PURSUE YOUR BETTER

PURSUE YOUR BETTER

fitness. community. results.

fitness. community. results.

Level 3 Coaching

Since 2 013

No. 1 in Metrowest

GO! I want to change my life!

We make CrossFit approachable, challenging and insanely addictive.

Is your current fitness routine leaving you bored, unmotivated, or isn’t delivering the results you expected?

Or maybe you’ve been out of the game for a while and are just looking for a fresh start? We know it can be scary venturing into something new.

By design, Daybreak does CrossFit differently. Saddled between Wayland and Sudbury, we know you don’t want (nor need) the hard-core CrossFit so prevalent in other gyms.

We’ve created a fun and approachable, yet appropriately difficult, CrossFit experience that keeps members motivated, accountable and wildly committed.

Are you …

unmotivated?short on time?scared to start?bored of the same routine?prone to injury?eating poorly?

Are you …

unmotivated?short on time?scared to start?bored?prone to injury?

Daybreak adapts CrossFit to YOU… not you to CrossFit.

We are uniquely skilled at individualizing our programs based on our our members, their goals, and their abilities.

Our training staff is groomed by owner and head coach, Mel Ockerby, a Level 3 Trainer and former CrossFit Seminar Staff member. Less than 1% of all CrossFit Trainers hold this Level 3 credential which signifies experience and advanced coaching knowledge.

We also live here, work here, and send our kids to school here… so we know our community and we know it well. This is our hometown too!

So… what’s your better?

I want to LEAN OUT

I need the motivation and accountability to help me lose weight, tone out and look frickin’ amazing in a bathing suit.

I want to be HEALTHY

I need to form good habits to boost my immune system, lower my blood pressure and/or improve my overall well-being.

I want to be STRONG

I want to feel strong and capable, and build lean muscle mass without looking like I live at the gym.

I want more ENERGY

I want a fitness lifestyle that helps boost my energy levels throughout the day (and night) *wink – wink*

I don't want to SLOW DOWN

I’m in my 40s, 50s or even 60s… and I want to get fit, stay fit and kick ass for years to come!

Read what REAL MEMBERS have to say.

