ABOUT US

About Us

Founded in early 2009, by Nick DiMatteo, CrossFit OTG has become South Jersey’s largest and leading CrossFit affiliate.  We are a REEBOK Recognized facility.  An honor distinguished to only a handful of CrossFits throughout the country.  Though we have expanded from our humble beginnings in a 650 square foot garage, OTG’s commitment to offering the highest quality coaching and experience to our members has never faltered.
 
We offer group and individual coaching, utilizing CrossFit and OPEX methodologies. Our workouts are comprised of constantly varied functional movements (like pushing, pulling, squatting, lifting, running) executed at high intensity.
 

What We Do

In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo.
We believe in thinking differently…

We challenge the status quo by creating a fun and supportive environment for our Fitness Community to workout together, play together and motivate and learn from one another.
 
So what does that really mean? It means that at CrossFit OTG you will not find rows of stationary bikes and weight machines. Instead you will find pull-up bars, kettlebells, barbells and wide open space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting and throwing – moving your body the way it is meant to be moved.
 
It means that all of your workouts will be comprised of exercises that mimic movements performed in day-to-day life or sport. You would never bicep curl your child to pick them up, so why would you do it in the gym? We focus on improving functional movements that are necessary and common in your daily activities.
 
It also means that you will never get bored. With our constantly varied programming you will rarely do the same workout twice in any given year (unless by design). You will never have to program your own workouts or spend hours in the gym. Instead, each day a workout will be provided for you that is scalable to suit your fitness level. And because our workouts are rarely longer than 40 minutes, they can fit into even the busiest schedules.
 
Our fitness programming aims to improve your capacity in the ten recognized fitness domains:
  1. Cardio-Respiratory Endurance
  2. Stamina
  3. Strength
  4. Flexibility
  5. Power
  6. Speed
  7. Coordination
  8. Agility
  9. Balance
  10. Accuracy
The result is restored vitality and unparalleled fitness. OTG is the premier CrossFit Training Facility in New Jersey.
 

Our Promise To You

  1. We promise to offer a professional environment and a knowledgeable and supportive staff dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals.
  2. We promise to create a Community that will inspire and motivate you.
  3. We promise to always challenge you so that you never get bored.

What We Believe

  • We believe the health and fitness industry needs to hold itself to a higher standard.
  • We believe you should take responsibility for your own actions and always choose to travel the high road.
  • We believe the information we find around food and fitness should be simple, straightforward and easy to follow & implement.
  • We believe that achievements without hard work hold little value, satisfaction and sustainability.
  • We believe people always come first.
  • We believe that a 2 mm shift in thought will produce a drastically different future in short time.
  • We believe in keeping an open mind with respect to all topics.
  • We believe in always seeing the positive in people and situations.
  • We believe all challenges are opportunities to learn, grow and prevail.
  • We believe that taking a drug that causes more ailments than the ones you have is ludicrous.  Fix the problem, not the symptoms.
  • We believe you can’t solve a problem with the same thinking that created it.
  • We believe we are all perfect and connected, just often misunderstood and misdirected.
  • We believe change and growth is inevitable and any resistance you cause to that effect causes discomfort and disbelief.
 

Our Mission

To improve the lives of others through superior Fitness & Nutrition Coaching and Training while creating a Supportive and Authentic Community.

Our Vision

  1. To provide a healthy, strong and vibrant Community for those who have the courage to live outside the generally accepted term of “fitness.”
  2. To create and develop an indestructible belief system in yourself to help you achieve anything you put your mind to.

Our Values

  • We empower people
  • We listen, we care, we serve
  • We do what we say we’ll do
  • We practice open, real communication
  • We face challenges with optimism
  • We check our egos at the door
  • We innovate and constantly improve
  • We do the right thing
  • We believe in people and their dreams
  • We help real people succeed

Member Thoughts

  1. Dear Sean and Nick - you know I am always grateful for your coaching, training, programming, etc...however, when I hit back to back PR's on my back squat and bench press I really need to thank you for all of your hard work !!! I AM SO PSYCHED !!!! THANKS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY....
    - Erika Druding
  2. OTG is not only about exercise, it is about community. The reason why you accomplish your goals and you keep going is because you are not doing it alone. You have the amazing support of the staff and other members (of the family!)
    - Fonso Castro
  3. My health has improved and I feel better than I did when I was in my early thirties. I have made friendships that I know will last the rest of my life with people who are so incredibly positive in their approach to life.
    - Anthony Merendino
  4. I decided to give CrossFit a try. I was extremely intimated as it had been years since I was in a gym, but I can't thank everyone enough at OTG and my family/friends for all believing in me as CrossFit has now become part of my lifestyle and I love it!
    - Brianne Reed-Pahang
  5. OTG changed everything about my life. It’s given me the confidence to cast myself into new activities, and to believe that I could potentially succeed at something as crazy as a handstand pushup (which would have been “impossible” four months ago). I feel stronger mentally, physically, emotionally, and for the first time, I consider myself an athlete!
    - Hout Houtan