CrossFit Athlete’s Arena

Who are we???

We are a unique training organization located in the heart of South Carolina, just outside downtown Columbia.  Athlete’s Arena is SO much more than a CrossFit gym.  We are a sports specific training facility for the elite, professional athlete as well as the weekend warrior and die hard CrossFitter.  If you are looking for a place to train hard with the best coaches around, you’ve come to the right place.

Check out our facility page for more information on our location at Plex Irmo.


What is CrossFit???

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.

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CrossFit is not easy and it’s not simple. To be fit and physically competent to handle all of the challenges in life is no small endeavor. As you work to become a fitter and healthier person, you will need to learn about:

  • Movement- How to move safely and effectively.
  • Fitness – What it means to be fit. Its definition, the supporting theories, and how to go about attaining it in real life.
  • Nutrition – Eat meat & vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise, but not body fat.


Education is a big part of CrossFit. When you start, you are not expected to have the knowledge you need.

CrossFit is an education about movement, fitness, nutrition and community. All of these things require responsibility, common sense, and work to educate oneself using all the tools available in the community.


One response to “CrossFit Athlete’s Arena

  1. I purchased one of the groupon cross fit deals. How do I go about starting the my classes? Thanks. 834-6049, Gena (Jenna) Bothe

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