Success Stories


At CrossFit Liberate, we want to share and celebrate each of our victories. We’re honored to be your box of choice. Share your success story, and we’ll pass it on to everyone else in our ever-growing CrossFit family as inspiration to keep pushing forward.
  • Katie Thornton

    CrossFit Liberate came to the police department I work for and did a brief informational segment about the benefits of crossfit. I know that a lot of police officers do crossfit workouts but I had never done one. The coaches in attendance gave their stories and basically told us what CrossFit Liberate had to offer. I was already sold on joining the gym after the meeting but I wanted to do one free introduction class just to seal the deal (and to get a tour of the gym of course). I attended the introductory class and the rest is history. I joined the gym that night, on the spot.

    My experience at CrossFit Liberate has been excellent. My mobility/flexibility has improved a lot and I simply feel better and stronger overall. I was somewhat leery of CrossFit initially, just based on some things I had read on the internet. I had the impression that it was dangerous or that I would get hurt, or maybe that I would not even be physically capable of doing the workouts. Boy was I wrong. I wish I had started CrossFit sooner but I really had not had the opportunity until CrossFit Liberate came along. Every coach I have worked with has been great. They make sure I do the moves properly and they also give me alternative moves to do like when I simply cannot do a pullup. I have been at the gym for a few months now and I love it. I am injury free, more flexible, and stronger. I never thought lifting weights could be so technical, yet so fun.

    Don’t let your fears or limitations keep you from giving CrossFit Liberate a try. The coaches, the community, and the support are awesome and you will definitely leave the place feeling good about your workout and about yourself. You will be anxious and excited to come back the next day and try a whole new workout.

  • Elodie Terwagne

    Can I add more stars? Because I love it. I’ve never met more welcoming and helpful coaches and athletes than I have at CrossFit Liberate. I started CrossFit two months ago and going to CrossFit is already so addictive (even at 6am). Why? Because coaches and people are definitively amazing!! I am learning, challenged, getting fitter and stronger everyday! The CrossFit Liberate experience is also really complete with yoga, gymnastic classes etc… everything in the same facility.

    What else? Just join the CrossFit Liberate community!!

    Couldn’t have asked for anything better: learning CrossFit directly in the US with wonderful, but also really competent people, ready to share experiences, tips and advices.

  • Taylor Samuels

    I’ve been to a good number of boxes during my time as a CrossFitter the past year and a half. But I’ve never met more welcoming and helpful coaches and athletes than I have at CrossFit Liberate. They are extremely uplifting and I would already consider them all family. Couldn’t have asked for anything better to happen to me this year than this box opening!!

  • Ben Dickerson

    First time doing CrossFit and I love it! Awesome coaches and amazing facility. My only regret is waiting this long to start!

  • Britt Lynch

    I came to CrossFit Liberate looking to build a new community after I had graduated and stuck around Athens. I had pursued college athletics for a few years at UGA and was exposed to a team environment, but I didn’t realize how much I would miss it when I left. After a very difficult season in my life post-graduation, I knew I needed it back. I needed to do some rebuilding of sorts — physically, mentally, and emotionally.

    The first two weeks were so encouraging and I became a student all over again. I remember something that was sent my way about two weeks into being at the gym that said: “The squat is the perfect analogy for life. It’s about standing back up after something heavy takes you down.” That really resonated with me. Heavy things in life happen. But we prepare for them when they are put on our backs; we surround ourselves with the people that care about us when that weight takes us down; we seek to stand back up, and do that for others.

    This place is definitely like home. A home with a community that has my back and that community, whether they know it or not, helped me rebuild part of my life. CrossFit Liberate is a place where there’s a ton of learning, watching out for one another, encouragement to finish that last cal on the Assault bike, hell-giving for skipping the 6am class, hustle to work hard for the gains, and fun in doing “the fitness.” I feel a lot of joy being here, and I’d venture as far as to say that it’s given me part of my life back. I’m incredibly grateful.

  • Matt Cooke

    Great gym with great people. Love the results I’m getting and how much I’m learning from the coaches.

  • Nathan Mallonee

    After stopping team sports I’m really glad I decided to start CrossFit at the Liberate box! All the coaches are very helpful and knowledgeable and the people here are super friendly which gives it that team atmosphere that I love.  AND only 1 month in I’ve improved a ton! Wouldn’t change a thing about this place…

  • Sonia Janis

    Looking to transform the way you feel physically (+ emotionally + mentally)? Try CrossFit. In Athens, it *must* be at Liberate. Best coaching, encouraging atmosphere, great facility.

  • Hall Roberts

    Great facilities and great coaches. These are the best, supportive, goal driven coaches and members and I have hit my fitness goals so far and am so excited to hit the ground running in 2018! I highly recommend this fitness community if you are looking for driven, supportive, non-judgemental members and coaches!

  • Samara Talia Pattiasina

    After retiring from 13 years of synchronized swimming, I sought for a group that would still give me that extra push in the workout and the team environment. I joined other fitness groups and gyms and I still didn’t find the “click”. After I found out about Crossfit Liberate, I knew right away that the box is the group that I’m looking for! The coaches are very knowledgeable and they give me that safe feeling to do crazy stuff that people would think when they hear the word CrossFit. The athletes are very dedicated (especially the 6am group!!) and make me wanna keep coming everyday. So excited to see where this box can take me!

  • Porche Chen

    I love this place! I am new to CrossFit but the coaches were really welcoming and helpful when I first joined. It has been a couple months since I have started and I can definitely see an improvement in myself and my physical abilities. I am extremely glad I joined this gym!!

  • Rachel Reed

    I’ve been going to CrossFit Liberate for just almost four months and it has been absolutely amazing. The coaches are outstanding – welcoming, kind, and constantly pushing me to be the best I can be. The schedule is perfect and for the first time in my CrossFit history, I’m able to attend class every day of the week if I want! I’m truly excited to get out of bed every morning to go to the gym! There is even yoga on Sunday which I have grown to look forward to each week. I cannot say enough good things about this gym!

  • John Newton

    In my time at CFL thus far, Nathan stands out to me as a coach. He spends a good bit of time explaining the exercises, reasons, behind the exercises and giving tips during the workout. All the coaches are good, supportive and helpful. Even when the exercise is something we have done several times, I appreciate cues on how to do the exercise, what not to do, or any general tips.

    I’m incredibly impressed that all the coaches know who I am. Bobby gave me tips and helped me with toes to bar. He knew my name even though I have never been in a class with him.

    I greatly appreciate the variety of classes. I have done the regular CrossFit, liberation, and yoga. Having several options (along with glowing reviews from Justin) made me decide to join.

    There is an obvious concern for customer satisfaction which is unbelievable. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.

  • Kimberly Wise

    I am not a fit person. I am trying daily to overcome this, but exercise is not my natural go to activity. This place is changing that. The people are friendly and informative. The location is excellent. I found the idea of CrossFit very daunting at first, but, since they walk you through the movements, it is actually quite easy to pick up. Granted, it’s not getting easier but the skills are getting easier. For the first time, I understand why people rave about exercise. This place has awakened an athlete in me.

  • Michael DelRossi

    I’ve been a member at CrossFit Liberate for just over a month now, and I’ve got to say that I’m loving it. The space is fantastic and all the coaches (and members) are amazing. The gym is just a really enjoyable place to be: you’ll have a great time, while simultaneously working out harder than you ever thought you could. The Foundations course makes sure everyone knows the movements, and daily guidance from the coaches ensures that the workouts are always tailored to your skill level and fitness. I’ve always loved working out, but I’ve never enjoyed it more than I have the last month at CFL!


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