Opened in April 2011, CrossFit 480 is a world class CrossFit facility. This fitness center in Scottsdale is equipped with attributes and training tools unique to its location. The “box” is over 3000 square feet, much of which is open space conducive to the CrossFit experience, with 20 foot plus ceilings that provide the ability for rope climbs and other CrossFit movements that are oftentimes restricted by ceiling height. CF480′s pull up system and weight racks were custom designed as was its sliding glass door. The open space just outside the door is freely utilized for many WOD’s, including those WOD’s requiring rings. CrossFit 480 was designed and constructed with the same “do work” mentality used in its programming and coaching – keep it raw, basic, intense, functional, and eliminate the fluff!

No two CrossFit gyms are the same. At CrossFit 480, we believe many things separate us from our peers. In particular, our coaching staff at CF480 is what makes us most unique. Our experience in coaching CrossFit and its methods is unparalleled. Step foot in our gym and you’ll immediately recognize our attention to training detail and technique. Whether it be with general health & fitness or in the “Sport of Fitness”, CF480 is the Scottsdale area’s CrossFit gym of choice. We believe it is very important to walk the walk and lead by example. This is very evident at CF480 because we spend our time improving our coaching, training, and helping members as opposed to selling supplements, promoting a clothing line, or hosting networking meetings. Simply put we promote what our members came to us for in the first place – training!

We place a heavy emphasis on proper technique. In doing so, the likelihood of success substantially increases and the potential for injury decreases. CrossFit 480 takes a more focused approach on strength development as we believe it is imperative to build strength to enhance the metabolic conditioning and endurance training in all of our athletes.


I decided to check out this box while I was in town. I have been twice and will be going again tomorrow. I must say that I was extremely impressed with Derek. I have been doing crossfit for 8 months and I am still learning every day. I have an awesome box back home so I didn’t know what to expect. Derek was very attentive to everyone in the class including myself, he even went on to suggest some advice to improve my DU’s and power cleans that actually worked. I can’t speak about the other staff but I would definitely recommend this box to anyone whether they’re starting out or dropping in from out of town.

Dropped in 2 times while in town for a wedding and I have to say that this place is top notch all the way around. Great staff, friendly people and good programming. I would recommend this place to anyone needing to get their workout fix.