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I found it! After leaving Cleveland, Ohio, for a job here in Houston last year, I knew it would be hard finding a CrossFit gym like the one I left behind. I didn’t leave just a gym; I left a family. I live in the East End, and we have three CrossFit gyms within 5 minutes of my home. I came up with every excuse not to join, I finally had a valid excuse (a surgery), and I packed on the pounds. I visited the gyms, worked out in one (really nice but not what I was looking for) and, decided to drive by UA to check them out. I walked in, and I knew within seconds that this was what I was looking for. Athletes, young and old, super in shape, and a few like me, not so much.
Ronny (one of the owners) was super welcoming, and I decided to sign up for their onboarding. I am now a month in, and I go five times a week. Love the LevelMethod, coach Ronny, Honee, and Jason. The coaches push you and encourage you to advance and become stronger while keeping your form. Form and quality, over packing on the weights. If you are out of shape, join. If you are in insane shape, join The program will challenge you regardless of where you are on your journey. I am very happy that I’ve joined. Come by the 6 AM class, and you’ll see what I mean. You will not regret it.
Urban Animal Athletics is a top of the line CrossFit gym! This gym is filled with just as many “big hearts” as it is “big muscles”! You can feel the passion and love for the community radiating from the Owner, Drew Thomas and each of his amazing trainers! I’ve also had the privilege of utilizing their Corporate Training Program in my Office for the past 6 months. Colin Gittings does a fantastic job creating workouts for all levels of fitness in my office! I look forward to my continued training with Urban Animal, and I hope you’ll join us! 🙂
I had been eyeing CrossFit gyms for a while… This one was the first to get me in the door, and it has kept me coming back since June 2020. Since the first point of contact, the owner, coaches, and members have been so friendly and personable. The intimidation CrossFit inherently holds goes away quickly with the help of the coaches and the programming utilized. Every workout is thoroughly scaled based on your experience and abilities, so you don’t have to think about any of it. I have been able to lift heavier than I ever did as a college athlete, and the entire culture is very goal oriented. Safety is always the biggest priority, and you’ll never be set up for failure. Worth every penny!
Love love love this gym! I started back in January and let me tell you- at first I was apprehensive because I always thought CrossFit was full of these super fit people and that I was going to feel intimidated! That is totally not the case here! Everyone is super friendly from the coaches to your fellow team members who quickly become your good friends! They definitely make sure you know your moves before joining the big classes by taking the time to teach you so you don’t end up hurting yourself! I feel extremely supported in all aspects and look forward to each class- even if the workout is going up be a tough one!
I joined urban about a month ago and I have two other gym memberships and I must say how impressed I am with how above and beyond they go for their members. Being on quarantine leaves me with no discipline to keep me from sleeping and eating all day. Urban may be closed for the time being but haven’t gave up on there members fitness goals. I even get a daily check in from Drew or coach Juan. They keep me on point with daily workouts and keep me motivated towards reaching my fitness goals. Every now and then I get pains in my leg and they’re there to walk me through the steps of stretching it out. Just an all around awesome gym, glad to be a part of the urban animal family.
Awesome coaching and great facility in premiere location. It’s more than crossfit. I learned gymnastic movements and stretches that I wouldn’t expect from crossfit and Olympic weightlifting. Sometimes you progress by getting stronger and adding more weight, but sometimes you progress by learning a new skill like handstand pushups, peg board climb ups, or ring muscle ups. This makes it much more rewarding and fun than a traditional fitness gym for people like me.