Our Story

Founders Greg & Caroline Skelly started in 2008 as an underground, rogue fitness community, leading free workouts in churches, gymnasiums, and parks- all while commuting back and forth from grad school in St Louis. In 2010, we established Glen Carbon's flagship CrossFit gym in a small facility across from IHOP on I-159. Within 6 months, we outgrew it and moved to our current facility, a 6000-square-foot, 2-acre space with everything a fitness fan could want. Since that time, we've continued to grow and evolve into an award-winning, Better-Business-Bureau A+ rated premium fitness experience.

We are blessed to do what we love, and we're excited to share this with you.

The #CommunityOfExcellence

Our mission is to improve every area of your life- not just your health. 

We provide excellence, and produce excellence. Our team and programs will empower you in your business, career, academics, faith, and- most importantly- your relationship with yourself and with others

CrossFit Edwardsville is a community of the area's best people- leaders and achievers with strong character- striving for the next level. If you are the kind of person who expects great success and results in all areas of life, you belong here. Join us.

How to get Started

If You’Re New to our gym...

Step 1 (choose one or more):
RSVP for a free no-sweat conversation.
Come to a free sweat session (fitness class).
Come to a free nutrition class.
Check out our free eBooks, audiobooks, & more. 

Step 2 (progression):
Start with 1-on-1 or very small group training.
Transition to our Foundations program.
Graduate to a group class program.
Do periodic 1-on-1 sessions to accelerate progress.

If You’re an Experienced CrossFitter...

Option 1:
Do a Drop-In Class to try us, experience our coaching, feel our vibe, and see for yourself how we're different.

Option 2:
Purchase a Foundations Screen for an assessment of your skill, overview of & orientation to Foundations content.

Learn more by clicking on the pictures/links below.

Success Story Highlights

Mike McConnell

After four months at CrossFit Edwardsville, I have increased my strength and conditioning capabilities in a variety of different CrossFit exercises by 30 to 40 percent. In the first 60 days I lost 25 lbs and have increased my cardio and strength capabilities dramatically. In regards to what Crossfit Edwardsville and proper diet has done for me, my 60 day before and after pictures speak the loudest. Specifically Greg Skelly and his team of coaches, as well as the support from my fellow athletes have contributed to my success.

My favorite part of CrossFit Edwardsville is the positive atmosphere you are continually surrounded with. Coaches and fellow athletes push you to reach your goals and make you feel part of something more than just a gym. I often hear the coaches at CrossFit Edwardsville saying, “We will push you to do things you would never do yourself….”  Believe me, they are absolutely right!!

Dr. Rob Wise


After hearing about CrossFit from my brother-in-law, my wife and I went to CrossFit Edwardsville for a Saturday morning free intro class. We run, ride bikes, and have done other workouts and CrossFit sounded interesting.

We liked the workout and started going twice a week. I grew to like it more and more and now I am there four to five days a week.  I hate missing a day! All the coaches I’ve worked with have been great and I love the energy in the classes. The camaraderie of everyone makes it fun and I really enjoy the challenges of the workouts!

Kim Salter

CrossFit gives me the most amazing workouts and has taken me to new levels in a short amount of time. The classes are always varied, focusing on different movements for strength and conditioning. I love that the coaches explain all aspects of the WOD. The coaches are spot on with their knowledge and expertise in training. I have learned so much about proper form and technique from the them that I feel comfortable reaching toward new goals and giving it my best effort. The fellow athletes are such great motivators, always cheering, high-fiving and pushing me to reach my goals or get through that WOD. They make possible what seems sometimes like the impossible. I can honestly say I have never worked out at a gym that has so much camaraderie and FUN! Yes, FUN.  We laugh and joke and have fun while getting a kick ass workout.