Location: 1205 1st Ave. Suite 103, Columbus, GA 31901 Phone: 706-527-6372

About Us

What is Uncommon Athlete?

Uncommon Athlete is a multipurpose fitness training facility that turns the common person into an Uncommon Athlete.  Through innovative instruction and techniques, common Athletes will achieve complete physical and mental fitness.

Our facility provides numerous programs designed to reach each client’s fitness objectives rooted in their short and long-term goals.

Our facility is not a commercialized gym that offers fitness for the masses.  It is a customer-oriented facility with multiple programs that will develop both physical and mental abilities which is guaranteed to exceed member’s expectations prior to beginning our program.

Mission Statement:  Uncommon Athlete is a multipurpose training facility that turns the common person into the Uncommon Athlete and facilitates the Athlete reaching the goal of total fitness through dynamic, goal-oriented conventional and unconventional programming. The programs are designed to induce a team spirited environment to push beyond the Athlete’s comfort zone to complete what once seemed impossible.

Uncommon Athlete’s foundation is a set of values which transforms the common into the uncommon: hard work, dedication, discipline, loyalty, respect, integrity, and courage.  The differences between our facility and any other facility are the innovative trainers, instruction, techniques, and programming.  We create an environment that rewards hard work and encourages each athlete to meet his or her goals. Our facility will enable all athletes to reach their full potential.

We are often ask, “What makes Uncommon Athlete different from CrossFit?”

One of the most important differences is personality and atmosphere. You are going to get a great workout in a clean, fun, friendly facility by people who have experience and/or degrees in fitness.

Our focus is on activities of daily living and field performance, not so much gym performance. Crossfit is looking at what Gym Jones calls, “the sport of fitness” they are looking at gym numbers and exercises as a key component of their programs. At Uncommon Athlete we look at health and fitness for the everyday person. We understand what people do in their daily lives and this helps us change, modify, and improve our programs as we grow and progress.

Durability and mobility are a part of a detailed/intense warm up and recovery at UA. We also, at times, work these key components of fitness into our workouts.

Aspect of programming: At UA we work a flowing periodization process (there is a method to the madness) and it runs in cycles. We know not everyone is built the same nor at the same level of fitness, so we work these aspects on different days each week to create muscle confusion and also allow for recovery. Strength, Stamina, Endurance, Work Capacity, Overload, Mobility, Durability as well as Recovery are all part of our programming and completely scaleable.

At UA we feel that core strength and training is one of the most important parts of our fitness model. A strong core makes everything in life easier and makes you more healthy overall.

We believe in good healthy competition and we create an environment that develops that. However, not everything is for a Personal Record (PR) or time at a prescribed weight. Although we do have workouts or exercises that are for time, we also have them for grind not time or as fast as possible or a difficult but doable effort. All of these are prescribed as part of the work effort in order to increase work capacity, build cardio endurance, along with muscular strength.

These are just a few things that make Uncommon Athlete different from CrossFit. Come see for yourself, Cross Over and be Uncommon with us!

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