Have you tried CrossFit training yet? Whether it’s time to begin a fitness routine or step up one that you  have, joining a CrossFit studio (or ‘box”, as athletes call it) might fit your needs and broaden your workout horizons.
CrossFit workouts are based on the philosophy of fitness as functional movement performed at high intensity, constantly varied. Some fitness experts say that the fittest people should be great in everything but specialize in nothing. CrossFit aficionados report that the friendly competition at the studio motives them, provides more fun than working out alone and feels addictive.
In addition to our fully-furnished fitness facility, yoga studio and spin room at Cadence, nearby intense group fitness classes are also a good option for feeling healthy in the new year. We found several recommended CrossFit Studios within a few miles of Cadence at Gateway, close to our new Mesa master-planned community.
CrossFit Incite
At CrossFit Incite, athletes won’t find regular workout machines. They stay fit using kettle bells, barbells, medicine balls, tractor tires, battle ropes and open spaces. This box offers regular classes plus CrossFit Kids, high-fitness and self-defense classes. The owners encourage families to train together. Incite athletes describe it as a community that supports and motivates one another. Prices: One week free; $155 per month for unlimited; $145 per month for unlimited with a six-month agreement. First responder and couples rates available.
8743 E. Pecos Road, Mesa, AZ 85212. 480-779-7682. https://crossfitincite.com/.
CrossFit Obsession
Coaches at CrossFit Obsession operate on the belief that fitness is for everyone. They advise “form first, then consistency, then intensity.” Looking for a fun, supportive and educational environment to accomplish your fitness goals? You’ll find it here. Prices: 3-month contract, $149; 6-month contract, $139; 12-month contract, $129.
7931 E. Pecos Road, Mesa, AZ 85212. 480-400-2230. http://cfobsession.com/.
CrossFit San Tan
Owner Mike N. of CrossFit San Tan has an engineering background and a lifelong passion for health and fitness. You’ll find a blog on the website with a daily list of the WOD (Workout of the Day) specifics for members. The studio, established in 2010 in the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport area, serves the Mesa, Gilbert and Queen Creek areas of the East Valley. Schedule a free trial here: http://crossfitsantan.com/schedule-free-trial/.
665 E. Velocity Way, Mesa, AZ 85212.  480-221-9525. http://crossfitsantan.com/.
CrossFit Insidious
Coaches at CrossFit Insidious say they help athletes find the inborn drive they need to do CrossFit training. This popular box offers a special to try a free class on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The blog has photos and motivational quotes for inspiration, plus athlete spotlights. Drop-ins are $20 a day and pricing is available by filling out a form on the website.
1529 S. Clearview Ave., Mesa, AZ 85209. 480-620-0970. https://crossfitinsidious.com/.
CrossFit Perception
CrossFit Perception in Mesa services individuals and corporate wellness partners across the Valley. Coaches understand that fear and uncertainty can be barriers to getting started in the CrossFit community and are trained to scale and modify programs for any individual according to their fitness level. They also offer nutrition counseling and physical therapy. Pricing available here: https://mailchi.mp/9ee78e067e05/pricing.  
1762 S. Greenfield Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. 480-926-2382. https://crossfitperception.com/.
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