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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 regardless of experience. We use our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and Army Infantrymen who are already in great shape. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs. Our athletes are trained to bike, run, swim, and row at short, middle, and long distances guaranteeing exposure and competency in each of the three main metabolic pathways. 

We train our athletes in gymnastics from rudimentary to advanced movements garnering great capacity at controlling the body both dynamically and statically while maximizing strength to weight ratio and flexibility. We also place a heavy emphasis on Olympic Weightlifting having seen this sport’s unique ability to develop an athletes’ explosive power, control of external objects, and mastery of critical motor recruitment patterns. And finally, we encourage and assist our athletes to explore a variety of sports as a vehicle to express and apply their fitness.

Pottstown Athletic Club is the home of Pottstown CrossFit and many other great programs including the Pottstown Dragon Warriors and Pottstown Karate. We have low-cost monthly memberships available for both individuals and families.
Contact us today for a free trial week!


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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.

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