I spent 3 months in Dallas for work and was looking for a new box. I'm so lucky I stumbled upon CrossFit 214. ALL of the coaches are awesome and knowledgeable, there is plenty of equipment, and everyone is so supportive and welcoming. They also opened a new location on Lemmon Ave that is SO nice with brand new beautiful equipment and membership includes access to both gyms!
The coaches and other athletes all foster a very inclusive and team-oriented environment. I have met more friends at 214 than I have at any other gym I have been to.
My collegiate rowing career ended at the age of 19 after I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. The nucleus damage in my lower spine was significant enough that the doctor instructed me to limit lifting to 30 lbs or less and to only engage in low-impact activities. I joined Crossfit 214 last December after the urging of a very close friend and I haven't looked back. The coaches instructed me to do every movement correctly rather than fast or heavy and to focus on core strength. I can now say it has been 8 months since I have had ANY lower back pain and I feel spectacular. I see improvements every single day and I am even lifting heavy.
This was the first gym I started Crossfitting at, and I'm so glad it was here. Like most women, I had never done any Olympic lifts. I came from a running background so I wasn't familiar with most lifts to be honest. I was intimated by the whole concept of Crossfit, but wanted to try it because a friend of mine got such great results. Since day one, the coaches have quickly made me feel at home.