At CrossFit Sand & Steel, we believe all people can enjoy a happier life by improving their health and fitness.


Our CrossFit and Specialty classes provide the training frequency and motivation to effect positive change, and our Personal Training provides the training quality and individual customization to transform your weaknesses into strengths, but it is our Fitness and Social Events that provide the community and friendships to ensure you succeed.


We believe a cleaner gym is a safer gym. We believe the vaccine saves lives.
We hope you do too.

Latest Past Events

Savage Race

Sand and Steel 5418 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria

The Savage Race is the ultimate obstacle focused race on the planet. We are building up a great team to finish this race together. Signup today!

$149

Iron Star Games 2022

Sand and Steel 5418 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria

The Iron Star Games is Sand & Steel's biggest competition of the year. Taking place across 9 workouts, the Iron Star Games will help us decide who is the fittest and cleverest amongst us. The Iron Star Games workouts will feature some of the most memorable and challenging workouts from 2021 and 2022. Expect to see a mixture of Strength and Conditioning workouts throughout September.

$30.00 – $40.00

90 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Sand and Steel 5418 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria

The Challenge: Lose as much body fat and gain as much muscle as you can in 90 days.

The Winner: The winner takes home a brand new Bear Komplex Backpack.

Get Help From Paul: a free Nutrition Lab and InBody Session comes with your ticket.

$15.00 – $45.00
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Coaches

Paul Roberts – Owner

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Biomedical Engineer: Johns Hopkins University
  2. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  3. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  4. M|WOD ReadyState Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  5. Kinstretch: Mobility and Flexibility Certification for Group Classes
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Coaches

Dawn Anderson – Owner

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Muscle Activation Techniques: Corrective Exercise and Therapy
  2. National Council on Strength and Fitness: Certified Personal Trainer
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. Feet-Ness Instructor: Feet and Toes Strength and Recovery
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CrossFit Strength and Conditioning Lesson Planning

Writing a CrossFit Workout Plan for a Strength & Conditioning WOD

This video covers how to write a lesson plan for a Strength & Conditioning Based CrossFit Workout. Coach Paul will take you through the process live from start to finish on how to write a great lesson plan for the following workout.

Strength
Push Press 5-5-5 for Load

Metcon
4 Rounds for Time
– 5 Wall Walks
– 10 Chin-ups

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About Us: We are a privately owned, small business. Dawn and Paul are the original owners of Sand and Steel Fitness Gym and they work with our members each and every day.  We are joined by an amazing team of Personal Trainers, CrossFit coaches and Yoga Teachers.  

Obstacle Course Races

All Race Dates are Confirmed.  Join Team Sand & Steel

The Spartan Race: After 3 months of preparation, team Sand & Steel embarked on the Spartan Race. It was the most fun race I have ever done. Twenty-nine brilliant obstacles spread across challenging terrain. Our mettle would be tested like never before.  I am grateful to have had this opportunity to work with all of you and am beaming with pride at seeing how well you have done.

In 2022, we will continue our Trail Running Events as we prepare for The Savage Race, 1/2 marathon trail run, plus the full Spartan Race Trifecta (Sprint, Super, and the Beast).  Join us for grip and upperbody strength training in Arms OCR & CrossFit classes.

And We’ll Do It Together, We Are Team Sand & Steel.

Thank you for the privilege and honor of being your coach,

Paul Roberts

Personal Training & CrossFit Services

Personal Training

Get in Shape Quickly and Safely with our One on One Personal Training. Great for new CrossFit Athletes!

CrossFit Classes

Professionally Coached CrossFit Classes with scaling for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Level Classes

CrossFit Foundations

CrossFit Foundations methodically teaches you the essential techniques of CrossFit in a safe and exciting format.

Speciality Fitness Classes

Four speciality classes: FireFlow Yoga, Beyond Stretch, the Gun Show, and Butts & Guts

Showers & Towel Service

Plus On-Site Parking, Brand New Restrooms, HVAC, HEPA filtration & Keyless Entry

Open Gym

All Rogue Fitness Equipment. Over 50 Barbells + 8 Squat Racks. Reservation Based.

Rewards Program

Get Free Personal Training, Supplements & Apparel when you Share your Fitness Journey

CrossFit Workout Programming

Get the programming for our CrossFit Workouts, our speciality classes, and our CrossFit Extra Workout programming

When you work with us, you have the advantage of the 20,000 hours of coaching experience that Dawn and I share.  As a team, we have trained more than 10,000 clients and certified over 200 coaches.  We have trained many clients who move just like you. We have worked with people with your injuries and your goals.  We know what works, what’s safe, how to resolve your pain, and what will get you results.   At Sand and Steel, we handle the planning, the programming, the accessory work, mobility training, etc.   We do it all.  Just show up and give us 100%.

Paul Roberts, Biomedical Engineer.  John Hopkins University.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Satisfaction Guaranteed

You are paying for 5-star training experience when you come to Sand & Steel. And we do our absolute best to deliver that experience.  Every. Single. Time.  If we ever fall short in delivering a 5-star experience, we will replace your session free of charge.  Just fill out this form.

A Video is Worth a Thousand Words

Check out our Vimeo channel to see Sand & Steel Training in Action

CrossFit Gym Alexandria VA

3 CrossFit Scalings for All Classes

New to CrossFit, deconditioned (e.g. very out-of-shape), one more mobility restrictions or previous injuries. Unfamiliar with barbell technique and bodyweight exercises may be challenging.

Familiar with some scaling options, six months or more recent CrossFit experience, in shape, knowledge on how to manage mobility restrictions of previous injuries.

Able to self scale all own workouts, significant CrossFit experience, in shape, mobility restrictions are well managed.

Class levels and Scaling.  We provide 3 levels of each workout — each level works the same muscles, but at different difficulty.  Workouts are scaled or customized from that point to the individual athlete.

Personal Training: we build the workouts to your body and goals.  Then we update the workout in real time as you complete it.

Choose a Better Personal Trainer

Choose a Better Personal Trainer

At Sand and Steel Fitness, we understand that your time is valuable. Our personalized fitness programs and CrossFIt classes are proven to be effective and are customized to keep you safe while achieving optimal health. Benefit from training with team of coaches who share more than 20,000 hours of experience and 120 coaching certifications.

We know what works, how long it should take, and how to help you realize great results. From meal planning, to programming, accessory work, and mobility training, we have you covered -- no matter what shape you are in right now.

Just show up and give us 100%.



A Better Gym in Alexandria VA

As the boutique personal trainer and yoga studio in Northern Virginia / Alexandria we customize every workouts for you based on your needs and requirements. We integrate nutrition, movement, and flexibility into our individualized training plans. We help you achieve all your health and fitness goals, from training for an athletic event, looking better, or improving your overall health and wellness.

Our facility provides the equipment, tools and trainers necessary for a diverse, fun, challenging, and effective workout program. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, our expert personal trainers can help you get in the best shape of your life.

Paul Roberts, Biomedical Engineer. John Hopkins University.

Personal Trainers, Yoga Teachers, CrossFit Coaches

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO … and We Do It Better than Anyone Else. We are Sand and Steel: Professional Grade Yoga Teachers and Personal Trainers.
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