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.

Our Program

Our crossfit classes are an hour in length and consist of a warm up, movement instruction, the workout, and a cool down. Some days the workout may lean more toward strength while other days may be more focused on cardiovascular work, but most days will be a blend of the two.  Emphasis for our new members is put on establishing safe movement patterns and building a fitness foundation rather than intensity.  For more info on the general Crossfit philosophy watch this video.

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 and longevity in our members and focus on exercises we feel have the best carryover to our member’s lives outside of the gym.

Want to learn more about our philosophy? Check out our core beliefs.


At CFCA, we have an amazing diversity of supportive members. In any given class you might find a high level collegiate athlete training right next to a grandmother of 3 who is really just there to move. All in all, 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.