So this has been my box for about a year and a half. Pros: great community, and the coaches put a large amount of focus on form and development, to prevent injury and doing things right. I've seen lots of poor / dangerous / neglecting versions at boxes across the country. Also, it's an extremely inclusive environment, agnostic of ability. Cons: like every other box in nyc, you can't drop weights!
“I had a blast at #BeastRiver. I’ll be back the next time I’m in NYC.”
“I was a globo gym rat for a while until I … gave it shot. That was more than half a year ago and now I can say this is the best decision I have ever made.
At CFER, you would feel more like working out with a bunch of friends in a garage. The atmosphere is almost the opposite of intimidating. All the people here and coaches here are extremely friendly and helpful and just ordinary people that you would grab a drink after class with… I am much stronger now after half a year (and counting) of crossfit. I look forward to my gym time every day.”
“I had a great experience… it made me love Crossfit…
The coaches are nice attentive and patient. The culture is great- everybody supports each other, nobody looks down on you. I was a beginner so that was very important to me…
Overall thank you Eric & Melissa for the great experience! Thanks to you I am now a crossfitter! :)”
On a good week I make it to class 4-5 days a week. I’ve been a member of CFER for over 2 .5 years. I’ve gotten considerably stronger and have been getting a lot of comments on how slim I look. The coaches all give great feedback and make class fun! There is a great, supportive tribe of cross fitters at this gym! I order a few meals a week from Kettlebell Kitchen, which is delivered fresh to the gym twice a week. The owners are always around and are passionate about their gym; they regularly take and teach class and always pop in to be available for questions.
Love it! Cool and friendly coaches, no repetitve and always different workouts, lots of creativity and lovely crowd. Keep it up, CrossFit East River.