This place is amazing. I've never done crossfit before but Tom is the most warm, welcoming and generous person. He opened the doors to me, let me join a class I'd never taken, and encouraged to not quit even though I didn't know what I was doing. He is a great instructor and an even better person. I am an airline pilot and travel all over the country, this is one of the best gyms I have ever been to and it is all because of Tom. If you're in the area, it's a mistake to not stop in here.
"Our family moved to Fletcher 4 years ago after my husband Rick retired from the army. In the army everywhere we ever moved to we always had a new extended family embracing us, accepting us, encouraging us and supporting us. We finally found our family when we walked in the front door of BRCF on September 1, 2014. Six months later with the support and encouragement of the amazing coaches, my new found family and changing my diet to paleo; I've lost 20 pounds, 14.25 inches, and 4 dress sizes but I’ve gained a tremendous amount of confidence and strength. I've accomplished so much in the last six months then I ever have in years at the gym. I've tried for years to be able to do a pull up and after six months at BRCF during the crossfit open 15.2 I finally did not one but eight! Honestly, if it wasn't for my coach and friend Brittany's last minute coaching and encouragement I'd be still struggling. BRCF is about meeting you where you are at and helping you get to the next level. I have SO much more I want to learn and achieve and I know with the amazing programming and skill work that Tom Tomlo provides and the encouragement of this new family I will get there."
I used to hate crossfit because everyone was talking about it 24/7 while i was pregnant but when my baby was born i decided to try it to lose the baby weight... And it Works!!! I saw inmediate results got pregnant inmediatly after that so im here for the second time working hard, my goal is to be a strong mom and i love the way im improving every day! Blue ridge crossfit is more than a facility... Its family for us ! Its a great comunity where everyone cheer you up and the best part is that the coach and current owner is an expert you can tell since day one! If i ever move to another city i know im going to miss blue ridge more than anything .. I LOVE CROSSFIT NOW.
"I stepped into BRCF one year ago and was greeted with strong, open arms. I was new to the area and very new to CrossFit, so naturally I felt nervous and a little lost. But that did not last long. I’ve learned that I can do so much more, physically, than I ever imagined. And it’s FUN!! In addition to gaining muscle along my journey, I have gained a wonderful group of supportive friends. There are certain points in your life where you come to a fork in the road, you can sit back and do nothing, or move forward and be awesome! I believe that joining BRCF has helped me become more awesome! It has truly changed my life for the best!! CrossFit has given me the physical and mental strength to be a better military wife and mommy."
I travel for work and WOD all over the country. Blue Ridge CF is one of my favorite boxes. Trainers have a positive attitude and always try to improve my skill set. I have been CFing for almost two years and they were still able to help me improve my deadlift and thruster form today. Good size box. Equipment is in good shape. Easy to navigate sign ups with Wodify. $15 drop in rate. Solid t-shirt quality and designs. My default Asheville box!
"Great people, awesome set up and well maintained equipment. Dropped in with my wife and Owner/Coach Tom Tomlo made sure she was comfortable with the WOD and movements since she is newer to crossfit. Definitely recommend you stop in and check it out."
"BRCF has changed my life mentally and physically. I had heard about CrossFit from coworkers and decided to give it a shot so I found BRCF in the summer of 2012 and have never stopped going! I have always loved working out but going to your average gym just did not appeal to me,once I started doing CrossFit workouts at BRCF I was hooked. I am big into mountain biking and whitewater kayaking and doing CrossFit at BRCF has made me a better mountain biker and kayaker! Thanks BRCF!"
"This gym is first class. I was very apprehensive about trying Crossfit. I had heard all of the bad rumors about the sport, but yet kept seeing incredible results from CFers and a strong dedication to going to the classes. Blue Ridge Crossfit had a wonderful week-long free trial (cards are available at the gym), so I gave it a shot. I tried a few classes, and signed up for the Foundations program. I never realized how unsafe I had been at my previous gym until completing this course. I was going to a different big ol' gym, using a variety of machines, and probably doing a number to my back and shoulders. The staff at Blue Ridge Crossfit teach you how to workout safely and learn the proper technique. Every class features a segment of how to perform the day's exercise with good form and with the right weight for you. Sometimes that's just a training bar made out of PVC. You don't go into BRCF and just pick up a bunch of weight. You take one step at a time, and once you learn the proper form, you are going to achieve more fitness goals than you could ever imagine. The community at Blue Ridge CF is unbelievable! The people are so nice and encouraging. Everyone is cheering you on, and helping you accomplish and go beyond your goals. I get why CF at Blue Ridge is addicting. It's addicting to feel good (and not judged) when coming to the gym. It's addicting to learn how to properly workout (rather than winging it). It's addicting to make friends who have been through the same struggles as I have."
This box offers a sense of welcoming, community and comfort that is unsurpassed. There's a sense of "family" at Blue Ridge Crossfit that is beyond compare; however, each new face is welcomed with a smile and encouragement. Coach Tomlo goes above and beyond both personally and professionally to teach, guide, educate and connect with each and every member. His resume speaks for itself. As a professional, working female, often pressed for time, I appreciate a plan, strong coaching and a challenging workout complete within one hour. The box itself is large, inviting and well laid out. The equipment is stellar. Come visit the BRCF family; you will not be disappointed.
"This place is AWESOME! i've been to quite a few Crossfit gyms over the years and the people that run this gym are top notch. I have never experienced such great hospitality or such a welcoming environment as I did here. If you are looking for a box that is truly in it for the community (something many Crossfit gyms are losing sight of...) then this is the place for you. I would highly recommend checking them out. They focus on technique and really encourage camaraderie!"
"Wow. I have been lifting for many years. I have done an Ironman and love to mountain bike. I have never tried crossfit until today. I loved it. This place is awesome. It is the exact opposite of any gym I have ever been to. My friend and I did a drop in and everyone was cheering each other on and even though you are doing things individually there is a sense of team. This place is a blast and I would tell everyone out there to come and give it a try. Your 1st time is free so what do you have to lose."
Wow!! BRCF is amazing. I live and work out of the country, but have a house in the area an return every couple of months. I recently started to cross fit in Peru, so i wanted to find a box close i could go to while back in the states. I walked into BRCF an felt welcome from the very moment i stepped into the box. The owner Tom is amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, helpful, an encouraging in all aspects of crossfit. The people / members of BRCF are also amazing; super friendly and supportive. I'm so lucky to have found BRCF and the amazing people who go to this box.