If you’ve been in the gym, or if you follow our Instagram or Facebook, you may know that we’re moving to a new gym! The move is very exciting and a little bittersweet, and it’s coming very soon. This post will provide a bit of background on that, and what to expect in our new home.
But First, a Bit of Gym History…
CrossFit 26 was one of the first affiliates in St. Louis, opening November 16th, 2010. We originally occupied the space next door to our current home, making the big move next door in 2014.
We absolutely love our home, but we can’t stay. In early 2019, we received word from the City of Brentwood that our building was being taken via eminent domain. Any 26 member knows that the tiny creek behind the gym can turn into a raging river with enough rain. The City of Brentwood has developed a plan to remediate flooding in the area, which involves demolishing our building.
The demolition process begins in April, which means we get the boot at the end of March. But fear not, our new gym is going to be awesome!! Here are the details.
Where is the New Gym Located?
The new gym will be located at 3120 S. Big Bend Boulevard, which is just a couple blocks south of Manchester. Per google maps, it’s approximately 1.4 miles from our current home.
The building backs up to Sutton Blvd., which is a very cool residential and commercial strip in Maplewood. We’re super excited about that because a lot of our local favorites are an easy walk from the new gym, including:
Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions
Urban Breath (go see Sarah, our Tuesday a.m. yoga instructor!!)
St. Louis Salt Room
C. Oliver Coffee
Side Project Brewing
The Benevolent King
And lots more.
Will the New Gym be Much Different from the Current Gym?
You can expect the great same classes, coaches, and community at CF26 after the move! However, we do have a few fun additions to the new space (like a shower)!
When are We Moving to the New Gym?
Construction is underway as we speak! The crew is building out that shower and a new kids’ room, as well as our office space (which will be upstairs). In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be evening out the floors a bit, laying down rolled rubber and turf, installing wall mount rigs, power washing walls….and whatever else comes up.
We are planning to move the weekend of 3/28-3/29. We’ll have one class on the 28th and then the gym will be closed until Monday morning.
Are We Excited for the New Gym?
Ummm, SO STOKED! And we can’t wait for you to see it as well. Follow along with us on social media for updates. Be sure to watch for info on our grand opening party, and also to schedule a free visit if you’d like to get started with us in the new space.