Not sure what this is all about?
Well, my name is Chad and I owned a gym in Long Beach from 2009 – 2019. Originally we operated under the name CrossFit Long Beach or CFLB. Several years later we re-branded to the name Fittestry. Even though we rebranded, we kept our CrossFit affiliation and continued to use CrossFit training and philosophy.
On December 31st 2019 I “closed the doors” at our location and handed my assets over to a new owner. So at the moment I have no physical gym space, staff, clients, or equipment except a few items in my garage.
After a year of rest and reflection I have decided to keep the CrossFit affiliation. I have done this because over the last 15 years I have worked out using the CrossFit methodology and I do not plan on changing that. So, basically, I will always have a CrossFit gym. Even if it is just me and a set of rings in my back yard.
I do not know what I want to do yet with the affiliation – or if I want to do anything. I do know that I do not want to own a large gym again with a big space and tons of members. Owning a business like that was all consuming and, while I loved it and all of the people, I would like to try other things in my life.
So… here we are.
I think the easiest way to put it is:
I am Fittestry (my own business), and we are home of CrossFit Long Beach (a CrossFit affiliate since 2005). We are a garage gym or garage affiliate.
And… at the moment, I work out alone in my garage with minimal equipment. I built this site mainly as a way to log my workouts and share them with any friends that would like to follow along. I have also started putting some of the workouts on my youtube channel. I try to put up two per week.
If you somehow made it here and are looking for the big gym experience, try Annex Training Center which is located at our old location of: 2431 Orange Ave, Signal Hill, CA 90755. A lot of our members are still there and the new owners are good people.
If you are looking for something different, then contact me. We can talk.
If you are a past member or employee or volunteer of Fittestry or CrossFit Long Beach, THANK YOU! for being a part of ten amazing years. Please keep in touch, I would love to hear from you. It may require some old timey things like a phone or in person because I am not on any social media except Youtube.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562-810-five-eight-four-one
– Chad Cross
CrossFit CF-L2 Trainer