No more routine. Constantly varied exercise programs.

What is CrossFit

Learn what CrossFit can do for you

CrossFIt at MVA

Learn about our approach to CrossFit


Three-week Course Introducing you to Proper Technique, Form, and Mechanics of Movement


Meet our Coaches


Balance of Strength & Conditioning

Programs at CrossFit MVA

CrossFit, Elements, Nutrition & Restorative Stretch


Small classes allow for personal attention

Kipping Pullup

At CrossFit MVA, we believe that everyone, regardless of age or fitness level can achieve their goals in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Our vision of promoting a healthy lifestyle for our members is met by offering the tools and coaching necessary to improve nutrition, strength, conditioning, and overall wellness.

Get Started

CrossFit MVA has a beginner’s 2-week series to cover movement techniques, safety, and adequate scaling. Learn More

Learn about Elements

Our Programs

CrossFit MVA emphasizes a well-rounded approach to fitness with a balanced program of strength, cardio, and gymnastics components.

Our Programs


Flexible membership plans available for individuals, families, and Military & Law Enforcement Officers. Learn about the benefits of Membership.

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Workout of the Day (WODs)



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082217 EMOM for 24 minutes (6 sets) Minute 1: 2 (Hang power snatch + OHS) Build across 6 sets. Minute 2: 5-10 T2B + 10-20 DU (2-for-1 SU) Minute 3:...


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A) Clean & Jerk Every :90 for 6 minutes (4 sets) 2 @ 60% 2 @ 70% 1 @ 75% 1 @ 80% Every 2 minutes for 8 minutes (4...


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Happy Birthday Steph Rasgus! A) Front Squat 3-2-2-1-1 then 6 reps with 80-85% of today's heavy single 15 minutes including warm-up. B) Partner WOD 3 RFT of: 400m Run (partners...


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"Diane" 21-15-9 Deadlift (225/155 or ~60% of 1RM) HSPU (Seated DB press or 7-5-3 wall walk up) 14 minute cap. Compare to 010816 & 093016 Skills: Following the WOD take...

Located in the Heart of Alexandria’s Del Ray Neighborhood on Mount Vernon Avenue (MVA)

"Melissa is perhaps the best trainer I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. The facilities are spotless and in a great location.Thank you, Melissa!"

− Chris Santillo

"I've played competitive sports at the high school, club, and college level and have been coached by nationally-recognized coaches at all levels - basically, I think I know good coaching when I see it. MVAs owner and head coach Melissa Lopes is one of the best coaches I've ever had"

− Mary Kay Queen

"I am relatively new to Crossfit and never dropped in a box before. On a recent business trip I decided to try dropping in a box. I was first won over by Melissa's responsiveness (I heard from her in like an hour or so!). She was super nice and I was able to fill out all the paperwork online (another huge plus). "

− Susan W

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