Philly's Premier Functional Fitness Gym

CrossFit Center City brings you the best in strength & endurance training.


We're located in the heart of downtown, just blocks from city hall with Thomas Jefferson Hospital right in our backyard.

Schedule a consultation with our Professional Coaches today and see how one of the best gyms in Philadelphia stands apart by building a plan for your needs.

Classes for All Levels

Our members range from seasoned athletes to working professionals to never-worked-out-in-their-lifers. We welcome all ages, genders, orientations, and walks of life, no matter what your goals are or where you’re starting from.


Expert Coaching

Our certified, experienced and diverse staff of professional coaches will teach you how to squat, jump, lunge, press, pull and move like an athlete for a tougher body and mind. They'll keep your form in check, and push your weak spots so you can feel what it's like to make real progress.

Don't just take it from us — hear from our members!

  • Mikhail's success story

    I needed guidance and help on working in a gym to fix my shoulder.

    "What was the frustration you were having before you started working with us?" A painful shoulder and losing grappling exchanges due to strength differentials as opposed to skill.  "What about your experience with us was different?" I needed g...


    1 year(s) at Subversus Fitness

  • Chrissy's success story

    I feel so much more like *myself.* My technique and movement patterns feel “right,” and even when sessions are a grind, I know I’m there because I want to

    What was the frustration you were having before you started doing individual program design and PT?  "I’d been training in olympic weightlifting, exclusively, for at least six years - which meant that I was long past the “linear progress...


    6 year(s) at Subversus Fitness

  • Sterling's success story

    I've felt supported in making my own path. I'm still slowly and steadily getting better and stronger every week.

    I was born with physical disabilities that make exercising difficult and painful. At other gyms,  it always seemed like I was not properly integrated into the program. Here, I was able to talk  with Coaches Wylie and Jesse and get adaptations that ma...


    1 year(s) at Subversus Fitness

  • Nadia's success story

    My Spartan Race was easy!

    One day I walked into the gym for a WOD and noticed ropes hanging from the ceiling. Something like that instantly brought memories of middle school PE (and my inability to climb a rope). Wylie quickly showed me how to rope climb using your feet and I felt...


    4 year(s) at Subversus Fitness

  • With individual programming your needs, fitness level, lifestyle, and schedule inform an adaptable roadmap to achieving your goals and more.

    Within a year of individual programming, I competed in my first local weightlifting meet, shaved 10 minutes off of my half-marathon time, and PRed my marathon by nearly 30 minutes.  I value the individual programming not just for these outcomes but al...


    3 year(s) at Subversus Fitness

  • I feel safe here and I didn't at my last gym.

    I feel safe here, and I didn't at my last gym. I know the Coaches are watching and correcting form to make sure that I improve. I started with five personal training sessions before taking a group class which helped me build confidence. I'm eager to keep ...


    1 year(s) at Subversus Fitness

All people can become athletes.

Especially you!

Everyone needs a little guidance sometimes. The Subversus community is here to show you the power of your own will. Our goal is to make you fitter for the rest of your life we know you have what it takes!

Subvert the acceptable and become exceptional at Subversus Fitness.

Looking for a place to workout in Philadelphia, PA

We love to host traveling athletes at Subversus Fitness!

Please read our FAQs before coming in and feel free to call or fill out the form at the bottom of the page if you have additional questions.