Brazen Athletics Crossfit

Brazen Athletics opens 2nd location on Willow Ave. in Hoboken, NJ

Brazen Athletics HobokenHoboken is getting yet another fitness option this winter. Brazen Athletics, a “crossfit” type facility – with a location in Fairfield, NJ – is set to open up a 2nd location at the former Supreme Fitness spot at 1317 Willow Ave.

What is Brazen Athletics exactly? Decipher this: “HUMAN PROGRESSION IS A MOVEMENT THAT WILL BECOME THE BIGGEST INVESTMENT OF THE FUTURE. BRAZEN ATHLETICS REPRESENTS A PROGRESSION THAT INVESTS IN THE MIND AND BODY; THE METHODS THROUGH WHICH WE TRAIN ARE DIRECT REFLECTIONS OF THE WALLS THAT STAND AGAINST YOU IN LIFE. THE OPPOSITION THAT STANDS IN FRONT OF US,OR SELF IMPOSED RESISTANCE IS TRANSLATED IN OUR WORKOUTS; YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO RISE ABOVE THAT RESISTANCE AND MOVE FORWARD.”

Some folks I’ve spoken with feel the crossfit culture might be a bit “over the top,” with many over-eager aficionados hurting themselves. Take “crossfit athlete” Kevin Ogar – who “suffered a severe spinal injury” at a competition recently and is now asking for donations. I mean if people voluntarily push their bodies beyond what is sensible, what do you expect? I guess “to each their own,” but they ought to be prepared for the consequences.

Brazen Athletics Crossfit Willow Hoboken NJ

Brazen Athletics Video and Open House in Hoboken

Below is a “promotional” video for Brazen Athletics. They’re having an open house this Sunday, January 19th – and next Saturday, January 25th, where you can get “special rates” to join.

Normal rate is $185 per month for an unlimited membership.

They’re supposed to officially open on February 1, 2014.

Description: Crossfit and yoga.
Address: 1317 Willow Ave., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Online: brazenathletics.com/

6 Responses

  1. Angry Bird says:

    Working out has never been too life changing for me unless I was actually climbing a mountain or doing work outdoors. But to each his own- people seem to love Cross Fit.

  2. jw38 says:

    Ha the paragraph above is a perfect example of why Crossfit is considered a cult. Seems a bit like a self help seminar that could end up drinking coolaid on a mountain haha. Truly I cant really speak about these guys since I have yet to check out Brazen but I have heard mixed things. Some really good and some kinda cultish.

    That said I have been going to Crossfit Hoboken for about 4 months. They are awesome and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in my body and energy levels since goign there. Even my relationships have improved since I’m always happy of late. Before going I never understood why people get so enamored by the workouts but now Im totally into it.

    The safety issue that surrounds CrossFit is there for a reason. Moving is inherently more dangerous than remaining still. The more you move and the faster, the more dangerous it becomes. If you have a cautious coaching staff looking over you it remains pretty safe. Like I said I’ve been going for 4 months and have not seen anyone leave to injury. Of course Im not there all the time but it always appears under control.

    I recommend everyone give it at least a try.

  3. Holygoof says:

    What happened to Kevin Ogar was a very freak accident and should not be cited as any indication that CrossFit in and of itself is dangerous. In fact, Ogar is a very experienced athlete and CrossFitter so it’s hardly a case of an over-eager novice being irresponsible. Anyone who thinks CrossFit is over the top or inherently dangerous either hasn’t tried it or has had really poor coaches.

  4. pm156 says:

    Crossfit is not for everyone. The workouts are hard but they deliver results. The difference between crossfit gyms is the coaching and workout programming. Visit the gym and look at the people working out. Are the coaches coaching or texting?

    Safety is everyones personal responsibility and a good coach will not push you past your limits.

    I have been crossfitting for 2 years and every workout challenges me. But I spend and hour three time a week and am in great shape. I love the Olympic lifting, snathces, clean & jerks … very challenging but fun when you get it. A good coach is required.

    I plan on checking out Brazen.

    • jw38 says:

      Great comment PM. Came across this Podcast by the owner of Brazen. Intense guy. If thats the type of coach you like this place certainly has it.

      http://www.spreaker.com/user/fuckinglimitless/one-life-one-love
      [quote comment=”222396″]Crossfit is not for everyone. The workouts are hard but they deliver results. The difference between crossfit gyms is the coaching and workout programming. Visit the gym and look at the people working out. Are the coaches coaching or texting?Safety is everyones personal responsibility and a good coach will not push you past your limits.I have been crossfitting for 2 years and every workout challenges me. But I spend and hour three time a week and am in great shape. I love the Olympic lifting, snathces, clean & jerks … very challenging but fun when you get it. A good coach is required.I plan on checking out Brazen.[/quote]

  5. smisra1 says:

    Crossfit is a great fun way to get into shape and be a part of a community. I have been crossfitting for about 2years now and the gains ive seen are incredible. These workouts get the most out of you and change daily so they are never boring. And best of all, crossfit is scaled to meet anyones abilities. Both my parents go 4 times a week and both are mid 50’s and older. If they can do it anyone can.

    The community aspects is amazing as well. Not only do I get a great workout but ive become really good friends with my fellow crossfitters. Nights out together, trips, celebrating bdays and engaments etc are all things ive experience since becoming a part of the community. They will welcome you with open arms and make you feel like one of them.

    I know the owner of Crossfit Willow Big Jay. Nicest guy ive ever met who truly wants to see the best for each and every person who comes to his gym. I myself workout at Crossfit Jersey City but ill definitely be stopping by to get a great workout and to say hi. Give crossfit an honest try- by honest I mean 1-2 months of going regularly (3x or more a week) and I guarantee you will see results and have fun

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