In everything we do, we believe in making you a better person. That means we have to strive to be the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh has to offer. We work hard on a daily basis to be just a little bit better than we were yesterday. Over the years, we’ve identified three primary elements that we think makes us the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh. Those three elements are fitness, culture, and community. While the elements are technically separate in nature, you will see that they work together to provide a well rounded environment.
First, is fitness. Obviously, as a CrossFit Box, we offer the greatest fitness program in the world, CrossFit. We are not trying to train the next Tour de France winner. We are not trying to train NFL football players. These are specialists in their area of fitness. We are trying to train people to be generally physically fit to take on anything life throws at them. A functional fitness program, like CrossFit, prepares you to handle small things like mowing the lawn, moving boxes, or running around the yard with your kids. Once you start CrossFit, you quickly change from the person who has to stop and rest, to the person who is waiting for those who have to stop and rest. However, it also does so much more. Through the fitness our members gain through CrossFit, they can do things like rock climbing, hiking, whitewater rafting, new sports, stand-up paddle board, run 5Ks, etc. with no other training. When done properly, CrossFit can also help you maintain, and restore, vitality into your later years. We have members ranging from 25 years old to 80 years old. We have a saying at Industrial Athletics that we are Forging Elite Fitness For Life.
Second is our culture. We promote a healthy life style, teaching people to act with integrity and humility, ready to take on any form of adversity. So much of being the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh has in the city limits means making you physically healthier. We are a Pittsburgh fitness center, after all. However, we also want to make you mentally healthier as well. We help you become a happier more fulfilled person through the forming of lasting relationship, helping our local Pittsburgh community, and always being grateful for what we have. We encourage our members to get rid of their ego and be ready to learn from anyone in any situation. We also help people develop integrity. Put simply, we do what we say we are going to do, when we say we are going to do it. Finally, through the environment our coaches create, our members develop the confidence to overcome challenges we encounter in life.
Third, is our Community. This is the #1 most cited element from our members who say we are the best. The people you meet at the Best CrossFit Pittsburgh has to offer are going to become your best friends. The environment at the gym is always supportive and encouraging. You will first meet the other people who attend the same classes you do. We’ve had members go to dinner together and even plan vacations together. We also host monthly social events and volunteer events. Sometimes these events are in the gym, sometimes they are outside in the surrounding Pittsburgh area. We’ve even traveled to semi-local parks and rivers Regardless of what we do, or where we go, we try to get our members to interact inside and outside of the gym. Many people who are moving to Pittsburgh have plugged into our Community as their initial, and long term, social network in the new home. We help them integrate into a city they don’t know. Our Community network provides advice on needed services like doctors, mechanics, shopping, restaurants, and more.
Any CrossFit gym is going to offer fitness. But, to be the best CrossFit Pittsburgh has to offer, we’ve developed more. As we said in the beginning, we are trying to make you a better person. That takes much more than just doing a number of air squats and burpees.