We chose the name Turnagain CrossFit to recognize Alaska and to inspire each athlete. Anchorage is surrounded by the Knik and Turnagain Arms of the Cook Inlet. The Turnagain Arm was named when Captain James Cook was searching for the Northwest Passage in 1778. The Knik Arm was searched first, ending in rivers. A frustrated crew had to "Turn Again" after sailing into the Turnagain Arm. This beautiful body of water has the highest tides in the U.S., with a bore tide up to 6-10 feet high and a speed up to 10-15 miles an hour.
One of our favorite drives is Seward Highway along the Turnagain Arm. It's beautiful to see bald eagles flying and fishing along the way. The bald eagle is our mascot because we love America and the eagle's symbolism of strength and freedom.
Our gym motto is "Improve. Evolve. Endure." We want everyone who walks through our doors to remember that our failures and mistakes are opportunities to Turn Again, inside and outside of the gym. Our goal is to constantly grow as individual athletes and as a CrossFit family. We are so grateful to everyone that is a part of our community! Watching everyone improve, evolve, and endure has been amazing. Your success is our success!