Crossfit PB has been in the neighborhood since 2010, providing strength training and skill development to anyone looking for a good workout. Now they’ve moved into a bigger space, hoping to engage even more members of Pacific Beach community.
Co-owner and coach Jenny De Veaux has been doing Crossfit for more than 10 years. “We have been and probably continue to be the most competitive gym in the PB area,” said De Veaux.
Behind that title is the desire to help everyone become the best possible version of themselves. With that goal in mind, this gym’s founders have created a welcoming community for all kinds of fitness enthusiasts.
The gym offers a wide variety of classes aimed at teaching all levels. Every day you have the opportunity to try traditional Crossfit and strength programs, yoga, mommy and me classes, and even fitness classes for kids. Unlike other Crossfit gyms, this one has enough space for three classes to be running at the same time.
According to De Veaux, it’s also the only place in PB with an outdoor gym area for people who want to get fit in the sunshine. There’s also the opportunity for free gym time if you want to create your own sets rather than taking a class.
Gym-goers are also treated to modern exercise machines, updated restrooms, and a clean place to shower after class. Another plus, this gym shares a spacious parking lot with the Broken Yolk next door.
With all the new space, there’s a lot of opportunity to become even more accessible to the community. “We have so much room to grow and can bring so many types of people in to unite under one roof,” said De Veaux.
The gym already hosts community events nearly every month, with their own surf club and activities clubs run out of the gym. Parties for every holiday, seasonal pub crawls, beach workouts, barbecues, even their own Crossfit competition.
This isn’t an isolating, headphones-in kind of gym. Everyone that walks in is greeted with friendly conversation. “You see people hanging out here after class, it’s like healthy happy hour,” said De Veaux.
Crossfit PB fits right in with the active and playful culture of the PB neighborhood while offering something distinct from traditional gym and social environments. “You don’t have to do the things that everyone else is doing,” according to De Veaux. “It’s important to us to make people feel like you can change your life.”
The gym is planning on hosting a grand re-opening barbecue in the next few months. In the meantime, wander in and get to know some new neighbors.
Where:1827 Garnet Ave.