CrossFit SOBRO (South Bronx) is The Original Bronx Box – the first to bring CrossFit to The Bronx community. We were established in 2013 on the 4th floor of an old loft space in the Crotona Park section of The Bronx. We quickly flourished and, with our current Port Morris location, are proud to be making our own contribution to the revitalization of the South Bronx.
Our members are rich in their diversity, hailing from all parts of the Boogie Down as well as the outer boroughs, and bringing with them a unique swagger and a wide range of fitness goals. It is because of them that we are so passionate about improving health and fitness in this community, where it’s still more common to see a fried chicken joint than a vegetable stand.
At CFSBx, we follow a traditional CrossFit model. That means we are not your typical gym. We don’t have machines. We don’t have TVs or mirrors in which to primp. We have barbells, kettle-bells, and medicine balls. We have a pull-up rig and jump ropes; and we run around the block, not on a treadmill.
And not only do we run, drop heavy weights, and perform gymnastics movements here, but we cheer. We support each other’s fitness goals and always root for the last person standing – no matter what. This camaraderie that develops when people face challenges together is a key component of what makes our program truly effective and special. We are a community; we are #SOBROSTRONG; and we are proud of it.