CrossFit is growing rapidly and affiliates are opening around the world every day. But, not all CrossFit gyms are the same. Here are the things that we believe make a difference:
The design of the workout of the day (WOD) program is the MOST important difference between CrossFit boxes. CrossFit works, fast. But, more CrossFit does not equal better CrossFit. Excessive repetitive movements, improper scaling, or complex exercises under fatigue can leave people sore and possibly injured.
Diablo has been programming & tracking CrossFit workouts for clients since 2005. We have collected tens of thousands of results from members. Those results, along with ongoing client & Coach feedback has helped Diablo create incredibly effective workout programming for ALL of our clients, including our beginning members, our masters, our teens and top athletes.
Head Coach Jeremy Jones and his support team create the daily workouts for Diablo members, other affiliates and competitive athletes. Diablo’s daily programming includes strength training which helps build a solid foundation for conditioning workouts (and daily life activities!). We also include accessory and flexibility exercises to improve our members’ mobility and athletic skills. Finally, every session ends with intense and fun conditioning workouts that build stamina and endurance.
The quality of our workout programming is measured by the amazing results of our members. We encourage you to come in and talk to them – they enjoy sharing their success.
ACCESSIBILITY is crucial to maintaining any fitness program! Diablo’s 4 facilities are ALL open 7 days a week from early AM to late evening most days. Combined, we have more classes on our schedule than any other CrossFit in Northern California.
OPEN GYM is important to our members with busy schedules who need to get a workout when they can’t make a class. All of our locations have open gym training all day.
Diablo soon moved indoors, to a small mechanic’s shed in Walnut Creek. 750 square feet of Diablo history! They put out a “Karma Jar” so that members could help cover expenses. As word of mouth spread, Diablo grew, fast. Not too long after, Jeremy quit his day job and joined Diablo as the head coach.
That’s when things got busy and we outgrew our ‘Shed’! Diablo moved to Pleasant Hill in January, 2009, taking over 4000 square feet. After two short years (and lots of negotiations with the City of Pleasant Hill), they tore down a wall and expanded to 12,000 square feet adding more workout space, showers, warm up and mobility areas, and a multi-purpose room for yoga, rowing classes, and clinics.
In 2011, the partners launched Diablo Fitness Engineering, a functional fitness equipment business expanding the facility an additional 4000 square feet. Diablo Fitness Engineering has become the outlet for Jeremy’s multi-purpose functional equipment designs as well as a local warehouse for Northern California CrossFitters and affiliates to purchase equipment without shipping costs.
At the end of 2011, Diablo CrossFit became a true “family business” when the partners’ wives officially joined the business, with Jamie Jones running Diablo Fitness Engineering and Yvonne Howard managing operations and memberships for Diablo CrossFit.
All of the family are avid CrossFitters. It is our passion. And we want to share it with you. Come try it out, we know you’ll love it.