When in Southern California you have to go wine tasting in Temecula, watch the seals in La Jolla and work out at CrossFit 2120 in Del Mar. Not necessarily in that order.
$20 for a class, $25 for class and t-shirt. Weekly pricing is available too. I should’ve asked how much the weekly rate is, but I didn’t. Sorry y’all!
Depth of Knowledge and Quality of Coaching: A+
This place is in business because of its coaching. Dan, the head coach and owner co-coached with their newest coach. Even though the newest edition to their staff has had her CrossFit coaching creds for a while, she was new to CrossFit 2120 and Dan still co-coached with her. This is sound business and sound CrossFit. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the depth of knowledge or quality of coaching; they were both spot on.
My favorite moment of the day was 10 minutes into the class when two guys showed up late and wanted to jump in. Dan said “No” to joining the class, but told them to stick around and he would give them something to do. I so appreciate this “tough love” approach to CrossFit, but to life in general. Dan wasn’t not rude, but his sarcasm definitely made it clear that he wants likes and expects punctuality. (Note: Do not be late to class or you will have a nasty little WOD to complete. He gave these guys thrusters, burpees and pull-ups. Eeeek!)
Intensity of the WOD: A+
You know you are at a great box when the warm-up is better than some workouts you did while at the big box gyms! The WOD was an Open workout, so the gym did not program it, but they helped everyone modify it as needed. Myself included as I was nursing an injury and they helped me set up the safest, most effective workout for me on that day. Again, it goes back to depth of knowledge or quality of coaching.
CrossFit Open Workout 15.4
Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
3 handstand push-ups
3 cleans (185/125)
6 handstand push-ups
9 handstand push-ups
12 handstand push-ups
15 handstand push-ups
18 handstand push-ups
21 handstand push-ups
Etc., adding 3 reps to the handstand push-up each round, and 3 reps to the clean every 3 rounds.
Appearance and Function of the Facility: A+
CrossFit 2120 was clean and functional. While small, the space is well-utilized. There were 8 or 9 of us in class on the day I visited and we all had plenty of room.
I love this box – the friendly members and the adept staff are what make CrossFit great. I know that if Michael and I lived in the Del Mar area, this would be our home away from home and I know its members feel this way based on all of the photos from BBQ, parties and fun WODS posts on their Facebook page. You have choices when dropping in to workout in Del Mar, but CrossFit 2120 is the right one!