East Boston Is Getting Its First CrossFit Box
Javy Caraballo has lived in East Boston for four years. It’s where he eats, shops, and where he’s raising his three-year-old child. But when he wants to work out, he heads to the CrossFit box he co-owns in Roxbury Crossing called Crossfit on the Hill. Now, Caraballo won’t have to go far to break a sweat, because he’s opening a new box right in his neighborhood.
“I’ve been a resident of East Boston for the last four years, and I love this community,” Callabaro says. “I shop, live, and do everything in this community.”
That’s why Callabaro is excited to announce that CrossFit Jeffries Point opened for business Monday. While they’re still waiting for some equipment and other necessities to arrive before starting a full load of classes, the gym is open and people are already getting their WODs on.
“We’re still waiting on some equipment, but the doors are open, and the coaches are here,” Callabaro says.
Callabaro and his team are already using the space for training and WODs, but the rest of the programming is still open to suggestions. The studio has two separate rooms, so multiple classes can take place at once.
“We are open to suggestions as far the as a secondary classes go,” Callabaro says. “At our other location we also offer bootcamp and weightlifting, but so far most of the suggestions here have been for yoga. We’ll see what the demand is from the neighborhood.”
Regardless of what other options the new studio decides to offer, one thing that is clear is that Callabaro wants the new space to be all about the community.
“[Clients] can expect this to be a community-driven gym where you can bring your whole family. We have a kid’s room, and we are going to set up an area for kids to do homework while their parents are working out,” Callabaro says. “We are going to have kid’s classes, too.”
1A Everett Street Boston; 978-494-3009; crossfitjeffriespoint.com