Best gym experience I've ever had. Been going to Crossfit for over 6 months now. This is the 2nd gym in the area, and it is by far the best experience I've ever had in any organized work out setting. The coaches are encouraging, without being drill sergeants. They will push you to your limit, but also help keep your expectations realistic. In particular Josh (Jorgy)/Ricardo are my favorites. They have a huge facility, its 16000 sqft I think, with all the equipment you could want. They also have a few different classes you can try, if you don't want to do the straight up Crossfit class every time. The culture overall is great, and everyone who attends the gym is really cool. Even though the work out is very taxing at times, its also very rewarding, and makes you want to keep coming back. Whether you haven't worked out in years, or you are a fitness junky, this is a great place to stay or get healthy.
I checked out Diablo CrossFit as an out-of-towner drop-in. It was a great experience and definitely recommend this box to other out-of-town CrossFitters. Before dropping in, I purchased a one-day pass online on their website. Using the pass, I selected a date and time that fit my schedule. Members and drop-ins alike need to sign up for classes in advance due to a class limit. I was nervous, not knowing what to expect, but my fears soon disappeared. The Pleasant Hill facility was huge with multiple rooms. The equipment was in good condition and I liked the layout. There was plenty of room for everyone participating in the class. I met Coach Erica, who would be leading the class in the next hour. Erica was motivating and friendly. She led a second warm up as a group, then explained each component of the Workout of the Day (WOD). I really liked how she broke down each movement and showed scaled versions. We set up each station of the WOD and it was time to start... Ready, set, GO! I won't go into details about the WOD since it changes daily, but I had a great time working out at Diablo CrossFit. Other members made me feel welcome and helped me write down my scores after each set. I also appreciated Coach Erica's encouragement along the way. Thank you to Diablo CrossFit for the hospitality!
I have been going to DCF for about 4 months now. I hit my mid-40s, and decided it was more than time to get some strength and stamina into my life. I had been doing a lower impact workout, but I was getting frustrated with my lack of progress in the classes. A friend talked (OK, bullied) me into trying Crossfit, and I found Diablo. it's not easy, and it's kind of hard to describe, but man, do you get hooked. I'm not usually a joiner, and I am far from "athletic," but I've found myself really looking forward to my classes at DCF. I've found everyone incredibly supportive, classmates and staff alike. The coaches don't hover over you, but they will help you to do your best, and then push it a little farther. I've always felt included and welcome, despite a running speed slightly slower than a three legged turtle. If you show them you are serious, then they will be there for you. I already feel stronger, and I've been told I look better. It's a great place, and I'm glad I found it.