I had a great drop in class. The gym is huge with plenty of equipment. It’s clean and the locker rooms are the nicest ones I’ve ever seen at a CrossFit. Everyone was very friendly from the coach to the other athletes. If I didn’t live in NY, this would become by regular box.
David S.
David S.
Daybreak Crossfit is the best way to start off my day! The coaches are incredible, and the members are like a second family!
Karen P.
Karen P.
I started training with Daybreak Crossfit when i turned 48 and it feels like i have rolled the clock back 10 years. I had shy'd away from Crossfit for a number of reasons. I thought that it was too competitive, that it was too intense, i was afraid id get injured, i thought i knew enough to work out on my own etc. After just a few session, the Daybreak team completely changed my perspective.This particular Crossfit program is very easy to step into no matter where you are starting your journey. When i joined, I noticed immediately that most of members are in their late 30's to mid-50's (Yes, older people can do this too!). I also immediately noticed that the trainers are hyper-focused on making sure members don't injure themselves . There is a lot of focus on warm ups, stretching and technique and they pay close attention to scaling workouts to match people's abilities. As an added bonus they regularly run easily approachable nutrition, endurance and flexibility challenges. I dropped 30lbs in my first 3 months!If you are at a point in your life where you are open to trying something new that will help you transform into the best version of yourself i highly recommend taking a first step with Daybreak. Doesn't need to be a big step just a step in the right direction.
Steven M.
Steven M.
great gym if you're in the wayland/subdury area! lots of friendly members
Ben S.
Ben S.
10 STARS! I just checked in for my 1,000 time. Mel and all the trainers are AMAZING. You will not find a better place.
Chris W.
Chris W.
Nicole M.
Nicole M.
Great instructors!
Matthew T.
Matthew T.
Bethann M.
Bethann M.
Absolutely incredible experience!! Phenomenal coaching and state of the art facility. This is the best place for all your fitness needs!
Jamal De V.
Jamal De V.
Eddy F.
Eddy F.
I have been a member of Daybreak for over one year now and I love everything about it. The couches are amazing, especially Mel ♥️, and they really help you reach your goals. One of my favorite things are the nutritional challenges that help us create good eating habits without giving up much of our favorite foods. The community here is great and everyone likes each other. I highly recommend this place.
Alma N.
Alma N.
Kaleb C.
Kaleb C.
Mohammad G.
Mohammad G.
Wasn't sure if I was ready for CrossFit full-time but after meeting Mel and her coaching staff, it became very clear that they're not cut from the typical CrossFit cloth. I dabbled in CrossFit before I moved to Sudbury, and now I see what I've been missing. Mel's team is laser focused on their members and it's their coaching experience that sets them apart.They got to know ME and MY goals and made sure to customize workouts to MY abilities. The other members were welcoming and are the reason why I'm motivated to get my butt to the gym every day. After trying the other area CrossFits, the choice for me was easy... Daybreak delivers a very special CrossFit experience.
Andres C.
Andres C.
daybreak CrossFit is an awesome community of athletes that welcome and challenge you to push your physical limits. The coaches are very professional and proficient in the art of CrossFit. also there are some great people to work out with and they all have a great sense of humor!
louis Y.
louis Y.
Other than getting married and having kids, joining Daybreak 7 years ago has been the most important development of my adult life. It's hard but satisfying and I walk out every morning with a daily confidence boost that gets me through the rest of the day. I'm well into middle age and I've never felt more fit. My wife and I (she's a regular too, and our kids now work out at Daybreak when they don't have sports conflicts) have dropped in at other boxes in a number of places but none have ever come close to the coaching and community at Daybreak.
Eric B.
Eric B.
I've been kicking off my mornings here for almost 8 years and can't say enough about the supportive community, the amazing workouts and the awesome coaching. Looking back, I still remember my first day. The workout was "Fran" and I thought I was in decent shape, but I could barely hang from a bar or hold an unloaded barbell over my head. Fast forward through the years and I've been cheered on by countless members always eager to celebrate every milestone and achievement and I've developed strength, a stronger will, and some really fun friendships.I love the different workout tracks. Depending on how I'm feeling, I can walk through the doors and get that exhilarating feeling of being pushed beyond my comfort zone, focus on a skill or technique, rehabilitate, or just move and recharge my batteries. There is no doubt that a Daybreak membership will elevate your fitness and help you look and feel better than you ever have in your life, but the bigger win for me has been the way it has enabled me to place more value on my body for what it can do than what it looks like. Love this place, it's always a great way to start the day.
Amanda W.
Amanda W.
I left long course triathlon due to burnout. Jumped into Crossfit July 2017 with Mel, Erica, Bill, Michele, Jackson - hope I didn't miss anyone. I was TERRIFIED. They could not have been nicer to me. Extremely helpful with technique. Safety is paramount with these folks. I've had rotator cuff surgery and really had no upper body strength, just lots of endurance. Every coach has been supportive and provided modifications. I am getting much stronger and every class I feel like I get an excellent workout. Every member is welcoming and really nice. The best gym of which I have ever been a member.
Michele C
Michele C
Love it here! Experience coaching, awesome community!!
Sarah C.
Sarah C.
