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 CFCA a fun, engaging and above all a supportive and inclusive environment.

We have evolved over the years into what we’d consider more of a “lifestyle” crossfit affiliate. Our goal at CFCA is to develop versatility & durability in our members and focus on sustainable training in a way we feel has the best carryover to our member’s lives outside of the gym. Want to learn more about our philosophy check out our core beliefs.

Our Group Classes

We train everyone… from any fitness level and every background. Our group classes are an hour in length and consist of a warm up, movement instruction and review, workout, and a cool down. Emphasis for our new members is put on establishing safe movement patterns and building a fitness foundation rather than intensity. 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.


At CFCA we have an amazing crew of supportive members… you won’t find a more humble and generally well-natured community on Cape Ann.  If your intimated from what you have seen on TV with the Crossfit Games…don’t be, as that is far from the reality of what we do on a daily basis. If you’re intimidated by the workouts we have written up, understand that those are more of a guideline for the day and we always modify them to specific members current abilities. Want to know more ? Check out our testimonials.

Beyond Our Walls

At CFCA, we put an extra 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.