Igniting a life-changing, uplifting, energizing fire in Kenya!


Bryant & Lauren Swenson came to Nairobi in 2017 after running a vibrant CrossFit Gym in the United States for a decade.

  • FirstPower is committed to providing a powerfully positive training environment with premier coaching, equipment and facilities.
  • FirstPower will equip, encourage, and empower our clients to be stronger – yes, physically, but also in the way they think, in the way they lead, and in the way they contribute to community.
  • FirstPower champions togetherness, teachability, tenacity, and transformation.

Core Values


TOGETHERNESS
We are a community who encourages and empowers each other. We work hard, together. Everybody belongs.

TEACHABILITY
We champion the learning process and embrace the journey to becoming stronger – physically, mentally, spiritually, and relationally.

TENACITY
Set goals, take action, stick to it. Every workout counts, building core strength day after day. Our purpose is to help you to become the best person you can be.

TRANSFORMATION
When you see the commitment, sweat and hard work through, you are shaping your future. That transformation can change more lives than just your own.

Eric Riitho - almost 1 years at FirstPower Fitness - CrossFit NAIROBI KENYA


Eric Riithos success story

"I used to dabble in cycling, now I do longer rides for philanthropy... and for more great causes! Thanks, FirstPower!"

Almost 1 year ago I chose to be better. This included changing my fitness journey to be more challenging and fulfilling, hence the path to CrossFit. The opening and location of FirstPower Fitness was very ideal and this is where I found a community, as I ...

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AK Roenchen - 1+ years at FirstPower Fitness - CrossFit NAIROBI KENYA


AK Roenchens success story

"CrossFit has been the first sport which encourages me to get strong, not skinny. That has been quite a revelation and I love it!"

Especially now (May 2020), it’s great to be back!! With covid, we all have lost control over so many aspects of our lives, but whether I do 2 more jerks, 10 more skips, that’s totally up to me and for these 60 minutes I’m in control again. Feels goo...

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Cathy Kuyoh - 1+ years at FirstPower Fitness - CrossFit NAIROBI KENYA


Cathy Kuyohs success story

"My spirits can't help but be lifted every time I walk through the gym doors!"

When an annual wellness check at work in 2018 showed that I was overweight, I took it upon myself to start working out at least 3 times a week. I joined FirstPower in April 2019 when it launched, and I absolutely love the community and my progress!! I'm a...

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Lawrence Kinyanjui - 1+ years at FirstPower Fitness - CrossFit NAIROBI KENYA


Lawrence Kinyanjuis success story

"I encourage anyone considering it to jump right in!"

I didn’t know what I was walking into when I signed up for CrossFit at FirstPower just over a year ago. It has been a great journey since that day that has transformed me both physically and mentally. The great support from the coaches and fellow gym...

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Jacqueline Fortes - less than 1 years at FirstPower Fitness - CrossFit NAIROBI KENYA


Jacqueline Fortess success story

"Day by day I’m more capable and I’m eager to challenge myself, saying, “I can do it!”"

I was at home in Menorca overlooking the beach with my husband and his best friend, Louis. As we talked about my love for fitness and success in quitting smoking, Louis suddenly said, “Jackie, I think you are perfect for CrossFit. Do you know about it?...

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Natasha Anyonyi - 1+ years at FirstPower Fitness - CrossFit NAIROBI KENYA


Natasha Anyonyis success story

"Fitness is not something you're born with, you work for it and make it a lifestyle."

"CrossFit helped me change my state of mind: Fitness is not something you're born with, you work for it and make it a lifestyle." Natasha joined FirstPower in April 2019. Consistency and tenacity paid off when she achieved her first unassisted pull-up aft...

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