CrossFit Gig Harbor Reviews

This place is more than a gym it is a second home for my family and I. As a firefighter I consider myself an occupational athlete and the workouts at Crossfit Gig Harbor push me to physically get better every day. As a person, the coaches and people inspire me to be a better person. It’s a community that lifts each other up and will meet you wherever you are in life. After six years I can honestly say I am a better version of myself and highly encourage anyone to join this community.

Jordan R.

Hands down the best. From the staff to the members, to the equipment and the facilities, you're going to get a world-class experience here from people who genuinely want to see you become a better human. My only advice? Don't be shy and come ready to work. Wherever you're at in your fitness and/or CrossFit journey, you can come here to flourish, to be groomed, and to reach heights you never thought possible before. I love CF Gig Harbor!

Alix B.

I came to Crossfit GH nearly 10 years ago as an athlete without direction. It was my first year competing in the professional ranks as a Downhill Mountain biker and I was training like a total amateur. I reached out to David explaining my goals as an athlete and the sport-specific training needs that came with the rigors of Mountain Biking. He accepted me into his gym with open arms and accelerated my training beyond anything I had experienced. Breaking the mold was hard, but I soon learned accountability through my attendance and was given the mental strength needed for the challenging hurdles of my sport. 

Soon my results started to speak for the training as I secured podium finishes and solidified sponsorships that have lasted year after year. Since then I have not only found my place as a professional athlete, but have been given the leadership tools to start my own team and give back to riders who are starting their professional careers. I now manage 3 elite level riders under what is now one of the top Downhill programs in the Country. Success that I truly believe stemmed from my first meeting with David a decade ago. 

David has been more than just a coach to me. He is one of my greatest mentors and a dear friend. The care that he puts into training all of his athletes is unquestioned. He is truly there to guide us not only in the gym but in life. If you are looking for a home to test yourself mentally and physically all while building lasting relationships with like minded athletes, look no further. Crossfit GH is one of a kind. 

Matt O.

World class coaching and programming with a focus on the athlete as a whole. The structure of weekly workouts from yoga, high intensity cardio training, to CrossFit has proven serious results in my real life applications and made me a stronger competitor. I love being a part of this gym!

Natasha W.

CrossFit Gig Harbor isn’t simply 4 walls closing in free weights, treadmills, and obligatory flexing mirrors. Coaches take the time to get to know you and your body while classmates enfold you into the community founded on good people and healthy lifestyles. After only a few months at the gym, coaches became my big brothers, classmates became my close friends, and I became a better version of myself. While CFGH prepared my body for high school and college sports, it also boosted my confidence and mental toughness to see challenges through. I cannot recommend this gym and family highly enough.

Mia P.

I’ve never recommended a gym in my life, but Crossfit Gig Harbor certainly deserves it. David has a fantastic philosophy both in and out of the gym. Through his training, he has helped me avoid injury, lose weight, get stronger, faster, and reduce recovery times. His focus on technique, stability, and the often forgotten muscles have been instrumental to my success. Additionally, the other coaches have been extremely helpful in following that same philosophy. Amazing program and community.

Richard W.

The owner is a great guy. Very knowledgeable and cares a lot about every members fitness and health concerns. This gym is suitable for a wide array of different fitness levels, and has a fantastic workout program in place. Definitely recommend it!

Bryce T.

This gym is fantastic! David (the owner) is super friendly and very helpful. The coaches in general do a great job in pointing out issues with form to really help you get as strong as possible. They also include a cardio and yoga class which really pushes you to have great endurance. I’m so impressed with this gym and would recommend to anyone and everyone!

Mara S.

Truly a wonderful community with knowledgeable and innovative training. My husband and I felt like a member of the community from the minute we stepped into the gym. We only visited for a few days but felt like lifelong members. David has a breadth of insight and creativity in his programming. The “recovery” aerobic capacity day was truly eye-opening in the management of capacity over a plethora of domains...something we will certainly integrate into our training for years to come. Can’t wait to come back for a visit!

