Visit Brickwall Crossfit – Salt Lake City, UT – @brickwallcrossfit

A medical conference brought me to the great Salt Lake for my first time.  Somewhere in my consciousness, I was preparing for a crossfit workout at 4-5K feet above sea level.  Enter: Brickwall Crossfit, a centrally located box with great hours, an open and airy facility and welcoming staff.  

While I had never spent any time in SLC other than passing through on the way to Park City, I was pleasantly surprised with my experience.  I had some dominant sushi @ Takashi and a solid Middle Eastern meat plate at Atlantic Market and Cafe.

Brickwall Crossfit!!
Brickwall Crossfit!!








Numero dos!
Numero dos!

I sent an inquiry through their contact form on the website and received a response back from Greg the same day.  No muss no fuss, just “Come on in!”.

We did a 25min burner AMRAP which was just what I needed at that altitude:

  • 800m Run
  • 15 GHDs
  • 15 burpees
  • 1000m Row
  • 20 leg ups
  • 20 pistols

I arrived ~30min early and met Coach Ethan.  He was really accomodating and was cool with me doing my own programming, granted – I wanted to work out with the class.


  • 26 East 600 South
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
    Phone: (801) 502-1798
  • Classes:

The only challenge I had was that I couldn’t find drop in information and the WOD wasn’t posted that I could tell.  Certainly could have been user error on my part too.  At the end of the day, they were responsive to email and I simply wanted to workout – they could have listed double FRAN and I would have still gone in.


Good group and great spot in SLC, check them out!

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