I was a drop in for three days at Friendship and they lived up to their name! I was introduced to the class upon arrival and several members introduced themselves to me directly and extended an additional welcome. It's a large box compared to others I have visited. It is very clean and well organized. It's brightly lit and has upbeat colors. While these things may not matter to many, I appreciate these qualities in a box. I'm not a huge fan of the "garage" feel! I will definitely make a return trip next time I am in the area. It doesn't matter if you are new to CrossFit or a RXing machine, you will feel right at home at Friendship CrossFit!
I have been at Friendship CrossFit for about 8 months and absolutely love it! The coaches are awesome! They are always willing to help you achieve your goals, no matter how big or small! The community at Friendship is the BEST! It's a positive atmosphere with wonderful people! The friends that I have made at Friendship are more than just friends, they are family! I would recommend Friendship CrossFit to anyone looking for an exceptional community with marvelous people.
As an experienced crossfitter of now 5+ years. I've had the unique opportunity to be a member of three different gyms all in different states, and drop in to many gyms around the country over that time span. Through all those experiences I can honestly say Friendship CrossFit is the Top CrossFit Gym in the country, and fitness operation for that matter.
Friendship CrossFit provides an unbelievable amount of experience with their great coaches, and coaching cues, the programming is next to none, the facility is immaculate enabling for any type of workout to be done and set up, and the level of professionalism they bring to the table is so refreshing and welcomed that it truly makes it a place you want to be a part of.
On top of that Friendship lives by its name by providing an atmosphere that will encourage and help you get in the best shape of your life no matter what age, size, shape, etc... And they make sure to have fun while doing it with great personalities coaching and a community that is next to none. I currently live out of state and attend another gym, but I've recognized how much Friendship CrossFit has done for me, that to this day I still follow their programming, constantly keep in contact with the community and visit as much as possible, and still very much consider it my home!
I highly recommend Friendship CrossFit to anyone, whether you're looking to just get in shape, looking for a competitive outlet, drop in from out of town, or whatever it may be Friendship is "The" place for you, so go check it out and I promise you will love it!!
Friendship CrossFit has changed my life! I was never very athletic and struggled staying motivated long-term to stay in a fitness routine. The classes provide a fun, motivating community so there's always a friend to meet at the gym! The coaches are supportive, encouraging, and very focused on safe and correct form. I just celebrated my 4 year "CrossFit-aversary" at Friendship CrossFit and I'm looking forward to many more years of friendship while improving my health and getting stronger!
Friendship Crossfit is an exceptional community of people. From the newest member to the most elite athletes there, everyone is made to feel welcome. The coaches are top notch. They are always there to discuss goals and offer guidance to get through physical and mental obstacles. There is a ton of support related to nutrition and how to get the most out of the personal investment. Friendship has been a significant benefit to my entire family and its amazing to see how much the kids class is making an impact to both of my sons confidence (and grades). Give it a shot if you're interested in positive results.
This is by far the nicest gym staff and members I've ever seen. The kids class is amazing. The strength, encouragment, outgoing attitude and overall growth my girls have demonstrated over the last year is amazing. I can't say enough. I'd give 10 stars if I could.
Friendship CrossFit is awesome! Dropped in for a week while in Dublin Ohio for business. Loved the atmosphere, great coaches, and friendly members. Everyone was welcoming and encouraging! Coach Omar and Liz gave great pointers on technique and ran the classes very efficiently. I will definitely visit again when in the area!
The coaches and the programs at this gym far exceed what you will get at other places. If you are looking to improve your fitness in any or all aspects, this is the best place to do it. They will help you lose weight, gain muscle, get more cardiovascularly fit and have a blast in the process. Great people and a great workout!
My fiancé and I started crossfit a little over a month ago and had 6 awesome one-on-one trainings and we started classes a few weeks ago. Needless to say I was super nervous and have no background of working out and we LOVE IT! Classes are amazing, the instructors are great, the environment is awesome and everyone is so welcoming. Thanks friendship! :-)
Me and my husband started this a month ago. The coaches are so friendly. Considering my Arthritis, coaches train me in the level where I’m not in pain and loose weight simultaneously. Great atmosphere to workout.