Jamie S.

I was visiting family for Thanksgiving and was looking for a crossfit gym to drop into. David and everyone made me feel super welcome. Had some great workouts and improved my technique as well. Highly recommend!

M. Ryan

I recommend this gym. I visited here for a 3 week trip and used this Crossfit as my gym during that time. Great combination of crossfit and the underground which I would describe as  cardio conditioning(I loved it!). I wish I had these at home: I felt that my fitness improved from my training here. The coaches were good, and the owner took the time to explain the gym to me while I was doing my research on places to workout.

Nora W.

It’s funny how things work out. About 8 years ago I stumbled onto this gym and was curious so I stopped by and chatted with David, he was very welcoming and down to earth. He told me about his approach to fitness and coaching style and it seemed like the perfect gym for me but for whatever reason it took me another 6 years before I returned to actually take my first class.
At age 51, and with chronic back pain and mobility issues from an injury in my 20’s, I started working out at CrossFit Gig Harbor 3 days a week with the hope of improving mobility and my level of fitness. I had no idea it would become my home away from home. I can’t remember the last day I missed; it’s my daily shot in the arm and my fitness level is far beyond what I ever expected. I’m at the gym 5-6 days a week now and it has changed my life and reset any preconceived ideas about what life after 50 should be. At 53 I am in the best shape of my life and I’m still what I would consider to be a rookie at this fitness thing. It doesn’t matter what level you are at. The coaches at CrossFit Gig Harbor will address your needs and encourage you in your journey to physical fitness. I am continually impressed with their level of expertise, camaraderie, and sense of community. Give yourself an honest 90 days, it will change your life!

Mark A.

I first came to CrossFit Gig Harbor eight and a half years ago to look for strength training for my athlete daughter. Very soon, the head coach challenged me in a very personal way, with the question: "What about you?" Many moms put themselves very last. David saw this in me, and invited me to change it. Fast forward to the present: By sticking with CrossFit all of these years, I have achieved strength and health goals for myself that I didn't even have the capacity to conceive of all those years ago. Approaching my mid-50s, I can do things that were completely out of my reach as a teenager. Yes, I'm about 30 pounds less on the scale, but I am so much stronger, physically, mentally and emotionally. Our entire adult family calls this gym our community. We love getting healthier and challenging ourselves there, and we love the people who gather at CrossFit Gig Harbor to do the same.

Edie J.

I have always enjoyed working out, but found that it was hard to find other that were just as committed. I decided I needed to surround myself with like-minded people who I could rely on. I found my people here at CrossFit Gig Harbor!

I started my CrossFit journey about 4 years ago here at CrossFit Gig Harbor. At first I was intimidated by how strong and athletic everyone was and wasn't sure about myself. But the coaches and members were so welcoming! The coaches knew exactly how to evaluate where I was in my athletic abilities. They modified the workouts to fit where I was and made sure to remind me that every single person starts at a different place and you set goals for yourself and can't possibly compare yourself to others.

The members/community are so amazing! Everyone was, and is, so positive and supportive. They're all there to pump you up and cheer you on! I could be having a bad day and not feeling my workouts, but that doesn't matter to anyone. You show up and put in your work and give it everything you've got in that moment.

I've set goals for myself and have learned that advanced movements take time. They emphasize the importance of doing a movement correctly for your own safety and that of others. But this also helps you to be able to advance and be better than you were the day before. It's not about how much weight you can throw up or down if you're in pain because you're doing it poorly. It's about being smart and safe while gaining strength at the same time.

About 2 years into my journey, I became pregnant. I just started to feel like I was really getting somewhere and gaining so much strength and then had to start dialing it back for the safety of our little guy. The coaches are extremely knowledgeable in training pregnant women. Even thought I felt as though I could do 'more', they knew what was best and guided me accordingly, while ensuring that any instruction from my doctor would also be followed. I was able to workout 4 days a week throughout my pregnancy. I ended up putting on 35 total pounds.

