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Our Mission Statement

We help everyone from those at the beginning of their fitness journey to experienced athletes to get fitter, have fun, and have an overall better quality of life.

From beginner to experienced, you can reach your goals with us!

Contact us to schedule your intro class for FREE.


Text or Call: (434)-548-9914

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You can try us out for FREE!
Simply select your experience level below and let's get the ball rolling.


Never done CrossFit? We'd love to show you the ropes and possibly crush some stereotypes that you may have heard. Yes, YOU can do CrossFit!


Got a few WODs under your belt? Let's get you into our box and take your fitness to the next level!



2 DAY PASS - $35

Here for an extended stay? Punchcards and month to month memberships are available!

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River City Fitness Center: Home of Old 97 CrossFit is Danville's premier CrossFit gym, located in the heart of the River District. We hang our hat on being Danville's best CrossFit gym. No frills, just good, fun CrossFit classes and

Staffed by passionate CrossFit trainers, including one of the region's only CrossFit Level 3 Trainers (less than 1% of CrossFit Trainers reach this status), we have the proper credentials to get you in shape. Whether you exercise everyday or you’ve never stepped into a gym before, River City Fitness Center/Old 97 CrossFit can help shape the new you. We want to be your next workout partner! Contact us today!

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We have something for everyone.



Official CrossFit Class-Based Training

RCFC provides the best CrossFit training in Danville, led by friendly trainers who know what they're doing. Complete the Workout of the Day with other gym members - misery loves company! If you're new, we'll introduce you to CrossFit. Our CrossFit classes are where our true value is shown!


Safety, Efficacy, and Efficiency

All classes are led by a coach who is there to help ensure you receive a safe and effective dose of exercise, no matter what workout is written on the board. Our coaches are trained to adjust the workout to your needs and skill level, while making the class experience as simple and fun as possible! We are also home to one of the only CrossFit Level 3 Trainers in the area. Come meet our awesome coaches!


Squeaky clean from top to bottom!

Cleanliness and comfort is something we take seriously. From our showers and bathrooms to our machines and dumbbells, we strive to maintain a level of excellence when it comes to delivering a clean, professional, and enjoyable atmosphere for exercise. We even have bidets on the toilets and FREE shampoo & conditioner for that extra bit of luxury!

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You. Can. Do. CrossFit. I'm hoping that with this post, I can help you to understand exactly what we do, why we do it, and how you can do it; no matter who you are. I would greatly appreciate a few minutes of your time if you have considered CrossFit, but maybe felt too intimidated or unsure to give it a whirl.

In CrossFit, we use functional movements. These are movements required by daily life. Squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling, lunging, and more. Picking something up and putting it down. Reaching up overhead to grab something off of a high shelf. Squatting down to a toilet or to sit in a chair. Carrying a heavy object across a long distance.

Your body is designed for these movements. Our goal is to help you do them correctly, safely, and WELL in order to make you a more functional human. Training these movements leads to increased capacity in the ten general physical skills: strength, stamina, speed, power, coordination, agility, balance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory endurance, and accuracy. All of these movements, when performed with constant variation at a high intensity (relative to the individual), will lead to increased work capacity across broad time and modal domains across a lifetime. That is our definition of "health." You want to still own all of these movement patterns as you age. Fitness becomes less about how much you can lift or how fast you can do burpees; it's about staving off decrepitude.

All of our exercises and workouts are scalable to your needs as an individual. No matter what the whiteboard says, there is a version of the workout for YOU. Our coaches are trained to help you get a dose that is necessary for YOU. Again, YOU are the star of the show. We provide top level coaching, accountability, camaraderie, and COMMUNITY in our group classes to help make your fitness journey as fun, fulfilling, safe, and effective as possible.

You may watch the CrossFit Games on TV and assume that is what we do. At the affiliate level, it is far from the truth. We use an hour long class with a full warm-up, instruction on each exercise, the workout itself, and a cool-down period to deliver a broad and general fitness to prepare you for the rigors of daily life. Some members may have more performance-based goals, but the majority of us are working out with wellness in mind. Look good, feel good, and most importantly, HAVE FUN with fitness.

At Old 97 CrossFit, our doors are open to anyone. From couch potato to elite athlete, we can help you be the best version of yourself. Our members range from the age of teenagers to over 70 years old. We are regular working folks who have busy schedules and multiple commitments, but we want the most for our health and fitness.

It is easier to make assumptions about CrossFit than it is to go give it a try and see what it is all about. I urge you to do the latter.

The bottom line: You can do CrossFit. Let us prove this to you. We would be honored!

-Josh, Owner/CF-L3 Trainer at River City Fitness Center: Home of Old 97 CrossFit

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Schedule Your Intro and Come Visit!

Mon - Fri: 6am - 7pm

Sat: 9am - 12pm

Sun: Closed

Class Times:

Mon/Wed/Fri: 6am, 9am, 12:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm

Tues/Thurs: 6am, 12:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm

Sat: 9am

Yoga offered as part of your membership! Schedule changes weekly. Contact Nikki Yeckel at 724-421-4561 for more info. Open to non-members for $10 per class.

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525 Lynn Street, Suite 104, Danville, VA 24541

434-548-9914 (text or call)

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