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Welcome to Get Lifted
Planet of the Apes
El Paso's Premier CrossFit Gym

About Us


Get Lifted Gym was established in 2008 by 8 year NFL veteran Paul Smith. After his career in the league, he and his wife began CrossFit personal training out of their garage. In only 1 year their clientele outgrew the small space. Get Lifted has expanded 3 times since then and now has the biggest facility in Texas.


We pride ourselves in our ability to help each individual achieve their own personal health goals, no matter what condition they’re in. We provide a unique environment in which anyone – children and adults, athletes and non-athletes can be comfortable while learning to build an active lifestyle.


Get Lifted is the ONLY gym from the city to qualify an individual athlete, team, and masters athlete to the CrossFit Games, a true testament to Paul Smith’s custom programming. In only our second year of existence our team was able to compete at a world level. With 8 years as a professional athlete and high level CrossFit competitions under his belt, Paul Smith is ready to help coach you on your way to fitness.

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We want to introduce a healthy lifestyle though CrossFit, and teach you what you were built to do as a human being. We aren’t here to push the idea of vanity, we want you to be comfortable with the body you will naturally build with our training. We believe form follows function. Let us help you dispel the myth that CrossFit is dangerous. On the contrary when taught correctly CrossFit will improve your quality of life. Become what you were meant to be….. an APE. A(all)P(people)E(excel) with Get Lifted.

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Why Choose Get Lifted?

We understand choosing the right CrossFit gym can be difficult. Click more to see why we’d be a great match for you. more

2 Locations

Get Lifted has 2 locations [4617 Ripley Dr. (west side) - 12115 A Rojas Dr. (east side)]

Nutritional Coaching

“The Best Nutritional Supplement is a Healthy Diet”

We understand this can be the biggest step on your way to a healthy lifestyle. Let us help you get on the right track.



Get Lifted offers various programs. Click the more button to learn more.



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CrossFit Level 1 Cert.

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Course Description

The Level 1 Certificate Course introduces the methodology, terminology, and movements foundational to CrossFit. The course is comprised of lectures, movement “break out” sessions for hands-on practice, and workouts. These elements enable participants to better apply the program for personal use and to begin training others with CrossFit.

This course has a 55 multiple-choice question written test at its conclusion. Those who meet the requirements below, which include passing the test, earn the designation of: CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. The test is non-mandatory: a Certificate of Attendance is for those declining to take the test and for those who fail the test. A Certificate of Attendance does not afford an individual the rights and privileges as those associated with a Level 1 Trainer Certificate.



Paul Smith

Head Coach / Owner

8 year NFL Veteran


Joe Bennett

Owner East / Coach


Get Lifted Coach / Lic. Customs Broker Cardinal Health
BBM (UTEP) more

Mike Abeel


Level 1 coach

Anthony Abeel


2013 Team Games competitor


Holly Mata


2013 Crossfit Games Individual Competitor


Strength Coach

Maribel Smith

Owner / Coach

Level 1 Cert

Gymnastics Cert

CrossFit Kids Cert

Natalia Bennett

Owner East

Richard Rivero


Steve Chacon


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Cancer at 27 became my wake up call Thank you Paul and Get Lifted for changing my outlook on what is to come and what I have been through.

Collin Miller, member/APE

This is about my Mother, Jeanne Patterson who is 77 years old. She walks with purpose, and life is different with unbounded hope for the future.

Regina Gines, member/APE

My story is not what you’d expect because chances are you haven’t ever seen me at Get Lifted. Regardless if I am a current member or not I can pop in once in a blue moon and be greeted with a sincere handshake, a hard time and genuine smiles.

Scott Johnson, APE

Thanks to Paul and the gang, a new challenge awaits me every day of my life.

Marty Alvarado, member/APE


If you’d like to schedule an assessment, or need any information, get in touch with us.

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Get Lifted Gym 2 Locations West & East

4617 Ripley Dr
El Paso, Texas
915 585 7600
12115 A Rojas Dr
El Paso, Texas
915 790 0259

915 585 7600 [west]
915 790 0259 [east]

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