Brooklyn’s getting physical, physical.
Yet another CrossFit “box” has opened in East Williamsburg. A core strength and conditioning gym, L Train CrossFit at 667 Grand Street celebrated its grand opening on December 19.
It is the second of Jared Stein and Grigory Mindlin’s CrossFit ventures in the neighborhood. WillyB CrossFit opened in June at 41 Meserole Avenue, in the industrial loft area locals consider Bushwick but the City calls East Williamsburg.
“There are new fitness studios and gyms popping up every week in Manhattan, so we’re thrilled to bring new, high intensity workouts to a neighborhood that gets less fitness love than the other side of the river,” L Train CrossFit’s PR and marketing representative Kate Citron wrote Brownstoner in an email.
CrossFit is the name of a workout for which gyms, or “boxes,” exist worldwide. Brooklyn is no newcomer to the phenomenon. A slew of unrelated CrossFit gyms have opened in the borough in recent years, including CrossFit KingsBoro and CrossFit Brooklyn, among others.
The new facility will be 3,500 square feet, 500 square feet smaller than the other East Williamsburg space. The ceilings on the main floor are 30 feet high. Its three stories will house a Barbell Club, assault bikes and rowers.
L Train CrossFit, named for its proximity to the subway line, markets itself as approachable and accessible fitness perfect for working Brooklynites with any level of experience. The shopfront was previously home to a nail salon, old photos reveal.
[Photos: Miguelangel Yabrudes]