The first time you visit CrossFit PFM, there will be several things that we “lack” compared to your regular gym definition. When you walk in, you will first notice the lack of equipment inside CrossFit PFM. This is nothing special to a CrossFit box. We do not believe that a bunch of fancy equipment is what stands between you and your fitness. The CrossFit methodology tells us that all you need to find your fitness is your body, your will and maybe a few barbells and bumper plates. The second thing you will notice is the lack of indoor space, but don’t worry, there is always space for you. It is not an irregularity to see CrossFit PFM athletes box jumping, running, rowing, or dragging sleds outside of the garage. We like to think of ourselves as postmen, no matter the weather, we will be out there, working hard, finding our fitness. The third thing you will notice lacking from the wall are mirrors. Mirrors can a good tool, however, as most CrossFit boxes, we don’t believe you need them to find your fitness.
You will probably see a few things you recognize from a regular gym, dumbbells stacked in the corner, kettlebells laid next to them. Barbells lying about, a squat rack with a pull-up bar across the top. Medicine balls ready to make you sweat. Maybe you recognize the gymnastic rings hanging from the ceiling; yes, you will be hanging on them soon. And maybe you wondered about the giant tires sitting in the driveway, or the ropes hanging from structure off the side of the garage; yes, you will flip those tires and you will climb that rope (maybe not today, but soon). As you walk towards the entrance you may notice a large hill and yes, you will run up and down that dirt hill.
Your shirt will be dirty after burpees, your hands will develop calluses for pull-ups and toes to bar. Your legs will be dirty from tire flips. And your favorite pair of shoes will become dusty from time to time.
No, there is nothing fancy about this garage. It once housed cars. But for CrossFit, that isn’t the point. It’s not how or where…It’s if.