take your fitness to the next level.
Q: What if I travel a lot during the month?
A: We’re flexible. In fact, we’re the most flexible in town. If you’re gone for a week on work travel, let us know – we’ll put your membership on hold and extend it for a week. If your in-laws showed up in town this week for a surprise visit and you couldn’t make it to the gym, send us an email and we’ll make sure you’re not charged for that week. No need for a month’s advance notice, and no need to freeze it for 30 days or nothing, and no limit to how many holds you can do. Working around you and your life –
Q: Why are you so flexible and generous?
A: Because we aren’t a globo-gym. We’re the complete opposite of that. We don’t want to make money off your struggling resolve or abandoned dreams or even your inattention. We only want to be paid for what we do: providing a positive environment and instruction for you to learn and improve and change your life. When CrossFit started, that was understood. When CrossFit Fenway started, JT was still in corporate-world and traveling the country about one week out of each month… as a result we built our policies with an understanding that we want to support you in your changing and hectic life.
Q: What will CrossFit Fenway provide?
- positive, inspirational, motivational, choice-based program
- small group personal training – eve more than 10 people per class
- individual coaching, attention, and goal-planning
- intense, effective workout programming
- nutritional education
- gender-, race-, and orientation-neutral environment
- extremely effective fat/weight loss
- strength gains
- performance improvement across all physical domains
- knowledge to help YOU manage your health
- available meal delivery through CustomFit Meals
- gender-neutral, single occupant showers and restrooms/changing rooms
Q: What is a typical Class?
A: We coach you to perform functional movements at high intensity, giving you a comprehensive full-body workout in under an hour, including skill instruction, strength building, and metabolic conditioning. Classes are instructor-led and peer-driven, providing an excellent mixture of individual coaching and group motivation. You’ll begin with a directed, dynamic warm-up that gets your joints loose, body moving, and your heart pumping. Then we’ll teach you a progression to learn a complicated physical skill, increasing your body awareness. We move on to teaching you how to perform a single lift safely, and coach you through lifting weight in a way that will increase your functional strength. Finally, we conclude our hour with an intense metabolic conditioning workout (metcon, or WOD) that will revolutionize the way your body produces power.
Our goal is creating an athlete that meets a definition of fitness which is broad, general, and inclusive. We refuse to specialize! This general physical preparedness leads to well-rounded athletes and enhances the results of sport-specific training as well.
We help you achieve your specified goals by applying the appropriate training at the appropriate intensity. There is no single tool for every job – but if you never pick up a tool, no job never gets done. Getting started is important. You have to choose that. Then we can show you how to get to your goals.
Find out more about our definition of Fitness and how we measure the goal in this CF journal article from 2002.
Q: Is CrossFit right for me?
A: Are you ready to choose it?
Anyone can excel at CrossFit. You won’t have to lift weights beyond your level or perform movements beyond your skill set. We pride ourselves on working with athletes of all different types and ability levels and making them better across all domains of physical activity… and you might learn something about yourself as well.
After all, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi.