We're not your standard Crossfit gym. We're a health + fitness community located in downtown Syracuse. Our mission is to get you in the best shape of your life. Each day you'll leave the gym tired and sore, but excited to come back tomorrow. We guarantee you'll meet awesome new people. We'll support you and your fellow gymmates will support you, no matter what your fitness level. Start a new chapter in your life, come take a tour and see what everyone is talking about!
University CrossFit elite training is done in Workout of the Day (WOD) classes, led by our coaches in a small-group setting. Elite classes consist of a warm-up, some skill or strength work, a workout, and a cool down or cash-out. Coming to three to five WOD classes a week will get you in the best shape of your life, across all aspects of fitness, from strength, power, and endurance, to flexibility, agility, balance, and coordination. This is the most popular of the classes for all.
CrossFit isn't just a great way to work out; it's also a sport, in and of itself. Our facility allows athletes with an interest in serious CrossFit competition to hone the finer points of their game (whether Olympic weightlifting, powerlifting, or gymnastics), and to move heavier weights at higher intensities, head to head with other skilled athletes looking to take it to the next level.
We also offer classes tailored specifically to members who have recently graduated from Elements. We know that taking on a new challenge (like CrossFit) can be intimidating, so our beginner classes help ease people in. These classes use lighter weights, scaled versions of some of the more difficult movements, and include more time reviewing the basics of safe and efficient technique. More broadly, these classes serve as a friendly transition from Elements to the Elite.
CrossFit WODs alone are sufficient to bring athletes to such a high level of fitness that a number of our members have competed in marathons and triathlons, for example, with no additional running training outside the WOD. For serious endurance athletes (in sports like running, cycling, swimming and rowing), however, supplementing WODs with specific training helps members go faster, further, with less work, and with less working out (Seasonal).
Urban Life CrossFit CrossFit cordurance class focuses on tightening the core area ( Abs, glutes, lower-back, quads, and hamstrings) to improve balance and drop inches. All while improving running, rowing, cycling or swimming technique, to help you become a more biomechanically efficient athlete.
Want to make sure CrossFit is meant for you? The best way to get a real sense of CrossFit is to stop by and take one of our FREE INTRO CLASSES. Each includes some careful instruction on basic movements, a short CrossFit workout based on those movements, and a further explanation of how we think about fitness and the world. And NO, CrossFit does not make you bulky.
Elements is a three class series that covers the basics of CrossFit. You'll practice perfect form on the movements that make up our workouts, learn how to scale movements appropriately to your own level, and start ramping up your fitness with a CrossFit workout at the end of each class. We recommend that all of our members complete the elements workshop, so that they can safely, effectively, and confidently head into our Workout of the Day (WOD) classes. Your $149 enrollment fee includes three Elements classes, followed with 14 days of general membership, so you can transition into WOD classes. Elements Workshops are limited to no more than three athletes, to ensure that our coaches can provide the highest level of individual instruction throughout.
Born a gamer, Jamar thrived to be the best whether it be in class, on the field, or in the weight room. Looking to continue living in a competitive atmosphere he accepted the challenge of the CrossFit lifestyle. Jamar is passionate on passing on his knowledge and experience of 7 years in the fitness industry. Never able to sit still, CrossFit is able to feed his thirst for adrenaline and hunger to leap to the next level in fitness. Jamar's most rewarding moments are seeing athletes accomplish challenges that some may have had for a couple days, weeks, years, or sometimes their whole life. Everyone has some type of competitiveness in their blood. His mission is to pull that out of each and every individual that walks through Urban Life CrossFit's doors.
Megan earned her B.S. in marketing in 2003 after graduating from St. Bonaventure University. At St. Bonaventure, Megan was a critical asset to the women's Division 1 lacrosse team. After graduating, Megan continued her passion for lacrosse by coaching girls' lacrosse at both youth and high school levels. As a long-time athlete with a competitive spirit, Megan was introduced to CrossFit and instantly became addicted to the community, athleticism, and intensity! Megan's favorite aspects of CrossFit are the ability to work with people and to help others' reach their fitness goals. “I live and train to be a part of the moments when an athlete achieves a goal they never thought possible,” says Megan.