CrossFit craze reaches Shockoe Bottom

Richmond’s CrossFit craze is reaching into the edge of Shockoe Bottom.

Shockoe Bottom CrossFit has leased a 2,200-square-foot space at 1710 E. Broad St. Owner Alex Madgar could not be reached by press time.

Scott McAdams, a broker with Commonwealth Commercial, handled the lease, which starts Sept. 1. McAdams said he expects the gym to open shortly thereafter.

The business, which sits at the corner of Broad Street and Oliver Hill Way, is entering an already pumped up local CrossFit scene.

CrossFit’s national website lists eight affiliates among Richmond, Midlothian, Henrico and Colonial Heights. The newest, James River Crossfit, opened in July.

But Shockoe Bottom CrossFit will be the first to serve the Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill area. The nearest gym to the location is CrossFit RVA, on Leigh Street in Carver.

Richmond’s crossfitters are helping spawn workout-related startups outside the gym as well. In March, Haluk Ural founded fED, which sells meals in keeping with CrossFit’s “caveman diet” at local gyms.

And last year, two CrossFit RVA members launched Hopper Apparel Company, a line of CrossFit-inspired clothing. Hopper now produces apparel for about eight gyms throughout Richmond, Charlottesville and Northern Virginia.

Richmond’s CrossFit craze is reaching into the edge of Shockoe Bottom.

Shockoe Bottom CrossFit has leased a 2,200-square-foot space at 1710 E. Broad St. Owner Alex Madgar could not be reached by press time.

Scott McAdams, a broker with Commonwealth Commercial, handled the lease, which starts Sept. 1. McAdams said he expects the gym to open shortly thereafter.

The business, which sits at the corner of Broad Street and Oliver Hill Way, is entering an already pumped up local CrossFit scene.

CrossFit’s national website lists eight affiliates among Richmond, Midlothian, Henrico and Colonial Heights. The newest, James River Crossfit, opened in July.

But Shockoe Bottom CrossFit will be the first to serve the Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill area. The nearest gym to the location is CrossFit RVA, on Leigh Street in Carver.

Richmond’s crossfitters are helping spawn workout-related startups outside the gym as well. In March, Haluk Ural founded fED, which sells meals in keeping with CrossFit’s “caveman diet” at local gyms.

And last year, two CrossFit RVA members launched Hopper Apparel Company, a line of CrossFit-inspired clothing. Hopper now produces apparel for about eight gyms throughout Richmond, Charlottesville and Northern Virginia.

Your subscription has expired. Renew now by choosing a subscription below!

For more informaiton, head over to your profile.

Profile


SUBSCRIBE NOW

TERMS OF SERVICE:

ALL MEMBERSHIPS RENEW AUTOMATICALLY. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR A 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AT THE RATE IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY LOGGING IN OR BY CONTACTING [email protected]

ALL CHARGES FOR MONTHLY OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

EACH MEMBERSHIP WILL ONLY FUNCTION ON UP TO 3 MACHINES. ACCOUNTS ABUSING THAT LIMIT WILL BE DISCONTINUED.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR MEMEBERSHIP PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]




Return to Homepage

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
6 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Jay
Jay
10 years ago

I’m raising capital to launch Richmond’s first CrossFit Gym Froyo Bar with a microbrewery in the basement.

Any angels out there?

Allison
Allison
10 years ago
Reply to  Jay

@Jay that was awesome

Drew
Drew
10 years ago
Reply to  Allison

Jay, any chance that you can also use the building for loft style apartments in an historic renovation property?

Ruben Foster
Ruben Foster
10 years ago
Reply to  Drew

thanks for the lol….great post

Shelby
Shelby
10 years ago

Sorry – that would have to be a CrossFit gym with a bacon bar and a cidery in the basement. We don’t do dairy or grains – thought you knew 🙂

angie
angie
10 years ago

Really?