Community is king at CFCA!
Evolution of CFCA
We started CFCA in 2010 in a tiny space on the state fish pier with the intention of building a strong, active community through a style of training that really wasn’t available in the immediate area at the time. We have grown significantly since those early days but have always made a point to keep our gym a fun, engaging and above all a supportive and inclusive environment.
With the recent boom of Crossfit as sport/competition, we have evolved into what we’d consider more of a “lifestyle” affiliate. Our goal at CFCA is to prioritize long term sustainable training in the way we feel has the best carryover to our member’s lives. In addition to that, we strive to get our members thinking about fitness and health from a whole life, big picture perspective (mental health, nutrition, recovery, etc.) beyond just showing up to the gym. We believe with better overall fitness and health come more options and freedom to participate in all the amazing aspects of life.
At CFCA, we put an emphasis on getting our members outside and enjoying all that Cape Ann has to offer. On any given day you can go paddling, rowing, surfing, trail running, hiking, climbing, mountain biking, etc… what an incredible place we live in. We encourage and create opportunities for our members to enjoy this diverse environment. Enough can’t be said about the power of a supportive community of active folks for making lasting lifestyle changes.
Our Group Classes
We train everyone… from any fitness level and every background. Our group classes are a little over an hour in length and consist of a warm up, movement instruction and review, workout, and a cool down. Our workouts change everyday which keeps it fun and engaging for our members. New members start with our “foundational” workouts and build from there. Emphasis for our new members is put on establishing safe movement patterns and building a fitness foundation rather than intensity. We also offer a few specialty classes which currently include Yoga, Weightlifting, Saturday Team, and Open Gym times. These also last around an hour in length and are open to all levels and abilities. Our only expectation for you is that you come to each class with an open mind, a positive attitude, and the ability to challenge yourself at YOUR current ability. Our group classes generally follow this layout…
Mon-Wed-Fri classes are shorter duration, higher intensity interval based workouts with elements of strength/ skill building.
Tue-Thur-Sat classes are longer in workout duration with an emphasis on endurance & building a fitness base.
Our coaches run every class as a teacher, a resource for questions, a motivator, a support system, and a safety supervisor. Coaches are responsible for ensuring that your form and range of motion is safe & correct, and that the exercise and load is adjusted to your current fitness level. We encourage you to utilize our knowledge and skill. View our current coaching staff profiles here.