About the Gym
Grassroots CrossFit East Bay offers a world-class training facility which is clean and well-organized. We always have enough equipment, cap classes at a reasonable number of people, and have modern showers . We are located in safe and elegant Jack London Square on the Oakland waterfront in one of the world’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
Our facility was purpose-built from an empty shell from floor to 18-foot ceiling, front to back and side to side. It all starts with our one-of-a-kind unique sound-dampening floors which enable us to live in peace with our neighbors, exceptional restaurants and other entertainment. Bolted into this flooring is 50 feet of Rogue Monster Lite Rigging for a total of 10 lifting platforms. Rounding out the training floor is a 65-foot AstroTurf section for sled pushes and open space for warm-ups and workouts. We are located in Jack London Square, on the Oakland waterfront, where you don’t have to worry about dodging pedestrians or running through heavy traffic.
All of our equipment is matching and of select quality. You won’t have to fight for your favorite bar as we have 15 Rogue Ohio Bars, six Rogue Women’s Bars and 17 Rogue Axle Bars as well as several specialty bars. We currently use Rogue Pound Training Plates. We also have fractional plates right down to 1/4 pound so you can PR to your heart’s content. We have 208 dumbbells from eight to 100 pound pairs and 56 kettlebells from nine pounds to 105 pound pairs. We have every piece of equipment you need for a CrossFit workout, including Rx Jump-ropes and Rogue Jerk/Pull Blocks. Assault Air Bikes, C2 Rowers, Glute Ham Developer (GHD), and climbing ropes.
All of this is located in an open, inviting location bordered by the Jack London Square Marina, The Jack London Section of the San Francisco Bay Trail, PLANK, and historic Heinhold’s First And Last Chance Saloon, which has been in continuous operation since 1883! Also nearby is the Oakland Urban Wine Trail and Jack London’s Klondike Cabin (the real one, not a replica).
66 Franklin Street
Conveniently located off of the 880 and 980 Freeway, close to Uptown, Downtown, Chinatown, West Oakland and Lake Merritt. We are minutes away from Alameda via the Webster Street Tube. Take the Jackson Street Exit to get to us by car. We are next to to Amtrak and the San Francisco to Oakland Ferry Terminal. The free Broadway Shuttle stops one block away. The shuttle can be accessed from the City Center BART Station at 12th Street .7 miles away. We are .8 miles away from the Lake Merritt BART Station and 1.5 miles from the West Oakland Bart Station at 7th Street.