I went from hating the gym to loving the gym. Best coaches, best members, best gym in Birmingham. Come check it out!
Love this place! The workouts are challenging. The instructors are awesome and will push you to your limit just as you think you can't do anymore. Everyone is so welcoming and genuinely care to see everyone make it through their workout. My first workout people in the class encouraged me the entire time..... 'you can do it Stephanie, Go Stephanie, Great Job Stephanie'! Really helps to soften what may seem to some like an intimidating environment.
I really enjoyed the workout at Benchmark. This was my first time doing CrossFit and the coach was great. He really took his time to work with me on the Olympic lifts and the CrossFit terminology. If you are looking for a CrossFit gym given Benchmark a chance. One of the owners is also the owner of Helena Health Club and Everything they do is first rate
So I went in yesterday and tried a free trial class!!! Halfway into the warmup I was thinking "well this isn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be". BOY WAS I WRONG! I received one helluva workout! Cody and Derrick, the instructors, were great! All of the people there were really nice. The facility was clean and organized. The workout was intense (I can barely stand up from the toilet today). I have a back injury (a herniated disc that causes some discomfort, but poses no serious threat at this time) and the instructor did a great job making sure I did things correctly to prevent injury.
For the service you get here the price is good. I didn't sign a contract at this time because I have 4 daughters and 4 granddaughters and I'm paying for band, taekwondo lessons, various other clubs, and soon college. However, I hope to budget this in soon. These guys are great!
Great place to transform your body and mind and get complete fitness strength and endurance!!
I've spent the last year and a half doing various exercise programs starting with Orange Theory, Boot Camps, etc. . I always told myself I'd NEVER do CrossFit- I wanted to exercise, not a cult. Well, about two weeks ago I walked in to Benchmark Fitness/Yellowhammer Crossfitand fell in love. When I left, folks I didn't even know were sending me "welcome to the fam messages". I was scared of what I didn't know, or that I would fail, so I made excuses to not go. It's most definitely not a cult; It's a family. It's people motivated to be the best they can be and who encourage others to be the best they can be. I joined CrossFit and I may finish last, and nearly puke, but I finish. When you think you can't do one more second of the WOD, you'll hear someone, and not just the fabulous coaches, yelling "go, you got it"! And if for one second, you question yourself-they make couch to crossfit reailty. It wont be easy, but it'll be the best decision ever! I've found my new workout home and next month when I turn 40, I'm gonna be able to say I'm the nest shape of my life! Brandon Booth & Nick Daccardi yall, the facility and our CF fam rocks. I truly can't recommend this place enough!