John Lee


I have been a “CrossFitter” for  three years – the longest continuous period I have ever committed to an exercise  program.  I am at my highest level of fitness and conditioning compared to any previous period in my life, which demonstrates that age should not be an excuse to avoid the goal of peak fitness.

There is no such thing as a “standard” CrossFit Gym.  I have found that each CrossFit Gym has its own strengths and personality, and drawbacks. It may be the caliber of trainers, the lack of sufficient space for their programs, the cleanliness of the facility, the monthly cost or the personality/culture of the gym – i.e. are they welcoming, supportive and committed to your success regardless of your skill and fitness level.
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Celina B.

celinab Hoosier CrossFit is honestly one of the best things that has happened to me.  My interest in CrossFit started when I was randomly watching the 2011 CrossFit games on TV.  I was in awe of the power and strength the women had that were competing.  I told myself I was going to get there one day, but didn’t know how.

My basic routine was going to the local gym, hopping on the treadmill and doing some weights, trying to remember what I did when I was in high school.  But I was never consistent or motivated to push myself. Continue reading

Collin T.


In the pursuit of becoming the best athlete possible, I had tried it all.  I spent countless hours running sprints with a parachute attached, pushing heavy sleds, and jumping rope.  Monday was back and biceps, Tuesday was chest and triceps.  I had my regime set for every day of the week. The plan was simple, as long as I kept the workouts consistent and intense, I would continue to get bigger, faster, and stronger.  I did everything I could to be able to compete at the highest level of athletics; at least I thought I had.
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Luke M.

I have always been into athletics and therefore fairly fit.  However, my fitness went from one end of the spectrum to the other.  I would either hit the weight room hard for about 3 months and get big and strong.  With big and strong came “puffy” because my diet wasn’t all that great.  Also within this 3 month period I would peak and/or plateau in my strength because I wasn’t cycling lifts properly.  Eventually this would to lead to a week or so off and more “puffiness”.  So I would start running and the weight and “puffiness” came off, but so did the strength.  I would start to feel weak, which got me back in the weight room.  It became a cycle.
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Heather R.

This past Thanksgiving my twin sister, Jenny, brought home her boyfriend, Anthony (a CrossFit trainer out in Kansas City, MO), and initially introduced me to CrossFit. Before this, I was the typical 30 minutes on an elliptical while reading a magazine kind of girl (never again). He ended up taking us to the YMCA and giving a brief tutorial on what a CrossFit workout was like. After doing what seemed like a million walking lunges, some form of a ridiculous looking modified handstand push up, and the beloved burpees, I was hooked. I remember going home and telling my dad I wanted to do this NOW!

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Crystal T.B.

I was a thirty-something year old runner and in decent shape compared to many people I know.  Like most runners, I ran–a lot–and even completed my first marathon in early 2010.  Realistically, I am not a podium finisher but I can hold my own in local 5K races to place at or near top of my age group.   I am a competitive, type A personality with a good imagination; even when running alone, I envision myself throwing elbows with Kenyans as we approach the finish line in slow motion, Chariots of Fire style.

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Paul W.

May 2010: I had recently run the 500 Festival Mini Marathon and gave away our youngest daughter Lisa to Ryan Koontz at their May 22nd wedding. Shaun just happened to be best man. About a month later, my new son-in-law Ryan calls me one Saturday morning and says; “Shaun is doing free CrossFit workouts at Bryan Park, want to come with me?” I said sure, I’ll try it.

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Jen R.

I initially became aware of CrossFit through everyone’s preferred voyeuristic medium, Facebook.  A childhood friend of mine started CrossFitting at her local affiliate, and I became intrigued by her constant status updates and the pictures she posted. The more I Facebook-stalked her CrossFitting experiences, the more I wanted to know about it.

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Andy W.

My story begins with Pam coming home and talking all about strange things like burpees and box jumps and how supportive everyone one was. I decided it was time for me to try this On Ramp thing. I have to tell you, I thought I was in pretty good shape but was I ever proven wrong. And keep in mind; this was just the On Ramp class. I was so sore every day and now understood what Pam was talking about.

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Pam W.

I became familiar with CrossFit from a friend who went all the time to a different gym but never thought it was something I would get into. Then I met Shaun and Jenna at a networking event and learned more but still thought…me lift weights? Yeah, no. Last fall I was putting together a silent auction for an event and thought HCF might be interested in donating something which they gladly did. It was an On Ramp package.

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