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CrossFit El Cid opened in May on 2017 but the idea began much earlier than that. Rewind a few months and you would find the entire CrossFit El Cid staff working at another struggling gym.  Same neighborhood, the same team of coaches, same members, different ownership. Plans were made to breathe some new life into the business.  Through a lot of work and dedication eventually came a new location, new equipment, and a new group of owners who were dedicated to creating a first-class fitness facility. The team was the same and the goal never changed: provide an excellent experience in fitness, service, and coaching. CrossFit El Cid was founded on the idea of creating a solution to the dingy garage gym while providing excellence in functional fitness in a group or individual setting.  Repurposing warehouse space just outside of Downtown West Palm Beach in the up and coming El Cid district CrossFit El Cid has taken a new approach to CrossFit and Functional Fitness.

Our Facilities

West Palm Beach’s Premier Training Facility

Located just south of Downtown West Palm Beach, our newly fitted facility features brand new 4,000 square feet of training space, new & regularly maintained equipment (enough for everyone), complimentary coffee, Air Conditioned bathrooms, showers ,and towel service making us the premier fitness facility in West Palm Beach. You’ll love training in our facility but you’ll also love our comfortable lounge area, modern bathrooms and showers to freshen up post workout.

People First. Fitness Follows.

Most people who make resolutions to get fit or live a healthier lifestyle don’t follow through on their commitment. They can pay the gym membership, wear the right clothes, follow the right instagramers or listen to ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ on repeat, but without this ONE vital ingredient they will fail. To truly follow through on achieving our goals we need coaches and friends to guide, motivate and support us. Without it, people don’t stay accountable to the journey and they give up. We’ve all seen it a thousand times. At CrossFit El Cid you will find an inspiring community of people who we are invested in your fitness journey from day one. You’ll find a family.

Why You’ll Love Training With Us

Tailored Fitness Programs

Every workout we offer is programmed and tailored specifically to your ability and fitness goals.

Specialised Coaching Every Session

Our professionally trained and expert coaches actively coach each class that you attend.

Multidisciplinary Functional Training

Our program uses functional movements that your body is naturally designed to do.

Friendship & Accountability

Our community is our greatest strength. You’ll make lifelong friends to help inspire, challenge and motivate you.

Quality Capped Class Sizes

We want you to get the attention you deserve every session and that’s why all our classes are limited to 12 members at a time.

Onsite Children's Creche

You’re happiest when you’re fit and healthy so don’t let parenthood hold you back from achieving your wellness goals

Free Online Workout Journal

Log your workouts, record your personal achievements and engage with other members through our smartphone app.

Complimentary Showers

All our members have access to showers and change rooms with a complimentary towel service.

High Speed WIFI Lounge

A comfortable reception area with lounge and WiFi is available to all members and guests so you’re never disconnected!

Meet The CrossFit El Cid Team

Carl Penney

Carl Penney

Manager & Weightlifting Coach
Carl spent 10 years playing competitive roller hockey and skateboarding before turning his attention to weight training and eventually CrossFit. After spending 7 years in the fitness industry he started to specialize in Olympic Weightlifting “I always knew my purpose was to help others,” he says. “I realized that running a successful gym broadens the impact I can make to more people as clients but also provides greater opportunities for coaches wanting to make their impact.”
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Jimmy Kelly

Jimmy Kelly

Coach & Nutrition Coach
Jimmy has been in the fitness industry for 6 years and specializes in applying functional fitness to everyday life. He loves helping members achieve things they never thought possible. Jimmy played baseball at Palm Beach Atlantic University, but missed the competitive atmosphere and eventually found it again in CrossFit.
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Noah Johnson

Noah Johnson

Coach
What Noah loves most about coaching is the personal relationships between the members and staff at El Cid that “makes us who we are – The El Cid CrossFit Family!” Noah has a bachelor’s degree in Human Sport and Performance from Palm Beach Atlantic University – He’s always been into fitness, starting his journey “in the stereotypical globo-gym wearing string tanks tops and carrying around a gallon of water.” He got tired of the same old thing and found CrossFit – which was an immediate addiction.
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Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Office Manager & Kidz Coach
Katie loves teaching kids how to be physically active while having fun. “I believe that it is important for everyone to be the best that they can be when it comes to their health and fitness”. What she loves most about coaching kids is watching them develop their athletic skills and strength. “Children are quick to learn when it comes to new movements,” she says. “I enjoy getting to teach them at young ages how to do these movements properly and have fun while doing so.”
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Erica Walters

Erica Walters

Coach
A lifelong multi-sport athlete, Erica was offered multiple basketball and softball scholarships out of high school. “I’m also amazing at dodge ball,” she admits. You’ll know which classes she’s teaching because you’ll hear upbeat loud music. In addition to CrossFit, Erica loves traveling, living among other cultures, different styles of exercise, taking proper care of her body, all types of food, Duke Basketball, and Mike Krzyzewski.
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Madison Godin

Madison Godin

Front Desk attendant & Coach
Madison is theist member of the CrossFit El Cid team. A life long athlete and fitness enthusiast she wanted to turn her passion into a profession. You can find her at the front desk helping with new clients, coaching classes, and training to be a competitive weightlifter.

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