Crossfit Newtown – Newtown, PA

Traffic in the northeast is straight misery.  To break things up and avoid the usual Joisy and Philly traffic bottlenecks, I try to get a workout in before heading home.  This time around, I dropped in at Crossfit Newtown after a company meeting.  Conveniently, my family is from nearby , so it all works out.

Site: http://crossfitnewtown.com
Address: 11 Friends Ln #111 Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: 215-650-7421
Drop in: $20

When you follow the Googles to this location, you’ll realize that this is part of a chiropractic practice.  Have no fear, there’s always someone at the desk to point you in the right direction.  For the three times I’ve been there, Katie has been at the desk and made it easy for me to get in the door.  Mike has been my coach each time and he has a very engaged and personal approach.  Needless to say, I felt at home.  See the action shot during the next class’ warm up.

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Here’s the WOD:

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If you squint, I actually made the board so you can validate my attendance. Overhead squats are my nemesis. We also did tabata sit ups for good measure once the WOD was through.

This facility also trains a few of the local high school sports teams. So, if you want a dose of reality…pay close attention to some of these athletes. Or, ignore entirely. There’s bliss in that latter.

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