About Us


About Prometheus CrossFit:

“We are the very privileged owners of a brief spark of consciousness, and we therefore have to take responsibility for it.”  –Ian McEwan

Prometheus Athletes acknowledge that life is short and beautiful.  The mirrored “P” signifies the beginning and the end of our “brief spark of consciousness”.  Collectively, however, our individual sparks become a fire – a raging fire that represents our wonder, our dreams, and our shared knowledge.  It represents the gratitude we feel towards those who carried the torch before us.  It represents our hopes for those to whom we will pass it.

We alone have the courage to approach the precipice of the known and unknown, both of the universe and ourselves.  It is here that the light of our torch will show the way.

The GarageThe Garage Box in Sunnyvale, CA (April 2009 – September 2009)

“We want to fuel a revolution in fitness that advocates the pursuit of function, not form—that measures performance, not anatomy. We want rings and bumper plates in our gyms, not machines. We believe that where you train is less important than how you train and that who you train with matters more than what gear you have. We know this can be done in little boxes and we’ve proven that the garage is as good an environment as any for forging elite fitness.” — Greg Glassman, Garage Gym II:  The Revolution (July 2005).

We started with a pullup bar, plyoboxes, jumpropes, and a few kettlebells.  The rapid progress of our athletes demanded we add Olympic bars, bumper plates, squat racks, more pullup bars, AbMats, Dynamax balls, a Concept II rower and gymnastic rings.  We have 400m and 800m runs.  Need more stuff?  Come in and prove it!

IMG_5928The Expansion in Palo Alto, CA (September 2009 – December 2011)

After toiling in our Sunnyvale garage for almost nine months, we’ve grown into a new space in Palo Alto California.  Continuing in the Silicon Valley tradition of fearless innovation, we’re proud to be the first CrossFit box located in the Birthplace of the Future – Palo Alto, CA.


Training ‘the Front’ in Mountain View, CA (December 2011 – Present)

Prometheus Athletics was founded on the principles of intellectualism, athleticism, and naturalism.  We set out to find like-minded members who exhibit traits of the cognitive, courageous, and hard-working front.  Indeed, we have found them.  And we seek more of you.  Our new training facility doubles as a venue for dialectical interactions amongst our members and the general public.  While constantly improving our current training methods, we will also seek titans of thought and reason to seed our intellectual growth.  This is where ‘the Front’ trains.