My delivery didn't come close to the birth plan I had set forth and ended with an emergency c-section. I thought this would delay my return to the gym, but it didn't. I started back 4 weeks later with just 'moving'. No weights, no strain, just showing up to be back to reality a little. I needed this for my own sanity to help overcome some postpartum depression. As new parents, my husband and I were a little lost. The community here at CrossFit Gig Harbor was there to help us and let us know that we were doing great as parents!

I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight 8 weeks later. I'm 13 months postpartum and in better shape now than I was pre-pregnancy. The programming and support of this community is amazing! I look forward to seeing everyone one of their smiling faces.

I am thankful for David and the community he has brought together. If you are unsure about CrossFit or are scared to try something new and on your own, don't be. Come join us! Sweat, have fun, get strong, and make new friends! You just need to walk in the door and you've made the first step of many more to come!

Suzanne N.

I joined this gym about 9 months ago and my life has been changed. I was stuck in the Mom rut of having 3 kids, one of them being a 2 year old, and being so out of shape I didn’t know where to begin. I hadn’t worked out in years.

I decided to give this gym a good honest attempt. It was harder than anything I have ever done, but it felt so good. I had friends cheering me on, a fitness formula that was created for success, well thought out workouts written each day and dedicated coaches. The coaches modified the workouts for me until I gained the strength I needed in order to do the workouts as they were written in the board. They broke down each movement and taught me the basics and moved me forward as I became ready. The fitness formula I spoke of previously is incredible. They offer crossfit classes, heart rate monitor training, yoga classes and strength & mobility classes taught by their own licensed Physical Therapist. All of these classes are offered to help you get the workout you’re desiring while being able to recover quickly. David, the owner, has put an incredible amount of thought into this process. He desires to increase the individual’s longevity.

The strength & mobility class is taught by Alicia and she is extremely knowledgeable. She taught me to stretch muscles in my ankle that I didn’t even know existed. I am confident that whatever affliction may come my way she will help me through it the proper way. I could write positives about this wonderful place all day, but I will stop here for now. I love CrossFit Gig Harbor. I love the family of people I have the privilege to be a part of, and I love that my children get to grow up in such a positive, uplifting atmosphere where they are seeing the direct benefits of caring for your body.

I am not done growing, nor will I ever be. And I think that is one of the best parts of being part of this family.

Rachel B.

Crossfit Gig Harbor has been home to my family and I for over 8 years strong. Crossfit Gig Harbor has not only physically changed my life but has impacted my life with the relationships created and the people met. CFGH is home to amazing athletes and amazing human beings. Everyone is always supportive of everyone else, no matter your ability level. The greatest part is training with people of all ages and backgrounds. The coaches are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet and will always exceed your expectations. If you are looking for a way to get fit, a family, a home, stress relief, or just some genuine people that you can see for an hour a day, Crossfit Gig Harbor is for you.

Austin R.

I’ve been a part of Crossfit Gig Harbor for 6-7 years now. I started working out here in my 8th grade year, and now I’m currently going into my second year in college. So you could say I’ve grown up in this gym. Being apart of this community has been very special to me and has taught me a lot of life lessons and have made friendships to last a lifetime. Not only have they taught how to lift with correct form but also how to take care of my body over a lifetime. They have prepared me for life. I got the wonderful opportunity of not only working out here but interning as well. As an intern I got to see what it takes to coach a class. There are so many factors that go into leading a class and I learned so much from that experience. The coaches are wonderful, they are friendly and make you want to come back for more even though you are sore.

Colby O.

