noun: community; plural noun: communities

  1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
  2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
  3. a group of interdependent organisms of different species growing or living together in a specified habitat.



One of the things you hear people talk about when they talk about the place they work out, especially with CrossFit or Functional Fitness gyms, is the “Community”

Every gym has a flavor that is unique to itself. That’s part of what makes CrossFit so successful. There is a place where everyone can go and feel at home.

A gym community is the atmosphere, interaction, and relationships each person has with the other members of the gym.

You spend several hours a week at the gym. Having friendly, supportive, and encouraging people to spend that time with is what makes the experience super fun, and keeps you coming back for more.

The community of a gym is all about its members. Each person working together to make the whole gym a better place.



The community at Ellicott City Health and Fitness is strong. Not only are our members amazing, but we all share the goal of improving our health and fitness for the long-term. Every member understands the importance of coaching and following a program. Everyone works hard and is focused, driven, and committed to their goals.

If you’re not smiling at some point during the day then you must not be at #thehappygym. Being able to enjoy the process, and the people is our way of helping you make health and fitness a habit you can stick with for the rest of your life.



Here are some of the things people are saying about ECHF and its community.

This is not my first boot camp but it is the best one I have found. The atmosphere is friendly and helpful. The instructors are knowledgeable and interested in every member achieving their goals safely while having fun. I highly recommend this program. I am over 50 and feel completely comfortable because the age range is so diverse. – Becky M.

My GF and I dropped in 3 times during holidays for Crossfit classes. We tried many Crossfit boxes during our USA trip and this one was our favorite. Very welcoming, great community, really good coaching, and advice to improve our movements and our performances. I highly recommend that box if you want start Crossfit or be better at it. We definitely will come back for our next trip around Maryland. – Damien J.

The classes really make you sweat, with a lot of variety and core exercises as well as interesting variations. I have seen huge progress during my training here within a few months, particularly in strength and mobility.  This is one awesome community of athletes. I HIGHLY recommend Ellicott City Health and Fitness as the BEST CROSSFIT IN Ellicott City! – Vakul M.

This box is full of fun supportive people of dramatically different fitness levels motivating each other with tons of resources for a better you. – Jeannie E.

Great space, lots of equipment for all levels, and coaches that really have your best interest in mind.  They keep a close watch on your form which I really appreciate. Plus everyone has been so nice and welcoming!  Loving it! 🙂 – Michelle L.

They’re always pushing us to get strong, healthy and to keep moving and eat well!  I love the group aspect. I’ve gotten to know the people I work out with and it’s just an awesome community!  I feel better and I think I’m looking pretty good too! Thank you ECHF!! – Katie K.

So I’ve been here for 3 months already, and it’s a fantastic box to join, the people that come, makes you feel at home. It’s a place full of energy and camaraderie. Really like it – Linda H.

Coaches are great…always making sure you are doing things correctly to prevent injury. Everyone is always very friendly as well…so everyone feels welcome no matter their age or ability. – Shelia A.

I greatly appreciate having a certified nutritionist on staff to help me achieve my goals. Fun & supportive environment with fantastic people. – Debi F.

LOVE THIS GYM!! Great atmosphere, and a supportive group of coaches and members. In addition to great workouts, there are fun gym activities going on year round. – Ono O.



It’s a good feeling when people are saying things like this about the community they spend so much of their time with each week. Every one of our members is special and we are proud and blessed to work with each of them.

If you’re looking for a fitness home, come check us out and meet some of the members that make our gym special.