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:
Diablo has been programming CrossFit workouts for clients since 2005. Every workout we design is measurable & repeatable: we have collected tens of thousands of results from members. Those results, along with ongoing continuing education by our Coaches, has helped Diablo create incredibly effective workout programming for all of our clients as well as our top competitive athletes.
The quality of our workout program is measured by the amazing results of our members – come in and talk to them. You can also measure the quality of our programming by our competition performance as a gym in the CrossFit Games – We have been a force to be reckoned with in the Northern California Region year after year most recently sending 3 teams and 3 individuals in 2014. Our team has made multiple appearances at the CrossFit Games, we have had Masters athletes win their age group and had an individual tie for 3rd place her rookie year.
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.