I have been a part of CrossFit Gig Harbor for about 8 years now. I first walked into the gym when I was about to start 7th grade, and from that day forward I have reaped the benefits that the gym has provided. Not only has CrossFit made me a better athlete, but it has taught me and my family how to live a healthy lifestyle that I strive to achieve everyday. Now that I am a college student, I know how to make smarter choices when it comes to what to eat and how to exercise. I will forever be grateful for the coaching staff at the gym for all that I have learned over the year and the constant push to be the best person I can be.

Maddie P.

Simply said, I love CrossFit Gig Harbor. I am proud to call it my home gym. The coaching and programming is phenomenal. I am able to work on my strengths while pushing to get better at my weaknesses. The community is an amazing group of people. Everyone is genuinely kind and supportive. While I don’t have children of my own, it is wonderful to see so many families whose children feel equally at home and part of the community at CFGH. As someone who often travels for work, I have had the opportunity to visit many amazing gyms around the world. I can walk into any of them and feel confident that I can hold my own athletically and technically because of the exceptional instruction at CFGH. Whether you are looking to drop in while in town or looking for the gym to call home definitely stop in and give CrossFit Gig Harbor a try.

Kate C.

Crossfit Gig Harbor is great! My family and I have been coming here for several years now and our level of fitness has never been better. As a firefighter the workouts help me stay in great shape so that I can do my job better every day.

Pete K.

After training here over the last 5 years, I honestly have nothing bad to say about this gym. Great coaches, great community and great workouts. The training always feels fresh due to new regimens or movements being introduced. Can’t wait to come back and train.

Justin K.

CrossFit Gig Harbor. This is not just a gym. It is a community with tons of background, knowledge, and dedication to help you better yourself. All of the coaches are easy to talk too and have a good sense of humor! They know their stuff! I have been a part of this amazing gym community since 7th grade and have never looked back (I am currently a freshman in college.) Look no further than CrossFit Gig Harbor. You can not go wrong. This gym has helped me better myself to a point of amazement. I love it. It has always been my home away from home and still is to this day. 😎 Thank you CrossFit Gig Harbor 💯😁

Danny M.

CrossFit Gig Harbor is more than a gym. This is a wonderful community. My son has been a part of this community for many years. This place is about a healthy body (diet and exercise), and a healthy mind & attitude (honor, respect, and gratitude toward family friends and community). I couldn’t imagine a better environment/community for my son. This mom will be forever grateful for David and the amazing coaches at CrossFit Gig Harbor.

Callie C.

All of my experiences here are great. This is the place that I learned how to lift and overall exercise. The skills and knowledge gained here have helped me to greatly improve my all-around health. This is the place that taught me to take care of my body, and all the while enjoy working out.
Since I joined the gym over 6 years ago, I have not only made many lifelong friends, but I have also gained knowledge that I continue to use today and teach to others. This is by far my gym of choice.

Petra J.

Yoga Gig Harbor

Visiting from out of town and dropped in here for an AM class. Nice setup and equipment plus excellent coaching and programming. I've visited other boxes before where you're treated more like a liability than a guest, but not here, everyone went out of their way to be friendly and welcoming. Not to mention cold brew coffee on nitro in the lounge area...whaaaaaa? I will definitely be back the next time I'm in town.

Barbara J.

Yoga Gig Harbor

I dropped in for the week and was impressed at the flow of the gym and how welcoming the members were. The coaches were great and involved during the entire class. Just a warning, it is a full 75 minutes not the average 60. Prepare to sweat and have a good time with some great people!

Miles C.

Yoga Gig Harbor

Love this gym. Have been going for over a year now and am hooked. The coaches are on top of everything and the atmosphere is like a family. New people are always welcome and the ability levels are all diverse. So glad I found this place, it's like I have a new family.

Darienne S.

Yoga Gig Harbor

Thank you for the warm welcome! Everyone was so friendly! The work out was great! Coach was awesome about checking in with us to make sure we were doing ok. Would love to drop in again on future visits.

Lisa C.

