A high-intensity, strength and cardio workout, CrossFit has emerged in recent years as one of the nation’s favorite ways to exercise and join a community of fitness enthusiasts. PURE Living Nashville highlights five CrossFit gyms across the city.
One of East Nashville’s favorite spots, this gym provides a space with over 4,000 square feet to work out in. Crossfit 615 opened in 2012 and is committed to the idea of ‘an individual approach’, with personal assessments for new members. Membership includes a 30-day money-back guarantee, competitors training, endurance and yoga, physical therapy screenings, nutrition challenges and food delivery.
The oldest CrossFit gym in Nashville, and with two locations, Crossfit Nashville is a popular choice for locals. The workouts of the day (WODs) vary throughout the week and at each location, offering a different workout of choice for your regime. New members must take part in three introductory classes before joining the regular classes. Crossfit Nashville only allows a maximum of 15 people per intro class, to ensure high levels of personal training.
The coaches at Crossfit Forte “want you to be strong, fast, and have killer endurance and stamina.” This gym, which opened in 2012, offers a free “No Sweat Consultation” where you can tour the gym and watch a class with no pressure to join. Located on 5th Avenue, CrossFit Forte has a range of instructors at different levels, including CrossFit Level 3 certified trainers.
CrossFit Music City
Located at historic 3 Cannery Row, this 6500 square foot venue offers HIIT classes, CrossFit, personal training and physical therapy. The gym offers its popular ‘leanFitMC 30’ group classes, which provide a high-intensity workout in just 30 minutes. CrossFit Music City is also the home of Steve’s Club Nashville, an exercise program that works with at-risk youths.
CrossFit Rising Sun
This gym not only offers CrossFit classes but also boot camps, bodybuilding, yoga, boxing and spinning. This range means that you will always be able to find a workout that suits you. Rising Sun classes are limited to 16 people, and there is a range of membership options, including a punch card of 10 “Express” (30-minute) classes for just $60.