What are the benefits of joining a community-based fitness gym?

First and foremost, Roadside CrossFit offers the best value for your money, compared to any other type of gym. The primary reason is that we are locally owned and operated, and the goal of the members of our community-based gym is to provide help, support, and encouragement for each other. You’ll find the environment more welcoming and less intimidating.

Further, you’re getting your workouts programmed and lead by a certified coach and expert on a daily basis. Rather than walking into this gym without a plan, we’ve already written one for you and will lead you through it with the group each day!

At the end of each workout, you’ll receive a unique report card that tracks your progress. We also take snapshots of your workout every day and store them in our system. This is nice because it allows you to compare your progression from week to week so that you know when you’re making gains, and when your body may require some recovery.

A community-based group fitness gym is also better for your health than being at home physically inactive. There are many studies that have shown that individuals who exercise with others and share their thoughts are less lonely and suffer from depression less which has a direct link to physical health.

When it comes to making your lifestyle shift, you’re going to be in a group of people that are on the exact same page as you. You’ll get accountability from other members are also Salem locals (who also want and need to make progress!). It’s a fun, social atmosphere where everyone is striving for the same goals!

Finally, another benefit of joining a local community-based group fitness gym is that it will help you stay in shape for anything since you’re getting a variety of new workouts regularly and constantly bettering yourself!

Through our experience of working with thousands of Salem locals at Roadside CrossFit over many years now, there are some other benefits too! You’ll find yourself going to the gym more often, you’ll feel better about yourself and your confidence will grow. This all typically leads to weight loss or a healthier lifestyle overall!

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions on how we can help you make a lifestyle shift! I hope this article was helpful in encouraging you to get involved with our group fitness classes.

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Coach Shaysie

CrossFit L1 Trainer

Shaysie is a mom to 3 and has done CrossFit since 2015 through all three pregnancies. It brings Shaysie great joy to help people, especially those in their pregnant or postpartum eras, grow in their functional fitness and confidence in movement. Outside of the gym — on the off chance of free time — Shaysie is typically watching a documentary. Her favorite movement is the Clean and Jerk.  


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Coach Luis

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Luis has been doing CrossFit for a total of 5 years. When not at the gym, he enjoys spending time with his family, getting outdoors for hiking and fishing, and staying indoors for video games. Luis’s favorite movements are Power Cleans and Overhead Squats. 


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Coach Jon

CrossFit L1 Trainer

Jon has been doing CrossFit since 2017, when Amanda talked him into trying a class. At that point, he was hooked! Jon has been a teacher of movement since the early nineties: he’s a theatre movement specialist, a professional fight director for live performance, and a life-long martial artist. When he’s not at the box you can find him traipsing around the woods, or on the water.


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Coach Jared

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Jared has been doing CrossFit for about 5 years. When Jared is not at RSCF you can find him working on his podcast Ghostlore of Hawaii:  Paranormal Paradise. His podcast covers all things paranormal happening in the Aloha State; from ghost stories, Hawaiian legends, true crime, and even aliens! In his spare time Jared enjoys cooking, hiking, swimming, and anything horror related! Jared’s favorite movements are the Clean, Wall Ball Shots, and Burpees. 


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Coach Chris

CrossFit L1 Trainer

Chris has been doing CrossFit for a total of 3 and a half years. When not at RSCF, he drives a truck for a living, tries to get better at golf, and spends time with wife and daughter. Chris’s favorite movement is the Clean and Jerk. 


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Coach Andy

CrossFit L1 Trainer

Andy has been doing CrossFit since 2018.  He is a full time instructor at Chemeketa Community College, and also works at a local firm doing Civil Engineering.  Andy has two amazing sons (Future Crossfitters!) and a fabulous wife.  Outside of work and the gym, Andy likes to ride quads at the dunes and travel with his family. Andy’s favorite movements are the Dumbell Snatch and the Deadlift. 


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Amanda Cole

Owner & CrossFit L1 Trainer

Amanda has been doing CrossFit since 2017 and has been a dance/movement teacher and choreographer for over two decades. When not in the gym, Amanda can be found thrift shopping, listening to audiobooks, eating pizza, or outside on a boat of some kind with her family. Amanda is a Certified Life Coach working toward her credentials with the International Coaching Federation. Her favorite movements are Burpees and Dumbell Snatches. 


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