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Why Join a CrossFit Gym?

Did you know that Pottstown Athletic Club is a CrossFit gym? CrossFit is a great workout because it gives you a total body workout that will get you in the best shape of your life. 
It is designed to make you not specialize in anything, but to be good in everything. The use of anaerobic workouts improves your anaerobic fitness and aerobic fitness. If you only do aerobic workouts like long, slow runs then you are only improving your aerobic fitness in addition to losing muscle. Anaerobic workouts have been shown to be the best way to lose fat because you keep burning fat long after you are done working out. 

Talk to anyone who has been doing CrossFit for a while and they will attest to the effectiveness of these types of workouts. CrossFit is all about real people who are getting great results. Better yet, CrossFit is for everyone!

According to CrossFit Headquarters, the CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual r…
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Back to School – a Great Time to Get Fit!

Now that school’s ready to start, parents are also getting back into the swing of things. Now is the perfect time for parents and kids alike to start a fitness routine.

Don’t wait until New Year’s Day or a big event to get back into shape. The holidays are just around the corner with a lot of activities and events that cause people to put on weight.

Summer is over and things may seem chaotic right now, getting back into the routine of school. That free time that you had over the summer months has dissipated into thin air. This can make working out quite challenging at times. The struggle is real, but not impossible. Creating a plan of action can help to get you on the right track to fitness and better health. 

It can be difficult to find time to exercise with such a hectic schedule. Take a few minutes to identify gaps or available times in your day. Having dedicated days and times that you set for exercise will ensure you stay consistent and continue to see results.

Sometimes the last thi…

Dragon Boat Races - Update!

Important update on new events!
Our two remaining dragon boat races for 2017 have changed!

We will not be at the August 26 DC Dragon Boat Race or the September 16 PepsiCo Mercer County Dragon Boat Race.
Instead, we are excited to announce that we will be at the July 29 Cooper River Dragon Boat Festival: https://www.cooperriverdbf.org/
We will also participate on September 23 in the Bucks County Dragon Boat Festival: http://www.buckscountydragonboatfestival.com/
Please contact Rob for additional information on these new upcoming races at 484-302-6188.


Why CrossFit?

Thinking about starting a CrossFit program? CrossFit is a great way to stay fit and get variety in your workouts. The CrossFit program is based on the concepts of interval training and weightlifting. There are many health benefits from participating regularly in a CrossFit program! We have affordable individual and monthly memberships available! Intensity: CrossFit is a fast-paced, intense workout that can take less a regular workout at your gym. This is because a CrossFit workout uses nonstop movement. It’s a concentrated shot of exercise and it burns the system — in a good way. Motivation: The key to CrossFit is the intensity, but hidden in that fact is that you’re inherently pushing yourself to do the most you can through each exercise in the workout. Time efficient: In a span of 15 or 20 minutes, you’ll be asked to complete as many rounds of a specific circuit as you can. By the end of it, because of the intensity and effort, you burn more calories than a regular workout. Building re…

Filthy Fifty on July 4th!

Join us this July 4th for The Filthy 50! Celebrate the 4th with Pottstown Athletic Club / Pottstown CrossFit with our Holiday WOD! This is a free fitness event open to the public.

The Filthy 50 starts July 4, 2017 at 9am at The Armory, 263 King Street in Pottstown. After The Filthy 50, stay and watch the Pottstown 4th of July Parade!

Everyone is invited! Bring your family and friends. Feel free to modify any of the exercises as needed.

Here is The Filthy 50 Holiday WOD for time:



For more information about this fun family-friendly event, contact Rob by call or text at 484-302-6188. Hope to see you at 9am on the 4th!




New Summer Class Starts Monday

Join us for a new Summer Class starting this Monday, June 12th!

Class starts at 9am at the Armory. Kick off your summer right with CrossFit! Meet new people, get in shape and have fun! Contact us for info!


The Memorial Day Murph - join us on Monday!

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005. This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". From here on it will be referred to as "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.
Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty-pound vest or body armor, wear it. Free and Open to the Public - All are Welcome - Everyone is encouraged to participate...Kids ride can their bike or scooter, scale the push-ups on your knees, can't do pull-ups? do jumping jacks in place, can't squat? Do low box step ups. Can't Run? utilize the rowing machine of stationary bikes. Everything is scalable for the awesome show of respect and appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrif…