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We are an urban CrossFit box in downtown Berlin, close to metro stations, shopping streets, restaurants and hipster coffee shops. We offer CrossFit, GloveFit and BodyFit classes.
 
By attending our box and putting in the hard work you will get fit, while meeting great people from all over the world. The Escapist CrossFit is an enjoyable analog experience with no shortcuts for the goal you set; you will have fun, sweat, suffer a bit, do high-fives and be happy.

In our box you will find healthy foods, snacks and drinks that we handpicked for you. You will be able to drink mushroom coffee, protein shakes, paleo cakes and much more. Just contact us if you have any questions and we will be there for you. 

We always get to know our members before they start training at our gym.

If you want to start, start with booking a non-sweat intro with us.

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MEET THE COACHES
Even though I tried almost every sport out there, from motorcycle to snowboard, for almost 15 years I mainly focus on rugby. I was lucky enough to represent Chile at international level, in u19, u21 and senior level, and to play in one of the most successful teams in Chile in a time when we were the dominant force in the country. I strongly believe in the power of sports for building better persons; they make us resilient, disciplined, committed, stronger in failure and humble in success. All in all, they make us believe in ourselves and work hard for our goals. Crossfit is not different; it takes a lot of character not to quit during a hard workout, when your head and every muscle is telling you to do so. It´s painful, grueling and exhausting...but it is totally worth it! I have been living in Berlin since 2011, and think that it is one of the best places in the world. Before starting the box, I worked as an investment advisor and in consulting projects related to agribusiness in Africa. Coaches in: German, Spanish and English
Gerardo Hurtado
Co-Owner / Program Director
My sports background is quite wide all from football, tennis, basketball, judo to floor hockey, but my experience lies firstly within ice-hockey, which I played for 22 years, and at best in first league for juniors in Sweden. I believe sport saves us from all the bad stuff out there and I think CrossFit is one of the best things you can do to prevent bad habits and procrastination - it’s a game changer even for pro athletes!” Born 1984 in Stockholm as a finnish citizen and grew up with a passion for sports, and dreamt of playing in the NHL as a kid. Now the rink has turned into a box, and it’s stanley cup final every night! Before working with sports Rickard has been working internationally with business development, design development and project management. Coaches in: German, English, Swedish, Finnish and some Jibberish.
Rickard Björnekärr
Co-Owner / head Coach
Lukas is our Swiss engineer with a passion for CrossFit, Gymnastics and Weightlifting,
Lukas Unterschütz
Gymnastic Coach
Claire is studying engineering and loves to do CrossFit.
Claire Wolfert
Intern Marketing
Nadin is our motivational specialist and co-captain in our running club..
Nadin Storp
Co-Captain Running Club
Our Running Club Captain Annett is the person that bring everyone into movement and to a smile.
Annett Zimpel
Captain
David is a passionate Crossfit coach with a background from basketball.
David Gröger
CrossFit Coach
Coach Sewell from California.
Lucais Sewell
Coach
Marc comes from Whales and is our nutrition specialist.
Marc-Rhys Davies
Nutrition Coach
Directions

Get your directions From U-Bahn Uhlandsstaße (2 min walk) find link HERE  

From U-Bahn / S-Bahn Zoologischer Garten (5 min walk) find directions HERE  

From S-Bahn Savignyplatz find link HERE 

From Alexanderplatz just take S-Bahn 10 min (direction Spandau, Westkreuz or Potsdam) to S-Savignyplatz.                                                                                                  

MEET GERARDO HURTADO
Co-Owner Gerardo tells his story about how he came to CrossFit and why he opened up Escapist CrossFit together with Rickard Björnekärr.
The Escapists

So let us tell a story about the Escapist CrossFit… We were two guys coming from different countries with studies and jobs within totally different areas than fitness.
What we both had was a large sports background, in rugby and ice hockey, and we really missed the thrill we had from sports.

After starting crossfit, it was like an epiphany for us and we were hit by a train. 
This was just insane! Wow! What is this!?
This thing just started to change our lives and we felt so much more alive and in peace with ourselves. Stress symptoms vanished and we saw the progress among other people and were blown away by the results.

Fortunately both of us, Rickard and Gerardo, were training at the same gym and we became good friends. We talked about how nice this sport was and “what if we’d work with it ourselves?”
A year later the urge to work with this had only grown bigger and we decided to educate ourselves and try to make this dream come true.

So we worked for days and nights, travelled to boxes in Europe, Africa and Latin America, spent +10 months searching for a location and a concept that would bring the same passion and joy we felt to others as well.

So here we are, ready to present you with a couple of options to make it easy for you to start your journey and at the same time support the Escapist CrossFit.
What we offer.
Change for the rest of your life.
Health
Have Fun
Network & Community
Reach your goals
Trackable results
Adjustability
Time effective
People who care about you

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