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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…

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…

Pottstown Karate

This program offers an avenue of expression and socializing for area youth who find team activities difficult for whatever reason. Some in the Karate train for free because of their socioeconomic origins. This discipline teaches valuable personal management skills that these children have not been learning elsewhere for a variety of reasons. Karate is the art of unarmed self-defense. Karate is a Japanese phrase meaning"kara"- (empty),"te"- (hand), or the way of the empty hand. Karate is a centuries old martial art, formally introduced in Japan by Master Gichin Funakoshi. Since the 1950s, karate has been practiced throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Karate is an excellent exercise, utilizing 90% of the body muscles. The mental aspects are as important as the physical. The main objective of karate training is development of character, although karate is also a practical and effective self-defense system.  Men and women of all ages can learn the ar…

CrossFit Testimonial – Lori

I remember my first taste of CrossFit very clearly, about a year ago.  My son had invited me and my daughter, his sister, to Pottstown CrossFit’s Annual River Run.  Wanting to try something new, we took him up on the offer.  Little did I know that it was anything but a RUN.  During the run, various workout stations were set up to include tire flips, kettle ball swings, and thrusters.  Considering that I had not done any type of physical activity over the past 4 years, due to working full time, raising 2 teenagers, and attending graduate school, I was feeling really out of shape during the workout.  However, one of the things that I noticed really quickly was that everyone was so supportive and helped me and my daughter throughout the course of the run.  Everyone was encouraging and showed us each routine at each station.  After completing the run I felt exhausted, but at the same time felt a sense of accomplishment.  It was at that time that I made a commitment to make a lifestyle cha…

2017 Events - Join Us!

Join Us! At Pottstown Athletic Club we are committed to community, both in the facility and committing opportunities within the Pottstown area. We welcome everyone with a free trial week with no obligation to join. We especially encourage the whole family to participate. We believe that what we do says everything about us, what you do with the opportunity we provide to you says everything about you.  New classes are starting! Don't miss special offers for new members! Learn more about Pottstown Athletic Club in this videoabout our organization!
Check out our 2017 events! March 25:Associator Throwdown at The Armory - click herefor info.
May 26: Ironmasters Spring Classic
May 29: The Memorial Murph – an open free event in honor of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
June 3: Independence Dragon Boat Regatta - Clickherefor info.
June 24: Baltimore Challenge.
July 4: Filthy Fifty
August 26: DC Dragon Boat Race
September 4: Zombie Run
September 16: PepsiCo Mercer County Dragon Boat R…

Community Mixer March 8th!

Please show your support for Schuylkill River Athletics. Join us at a Community Mixer March 8th from 5-8pm.

Check out the event flyer below for details and join us for a great night of fun, food, music and friends at 107 E. High Street in Pottstown!

Join the Strongest Team in America!

Now is the perfect time to join the strongest team in America!

We now have 2017 weightlifting memberships available at Pottstown Athletic Club / Pottstown CrossFit for just $35 a month. You won't find pricing like that elsewhere!


For just $35 a month you get unlimited use of our facilities. We also have new classes forming including a newcomers foundations class. The new class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm.

We also have additional classes available Monday through Friday at 5:30am, weekdays at 6pm, and weekends at 8am.

Now there's no excuse! Call 484-302-6188 for more information or email rob.1@pottstownathleticclub.com!




New Paddle Erg Room

Pottstown Athletic Club has opened a new Paddle Erg Room for 2017!

This room contains 10 Concept 2 rowers with paddle attachments. The paddle ergs are linked to a computer and 70-inch monitor display with Concept 2 software to provide a competitive experience.

The room is available to dragon boat teams to reserve on an hourly basis.

Teams can also request strength training protocols along with metabolic conditioning sessions, all geared towards providing a complete training experience focusing on the sport of dragon boating.

Training programs can be customized and are scalable to meet the demand of all levels, from the novice to the elite athlete.

For more details and pricing information, please contact Rob at 484-302-6188 or via email.