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CrossFit Odyssey

We are a CrossFit Box aimed specifically at the Park Cities and Preston Hollow areas.

We specialize in masters (40 and up) and families with children.


All of our classes have a Basic Workout and a Performance Workout. Everyone starts out with the Basics and is welcome to perform the Performance workout as soon as you have the skills to do so. Performance skills include higher level movements such as handstand push-ups, ring dips, and pistols as well as heavier weights in all movements, but especially the Olympic lifts. If you are interested in the Performance WOD, please let us know and we will evaluate your movement and let you know what you need to do to be ready.

We also offer a Competition Class on Sunday if you want general competition preparedness. However, if you want to compete on more of an elite level we highly recommend personal training that caters to the unique skills you need to work on the most. CrossFit classes of any kind are aimed at the needs of a group, but to get to the elite level you need training that is specific to the individual. We can help you with that.

We also offer personal training for all levels for people who don’t feel as comfortable in a group setting. We have 3 Levels of Personal Training. Level I is basic CrossFit programming in a personal environment. Level II is CrossFit programming that is customized for your specific needs and goals. Level III is customized CrossFit programming plus nutritional advice and guidance. We will actually teach you how to shop, eat and cook. If you are interested in Personal Training please contact us and we will set up a consultation.


Our head trainer, John Mariotti, has been an athlete his entire life competing in everything from Martial Arts to Ultra 10471560_10152333123448720_1343200194_oMarathons (50 mile runs) to CrossFit where he came in as the 6th Fittest Man on Earth age 55-59. As an experienced athlete he is very familiar with injury and the importance of avoiding injury as well as how to keep our bodies performing the way we want them to perform. The keys to a lot of this are preparation and recovery. Therefore, we have an in-depth group warm-up and cool down stretch and we scale everything to each person’s abilities. As masters, almost every person who enters our box enters with some kind of injury that has bothered them for years and kept them from being physical, but we help you work around those injuries and get better every day… instead of just getting older.


At CrossFit Odyssey we offer children’s classes including After School Martial Arts, CrossFit Kids and Tigers (Martial 2014-7-26 005Arts for children age 3 1/2 to 5). That way parents can workout while their kids do too… instead of being plopped in front of a tv. We also allow older kids (13 and up) to workout with their parents in regular WODs and on Saturday morning we offer a CrossFit family class where kids of all ages can workout with their parents. The idea here is that we want our kids to understand how important health is in our lives as well as understanding that exercise is something that is social and fun! We want this to be quality family time together that encourages friendly competition, good sportsmanship and a healthy lifestyle.