I give full credit to the Daybreak Crossfit coaches, approach and community for putting me in the best shape of my life (both physically and mentally) - at "middle age." For years I had done a mix of the "normal" exercise activities like running, aerobics, some weight training - but never felt really "fit" all around. Joining Daybreak was the pivot point for me - the point at which I started on a new path to fitness and eating and came to love a new group of friends. After a few years I can honestly say I am leaner than I have ever been, happier in life and maintain a manageable and reasonable way of eating (not a diet!) with loads of veggies. I'll give you my top 3 reasons I love Daybreak:1. The overall Crossfit (and Daybreak) approach to all aspects of fitness just makes sense. It is not about only running or only weights or only stretching - it is about doing all of that and even a bit more in a way that makes sense for each person so you have a broad fitness. Mel's programming is honestly top notch - she knows the right types of workouts to push certain muscles and get you stronger gradually.2. The community at Daybreak is a family and a fab support system. (we see each other more than most family members!). My husband and I (we both go) look forward to seeing our friends every day and often also on weekends or nights for added fun. The pandemic has made us all an even stronger community.3. Specialized coaching. I have been through (like many people!) various issues with my hips, knees, shoulders, etc. Mel and the Daybreak coaches know about all these issues and have helped me tailor workouts so that I can still continue to get fit while avoiding bad pain (as opposed to good Crossfit pain). This is pretty special actually. They know me and know the best way to motivate!
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
Mel is unparalleled as a teacher/coach! I use teacher, because unlike ANY other gym experience I've ever had, she is all about improvement & development, while adapting to each "students" strength and weaknesses. She is absolutely phenomenal!
Todd F.
Todd F.
I moved to Boston early-pandemic, and spent half the year totally alone and super isolated most days. So on a whim I joined Daybreak, mostly just to see other human beings and maybe get a bit less fluffy. The very first afternoon, at least a dozen smiling (presumably) faces introduced themselves, welcomed me warmly to Boston, and took the time to ask all about life. This is seriously the friendliest, kindest group of people I have ever met. But not in an overwhelming creepy cult-ish way. They’re just all SO nice, always smiling, and accepting of all. It felt like the world’s kindest Instagram-esk family. The gym owners and coaches are seriously THE coolest, most humble beasts you’ll ever meet. They KNOW their stuff, and they teach you, step by step, to be better. They’re also super accommodating to any skill level, and any health issues. Going there felt more like going to the playground with friends than going to get a workout (that still always occurs). Worth every dollar, every minute, and every drop of sweat. Trust me, from one anxious person to another… Just give it a try. Chances are, you won’t regret it. 🙂
Seth R.
Seth R.
madison M.
madison M.
Daybreak has been a part of my life for the past 4 years. It has been the turning point for me to get healthier and manage my overall nutrition in a quality manner. Overall I have emerged as a more confident, disciplined and a physically stronger person.It truly feels like a community - the people you meet everyday come from different walks of life. Let us not forget the coaches - they are the best, specially the head coach - Mel! They are actively engaging with you daily to work on different aspects of your workout and nutrition. They develop personalized plan to improve your endurance and strength, invest time after the workouts and check in on your progress - even for the smallest of things associated with getting your form right! and there are a lot of laughs to make the workouts fun!CrossFit workouts can get intensive but Daybreak has made it easy for my husband and me to make it a part of our daily routine that we do not want to miss (even when we are travelling we would follow the travel workouts!) Yes, I convinced my husband to join Daybreak and his three year journey has done wonders for him. We love it here and are proud to be DAYBREAKERS!
megha S.
megha S.
I was afraid to try CrossFit as they workouts and the ultra fit people who do them seemed like light years away from my current levels of fitness but Erica took the time to make sure to modify the exercises and monitor my form to prevent injury.She went through a thorough warm up and pushed us appropriately through the routine itself. I really enjoyed pushing myself and using the energy of the group to keep going.The facility is first rate , lots of space , great equipment and encouraging atmosphere. Highly recommended .
Barry R.
Barry R.
As a curmudgeonly physician with chaotic schedules and lack of sleep, I was finding it very difficult to follow an exercise and nutrition regimen with any meaningful regularity. I stumbled upon Daybreak CrossFit as they were the only one's polite enough to respond to my calls. I was very anxious as it had been some time since I was in a gym and did not want to make a fool of myself. While I'm not sure if I ever really avoided the latter, Daybreak is without question the most significant investment I've made in personal health in many years. Mel and the team have a "religious devotion" to safety and tailoring a plan that is clearly individualized to best address one's fitness goals from the time one ventures inside. Mel has set the tone by a thoughtful understanding of the full spectrum of peoples needs and has established a uniquely welcoming environment. She is constantly considering new and innovative methods for community health outreach which is supported by hand picked coaches who focus on the members. This is definitely not the aggressively competitive environment of people seeking medals and awards, but rather the camaraderie of getting healthier together or in private sessions. The atmosphere is extremely supportive and friendly, with people collaborating to achieve a common goal of health, fitness and social connections.Daybreak is definitely the "jewel in the crown" of preventative health care and fitness in Wayland, and I cannot recommend the team highly enough for their clear commitment to people of all ages and all levels.
Max W.
Max W.
I have been to other boxes and I love the different character and feel of most of them. Daybreak is all about the coaches. It still blows my mind how hard they work at every class. I feel like I have a personal trainer monitoring my workouts, my progress and my motivation level. The coaches spend time on everything from injury prevention to nutrition. I have been here for 18 months and I can't imagine not having this place to come 3-5 times per week.There is a wide variety of class times and options for specialty workouts each week. The members are great and are very inviting. You can walk into any class and feel welcome.In case you can't tell...I think this place is amazing!
Russell S.
Russell S.
jason W.
jason W.
The welcoming community and high quality coaching will keep you coming back again and again!
Shena T.
Shena T.
David S.
David S.
Fitness and "working out" will never be the same. Daybreak is life changing in the most positive way. Mel and her staff are incredibly talented, skilled and will change your life and body like you can't imagine. Everything you need and beyond to change your entire fitness, health and lifestyle, results are tangible for the first time ever!
Cynthia C.
Cynthia C.
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