Each class is instructor-led through the warmup, skills training, work out of the day, our high intensity piece, and cool down.

Rising Rock is named to honor Chattanooga, derived from the Muskogean word for Lookout Mountain, roughly translated to “rock rising to a point.”  CrossFit is defined as “constantly varied, high-intensity functional movements,” - combining elements of cardiovascular endurance, weightlifting, and everyday movements.  Downtown Family YMCA Rising Rock CrossFit staff are skilled at tailoring options appropriate for each individual and providing an optimal stimulus to help you reach your goals. Coaches will instinctively push you to be your very best. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced athlete, this class is for you! 


Classes are offered in the basement/PIT at the Downtown Family YMCA on the following days/times: 

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 5 a.m.
  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday at 6 a.m.
  • Monday-Friday at 12 p.m. 
  • Monday-Thursday at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday at 10 a.m.


CrossFit Kids is the most comprehensive strength and conditioning program for kids and teens. We’ve developed a curriculum that combines time-tested, proven movements with games to make workouts fun while delivering measurable results. Our classes provide children and young people with the opportunity to develop lifelong fitness habits at a critical age of growth. Through a commitment to CrossFit Kids, children will learn proper movement patterns, work on their coordination and balance, make lifelong friends, develop mental focus and self-discipline, build confidence. 

Classes are offered in the basement/PIT at the Downtown Family YMCA on the following days/times. *Please check your child into class at Childwatch. Classes are FREE!

  • Monday/Wednesday
    • Ages 3-5 - 10 a.m.
    • Ages 6-8 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Ages 9-12 - 5:30 p.m.

For more information, email Ben Rogers at brogers@ymcachattanooga.org

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