CrossFit Shoofly Featured in the CrossFit Journal
We are honored to be featured in the Crossfit Journal. Learn more about the history of Shoofly and come see what it is like to train with us.
"Owned by Amanda Street, CrossFit Shoofly began three years ago as CrossFit Fuquay-Varina, a small affiliate sequestered in a corner of a large traditional fitness center. But Street’s values clashed with the priorities of the center, so she packed up her affiliate and moved to an abandoned hardware store in downtown Fuquay-Varina, a small town notable for the intersection of railroads that divides the two formerly distinct towns of its namesake."
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About Crossfit Shoofly
"ShooFly: A temporary track used to avoid an obstacle that blocks movement"
More than just a name. Our programming is supported by science, written by certified strength and conditioning coaches, and taught in a supportive atmosphere. Have fun becoming more fit! Located in Fuquay-Varina NC, we are all about community and supporting a healthy lifestyle.
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CrossFit Shoofly is a great gym with talented coaches and excellent programming. You will work hard and you will become a better person. Like all things, the experience you get is what you choose to make it. For me, Shoofly is more than a gym, it’s a community, and dare I say family. I go to the gym to see my friends and get a good workout. This community carried me through the good and bad of graduate school. Like my PharmD, CrossFit isn’t easy and some days you may want to give up. Don’t. Become a better person. The entire Shoofly community is on the journey with you.
What to say about Shoofly...awesome family, supportive, caring, motivating, people of all fitness levels and ages coming together to better themselves and keeping each other accountable, amazing coaches that are so skilled...I often wonder if they have eyes on the back of their heads...they are always watching form and making sure we are being safe. Just when you think to yourself “omg...I can’t do that” they are there to show you that you always can! Can’t say enough about the awesomeness that is Shoofly...it is truly not just a name!!
I've aged. It's true, I'm 57, and how I define 'being fit' has changed. I want to be heart healthy! I want strong bones, pliable joints, lungs that fill to capacity - I want to FUNCTION as I age. Crossfit is functional fitness and Crossfit Shoofly has been the right place at the right time. Amanda Street and her coaching staff are top tier. They teach form and purpose and modify workouts to fit my abilities. It's an environment with no pretense, no pressure, just people chugging for better health like me. Fitness isn't magically bestowed, especially as we age. I highly recommend Crossfit Shoofly as the place to start.
I first met Street and Chelsea in the summer of 2016. I was sporadically going to a large gym and did not know how to eat or train properly even after being a collegiate athlete. After going through the free trial sessions, I was completely humbled as an athlete and completely hooked on wanting to show up each day. The community at Crossfit Shoofly is unlike any community I’ve been a part of because of their support, care for each other, and desire to get better every single day. The results the athletes are achieving at the gym are incredible. Personally, I am a better athlete now than when I was in college. I learned how to lift and move properly and more efficiently. More importantly, I learned how to eat the right foods in the right amounts to set me up to be a healthier person for life. I’ve lost a significant amount of body fat, while having major gains in strength and endurance. I feel so much better every day. The gym truly feels like a family and there are so many offerings they provide to the athletes. Crossfit classes that are fun and challenging, nutrition coaching, barbell club, yoga, and mobility are all classes I enjoy attending. It is so much fun working out next to all ages and skill levels of athletes and push each other everyday. I’m incredibly grateful I walked into the gym two years ago and can’t wait to continue getting better each day with all the athletes at Shoofly!
When my husband Brad first started CrossFit, I made fun of him for joining "the cult" and that he was totally drinking the CrossFit kool-aid. For years, he continued to ask me to go to a class with him, but I refused and continued to do my cardio bunny workouts with the occasional lifting session at my "normal" gym. Needless to say, I wasn't seeing results. So, finally, after much resistance and skepticism, I cracked and joined CrossFit right after the Memorial Day MURPH workout. Crazy, right? But I was hooked. Immediately. All of the misconceptions in my head about CrossFit were completely debunked. The biggest draw initially was the supportive, family-like atmosphere and the experienced coaches who know just how to push you to be your best every day- whatever that may look like! I know, that's such a cliche, but it couldn't be more true at CrossFit Shoofly. People treat each other like family and truly care about each other's daily successes. Some days, the workouts are really sucky and hard, but having your family there to push you, encourage you, and even do extra kettle bell swings alongside you makes all the difference. Plus, since getting my nutrition dialed in with Street back in April, I've lost 20 pounds and 11% body fat! I have a ways to go to reach my weight loss and strength goals, but I'm getting stronger, both mentally and physically, and I sincerely look forward to seeing my Shoofly fam every day. I guess you could say I'm drinking that CrossFit kool-aid now, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.