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Affiliate Review: Real Fitness Sarasota

February 7, 2019 by
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Address: 4728 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
Hours: Schedule
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Programming: In-House programming by Manager, Meredith Smith, who has a degree in Exercise Science.


Recent travels brought me to Florida’s west coast, commonly referred to as the “Sun Coast”. As usual I searched  CrossFit for a place to drop in and catch a workout. Lucky for me I found Crossfit RFS which is a 10,000 square foot gym with air-conditioning, a total bonus in Florida. The space was massive, originally a big box electronics store was built out and retrofitted with all the Rogue Fitness and functional fitness equipment you can imagine. They have been affiliated since 2012 and have about 170 members of all ages and fitness levels. CrossFit RFS also houses a small retail space where you can buy shirts, hats and wrist wraps. They also carry weight vests and ExoSleeve, FitAid and FNX Supplements. Overall this place is a destination spot if you’re visiting Florida’s west coast.

How to Drop In

Dropping in is simple. Once you reach the main page they have a link Home Away From Home for Traveling CrossFitters. This page includes the schedule and waiver to sign prior to your drop-in which saves time for you and the coach.

Specialty Offerings

Complimentary Yoga on Sundays for members with Coach Meredith, $10 for the public. RFS USAW affiliated Barbell Club, programmed and coached by Matt Saeler. CrossFit Kids and Teens (WOD Squad) classes offered 2x a week. They have their own wellness center where the LOVEHEALTH team operates Along with ART, massage and cupping specialist and Massage Therapist.


RFS host countless fundraisers for their community and beyond. They have raised over $50,000 over the years for the Brian Bill Foundation as well as Little Warriors, a Brian Bill Project.

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