crossfit SHAW

Are you looking a CrossFit near you in the Shaw neighborhood? CrossFit Shaw at Urban Athletic Club is the premier CrossFit gym in DC.

World-Class Fitness in 100 Words

Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat.

Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast.

Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense.

Regularly learn and play new sports.

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crossfit shaw

CrossFit Athlete is your more traditional CrossFit class. Each class consists of a Strength movement with a Metcon to follow with those same movements.

This class does not follow the Urban Athlete Program.

There are no pre-requisites for current members.

Must have CrossFit experience to Drop-In.

Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.
— Theodore Roosevelt
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What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.

At Urban Athletic Club, we believe in movement integrity and proper technique. We're more impressed with how members conduct lifts and moving their body weight effectively and efficiently than we are with how much weight is loaded on the bar.  


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Yoga Athlete + ROMwod

Mobility is also a huge part of what we do here at CrossFit Shaw. By mobility, we mean the full expression of the natural range of motion of limbs and joints. In fact, Mobility may have the most practical applications and most significant benefits to your life outside the gym. We offer ROMwod along with our Yoga Athlete class to encourage athletes to work on mobility on their own time.


What is ROMwod? Check out our blog post!

New to CrossFit?

→ Check out our Intro Athlete Program