It’s hard to believe that we’ve now been in the new location for just over one month! Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout this entire journey – we would not be here without you. We've put together some behind the scenes progress pictures to recap the big move - we hope you enjoy them!
When we first opened CrossFit 6S in December 2015, we never imagined we would be where we are today. 103 Richmond St East had its quirks, but despite everything, you all stayed and committed to being part of the community.
Despite the lack of windows, the sketchy entrance way, the A-frame sign with one arrow pointing in the wrong direction, the low ceilings, the high pull-up bar that required a box to reach, to name a few, you all kept coming back and made CrossFit 6S what it is today. And for that, we are forever grateful. We might not have had the nicest or biggest location, but we had the biggest heart.
However, at some point enough becomes enough. With classes becoming constantly full and without any space to expand into, we knew it was time for a change. Just over one year into business, we began our search for a new spot. This process came with many challenges, and it wasn’t until February 2018 that we finally got the keys to the new space at 209 Adelaide St East.
With the keys in hand, we had our work cut out for us. The space needed a lot of work, and with a deadline of April 7th, we had to get started right away! New walls needed to be built, existing walls needed to be painted, mats needed to be installed, and the whole place needed a serious deep cleaning.
A few days before the grand opening we emptied the old space and moved all of the equipment (and mats) over to the new spot – thank you to everyone who helped us with this! #functionalfitness
And then it was time - after numerous sleepless nights and too many Farenheit coffees, we opened the new space on Saturday April 7th. At the grand opening, we saw many familiar and some new faces, and for most people, this was the first time seeing the new space. In addition to a size upgrade, the new space is equipped with a shower, change rooms, a full kitchen, rooms for professional services, a front desk and much more! Not to mention, the new 40 ft rig!
We had a few special guests at the grand opening as well. In addition to family members and friends who travelled from out of town to support us, Dr. Paul Oh and Dr. Ricky Singh were also in attendance. The grand opening marked the official partnership of CrossFit 6S and OH Fast performance therapy! Paul and Ricky now work out of CrossFit 6S, offering world-class performance therapy to teach you more about your body, your mobility, and better technique and movement patterns. So whether you’re looking to discover the main structures and movement dysfunctions for your problems, or you’re simply interested in ways to maximize your performance and optimize power output, then these are your guys! Treatment is open to both members and non-members of CrossFit 6S. Assessments can be booked here.
Thank you again to everyone who came out to support us during the grand opening - it was an unforgettable night!
Since then, the atmosphere has been electric! With bigger class sizes, coaches and members have had to get used to the larger space, but everyone seems to be adapting quite well! Another advantage to the increase in size is the expansion of open gym hours. So, if you’re looking to supplement your current training routine with some accessory work, you now have the space and time to do so! We’ve also added Gregg Sutch to our coaching staff, who’s knowledge, experience, passion and approachability make him a great addition to our team. In addition to coaching CrossFit class, Gregg offers individualized programming and personal training sessions, tailored to your needs.
We’re so thankful for everyone who has been patient with us throughout this whole process. We hope you all are enjoying the new space as much as we are, and if there is anything we can do to make your experience better, please let us know!
We love you all! Here's to taking full advantage of the new space and all of the things it has to offer. 2018 is going to be the best year yet!
Know somebody you want to workout with? Bring them in! We’ve just launched our new referral program: current members get a discounted month and new members get a free T-shirt. Pick up one of our referral cards and the front desk & start working out with all your friends!
CrossFit 6S team helping you achieve your fitness goals.