Scott Y on Pushing Limits

They motivated me to push beyond my limits and set new PRs without sacrificing form or safety.

29 years old / Medical Student / Joined UB: October 2012

When I first decided to join a Crossfit box in San Francisco, I looked for a place that had the right combination of strength and conditioning and I found that at United Barbell. The workouts that were posted on the board allowed me to become a stronger and more powerful athlete.

Even though the workouts that United Barbell sparked my interest, it was the community that made me stay. The coaching staff is beyond excellent. They motivated me to push beyond my limits and set new PRs without sacrificing form or safety. No mater the size of the class, the coaches always took the time to make sure every athlete was comfortable before every WOD.

In addition to the coaches, the athletes that frequent United Barbell are second to none. From the first moment you walk into the gym you are surrounded by smiles and laughter. No matter how I placed on a WOD, my fellow UBers always made feel happy about attending class. I have worked out at many gyms before but United Barbell was the first time I felt like I was a part of one.  

Olivia Graff

Olivia's athletic origins lie in gymnastics and circus arts. After finding CrossFit in 2007, she became obsessed, and three years later left her IT career and opened United Barbell. Olivia is particularly passionate about helping people new to fitness to find joy in their growing athletic abilities. Since the birth of her daughter, Isis, in 2013, Olivia can add helping little ones find their athletic path to her list of passions.