- John HandCrossFit Coach
- Kari KirkendallNutrition Coach / Event & Media Director / Youth Fitness Director
- Matthew KirkendallHead Coach / Owner
WHAT DOES CROSSFIT MEAN TO ME?
The easy answer is that CrossFit is about fitness and one’s physical health and while these are key components, I believe that CrossFit offer’s a person so much more. CrossFit is about community; a group of people from different backgrounds and abilities that come together and through a common goal of self-improvement become friends, routing for an encouraging one another to be the best that can be that day. CrossFit is also about developing confidence in one’s self and a mental toughness to hang in there, not give up and persevere and come out the other end stronger than when you started. As I look back on my life (education, work, athletics) I realize that I was afraid to show up find myself asking “what if’ and wonder “what could have been”? So, to me CrossFit is about showing up, putting in the work (some days more than others) and realizing what can be accomplished just by showing up.
Nutrition Coach / Event & Media Director / Youth Fitness Director
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course
- Brand X Method Kids Course
- Precision Nutrition
What does CrossFit mean to me?
CrossFit literally changed my life. Now I know this sounds cliche or a little extreme, but it honestly did. CrossFit not only gave me a self confidence I had no idea I could posses, a self love I didn’t think was possible and an outlet to any challenge life threw my way, but also gave me my husband, my way of living and a discovery into a passion that consumes my life in the best way possible.
Head Coach / Owner
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course
- CrossFit Level 2 Trainer Course
- CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Course
- CrossFit Movement & Mobility Course
- CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course
- USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coaching Course
What does Crossfit mean to me?
To me CrossFit means opportunity……..
Suffering a stress fracture to my femur, while training for my first 100 miler ultra, I sought out a different outlet to prove my fitness and stay active. CrossFit gave me this opportunity. Besides mostly disproving my actual fitness level, it provided me with a incomparable challenge and more accurate way to set physical and mental limits for myself.
Going through heart breaking personal struggles at home and making the life changing decision to move out west alone, away from friends and family, I arrived craving personal connection and sense of belonging. CrossFit gave me this opportunity. All it took was suffering side by side through a WOD before it felt like I had been a part of the community for years.
Years of reading, studying, testing everything I could on fitness and what is meant “to be fit” could only be so gratifying, I wanted to share my knowledge, experience and passion with others. CrossFit gave me this opportunity. It’s the feeling and joy I get when, I am able to coach a new athlete through a task that seemed impossible minutes before or see their face light up when a movement feels effortless after weeks of struggle, that makes me realize this is what I was meant to do.
Whether it be working for a national corporation or coaching at the local box, I have often questioned their ways of doing business, claiming I could do it better if only it was my business. CrossFit gave me this opportunity. Operating a successful fitness facility is a dream come true and proof that I can accomplish anything with the determination, patience, sacrifice and the opportunity.
Prior Athletic Experience:
- Ironman Lake Placid
- Bel Monte 50 Mile Endurance Run
- Leadville Marathon
- Several other triathlons and running races of various distances