Our workouts combine weight training, aerobics and gymnastics all in one so that you become fit in every area of your game. The goal is to be functionally fit: to push every aspect of your body to the max so that you’re healthy, strong and in shape. Not just so you can lift a ton of weight or run a minute mile, but so you’re fit to do anything that life throws at you.
CrossFit is about competing against yourself and not others. In fact, since the exercises are done in group workouts, the others often encourage you and help you push your boundaries. Even the people who finish last get a round of high-fives for pushing themselves as hard as they can.
Everyone at CrossFit 516 has the same goal in mind: to get in the best shape possible. Because of that, all of our members are on the same team and working for the same goals. The camaraderie at CrossFit 516 is part of what makes our box so unique.Start Your Free Trial
"Being a coach holds a special place in my heart. To watch a person first speak about what they cannot do and then witness them transform into someone who thrives on exceeding their limits and achieving their goals is magical."
"It brings a smile to my face when a student accomplishes something they never thought possible. Knowing I helped them reach their goals is rewarding to me. One of the things I love to teach is the barbell movements. It’s something that always intimidates people at first but when you teach them the right way to move their body around the barbell they keep coming back for more."
"Nothing is better than having someone tell you they were able to do something for the first time that past weekend. Whether it’s as simple as throwing their kids up in the air while playing, or running their first 5k, they keep defying their own expectations, and it's amazing!"
"I realized the power that CrossFit had to elicit positive changes in peoples lives; and I wanted to be a part of that. It is the great sense of family and community here at CrossFit 516 that has led me to want to teach individuals the fun and competitive nature of “CrossFit Fitness”"
"I love what CrossFit has done to change impossible to possible for anyone who takes on the challenge of stepping foot in the door. It has kept me motivated, excited, challenged, and inspired. There’s always another goal to achieve, and right there by your side are the people you gruel through each workout together, and who always have one bit of energy left to throw a high five at the end of the day. "
"I started Crossfit in 2010 with the intention of learning the movements and doing it on my own. The community I experienced is what made me stay. A good friend of mine, KC, told me that no matter what the workout was to "just walk in". I continue to pass that knowledge onto others. Just show up and the coach and your peers will motivate you to crush your workout when you thought you couldn't. I am a proud member and coach at Crossfit 516."
We have members from all over Long Island, including: Garden City, Manhasset, Great Neck, Port Washtington, Westbury, Franklin Square, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Bayside, Queens, Farmingdale, Plainview, and more.
Anything you do in life can injure you if you don’t do it correctly, or haven’t taken into consideration your level of fitness, flexibility or health. When you set up an environment that encourages people to push their body to the extreme, you have a responsibility to protect them. That's why at CrossFit 516 our team is dedicated to educating every member on proper form and technique during our beginners program, before you enter into our regular classes. But it doesn't stop there. We are always encouraging our members to focus on form and techinique before speed or heavy lifting.
Your first class at CrossFit 516 will most likely be nothing you've experienced before. There is a pre warm up that everyone competes before class starts. Once class starts the coach that day will explain the warmup which everyone does together. As the warm up comes to an end there will either be a strength piece or you will go right to the workout of the day (WOD). Depending on how long the workout is that day we may do some mobility as prehab to reduce the risk of injury. Before the workout starts the coach goes over all movements and standards for the workout. Then it's 3-2-1 GO! Side note: The coach is more than just a motivator, if you can handle moving fast they will push you, if it's your first time exercising they will scale to your needs and address any modifications you may need in order to have an enjoyable experience.
No, we encourage you to train intensely but also rest periodically to recover from the exertions as well. It’s vital to keeping you healthy and allowing you to push next time to new personal bests. Over-training is something we discourage because it does not help you achieve your fitness or health goals and increases the risk of injury. We recommend either a 3 days on, 1 day off approach, but we find that a 5 days on, 2 days off works better with most people’s schedules.
No, if you have to call it something, call it a tribe. Cults tend to follow blindly to a leader, tribes work together to the group’s benefit. We do tend to be passionate about what we’ve found though because it works so well and so potently for seemingly all body types and walks of life.
What makes us different from the normal corporate chain, or “globo”, gym experience is that we develop a community spirit based on encouraging each other to succeed. We support and push each other in our efforts to achieve our goals. There is never any shame in finishing dead last in a workout as you’ve already beaten everyone that decided to stay on the couch that day. We are all in this together and that’s what makes CrossFit so addictive to so many people.