Est. as CrossFit Eagle Rock in 2010

Nela Athletics was established as CrossFit Eagle Rock in 2010 by coaches Paul Austad, Annie Austad, Christian Lopez and Ryan O’Connor. As one of the premiere CrossFit gyms in the area, CrossFit Eagle Rock quickly attracted a wide array of talented locals and became a pillar of Northeast Los Angeles’ fitness community. The gym’s home-grown competitive team also made a strong appearance at the regional level of the 2014 CrossFit Games.

In 2015 Nela Athletics Was Born

In 2015, CrossFit Eagle Rock joined forces with CrossFit Merge, and together, they became Nela Athletics. The gyms widened their offerings to include personal training and Boot Camp Ignite, a custom-crafted endurance and strength training program for athletes of all experience levels.


Nela Athletics is a one-stop shop: a community, a place to grow, and a safe space for people who want to be better.

Just Show Up - We will help you take care of the rest!

Come in as an individual working on a goal, leave with a support system helping you achieve your goals and motivation to come back!


Join our awesome community by scheduling your free trial class now!