Friends of CFCC



Black Cat Bodywork


Contact: Alicia,

Hours at CFCC: Wednesdays, 12 – 3/ Thursdays, 4-8pm [by appointment only]

Description: Black Cat Bodywork is the massage therapy and bodywork practice of Alicia McCarthy, LMT. Alicia is a massage therapist and bodyworker whose style blends her experience in Myofascial Release, Deep tissue, and Swedish massage with her focus on Thai Yoga Massage. Alicia‘s skill set allows her to investigate the root of chronic pain. She is excited to lend her six years of experience to helping athletes reach their personal goals by:

  • Increasing flexibility
  • Promoting muscle activation
  • Reducing recovery time

…All of which work to prevent future injury and encourage maximal performance! Members of CFCC receive discounted massage rates – inquire directly for details!


Glen Oaks Health & Spine


Contact: To book your appointment, call the Glen Oaks office directly at 856-228-3100

Hours at CFCC: Mondays, 3-6pm / Wednesdays, 3:30 – 6:30pm

ART is a hands on approach to injuries of the muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and the surrounding tissues. Active Release provides a way to diagnose and treat the underlying causes of a variety of conditions collectively called cumulative trauma disorders. These disorders are also known as repetitive stress injuries or “overuse” syndromes. Symptoms are sensations of tingling, burning, aching, and weakness.
When a muscle, tendon, ligament, or nerve is damaged from trauma or overuse, the body will attempt to repair the damage with adhesions or scar tissue. Scar tissue is weaker, less elastic, less pliable, and more sensitive than healthy tissue.
These adhesions disrupt the normal function, which in turn affects the biomechanics of the joint complex; and if left untreated perpetuate the cumulative injury cycle and result in progressive loss of function and increased pain. Soft tissue dysfunction often leads to a loss of flexibility, strength, and range of motion. This makes prompt and proper treatment essential for healing and rehabilitation.
ART is applied by hand using a specific pressure and tension on the muscle involved while moving the muscle underneath the contact from a shortened to elongated position. This softens and stretches the scar tissue, resulting in increased range of motion, increased strength, and improved circulation which optimizes healing.
ART separates, releases, and stretches the connective tissue adhesions, restores vascular and lymph circulation, and increases your range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Regardless of your activity level you can benefit from ART. It has proven to be a fast, effective, non-invasive way to heal a wide variety of soft tissue injuries.

R.A.R.E. Physical Therapy


Contact: Rachel Shanok,

Hours at CFCC: Every other Sunday, 12pm – 4pm  [by appointment only]

If you’re struggling with an ache that won’t go away no matter how many yoga classes you attend, or you just can’t make your overhead squat happen without pain, a visit to R.A.R.E Physical Therapy is a wise investment. Rachel is a licensed Physical Therapist and a longtime CrossFit athlete who determines a course of therapy designed to address your weaknesses and get you back to training.


The Working Body Massage Therapy

Contact: Julie Read,

Hours at CFCC: Tuesdays, 10:30am – 5:30pm [by appointment only]

Maximize healing with a combination of massage and post-massage techniques taught to you by Julie for self-care. Members of CFCC receive special massage rates – inquire directly for details!




Wyebrook Farm


Contact/How to Order: Email by noon on Saturdays to order! Invoices, which can be paid online, will be delivered to your inbox on Mondays, and deliveries are dropped off at CFCC by 1:30pm every Tuesday.

CFCC is now a drop off spot for the amazing Wyebrook Farm! Located just an hour outside the city in Honey Brook, PA, Wyebrook is a wonderful place where they take immense pride in “produce[ing] the healthiest animals and best food without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hormones or antibiotics.” The quality of their grassfed beef, heritage breed pork, pasture raised chicken, and dairy —as many CFCC’ers can attest— is some of the best around.


Kettlebell Kitchen


How to Order: Sign up for an account on the KBK website and select CrossFit Center City as your drop-off point.


Kettlebell Kitchen’s meals are 100% Paleo and 100% delicious! We also offer Zone-block proportions for athletes looking for specific macronutrient ratios. You take care of the heavy lifting in the gym, and we’ll take care of the heavy lifting for your nutrition!



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