Razor's Edge Fitness is a local gym where functional fitness, no nonsense training and substance over style are the order of the day. You will not find a cavernous warehouse, impersonal attention, large classes, no beginner's program, exotic machines or acres of treadmills and elliptical machines. What you will find is a friendly positive atmosphere where like-minded people are out to achieve their fitness goals.
CrossFit is the most comprehensive approach to fitness I've ever encountered. I've spent the better part of my life engaged in regular PT and sports, but it wasn't until my deployment to Iraq in 2003-04, that the gaps in my PT program became obvious to me.
I had no idea of what CrossFit was, but my buddy, CPT Mickey Lyon, and I knew the current model for physical training was not meeting the needs of soldiers. We defined the need as improved "athleticism". I now realize we were chasing FUNCTIONAL FITNESS.
After returning home in 2004, I fell back into the same pre-deployment work-out patterns, and in fact put on over 30 pounds! To say I was frustrated is being polite, then in July 2007, I was turned on to CrossFit.
There it was: Pure, simple and intense athleticism in an intelligently designed package! My first two WODs were "Cindy" and "Tabata Something Else". As I was on the ground gasping for air, I was absolutely hooked, and from that point forward became a convert.
Lighter, stronger and more cardio capacity later I decided that a CrossFit gym was sorely needed in my hometown, and the rest is history.
I currently hold a:
CrossFit Level I Certification
CrossFit Kettlebell Certification
CrossFit Barbell Certification
Newton Sports Explosive Lifting Training Certificate
USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coaching Certification
USA Weightlifting Senior Level Coaching Certification
Schedule & Pricing
Hours of Operation
Razor's Edge is open Monday thru Sunday
Class Start Times:
Open Gym: Sunday: 10am – 12:00pm
Monthly Unlimited CrossFit Classes
Drop in rate: $10/visit
Weightlifting $85 per month
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Below are our most common frequently asked questions! We’d love to hear from you, and hope to see you soon!
Q. What is CrossFit?
A. CrossFit, put simply, is an exercise routine/lifestyle that is guaranteed to take you beyond your previous notions of what being “fit” could be… and, have an absolute blast in the process. Every day, there is a new “Workout of the Day” (WOD) posted and each class completes together.
Q. How long has Razor's Edge been around?
A. We opened in 2008, the first affiliate in Pensacola and the 13th in Florida. Our coaches have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and our gym is a great community to be a part of!
Q: Do I need experience or some minimum level of fitness?
A: No. Our workouts and exercises scale to any level. We've had everyone from grandmothers to obese people, and they've all been fine. You will too.
Q. How do I start?
A: Schedule a time to come in and try a free beginner's class. Get a taste of CrossFit workouts and see if REF might be a good fit for you.
Q: I'm really fit and would like to skip the Foundation's Workshop, and come to the Workout of the Day (WOD) class, can I do that?
A: No. You must complete our Foundations Workshop, unless you:
Have a CrossFit Level I Certification
A coach willing to vouch at your previous affiliate
Willing to 'Test Out' and let our coaches assess your current level of conditioning and technical competency.
Q: Can I just come to REF and work out on my own?
A: No. We are more like a dojo than a typical commercial gym. We offer classes or one-on-one where people work out under trainer supervision, as it yields better, safer, and faster results than having people simply use the facility by themselves.
Q: The free WOD was great, how do I join as a member?
A: If you don’t test out, first you must complete our 6 session Foundations Workshop.
Q. What does the Foundations cover?
A: Bodyweight exercises, Slow lifts: Squat, Deadlift and Press, Metabolic Conditioning (a.k.a. "MetCon"): "Cindy","Fran", Olympic Lifting: Clean, Jerk, Snatch, kettlebells, medicine balls and more.
Q. How do I sign up and pay?
A. You can pay each month by check or credit card draft. Please read the credit card draft policy before signing up. There are no contracts or joining fees. You pay as you go.
Q. I’m traveling to Pensacola – can I drop in?
A. Absolutely! We have several athletes who visit us regularly from out-of-town. There is a $10 drop in fee, and you can attend any class that fits your schedule.
Q: Do you sell t-shirts and other stuff?
A: You Bet!
Q: Do you have showers?
A: Yes we do. We have a shower/changing room for men and one for women.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.