Albany CrossFit opened their doors in September of 2007. At the time we occupied one raquetball court, a measely 800 square feet. We had shoddy home-made equipment, the pull-up bars often fell of the walls, and the medicine balls would leak as we used them. None of this fancy new Rogue equipment, because at the time, Rogue Fitness didn't even exist.
After one year our membership grew enough that we needed more space, so we rented the court next door. It wasn't a double, it was simple two individual courts. On any given night you would see the coach (only one per class) running back and forth between rooms.
Even when it was time to expand to our third court we had 3 separate spaces. Our office was in the hallway and we were up to 3 coaches. We were no longer just a small hole in the wall box but we were far from where we are now.
In 2011 it was time, we had been open for 4 years and it was time to knock down a wall, it was what we creatively called "the double." The double was amazing, twice as many people in one room, specialty classes in the individual rooms, only one problem…we quickly outgrew it.
Our most recent expansion was in 2012 and it gave us what we affectionately call "the triple." This was the culmination of 5 years of hard work. Thousands of classes, hundreds of athletes, a full coaching staff, we had arrived.
From one class a day and one coach, we now offer over 10 classes 7 days a week and have an amazing staff of top level coaches. Albany CrossFit is the best fitness facility in the Capital Region.
Over the years countless friendships have been formed, we have hired full-time staff, we have seen people walk in that have never exercised that one day became coaches. Couples have met, even gotten married, there are kids alive thanks to Albany CrossFit!
From 2007 to the present day our values and mission has never waivered. We are here for our athletes. The people that allow us to wake up every morning and do what we love. It is our great pleasure to serve each and every one of you, thank you.