Yoga Gig Harbor

My fiancé and I dropped in for a workout while visiting family in Washington and had a great experience here! Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. Our coach (I think his name was Trevor) was knowledgable and encouraging. We will definitely be back again. Thanks so much!!!

Susan A.

Yoga Gig Harbor

Amazing place!!! Highly recommend - the people, the coaches, and the atmosphere are among the best!

Leslie K.

Yoga Gig Harbor

I dropped in from SoCal for two WOD's & everyone treated me like I was one of the family. Dave is a great coach and runs a nice box. I hope to you guys again soon.

Hector A.

Yoga Gig Harbor

CFGH has very knowledgeable coaches that are there for you always. The community feel is strong! After having to leave another box for CFGH, they are everything I was looking for and more. I'M ALL IN!

Andy P.

Yoga Gig Harbor

Great group. Strong motivation and coaching without pressure.

Kent C.

CrossFit Gig Harbor is amazing! I started coming about a month ago and was brand new to CrossFit. Everyone was so nice and supportive, I was a little nervous trying a completely new workout but everyone made me feel so at home. The coaches are awesome and motivating, they continually give me one on one guidance to help me learn the correct CrossFit form and technique. The veteran members are also great at giving me tips on how to better my form. I ask them for advice all the time and they are always happy to help. It really feels like a family of people supporting each other. It’s not only a fantastic workout but the kindest group of people. I look forward to coming here everyday! I am so thankful to be a part of this amazing gym and community!

Stephanie F.

Coming to a new town can be intimidating with all the new surroundings and not knowing a soul!! Joining Gig Harbor Crossfit has made me a much better athlete but the topper is I have met some amazing folks. This gym has given me the opportunity to train with these amazing athletes of all levels and a circle of friends that my family loves hanging out with! Fantastic community!

Jennifer F.

This place is more then just your average Crossfit gym it is a place to recharge your entire mindset each day. Not one day have I ever dreaded going to workout since joining Crossfit gig harbor. The coaches are top notch and always positive and encouraging. The members are absolutely the best group of people I’ve ever surrounded myself with. If I miss a few days for some reason I miss everyone and can’t wait to get back to see them all and workout. On that note, the workouts are programmed to fit anyone where they are in their fitness journey. They even have yoga, heart rate monitor training, and a physical therapy style mobility class. I have been all around the country to gyms as a military wife and a competitive athlete and I have never felt so much a part of a community as I do here with these people.

Jessica S.

Crossfit Gig Harbor has been the best community we have ever been apart of. Amazing coaches, facility and workouts that have improved me physically and mentally. I’m so thankful for this gym and community!

Melissa R.

I have been a member now just under a year and am now the most fit I have ever been. I used to have fairly chronic back pain due to a sedentary lifestyle and now with the help of David and his other coaches my pain has been significantly reduced. It’s truly functional fitness that helps with everyday life.

Nathan B.

Great coaches and programming.

Greg Y.

Crossfit gig harbor has impacted my life more than any gym ever could. Through this gym I've found my career/passion in physical therapy, the coaches are smart, invested, and in tune to the needs and desires of every person that walks through their door. The people of this gym are like a family with the biggest difference being that I actually like every single one of them. This gym is not a stereotypical crossfit cult, it's just a group of people that have a common goal of continual self improvement, if you're reading this review thinking of where to go do yourself a favor and drop in once. Just one time and I can guarantee that even if you decide it's not for you, you won't regret it.

Jadonthe G.

