When you step into Pike Fitness, home of Crossfit 202, you’ll notice a number of exciting things going on: heart-pumping music, high-quality rowers, weights, and other gym equipment, and a sense of energy buzzing throughout the air. It’s nearly impossible not to pick up on this exciting and invigorating vibe that we’ve worked hard to curate.
There’s one key aspect to our CrossFit gym and fitness center that’s more important than anything else, however: the people. Think about it — without people like you that visit our gym off the 202, we’d just have an empty building full of equipment and no energy. What good is that?
Community is a core value of how we do things here at Pike Fitness. It’s easy to lose motivation and fall shy of your fitness goals when you’re exercising alone, and that’s why we empower each other by holding one another accountable day in and day out. Working out at our community gym not only helps build your self-esteem, but also offers a sense of fulfillment because you’re helping build others’ self-esteem, too. Ultimately, we’re all helping to fuel each other’s dedication toward our personal fitness goals, and we couldn’t think of anything that makes us happier.
It’s easy to get too deep in your own head and focus on the negative stuff when you’re not progressing as you should. By keeping the focus on the community as a whole no matter which of our five gym classes you’re taking, you’ll be inspired and celebrate the accomplishments of others.
No one wants to wake up at four in the morning for a CrossFit class, but meeting up with other people that you’ve bonded with will make you think twice before you hit that snooze button. No matter what your schedule looks like, you’ll always work out with other people in a similar situation.
It’s hard to notice results when you perceive your own self through the mirror, but day by day, week by week, other class-goers at our community gym in Chadds Ford will notice — and positively comment — on your changing body. Verbal encouragement is crucial to one another’s success at Pike Fitness!
Members of Pike Fitness know very well that commitment to a healthy and fit lifestyle goes way beyond the gym itself. Nutrition, hydration, and post-exercise recovery build upon the hard work that our gym-goers put into their workouts, and that’s what the Unbroken Challenge series covers.
Follow our video series below as we touch on each week of the Unbroken Challenge, identify and overcome any struggles, and celebrate weekly wins. Additionally, feel free to check out our YouTube channel.
If you’re new to our community, our founders, Clair and Kirsten, along with the rest of the community at Pike Fitness, would like to welcome you with open arms.
Whether you’re looking for a place to do CrossFit off of the 202 or you’d like to build lasting relationships with similar-minded people, we’d love to see you soon. Sign up today or get in touch with the team at Pike Fitness with any questions!
As most of the country knows all too well at this point, the midwest region of the United States has been experiencing record-shattering and bone-chilling temperatures due to wind chill. Places like Chicago have been colder than Antarctica, which is pretty remarkable (and totally absurd). Though we didn’t quite have it as bad as other parts of the country, the Chadds Ford area certainly wasn’t exempt from the chilly onslaught of the 2019 Polar Vortex.
Fortunately, the weather forecast is on the up-and-up, and while we’re still thawing out over here, Pike Fitness is ready to see the sun and temperatures above freezing. We’re also fortunate to have an indoor fitness facility — we couldn’t imagine what it’s like to run or exercise outdoors. These people endured the pain, which is incredible and also outright insane!
So, though the weather is on an upward trend and our Chadds Ford CrossFit gym is indoors, the polar vortex got us thinking: How does one stay active during the brutality of the winter?
Here are a few handy ways to stay in shape and get moving during the darker and colder times of the year.
When you do things on your own, it’s easy to justify putting off working out by saying things like “It can wait” or “I had a really long day at work, maybe I should just relax and take it easy this evening.” Your fitness quest is by no means an easy journey, and a certain amount of discipline is required to meet your goals whether they’re to lift a certain amount of weight, run a fast mile, or even compete in a CrossFit competition.
Buddying up will help give you that extra push you need to gear up and get out the door when you don’t want to. Fortunately, at Pike Fitness, we’re a community gym that’s designed to hold each other accountable. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
The heat of the summer may lead you to run outside before the sun rises or after it sets, but winter is very much the opposite. Whether you’re doing cardio intervals or calisthenics at the park, go when the sun is at its most intense. If the sun is covered by the clouds…well, our climate-controlled CrossFit gym near the 202 is always here for you!
Warm and sweat-wicking cold weather active gear isn’t cheap, but it’s worth investing in if you like to get some fresh air as you exercise. That being said, a membership to Pike Fitness is significantly less expensive…
No matter the time of year, we’re always fired up about working out. That’s just how we do things at our gym in Chadds Ford! For existing members, view our schedule here. If you’re not already a member, sign up today.
Hello again, Pike Fitness blog readers! As the New Year brings a fresh start and the refreshing prospect of change, improvement, and a re-designed you, we’re incredibly excited to grow our gym and continue to enhance the lives of those around us. Our commitment is in our community, and our goal is to continually find better ways to serve gym goers like you in the same way that we’re working on our own fitness.
As you very well know, the holiday season is notorious for weight gain, alcohol consumption, and a distinct lack of motivation to go and hit the gym. If you’re feeling discouraged after imbibing in some not-so-healthy habits in December, it’s important to know that you shouldn’t feel guilty. Instead, use your holiday health slump as motivation to bounce back and crush the fitness game in 2019!
At Pike Fitness, we take serving our clients (or rather, community members) extremely seriously. That’s why we have state-of-the-art equipment, a central location right off of the 202, and knowledgeable and passionate staff of trainers who love what they do and have fun doing it. We’ve seen many positive transformations in our relatively short time as a CrossFit gym, and we couldn’t be more excited for what the future brings.
When it comes down to it, our busy schedules can prevent us from working out and making it to classes. We get that you’re busy, and that’s why Pike Fitness is striving for greater flexibility in our workout classes. We’re offering a noon class every Wednesday, starting on January 16th. This makes it easy for our community gym members living near the Wilmington West Chester Pike to drop by for a quick lunch workout, all while developing rich relationships with other members. It’s a true win/win!
We’re always moving, always shaking, and constantly mixing up what people perceive in gyms. So come join us! Stay tuned to our blog, check our Facebook for frequent posts, follow us on Instagram, or feel free to contact us directly with any questions about our gym in Chadds Ford. We can’t wait to see you!