CFSC is located in a strip plaza near Twain and Ft Apache, behind a gas station (look for the black-and-white American flag on the windows) … the workout space is not your typical warehouse gym (not that there’s anything wrong with those gyms), it’s more soulful, more inviting, with graphic art and color schemes and wood-paneling.
There’s a nice couch and custom coffee table just inside the door – a lounge of sorts, to sit and/or socialize before or after class – and an open gym area with pull-up rigs on either side … there are also lockers and restrooms … the pull-up rigs are really nice – wall ball targets, various pull up bar heights, squat racks and rings attached … but the reason I workout here is NOT the facilities, even as nice as they are … the coaching and the people who work out here are what brings me back.
The people are outgoing, friendly, helpful … some other boxes around town have that too, but definitely not the same … the space, workout schedule and membership count (100?) are both such that the people here have to acknowledge you, and they talk to you, encourage you (no hiding in this gym).
The coaching here is also a few levels above the norm … Coach Omar will go through each movement thoroughly, have you remove weight if he’s not comfortable with your lift, and give a detailed explanation on proper form and technique … when he turns you lose to the WOD, you can feel confident you’re doing it correctly.
Another thing that sets this gym apart is the programming and special focus on “constantly varied” … this gym offers park workouts on some weekdays and weekends (in addition to the normal CrossFit programming) … this leads to total body results!
Also, the warming up, stretching and mobility are great, with Coach Omar going through everything … each class begins with a solid 10-15 min that pays dividends when the WOD finally starts … there is usually plenty of time at the end of the workout for coach-led stretching and mobility too.
At last count, there were at least 37 CrossFit gyms in Las Vegas/Henderson, meaning you can get a WOD in practically any where in town … but what you get at CFSC, you cannot get anywhere else – the instruction, programming and community are literally unmatched!