About

Our Mission

Our mission at Albany CrossFit is to care for the community we live in, from the athletes we develop to the ways we give back to society. At Albany CrossFit we strive to set an example for fitness leadership and responsibility, not just in the sport of CrossFit but in the world of health and wellness.

About Albany CrossFit

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.

Why CrossFit?

CrossFit is for everyone. We will get you in the best shape of your life, no matter who you are.

When you enter Albany CrossFit, the first thing you might notice is the equipment: pullup bars, kettlebells, and lots of bumper plates. It's a far cry from your typical gym. But it's our community that makes us special. So does our expert coaching. No wonder people of all ability levels achieve more than they ever thought possible.

They lose weight, gain muscle, praise us for customizing their programs, and speak of lives transformed in their Before and After stories and this video.

It's all about leading a happier, healthier life. Get started today.

Complete the form at the right or call us for at 518-250-9348 for a Free Consultation.

Next step: come in for a free consultation. If you visit during class time, you might catch a coach breaking down technique on a movement or explaining scaling options to the athletes.

What's scaling? That's the part of CrossFit many people don't understand. They see those crazy YouTube videos or The CrossFit Games on ESPN and conclude CrossFit isn't for them. Wrong!

Scaling means we will always adjust the workout to your individual ability level. We will meet you where you are, starting in our Boot Camp or On-Ramp Programs. For specialty athletes, we offer weightlifting and endurance programs.

It all happens in a great atmosphere that will bring out the best in you. You will see athletes giving their all and people cheering until everyone has finished. You will see high-fives, fist pounds, and hugs.

There's lots of sweat, but plenty of laughter, too. CrossFit is fun. Yeah, that's right.

CrossFit is fun!

CrossFit defines fitness as "increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains" with a program of "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movements."

The idea is to prepare you for anything life might throw at you. Our members, run, row, lift weights, jump up on boxes, and flip tires. We use pull-up bars, medicine balls, gymnastics rings, and much else. But here's the key point:

You will never be asked to do anything until one of our expert coaches is satisfied you're ready.

Need more convincing? Read What is CrossFit for more about why the program is right for you. Then take the next step.

Complete the form at the top right or call us at 518-250-9348.