My brother and I joined Crossfit Gig Harbor over seven years ago and it changed our lives for the better. I had no idea that lifting weights and working out could bring so many great people together from all walks of life. I’ve worked out along side my little brother day in and day out and have been able to create a bound that not many siblings have. We’ve grown together and fallen together, but the coaching staff has always helped us continue to climb to where we want to be. Crossfit Gig Harbor is more than just a gym. It is a community coming together trying to achieve the same goal. The goal of pushing ourselves to be the best we can be every day. I learned from the first day I walked in the door of Crossfit Gig Harbor that anything can be achieved with hard work. I believed in the workout on the board each day as a kid and they helped me make the varsity softball team all four years of high school and start each game. I learned the meaning of hard work and dedication in the gym, but also how it applied to my everyday life outside our little home. Now as I begin my senior year of college as college starter for PLU Softball while trying to purse my bachelors in nursing, I couldn’t be more happy with the foundation and skills I’ve learned and built while being apart of Crossfit Gig Harbor. I’m beyond grateful for the confidence I’ve gained and the ability to overcome the stigma that woman face everyday. Strong is beautiful and I couldn’t recommend Crossfit Gig Harbor enough to all young girls or to anyone looking to start a journey of getting stronger with the best adopted family out there.

Anna O.

I walked in over four years ago and knew almost immediately this was the place for me. The focus on technique versus strength was invaluable for my fitness goals.  I am stronger now at 46 than I was at 26...this of course took an appropriate amount of time to accomplish but my body is healthy and strong as opposed to being worn out or broken. David has created a gym that is constantly looking to evolve for everyone's level of fitness regardless of their age or lifestyle. Simply show up and do the work...everything else will follow.

I should also mention that I have been a police officer for over 20 years. My schedule is all over the place.  Crossfit Gig Harbor has been extremely flexible in allowing me to pop in whenever I can.  This has allowed me to maintain a high degree of physical fitness, while also providing a safe place to release stress. It is truly some of the best physical and mental therapy around.

Tony C.

I trained at gig harbor CrossFit during softball offseason. For the 6 months, when I was there I saw an increase in my stamina, strength, and confidence. I’m starting back up again to get ready for my softball season! The level of coaching is unbeatable

Ella B.

I really didn't want to do crossfit. I had a very specific image of what it was in my mind and I didn't like it. ESPECIALLY not in gig harbor. Nope. I really just wanted to get into better shape for snowboarding. But, alas, here I find myself almost 3 years later, writing a review about how this place totally changed my life.

When we first started coming here it was very intimidating. People were in such great shape, and so intense! but through the intensity this community drives everyone to be better and not give up when things get hard. Crossfit is as much if not more a mental game than it is a physical one.  About a year into working out at this gym, I started looking into volunteering as a firefighter. This gym is home to more firefighters, police officers and military (plus some seriously badass civilians) than I could have imagined when I started. Everyone was not only supportive with my desire to get into shape but very helpful in finding ways to go about volunteering.

About 6 months into volunteering, I realized I really loved what I was doing and I wanted to make it my career. Again, I turned to this rad community with questions on how to be better and what I should do, and received nothing but amazing support (as well as brutally honest truths about how hard this was going to be.) I got help with interviews, workouts I could do to get more upper body and grip strength, and badass dudes and chicks driving me through workouts to make me tougher.

I'm about 6 months into my probationary year now as a career firefighter and every day is a battle that I absolutely love. It's gritty, it's physical, it's dirty, it's exhausting, and its the best thing ever. I KNOW for a fact that this gym, this community, and the brutally honest amazing coaches, especially David and Trevor, are a huge part of the reason I've gotten to where I am today. I'm stronger physically, but almost more importantly, I KNOW I can get through anything by staying positive and pushing through the pain. 

Because yeah, it hurts. and it sucks. You can bring whatever you want- your fancy shoes, weight belts, whatever you need to get through it. Just don't bring your excuses- they'll get crushed right along with your soul.

Please come give it a try. If you come in with an open mind, you'll find whatever it is you're looking to find in yourself.

Brittany W.

Amazing gym with top notch coaching and a wonderful group of people.  No matter what your physical abilities this gym is a welcoming place that will help you improve your health and remove physical limitations.  The varied and multi dimensional approach to fitness make each day in the gym both beneficial and fun.  Check it out!

Kyle R.

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