My wife serendipitously discovered this gym and we have been coming back several times a week now for a couple months. Whenever we cant make it we try to replicate the methods at home. Environment is extremely friendly and helpful, and interact with me as an inexperienced new member the same as they do with those who could be described as a battle-hardened Atlas. Huge hopes for long term results, already seeing constant progress in the way I approach and handle daily life.
Working with the coaches at Friendship to improve both my nutrition and fitness has been nothing short of life-changing. You won't find a community like this anywhere else... every class has people of all ages and skill levels, and everyone is incredibly supportive from the first time you walk in the door. The coaches are so passionate about health, fitness and nutrition -- and that passionate permeates everything they do. Whether you're an elite athlete or have never worked out before, you will find a home at Friendship and be forever grateful you did.
I am a newbie here and was totally nervous to go into a crossfit gym. I immediately felt comfortable and welcome. Everytime I go in for a workout, a new person introduces themselves or gives me some encouragement. Its honestly the best place i have ever worked out. I have even earned a nickname from Maria so obviously I'm going to continue training here... I definitely recommend this place.
From the very first workout, I was blown away by the community culture at Friendship Crossfit. The coaches and owners are phenomenal leaders who have instilled a strong sense of pride, community, and excitement for all of the members. All of the coaches I have encountered are incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and approachable. The programming is diverse and challenging, but also scalable for everyone. Friendship also has amazing specialty "clubs" like Gymnastics, Rowing, and Barbell club that allow athletes of any level to improve specific skills. Every coach strives to get to know their members and encourage us all to work together and encourage each other. It is safe to say that this gym lives up to its name and I am so proud to be a part of it.
Friendship Fitness has literally changed my life. I joined a year and a half ago, and I cannot begin to describe the changes I have seen both mentally and physically. The coaching team is world class. The members and the community are incredible- they have become a part of our family. My husband, myself and all 3 of our kiddos are members- and we couldn’t be happier.
The coaches make this gym one of the best in the world. Yes, the world. They are knowledgeable and they care about their members. They want to make everyone a better version of themselves and they make it fun along the way! The gym is clean and organized and I love the option of all the different programs and class times they offer. Love this place.
Not being one to push myself hard enough, I very much appreciate the expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm Coach Maria uses in her ThriveFit classes. She differentiates the workout on the spot due to some physical limitations I have. She is prepared and motivating throughout the one hour workout. In addition to Maria, the other coaches make it a point to get to know everyone and greet them by name. It really is a remarkable feat!
The Friendship Crossfit staff, community, and facility is second to none. The variety of knowledgeable staff members keeps it fresh and unique. The tight knit while encouraging community makes it welcoming all the while sharing a few laughs and getting after a workout. They've created additional space and have all the major components to accessing any type of workout. I've been a member for 13 months and can say confidently it has been one of the best decisions I've made. This place is about more than working out.. You can see it with staff and feel it within the community.
I've been a member at Friendship for a little over two years now, and it's been a game-changer in my workout routine. The coaches at Friendship have helped transform me from an injury-prone runner to a well-rounded athlete. I am fitter and more injury-proof than ever. The best part about Friendship is that it is a FUN community. Working out here is often the highlight of my day!
There are few words to describe how absolutely incredible this gym is. My first time doing crossfit and I’ve never once felt awkward or intimidated because all the coaches are so helpful and everyone is so loving! Wouldn’t want to be anywhere else �
This is the best workout and gym in Columbus!! I have learned about nutrition, trained on proper fitness in a variety of disciplines. And the best part of all is the trainers and coaches are amazing caring people that care about you and your health. You have to come and see for yourself!!
