About Our Gym


We help ordinary people find the courage to do extraordinary things.

At Courage Fitness Durham, we believe everyone should have the chance to get into the best shape of their life, regardless of their current fitness level, body type, race, preferred pronouns, or anything else that makes them unique. We understand that a lot of people don’t stick with an exercise program because they simply don’t enjoy it. At CFD, you will learn that working out can be fun…and that being surrounded by other inspiring people can help you find the courage to reach your goals. You can do our workouts regardless of your starting point. Beginners and advanced athletes workout side by side and still experience a challenging, functional, and fun workout every single session together.

This is no typical gym. We don’t do quick fixes, gimmicks, or false promises. True health and fitness cannot be found in the latest fad or hot buzzword. Our members value hard work, healthy lifestyles, real solutions, and, ultimately, display the courage to make it all happen.

Here, you will find the motivation, training, and accountability you need to realize your full potential while finding the courage necessary to surpass your previous limitations and goals. Your coaching team has the experience to keep you safe and the tenacity to push you to expand your limits and ensure you get the best results you possibly can.

We realize there are lots of fitness options in Durham,
and at the end of the day you should choose what fits you best.

Here’s some of what separates us!

Kick Start Program:

Our comprehensive program for all new members to get you off on the right foot – includes personalized fitness plan, nutrition, workouts, online virtual learning portal, AND a personal accountability coach.

Programming Options:

CrossFit®-style Strength & Conditioning, Bootcamp, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting, and Kids’ Fitness – we offer programs for all interests and fitness levels to help you reach your goals.

Strong Culture and Tight-Knit Community:

You will be seen, heard, and valued…just like family! Our family oriented culture and our community of athletes is a reflection of the awesome diversity of the city of Durham. You will know our owner personally and always have a direct line of communication for feedback and help.

Giant Facility:

5,500+ square feet to ensure you have all the tools you need to succeed and space enough around you so you won’t feel like you will bump into your neighbor or have their sweat hitting you in the face.

24/7 Access:

Overslept, stuck at work, or have a kid’s soccer game on Saturday morning? With our 24/7 access options, you can get your workout in whenever you need to even when non-gym life gets in the way.  And you can train at over 150 partner gyms too!


You need to sweat, but have somewhere to be right after. We got you covered. Just BYO towel!

Fun Events:

Monthly gatherings and events to get to know your new crew outside the gym because at CFD we really like each other, and one hour simply isn’t enough time together!


Easy to understand options with no long term contracts so we always have to be at our best to keep you coming back for more!

We invite you to come experience our culture
and become a part of our courageous and inspiring Community today!