I am very picky when it comes to which crossfit gym I join. I've traveled around and dropped in to a lot of different boxes and know exactly what I like and what I don't like. I've been a member at CFR for over a year now and can honestly say it has everything I like. First and foremost is a knowledgable coach who truly cares for everyone in the gym, whether you're tweaking your form to get it just right on a 315lb clean or simply trying to develop the range of motion to do an air squat, Alex Retzlaff wants to help you accomplish it. Another great aspect is the layout of the gym with sectioned off rooms to break up different areas. There is also plenty of equipment that is constantly being upgraded and maintained to the highest of standards. CFR is an awesome gym and I would highly recommend it to everyone, no matter what your skill level.
I was in town on business and dropped in. This is a Great Box. Fantastic trainers with plenty of room and up to date equipment.....It's what a crossfit box should be. Good location downtown and we could walk from our hotel and convention center.
Check it out if you are in town.
As a frequent Visitor to other gyms I was impressed with Roughnecks. Don't let the name scare you, the members were welcoming and Alex (coach/owner) was on top of the class...great warmup, some skill work (which I appreciated) and a gnarly WOD. I would return for sure. Alex clearly has a background in the Olympic lifts which is important.
Dropped in for a few days while in town for work. I agree with the other reviewers. Alex and his other coaches are extremely knowledgeable. They had me focus on form over weight and gave great tips - especially for me who is about 7 months into Crossfit. They clearly have created a culture of community; everyone was incredibly friendly and it made the experience even better.
Location-wise it is within walking distance of a number of Houston hotels which made it really easy to attend while working downtown.
Just fair warning - I definitely did one of the hardest WODs of my life while there.
Visiting from out of town and dropped in for a quick WOD at Crossfit Roughnecks.
Gym layout was good, equipment was clean and well maintained, and they even had showers.
It was an open gym session with a do-it-yourself WOD, but the coach was still very attentive to the various folks training and offered several good lifting tips.
I will definitely go back on future Houston trips.