Crossfit Belmont – Charlotte, NC – @cfbelmont

After a brief stint as part of an internal team at my company, I’m back out in the field.  And that means more drop ins…and more t-shirts.  I could make a quilt at this point…

Back to Charlotte and thankful to stretch my catchment a little further west of the airport to land at Crossfit Belmont.  If you’re in and out of Charlotte, want to get a workout in with a nice bunch of folks and not be a sweaty mess on the return flight, CF Belmont is your answer.

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There’s a lot to like about Crossfit Belmont:

  • INVITIING staff!  I met Mark and Lisa on my two visits to date and they really make me feel welcome, it’s pretty awesome.
  • 10min from CLT Airport
  • Full locker room
  • 2 showers
  • Oly and general WOD areas
  • Amenable to working on your box’s local programming (in Oly area) – naturally, you need to be mindful of their class activities.

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Drop in #1 – 10x100m sprints.  Oh goodie!

Drop in #2 – Open WOD 14.4.  Remember the 60 cal row, 50 TTB, 40 WB, 30 cleans and 20 MUs…I’d rather not : )

Marc and Lisa have been nothing but awesome each time I’ve stopped in.  Not to mention, they give me a little shit, which Iike.  And, coaching.  Lisa has always been quick to jump in and offer suggestions…which I can always use.

Yo Marc!
Yo Marc!

Some additional specs:

  • Site
  • WOD
  • Schedule
  • Drop In Info for visiting athlete
  • Location – 81 McAdenville Road, Belmont, NC 28012
  • Contact
    • Name: Marc Cox
    • Phone Number: (704) 426-7286
    • E-Mail: crossfitbelmont@gmail.com
    • FaceBook Page: CrossFit Belmont
  • Rates: $10/class.
  • Credit cards accepted: Yes
  • Online class check in, waiver and payment: No (wodify)
  • Showers: Yes
  • Lockers/Storage: Yes
  • Requires contact from you / home box before attending: No
  • Offers discounted rates for multiple days: Unsure.
  • Kitchen: No.  I didn’t look close enough, next time!
  • Services: None that I noticed.
  • Food for purchase: None that I noticed
Lisa, sorry I didn't give you a heads up on the photo op...
Lisa, sorry I didn’t give you a heads up on the photo op…

For the traveler – the facility is located in a shopping center that houses a BP gas station.  While the station itself leaves much to be desired, you can fill up your rental, reheat some food (they have a microwave) and be back at the airport in 10min.  For me, that’s effing efficiency right there.

Sidenote – There’s a part of me that also LOVES that they took over an old Planet Fitness.  No more willpower-crushing, pizza-and-chocolate-milk friday parties in that space anymore.  I’m not joking.  Secretly, you, too, hate Planet Fitness.  If you don’t, spend $10 and walk in with a jump rope.  I’ll give you 10 min, max, before the general managers informs you that jumping is against policy.  If anyone feels like arranging a fitness “flash mob” to cripple a PF with…gasp…burpees…, even for just 5 minutes…like this post.

Happy trails gang.  Find your fitness wherever the road leads you.

-SF

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We are busy. We are overbooked. We are traveling. We are unmotivated. We are tired. We are agitated. We are unproductive. We are overweight. We are unhappy. We are why. I'm a pharmacist, I travel regionally for work and have been all of these things. What elevates me from these emotional ditches? Good health. My nearly 100 year-old Italian grandmother "Nana" said a long time ago: "If you don't have your health, you don't have nothing." Considering she still rakes leaves and gives me hell for, well, just about everything, I think she's pretty damn sharp and fit. On the other end of the spectrum: My dad died at 65 from a heart attack. He was a diabetic, a previous smoker, a recovered drug addict, a food addict, hypertensive, arthritic, immobile nearing amputation and, simply, wasn't living. For all intensive purposes, I'm fit and healthy. Armed with degrees in biology and pharmacy (read: loans) and these two family stories, you'd think staying on track is easy. Newsflash: it's not. Traveling / Working / Fathering / Mothering / fill-in-the-blanking are obstacles we all have to overcome. So, how do we do it? Suitcase Fitness was born from the hope that by sharing my small health and fitness victories while traveling, others may be inspired to find new ways to stay engaged with their health. My vision is that others will use this venue to share their "baggage" and small steps taken to overcome health challenges. I get by with a little help from my friends. - The Beetles The things that last, never happen overnight. - Slaves

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