Our Story

CrossFit 563 started with a simple vision: to create the premier CrossFit community in Bettendorf, Iowa.

We are a full service CrossFit affiliate dedicated to quality coaching. We strive to help everyone who comes through our doors become the best version of themselves by providing excellent service and unparalleled coaching, in a fun, drama free atmosphere. We feel one of the best ways we can support you is by continually improving ourselves.  Our methods are constantly evolving to provide the most effective, safe, and fun experience for our members.

Your safety is our top priority. Quality before quantity is our motto.  We want CrossFit to be a part of your life for the long-term and in order to accomplish that we need you to be safe. Mechanics first, consistency second, and intensity third. Before doing things fast and/or heavy we want them done correctly.

We commit ourselves to having a better understanding of the priorities, goals, and passions of our community members.  Through this understanding we strive to constantly create offerings and services that support their continued growth.  Our success depends entirely on helping our members work towards achieving their goals.  Nothing is more motivating than accomplishing something you never thought possible.

The word “community” is at the heart of the CrossFit experience. It’s an intangible concept that is difficult to define, and can’t be measured, tracked, or recorded.  We have accountants, fire fighters, nurses, stay at home mom’s, students, and business executives all in the same class. The best part is, no matter their background or fitness level they completely support each other and celebrate each other’s accomplishments without hesitation. When you’re having a rough day or hard time in the gym, you’ll have a friend here who can get you through.

These core values guide our day to day operations and provide the foundation of everything we do at CrossFit 563. For anyone looking to change their life for the better, we believe there’s no better place than with us. Our goal is to build unbreakable bonds, create greatness inside and outside the gym, provide excellent customer service, and never lose focus on helping individuals become the best versions of themselves. The CrossFit 563 community lives, breathes, grows, and evolves every single day, and for those that have decided to accompany us on this journey we are incredibly grateful.

Don’t just take our word for it though! We’re so confident you’ll enjoy it we’ll let you try it out for FREE! Contact Coach Jake at jake@crossfit563.com, or at 563.484.0809, to set up a time to come visit. We look forward to hearing from you!


CrossFit 563 is Bettendorf, Iowa’s newest CrossFit gym. Offering group fitness classes to all skill and ability levels. Contact us today to get started!