Everyone has to start somewhere. Begin where you are, and with our help, get to where you’re going. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Take your first step here.



First13 Athletics in Allentown, home of SYR CrossFit, First 13 Barbell Club, and First 13 Training, is a family owned and operated in a 9000 sqft facility founded in 2014. At First13 Athletics you can find all levels CrossFit Class, CrossFit Kids, our 6 Week Beginners Fitness and Nutrition Class, Fit with a Friend, Olympic Lifting, Personal Training, Team Training, Corporate Team Building Events, Powerlifting and so much more. Our well trained and professional staff are on site and ready to help you meet your goals 7 days a week. We offer more hours and class options than any other Facility in the Valley. We are all here to help you Start Your Revolution! Please stop in and talk to one of our trainers at any time or take advantage of a Free First Class. For questions please contact Rob at 484-891-0840 or through the Contact Us Tab.


SYR CrossFit is an all-inclusive CrossFit Facility. It doesn’t matter what your current level of fitness is or what your goals are. Our professional staff and welcoming community will help you get your fitness journey started our help guide you to your next level of greatness. Start YOUR Revolution at SYR!

First13 Barbell Club

Our USAW sanctioned barbell club has athletes of all shapes, sizes and ability levels. We have beginner level teens, seniors, and masters and national and international qualified athletes. No matter what your level of experience we can help you perfect your Olympic Lifts. Individualized and team programming available.

Personal Training

First 13 Athletics offers a wide variety of individual, and small group personal training. After an initial evaluation where we sit down and go over your goals and expectations we write a personalized program that fits your every need. Whether it’s weight loss, weight gain, strength and conditioning, speed and agility, or any other goal you present to us we can help you get there.

Team Training

Is your team looking for a safe and fun training environment during the off-season? We specialize in pre-high school, high school, and college level athletes.


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