CrossFit Beacon in Portland, Maine – one of the many great things about being a CrossFit member is the opportunity to visit other CrossFit boxes when you travel. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, if a CrossFit box is near your location, please do go visit.
CrossFit Beacon in Portland, Maine
I’ve visited several since joining CrossFit. CrossFit Spanish Fort, CrossFit Midtown in Atlanta, PSKC Crossfit in Portsmouth, Ohio. And I’ve blogged about visiting Crossfit boxes before, SEE HERE.
Today, I’d like to tell you about my personal experience with visiting one particular CrossFit box; CrossFit Beacon located in Portland, Maine.
I emailed them well in advance to let them know I’d be in town and would more than likely be dropping in while I was on vacation in Portland, Maine. They responded right away and were welcoming.
The time came when our vacation was finally upon us and I attended two classes at CrossFit Beacon. I did my homework and mapped out where the box was in comparison to our hotel room and I even had The Gent drive us to the box while we were out sightseeing the night before so I would definitely know for sure where it was and wouldn’t waste time looking around for it on the morning of my planned visit.
Taking my own advice, I showed up early so I could pay and sign any waivers they may have and get familiar with the layout of the box and make my introductions.
Everyone was super nice. I noticed that about the whole city actually, of Portland, a laid back relaxed setting of The Old Port waterfront.
Paying the designated drop-in fee at CrossFit Beacon, I also purchased a tee-shirt. I will wear it proudly around my hometown. I have started quite the collection of CrossFit teeshirts.
The first morning’s WOD wasn’t so bad and I left feeling quite confident especially after eating so poorly the first three days we were in Portland. My next visit was a different story with a much harder WOD that I wasn’t able to finish in the allotted timeframe. Oh well, it happens from time to time. And I feel like I got a fantastic workout!
I only visited two days while we were on vacation and had planned to visit all week. But, it cost us $10.00 each time to fetch the car from valet from the hotel. It was mandatory valet parking at the hotel and we tip, so, you know, it started to add up quickly.
Thank you, CrossFit Beacon, for being a gracious host and making me feel welcome and part of the team. Great environment and I had fun!
CrossFit Beacon in Portland, Maine.