Big thanks to Coach Liz and Coach Andy for a warm welcome and a great workout. I dropped in this morning because my hotel was very close. What a great decision. Good training on form and a very motivated group during the workout. Lots of energy! Everyone was very nice. Thanks again! If you’re ever in Columbus, make sure you stay in Dublin and go see Friendship CrossFit. You’ll be glad you did.
My husband and I decided to Try a six week CrossFit challenge together. He had lots of experience where I had none. From the very beginning, from meeting the coaches to jumping into a health and fitness challenge in a high- energy climate we learned so much about food and fitness together. With our busy schedules, coaches Jeff and Andy were also flexible and made themselves available whenever we needed them to be. They were both encouraging and genuinely took an interest in all of us and kept us on track for our health and wellness goals. My husband and I are convinced we could not have done this without the structure and support from the coaches and Friendship. No matter what your workout experience, I would highly recommend friendship CrossFit !
My wife and I signed up for the 6 Week Challenge this year at Friendship Crossfit. This was our first time dieting and working out together. Having three kids we found it hard to make healthy dinners with our busy schedules. We were given an easy to follow nutrition plan, grocery list and a recipe book. This made meal prepping and making meals extremely easy and efficient. Jeff Binek and Andy Arra lead all our workouts. They challenged us each week and simplified some of the more complex crossfit movements. They gave us measurable and attainable goals and held us accountable throughout the challenge. We lost a total of 24 lbs. and 7% body fat. We truly believe we would not have accomplished this with any other program.
Thanks to everyone at Friendship!
I joined Friendship Crossfit as part of a 6 week challenge in mid January ‘18 with no prior Crossfit experience. I saw tremendous results and joined on as a full time member after the challenge was complete. Andy and Jeff could not be any more supportive as coaches. In addition to being terrific instructors, they take a legitimate interest in you as a person and encourage you to reach your goals in and out of the gym. Our challenge group was separate from the classes for members but we often encountered members and they were extremely welcoming! The coaches and members truly live up to the gym’s namesake.
Wow! Where do I start?! Friendship CrossFit has been such an incredible experience for me! I was, prior to this 6 week challenge, extremely out of shape and very intimidated by even the word CrossFit! It has been everything but intimidating! Everyone has been so kind and willing to help me along the way. I needed accommodations yet in the CrossFit Family, I never felt awkward or embarrassed! I highly recommend Friendship CrossFit and hope to see you there!!
From the very first workout, I was blown away by the community culture at Friendship Crossfit. The coaches and owners are phenomenal leaders who have instilled a strong sense of pride, community, and excitement for all of the members. All of the coaches I have encountered so far are incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and approachable. The programming is diverse and challenging, but also scalable for everyone. I can't wait to try out some of the specialty courses that they provide. It is safe to say that this gym lives up to its name and I am so excited to be a part of it.
I purchased a punch card a few months ago and have been dropping in on gymnastics class and some personal training. Friendship community is so welcoming not to mention an amazing facility! Special thanks to Jen on helping me with body awareness and skill work and to Jeff for being so friendly on the first day there.
I have worked out her a few times and really felt at home, the staff all greated me by my first name and that means alot to a person. If I lived closer I would definitely become a member. I will definitely be back.
I dropped in yesterday and was immediately greeted by a few of the regular members that made me feel like home. Great group and I love the gym dogs! Clean and big facility with great coaching from Marie. If I'm ever back in Columbus I will definitely drop back in. Thanks for making the visitors feel like home! Keep up the good work 8-)
This review is long overdue.....I had the pleasure of dropping in to Friendship CF for 8-9 classes during an extended stay with family back in May and it was a great experience. As far as workouts go the programming was thoughtful and challenging with scales for all levels. As a first time mom at 27 weeks pregnant at the time I was still testing the waters on what was safe and effective in workouts. When necessary every coach I worked with helped me to find modifications that were comfortable and still challenging.
