by Audra H. Anders for The Aha! Connection
I first visited CrossFit Dunwoody in April of 2019. Much has changed since then. First, the owner, Glenn, has gotten a haircut, a wife, and will become a father in October! Probably more noticeable are their new digs…. CrossFit Dunwoody vacated their space in the Dunwoody Village shopping center now occupied by Village Threads and moved about 100 yards away into the out-parcel that used to be Jiffy Lube. I know some of you may miss Jiffy Lube but I believe all of you would agree the new CrossFit Dunwoody space is so much more attractive!
The timing of their move was right in the middle of the pandemic. Fortunately, the beautiful new outdoor workout space with turf was very timely and Covid-friendly.
Peggy and I recently participated in a CrossFit workout with Amber and Glenn and a class full of fun, positive, driven men, and women. We met Dixie and Dale, the CrossFit pups (so cute). We took a tour of the facility which includes a kid’s room (which Amber’s daughter was taking advantage of), indoor and outdoor workout spaces, a welcome desk with swag for sale, multiple showers, changing rooms and plenty of storage for your keys, purse, phones, and other stuff.
I personally love orange as an accent color and love their new decor and design. The walls of the indoor space are covered in Amber’s amazing hand-drawn images illustrating various exercises and correct form. The indoor/outdoor space is above the former Jiffy Lube “pit” and the giant rolling doors can be opened or closed depending on the weather. Adjoining the indoor/outdoor area is a completely outdoor gym which comes in handy for larger classes to spread out.
Peggy and I have been working to increase our fitness level but definitely weren’t on par with the rest of the class. Glenn prides his gym on catering to “diversities of fitness”. He wasn’t kidding. Amber was quickly able to help Peggy and me (and a few others in the class) find exercises to fit our capabilities while still allowing us to have a great workout and keep pace with the class.
When I first visited CrossFit Dunwoody in April of 2019, I wrote that CrossFit Dunwoody feels like the “Cheers” of gyms. It’s the gym where everybody knows everybody’s name. I didn’t tell my friend Marcy I was coming this time; therefore it was fun to surprise her when she showed up to our class. She loves CrossFit Dunwoody so much she moved from her home in Wyntercreek to the Dunwoody Village Town Homes across the street! (She seriously loves it but that’s not the only reason she loves her new awesome townhouse).
The staff and the clientele are truly so very nice and supportive. I love Glenn’s philosophy that everyone is unique. They offer an online 1 minute assessment to find the right plan for you! You can also schedule a free “no sweat” introduction. You can explore their facility online, or watch their 1 minute welcome video from the official City of Dunwoody ribbon cutting ceremony.
Or you can watch my video montage to see just how much fun we had and how fascinating some of the exercises are! I love creating these videos but am so out of practice!
1343 Dunwoody Village Pkwy
Dunwoody, GA 30338