Community, connectivity and Coach Coley are three factors that are helping make Alamo City CrossFit (ACCF) one of the premiere CrossFit gyms in San Antonio. Located just West of Olmos Park & North of Monte Vista ACCF is incorporating practices like Yoga and a youth's "Barbell Club" to compliment their growing CrossFit community.
My first experience with ACCF was through my partner Kevin. Prior to becoming a founding member of ACCF four years ago he had never tried CrossFit, in fact when he told me he was going to give it a try I went into panic mode! At the time I hadn't tried it either but all I could think of were the horror stories I had read and been told about people getting injured.
With much hesitation I gave him my blessing to give it a try. I knew he was looking for his own fitness tribe, a group of people who would challenge and encourage him to excel---and that's exactly what he found! Kevin would come home so excited about the new skills he was learning and the people he was getting to know, it made me happy to know he found his healthy space.
Now that didn't mean I still wasn't worried but what started to put me at ease was the process ACCF uses to train their athletes. He explained to me how the coaches paid close attention to their movements and they practiced each movement of the WOD (Workout of The Day) prior to going all out. He explained how the workouts could be modified based on your skill level and there was no pressure to try things before you were ready. A few months later I joined him for a few classes and began to understand why he loves ACCF.
Coach Coley is not only a coach at ACCF but she's also an owner who officially took over the gym in December of 2019. In the few months she's been there she's taken some big steps to move the gym forward by hiring a licensed dietitian, incorporating a Yoga practice and has plans for some big renovations.
It's no easy task to run a business and continue to coach but Coley is doing it with precision and confidence. With Coley at the reins I'm excited for the future of ACCF.
Let's get to know this CrossFit coach a little bit more...