What is Papago CrossFit About?

Papago CrossFit




Papago Crossfit clients have been able to get off Diabetes medication, low blood pressure medication, fit into jeans that haven't fit in 10 years, the list goes on and on. All of these cases are achievable by anyone and everyone. We are looking to add more stories like these to the list, will it be you? There is only one way to know, our FREE intro is yours for the taking. Message us and take the first steps to freedom.


Our CrossFit community, located in the Phoenix area, is for ALL fitness levels from the most advanced athlete to the most novice person and everyone in between.  Improving quality of life is something that everyone is striving for, and our programming is designed to assist our members in doing just that, by improving their fitness.  


CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness. (Courtesy of CrossFit Inc)



Chris Cannon

Head Coach


10 years ago I was going to a "Globo  Gym" and really was not satisfied or committed to any kind of fitness. I was in the corporate world working 40-90 hours a week in a sales position. A friend of mine from college told me about this gym that held group classes, the energy was awesome and it combined weights and cardio in a single 1 hour session. I was sick of coming up with my own workouts after a long day and needed to find the energy to get back to my former athletic "glory". CrossFit provided a way for me to push my limits in an environment that fostered hardwork and comeradere in a fun and competitive way. 

Eventually I started coaching because I found that I wanted others to realize that there is an athlete in all of us. Brining it out just takes someone to recognize it and help it along.  My best day at the gym is celebrating with those who thought they couldn't and found out they could! See you at Papago CrossFit.

Cathy Beach

Canadian-born, gymnastics-bred. Former competitive gymnast and gymnastics coach with 10 years of Crossfit experience. Enjoys a few chilled glasses of Sav Blanc early in the evening so I can go to bed at a reasonable hour. I work out hard so I don't feel food-guilt when I bury myself in chips and guac on the weekend! I've been to an endless number of Crossfit boxes in my adult life and never before located the inclusive, supportive environment that can be found at Papago. Crossfit is legitimately the only sport that can be done continuously throughout a lifetime and never cease to get boring. It's always a different challenge and I will always come back for more! If you're not a morning person, neither am I, so I'll see you at evening classes! 

Grant Garlock

Grant is originally from Portland, Or and used to run and cycle to keep in shape. A couple years after moving to Az to pursue a Nursing degree, he decided that he needed to increase his strength and has been Crossfiting since 2013. The best part of coaching for Grant is getting to see athletes improve little by little as they practice. Cindy is his favorite workout because it is a simple mix of 3 movements that always hit the right spots and LOTS of time to burn through it!

Zara Thomas


For so long, yoga seemed unapproachable to me. It looked like it was for people who were super bendy and zen…which weren't adjectives I would have used to describe myself. Eventually I got up the nerve to join a yoga class and immediately realized that yoga is for everyone and over time I saw how yoga subtly and literally changed my life. Yoga is more than postures, being flexible and bendy; it's an opportunity to find stillness in our busy lives, to challenge ourselves mentally and physically & to truly get to know ourselves. I hope you’ll join me in class as we work together to find total health in mind, body and spirit. In each Vinyasa Flow class I strive to create an experience that is authentic, approachable, insightful and fun, while always remembering that yoga is more than just a physical practice, but an opportunity to get to know ourselves in every way. 


Getting Here:

Papago Crossfit is located near Downtown Phoenix right off of Central Ave, South of Camelback.

Our Address:

21 W Coolidge St

Phoenix, AZ 85013


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