I was able to take morning, lunch and evening classes during my stay and was greeted immediately by members and coaches and made to feel welcome throughout. I've been to several boxes over the last four years, this was easily one of my favorites! Thanks for being awesome y'all, can't wait to drop in next time I'm home :-)
I dropped in to Friendship CrossFit last week from out of town, and within the first 2 minutes, I was greeted by a very friendly athlete. Immediately "Friendship CrossFit" was living up to its name! The facility is very nice, clean, and every member was respectful, encouraging, and helpful. I appreciated the mix of abilities in the class; some were doing the workout scaled while others were doing the workout prescribed, so I really felt "at home." Jeff was also very welcoming and knowledgeable as a coach. I look forward to his coaching and seeing the same (and new) faces during the 6:30 AM class!
When I joined Friendship almost a year ago I was intimidated by the word Crossfit. I have 3 kids and approaching 40...wasn't sure if crossfit would be a good idea. Pleased to say I am so happy to be apart of the Friendship family. The coaching is top notch. They are always making sure you understand how important technique is before you try to go heavier on the weight. They know how far to push and the motivation from everyone around you keeps you inspired to keep moving. I highly recommend for you to just give it a shot. You will find out that you are much stronger than you thought.
Was able to drop in here a while back. The facility is very roomy and well organized. The instructors were very knowledgable and workout was tough, in a good way. The folks here are super-duper friendly and kind. It's well worth a drop in if you are in the area.
They also have a great Masters competition in October. Real nice event and very well done.
As a working mom with limited time Crossfit is the most efficient way for me to stay in shape. Love the trainers, the friends, and love that I hate missing workouts!! If your are not sure if it's worth the money, comparing to big box gyms, there is no comparison in my mind. Definitely try it out!!!
Welcome to the best Crossfit box (gym) in Columbus, Ohio!
Looking into Cross Fit for the first time, or hoping to find a new box? Here is my overview of what Friendship Crossfit has to offer.
First and foremost, the trainers place your health and safety above everything else. While you are encouraged to push yourself, every staff member knows how to recognize and approach over-exertion/injury prevention.
What sets Friendship Crossfit apart from any other boxes/gyms/personal trainers; however, is the culture they have developed throughout staff and members alike. From day one, you walk into an atmosphere where the highly educated and professional training staff make it a priority to greet you and take an interest in both: who you are; your progression as an Xfitter. In the six months I've been a member, the training staff have quickly become friends, and now I feel like I'm a member of an incredibly fit family.
With one of the larger boxes in the area, Friendship Crossfit has almost everything that you can incorporate into your WOD (Workout of the Day). While the constants of any gym are still present (dumbbells, barbells, rigs, etc), Friendship Crossfit also has a wide variety of atlas stones, kettle bells, vests, sleds, rings, sandbags, etc to utilize. Needless to say, they have a number of resources to develop your personal fitness.
The workouts that are planned by the Friendship Crossfit staff are done so using your feedback. They cater to the preferences of the community by focusing on what you get the most out of, and planning accordingly. However, they still make sure nothing is excluded, only more/less frequently implemented.
Again, I'm newer in the community, but
after 6 months, going approximately 3-4 times a week, two things are true:
- You will rarely do the same workout twice.
- Every workout will challenge your fitness level, no matter if you are a couch potato or an Olympian.
Each of the workouts can be scaled, so you'll always get the most out of them regardless of your age, weight, experience, or shape. That being said, it's never 'I can't do this', it's a always 'Here is a different way'.
There are a lot of places you could go to workout w a number of similar styles in training, equipment, or programming, but what they have at Friendship Crossfit is truly unique. It's the place I've come to look forward to going after a long day at work, or a lazy day off. The staff is great, the workouts varied and challenging, and you'll always be encouraged to get better than yesterday. I hope this review convinces you to take the first step towards making a bunch of new friends, and joining one of the best workout experiences you will ever have! Thank you for taking the time to read this and have a great day!
The absolute best place. Great coaches, amazing athletes, and wonderful people. Their CrossFit programming is awesome, and well thought out. Wonderful community events and community support. Members range from competitive elite athletes to older newbies trying to get in shape. Once you're here... you're family. You will notice positive change in whatever you're trying to accomplish!