About Us



Who We Are

We offer a fitness coaching facility located in the historic DUMBO area of downtown Brooklyn. We offer group and individual coaching, using the CrossFit methodology.

CrossFit workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity.

What We Do

Instead of rows of stationary bikes and weight machines, our facility is filled with pull-up bars, kettlebells, barbells, rowers and open space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting and throwing – moving your body the way it is supposed to be moved.

All of your workouts are made up of exercises that mimic movements performed in day-to-day life or sport. We focus on improving functional movements that are necessary and common in your daily activities, like picking up your kids or moving that bag of mulch from your trunk to the backyard.

How We're Different

At CrossFit, you never workout alone. Instead, you train with a small group of other athletes and one of our experienced, professional coaches who come up with a different, fun workout everyday and help customize it to suit your fitness level.

All workouts are 45-50 minutes long and guaranteed to make you work hard. Our workouts are designed improve your capacity in ten recognized fitness domains: cardio-respiratory, endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.

And working with a small group of 10 athletes or less helps you get the personal attention that you just can't find at a large gym. We strive to create a friendly and fun atmosphere that welcomes athletes from all walks of life. Your team is there to motivate and support you as you transform yourself mentally and physically.

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We've used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don't change programs.

The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our terrorist hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen.

Our Coaches

Darren Taylor

Head Coach/Owner of CrossFit Dumbo,Darren Taylor is a CrossFit Level 1, NASM certified professional trainer with over 15 years of training experience. He has had the pleasure of training hundreds of individuals helping them in their quest towards elite fitness.

Darren has been very fortunate to have trained; Brooklyn Borough President The Honorable Marty Markowitz, and Grammy award winning rap duo Salt N Pepa. Darren has appeared on New York 1 News, News 12 Brooklyn, The Lifetime Channel, Fuji Television, Bcat, Fitness Magazine for women, and Men's Health Italy edition.

Further spreading the benefits of exercise and good nutrition to Brooklynites, In 2003 Darren was the head trainer for The Lighten Up Brooklyn campaign. Darren's goal as a coach is to teach and motivate individuals to successfully enhance their lifestyles through proper nutrition and functional movement.

  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Endurance
  • CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting
  • CrossFit Strongman
  • NASM CPT

Francesco Ingrati

CrossFit Level 1

USAW Olympic Weight Lifting Coach

Attended John North Olympic Weight Lifting Seminar