Why CrossFit Bona Fide?



Not all CrossFit gyms are the same. They most often vary in two noticeable ways:

Quality Coaching

Nothing is more important to your success than the experience and knowledge of the coaches teaching you. There are many great coaches in the CrossFit community and CrossFit Bona Fide could not be more proud of the team we have assembled.

Our coaches’ bio’s speak for themselves. Collectively our staff has over 30 years of experience coaching and their credentials and certifications far exceed what is required. Each was not hired based on their resume alone, however. Our coaches demonstrate a tremendous passion for what they do. They teach class with energy and enthusiasm and push you to give a little more than you thought you could. They set clear expectations and hold our members and each other accountable. They each have a track record of going above and beyond to help their clients achieve their goals and they are dedicated to mastering their craft (but humble enough to realize they never will). They collaborate to write smart programs and recommend safe scaling options to accommodate all fitness levels and abilities.

Our coaches will demand a lot from you in return, maybe even more than you’re accustomed to, because CrossFit Bona Fide isn’t just a place you come to work out; it’s a place you come to get better each day, and you’ll only get out of it what you put in to it.

Convenient (and clean) Facility

CrossFit’s growth in popularity over the past 5 years has been impressive. Especially when you consider the typical CrossFit gym is located in an impossible to find warehouse, it’s dark, it’s hot (or cold), the equipment is rusty, the bathrooms are dirty, and they don’t even have showers. Despite these shortcomings, great coaches have made it fun and motivating and have helped millions of people exceed what they thought possible.

So, with this in mind, CrossFit Bona Fide has set out to combine great coaching with modern day convenience. Everything about our facility was done with a purpose – to help make functional exercise part of your (every) day. Our central retail location, just off the Spaulding Turnpike and Woodbury Ave. (next to Home Depot and Eastern Mountain Sports) is easy to find and get to. Whether you’re on your lunch break or out running errands, our classes are offered 7 days a week and are never more than 60 minutes long so you can always “make” the time. We start as early as 5am and we offer 45 minute express and boot camp workouts during lunch. We offer pre/post workout nutrition and recovery drinks. We have ample parking. We are climate controlled, and yes, we have showers.

We offer this level of convenience with the sole intention and purpose of getting you here more often – because, like anything, CrossFit is only effective when done consistently.
At CrossFit Bona Fide we truly care about you, your goals, your health and your happiness. We’re here to challenge and support you, to help you get better, and we know that your improved health and fitness will develop discipline, confidence and humility that will transcend the walls of our gym and make you a better husband, mother, teammate and friend. These characteristics are developed through hard work and are a direct result of the challenge and support that the CrossFit Bona Fide community will provide.

We have brought together a highly qualified team with different backgrounds who can help contribute to your success. We believe, as a team, that although we bring a lot to the table, we are in constant pursuit of excellence to develop our skills and knowledge base in order to better serve our members.

“Don’t learn to do, but learn in doing.  Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.” – Samuel Butler

CrossFit Bona Fide offers coaching, care, convenience (Portsmouth Herald, 5/21/2014)