Crossfit Box Review: Crossfit 941

Crossfit 941 is a new box that opened recently in Bradenton, FL.  Located just off of SR 64 in an industrial park, this storefront location is pretty much the epitome of what you would expect a new box to be.  The modest indoor space has 10 lifting platforms, a pull up cage, and an array of barbells, kettle bells, slam balls and weight plates.

I attended a 5:30 p.m. class on a Monday evening that had 8 people in it, all ranging in ages and abilities.  I arrived around 10 minutes early and filled out a waiver, and was shown the foam rollers and LX balls should I want to do any mobility.

Two things struck me most about this box.

First off, the coaching was pretty exceptional.  The coach leading my class, Kevin, was meticulous and thorough.  Demonstrating every exercise in detail himself before having the class execute the reps.  He and Chris then worked individually with everyone in class, giving coaching to those who needed it most to correct form, but always making sure that everyone had attention.

Secondly, this class was very small and very quiet compared to what I’m accustomed to.  Granted, I am close friends with many of the members at my box, but even without it our classes are generally chatty, encouraging and all around loud.  In this group, it was usually only the coaches who spoke.

All in all, I would say that I had a great experience at Crossfit 941.  I see this box being a great fit for someone of any ability due to the quality of the coaching, but I can especially see beginners exceling here.  While I didn’t experience much of a competitive environment or motivation between class members, that’s not to say it doesn’t exist on days where there is less technique or a partner WOD.


2 thoughts on “Crossfit Box Review: Crossfit 941

  1. I wish I had the guts to try out new boxes. I love mine like a kid loves their favorite blankie and can’t imagine my life without it. We’re somewhat quiet as well, but I’m the chatty girl 9 times out of 10. Have you ever tried a new box while you’re traveling? That’s where I get really skeerd. Strangers! Ahhh!

    1. I actually have, but only once. When I first started Crossfit, we’re talking 2 months in, I went to Orlando for a conference and dropped in on one with a fellow colleague.

      It was terrifying. And frankly, the workout about killed me. I was in way over my head.

      But now a year later I’m really confident with the movements, I know how to scale and exactly where my ability is, and I’ve done enough varities of workouts that I know I could keep up.

      I’m traveling a lot this winter and plan to drop in on locations in St. Louis and in VEGAS!

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