The Portside Fitness Team

Meet the Team that is Dedicated to Your Success

our founder

Sara Carter

Portside Fitness (formerly CrossFit Portside) was formed in 2013. I fell in love with the barbell while I was coaching collegiate basketball at Louisiana Tech University. I was in my 5th year there when I decided I was going to move to my home town and open a gym. People often ask, how did you get the name Portside? My brother had just moved home and named his periodontist clinic Gulfside Periodontics so I asked him if I could be Gulfside and he said no! So then came the name Portside. What started as just a place to get a badass workout out and trust me we still do but it is much more than that. Our mission at Portside is to inspire our members to be the best version of themselves! We do this by educating them on nutrition and fitness. I want people to walk in no matter what kind of day they had and leave with a smile on their face because they had the best hour of their day with us. I could not be more proud to be the owner of Portside Fitness and blessed to help so many people along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.