What is Outlaw CF?

We serve Alexandria, Arlington, Kingstowne, Springfield, Lorton, and anywhere else in the greater DC metro area.

As one of the first 100 CrossFit affiliates in the world (there are over 10,000 currently) Outlaw CrossFit has always sought to combine the most effective training principles to create a system for developing optimum fitness and athleticism.

The CrossFit program extols the notion of constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity – exercise in the way the body was designed to move, as efficiently, effectively and quickly as possible to achieve the goal of broad, general and inclusive fitness.

Rudy Nielsen, the owner and head coach of Outlaw CF, provides our programming. His programming is also featured on his CrossFit competitor site, The Outlaw Way. The site and Rudy’s coaching have been responsible for 27 CrossFit Games athletes over the last 4 years, as well as a National Champion in the sport of Weightlifting. He has written extensively about his programming HERE, and the importance of practicing Olympic Weightlifting for the development of overall fitness HERE. He has an extensive strength and conditioning background, in addition to a USAW Level 2 and various CrossFit certifications: Level 2, Olympic Lifting, Powerlifting (which is held by Louie Simmons at Westside Barbell) and Gymnastics.

A quote from Rudy…

“I have personally coached 27 CrossFit Games competitors, 7 CrossFit Games teams, the reigning 69kg National Weightlifting Champion, and – more importantly – we have a 65 year old lady named Maggie Cohen who could barely walk when she came in the door and can now deadlift 195, squat 135, and run a mile sub 10 minutes for the first time in her life – EVER. I know you’ll say that everyone here is a former athlete, and is 20 years old, but it’s not true. They are normal folks just like you. They simply have trusted me with their fitness, and they have not been disappointed.”

Still wondering what all that means? Take a look at the workouts on the main page to get a better idea of what the program looks like on a day to day basis.

A CrossFit gym is a community; a family that sweats and suffers, laughs with and supports each other. We are not your standard gym, and therefore, we take pride in not operating like one. We look forward to adding you to our family.