Who We Are


Who We Are

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We are one of the few CrossFit facilities in the Triad that offer an Open Gym area, fully equipped for CrossFit, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, and Bodybuilding. CHECK OUT OUR GYM WALKTHROUGH TO SEE OUR SPACE AND EQUIPMENT.



- Professional Coaching / Experience at your service every step of the way
- Different workouts every day that involve endurance conditioning and strength training.
- Already programmed workouts every time you come to the gym
- Coaching instruction that emphasis proper form and safety


Our Team

Our Team



James belk

  • Owner/Coach

  • CF-L1

  • CF-Gymnastics

  • CF-Mobility

James is a CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer. He got his undergrad in History from Western Carolina and spent the next three years as a librarian in Lexington. He swam in college and started lifting his junior year. After spinning his wheels he started CrossFit during the 2016 Open at CFHT and has been hooked ever sense. James also has certifications in CrossFit Gymnastics and Mobility.

Over the past two years James has evolved from a grassroots member, to a trusted Level 1 Coach.  He sought out to get experience at Railway CrossFit, where he coached his first classes and programmed various workouts.

James is looking forward to being a team member in the HogTown community, and truly hopes to help everyone feel better, move better, and be more fit!

Chris Fulton


  • Coach

  • CF-L1

Chris Fulton began his journey down the CrossFit road five years ago when he became tired of his sedentary lifestyle.  Apathetic at the thought of walking into a traditional gym and beginning a humdrum routine of the “normal” workout, he sought something different.  A close friend suggested he check out CrossFit’s website mentioning he and some friends had been following their style of training for some time.  It wasn’t long before Chris became sold on the concept. Without a CrossFit training facility nearby, he began to research and teach himself the movements and techniques that changed his perspective of fitness.  Fast-forward three years and Chris started to develop his own programming style with a strong focus on gymnastic movements coupled with metabolic conditioning and supplemented by endurance training.  About this time, he also began to coordinate impromptu small group workouts at the local gym.  This planted the seed.  As his training progressed he found it gravitating towards the art of Olympic lifting and strength conditioning, elevating him to competition level training. Quite often he was approached by others interested in his style of training and searching for “something different”.  This began to nurture the seed that had been planted earlier, and has led him to the point of bringing the first CrossFit training facility to Lexington.

"Whether rock climbing, biking, working, or playing with my son, I have found my quality of life to be better since I have began my CrossFit journey. My goal is to take what I have learned over the years and apply it as a coach so that others may find an overall sense of health and wellness in their every day lives."

Chris Fulton

Jenny Philo

  • Coach

  • CF-L1

As long as she can remember Jenny has been an athlete.  Soccer and volleyball were her sports of choice through high school and college intramurals.  Coaching became a passion as she began to take on the role through her kid’s sports teams.  She began coaching middle school soccer and volleyball at a local k-12 school.

After years of riding the traditional exercise rollercoaster; trying to keep up with her girls soccer team reinforced her decision to get and STAY fit once and for all.  At 40 years old she discovered CrossFit through a friend and has never looked back.  3 months after starting she competed in the largest CrossFit on the east coast.  6 months later she decided to get her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate.  CrossFit had become not only a passion but a way of life.  Jenny enjoys being a person trainer and CrossFit trainer and generally spreading her love and passion for CrossFit and its benefits.

"After CrossFit has motivated me far beyond being "skinny:, and a number on a scale. What an amazing feeling to be strong, fit, and capable. To ignite this passion in others is pure joy and success to me."

Jenny Philo

Jake wagner


  • CF-L1

  • NC Licensed Athletic Trainer and Certified Athletic Trainer

  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

  • B.S. Exercise Science

  • B.S. Athletic Training

Jake has been involved in the fitness industry since 2009.  Along with internships in college sports, he has also done personal training, small and large bootcamps for adults, and been a strength coach and athletic trainer for a local high school.  He has played various sports such as soccer, football, tennis, basketball, wrestling, and volleyball at the varsity and intramural levels.  He even worked and trained as a Nascar Jackman pit crewman for 3 years. Notably, he is highly trained in therapeutic exercise, injury prevention, sports performance training, and sports nutrition.  However, he also enjoys helping people with losing weight and dieting.  He accepts any challenge in fitness, but mainly enjoys lifting heavy.  It is his true passion to help others become healthier, stronger, and perform better in their every day life.  While searching for something more appealing for his workouts than the typical bodybuilder split, CrossFit hit his radar in 2010. 

"CrossFit has helped me become a better coach, athlete, and person. It is challenging and addicting. I feel a sense of accomplishment after a workout, and I can see the benefits in my every day life. Most of all for me It is about spreading the wealth of knowledge in the strength and conditioning community to everyone. I want to offer a place where a community of healthy minded people can reap the benefits of their efforts. That community should coach you, guide you, motivate you, build you, and hold you accountable. I find that in CrossFit. Its my goal to help others find that."

Jake Wagner


Andy Baer



ndy has been playing sports for as long as he can remember. He played soccer, baseball, and basketball through school growing up and transitioned into motocross in his teenage years. After moving down to North Carolina, he was in search of something active to do and discovered Crossfit through a friend back in 2014. His passion for bettering himself and helping others grew even stronger through the community. In 2017 he pursued the CrossFit L1 certification for the knowledge of helping his self and friends at home during training.

" I enjoy coaching and helping other so much, I look forward to coaching at CrossFit Hog Town and growing alongside you all!"

Jeff kropelnicki

  • Coach

  • CF-L1

Jeff is a CrossFit level 1 certified trainer. He is also a law enforcement instructor with certifications in physical fitness, subject control and arrest techniques along with basic and advanced ground defense. He initially viewed CrossFit as a way to better prepare individuals for a career in law enforcement and has since let CrossFit become a part of his daily routine. Jeff has created many strength and conditioning programs for numerous junior Olympic volleyball and youth soccer players. He currently holds certifications in both CPR & AED.


Courtney Rosenbaum

  • Coach

  • CF - L1

    Courtney is a graduate of UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She competed in Junior Olympic Volleyball throughout her childhood and has also trained youth in beach volleyball. Courtney started her CrossFit journey at end of 2014 as a way to continue her athletic background. She recently earned her Crossfit Level 1 certification in October 2016. She has a passion for helping others achieve their goals inside of the gym.