Break the mold. Join the movement.
Break the mold. Join the movement.
Click below to Discover more about our great 2 week intro program called RAMP UP. It's specifically designed with the beginner in mind, and for getting you in shape to start our regular classes!
An Incredible group class centered around performance based fitness. CrossFit will challenge your technique, strength, endurance, and mobility. If you are a person who enjoys weight training and endurance training this is for you!
High Energy, High Intensity. This class moves fast and uses light weights. While still incorporating many CrossFit movements and a melting pot of others, you can get a fun fat burning workout without powerlifting or weightlifting.
Are you in middle school or high school and looking to gain an edge on your opponents? Then you better be an animal in the gym. Today it isn't enough to simply play if you want to be the top dog. We build athletic qualities like speed, agility, coordination, strength, and flexibility, while teaching athletes how to be leaders.
This is the ultimate path to reaching your goals. Personal Training is a premium service, and you will get the best fitness has to offer. You and your trainer will sit down to develop a personalized approach for success. Contact us to set up an appointment for your 1-on-1 consultation. Diet and training sessions will be scheduled along with free body composition testing. *Membership is not required to receive PT.
I would love to tell a sensational story with plot twists and big life events that lead me to CrossFit. But to me, my story seems much more gradual and my transition to the “lifestyle” was a direct result of love and a supportive friendship. First, I’ll start with a little background.
I was diagnosed with allergy and exercise induced asthma when I was three. I was never told, “you can’t do that; you have asthma,” but I do remember being reminded to be careful. Be careful with your asthma today because it is really cold, very hot, the pollen count is high… And being careful meant monitoring my breathing during any and all physical activity. I allowed this I-have-to-be-careful mindset and a fear of what might happen if I push too hard to hold me back with all things physical.
Then came college weight-gain, adulthood, job stress, freedom to do what I want, freedom eat what I want… and a diabetes diagnosis. I wish this diagnosis lead to immediate positive changes and I could say I suddenly ate well and began exercising regularly. The event that did lead to these changes was meeting Rebecca. I don’t remember the first time we met, but I do remember she was always kind and welcoming at the DCCC gym. She talked to me about food, invited me to do Zumba, and encouraged me to come workout.
I tried the just-do-it attitude, telling myself, “Come on Michelle, you have to do this. Just make yourself go. If you really love yourself, you will stick with it this time.” Feelings of inadequacy, fear of failure, and inconsistent attendance undermined my success. I didn’t see the results I was looking for – lower blood sugar, weight-loss, being able to live my life without being out of breath, and feeling better about myself. I remember thinking, “I just wish someone would help me. I can’t do this on my own, but I am afraid to ask for help. I have to do something…”
A little under one year ago, I mustered up all my courage, walked back into the DCCC gym, and asked Rebecca for help. She worked with me one-on-one with “practical movements.” Thank goodness she didn’t call it CrossFit, or I probably would have run for the hills. I could barely do five squats, could worm my way up on a few pushups, and, with a lot of effort, do a few sit-ups. I wanted to cry. In my head, I heard, “How did you let it get this bad? This is so embarrassing! You can’t do anything!” Rebecca’s voice was louder, “Nice form! That was a good squat. Do you think you can give me another? I am so proud of you! You did a great job today!” Cue the music montage…
I have been a member of CFHT for a little over three months now. I participated in the Murph. I completed a WOD that included 75 push-up, 75 sit-ups, and 40 goblet squats. I did my first hanging-knee tucks last week. Though I am still waiting for some of the results I initially desired, I am seeing success. I am stronger! I can vacuum my house without being out of breath! I can jog to the light and back! I feel good, and I have met at least 20 more Rebecca’s at CFHT. I am not in this alone!! The loving, positive, supportive environment has given me more than I wished for. For every negative thought that crosses my mind, there are dozens of people reminding me that I can do it and I am worth it. I still have asthma, I am diabetic, and I am CrossFit!
For years I have admired those around me who are dedicated to fitness whether it be running, Zumba, weightlifting, yoga, etc. My dream was to be one of “those” people… you know, one of those glistening people who run by you on the beach while you’re innocently trying to enjoy a cold beverage and conceal any piece of skin not meant to be seen in daylight. More than the desire to be fit, I craved the dedication, hard work and reassurance that comes with being one of “those” people. Once my high school sports days were over I searched and tried many different forms of exercise but nothing stuck. I started to panic, gave up for a while, tried again then resigned myself to the fact that although my dream was to be a lifelong fit person, it may not work out. Of course, that was before I attended my first Ramp Up class at CrossFit Hog Town. The first day I remember the coach asked each of us why we were doing CrossFit. My answer was pretty generic, “I want to get in better shape”… well who doesn’t?!?!
The truth was I wanted something different, that no other gym or workout had given me, I wanted to be challenged not only physically but mentally, I wanted to see fast results, I wanted a support system around me like I had never experienced with any other sports team. Most of all, I wanted a sense of control over my life, the control that comes with knowing I will maintain a healthy lifestyle, not for a few months but for a lifetime. CrossFit Hog Town has offered me all these things and so much more, lifelong friendships, better eating habits and the euphoria that happens post WOD (thanks endorphins)!!! Although I am nowhere near where I want to be, with the support of my CFHT family and coaches I am at peace knowing I have a lifetime of working hard to set and achieve ANY goal.
My name is Brian Kurn and I’ve been a member of CFHT since they opened in January. I weighed 255lbs. and my resting heart rate was 85 bpm. I did not finish the baseline workout on the first day (I felt like I was going to pass out) but today i’m finishing every WOD and I’m in the CFHT “box” 5 days a week. Today, I weigh 205lbs and my resting heart rate is in the 60’s. I’m much stronger, faster, more muscular and healthier than when I started. The owners and coaches at CFHT have been an integral part of my transformation. I’m not where I want to be yet but I will be if I stay on track. I place a high value on the quality of guidance I’ve gotten from the staff at CFHT. They helped me through a very difficult problem that developed in my knee. After consulting with a Dr., they customized my workouts to help with the recovery and today, it’s hardly a factor.