How We are Different

CrossFit is an affiliation, not a franchise.  This means that we are all independently run with no boundaries, rules, or regulations from our headquarters.  In turn, this means you want to make sure that the gym you choose will fit your goals to achieve health and wellness. 

When we begin a conversation with someone who doesn’t know much about CrossFit, we often use a metaphor to relate our sport to other programs.  If you want to get involved in Gymnastics, there are a variety of gymnastics programs to choose from.  How do you choose?!  First, recommendations from your friends. 2nd, you learn more about the culture inside the gym by trying it out, or watching a class.   After visiting over 50 CrossFit gyms world-wide, we love the way we do things.  We believe our methods help our members efficiently learn technical skills, led by an expert coach to get you in the best shape of your life.

CrossFit involves multiple sports; our coaches take pride in helping our members learn technical movements that come from power lifting, olympic lifting, gymnastics, etc., even if you’ve never done them before.

Small Group Classes
Some CrossFit gyms encourage or are forced into large group sizes. Since 2010, our members sign into classes, not only to help us keep class sizes small, but helps you stay committed to your workouts. You receive enough individualized instruction from the coach with enough classmates to make it fun.

Our getting-started program, On Ramp
On Ramp is the most important first step in getting started with CrossFit because we are teaching movement mechanics for safety and longevity.  Most gyms do a few private training sessions, then set you off.  Some gyms don’t have On Ramp and immediately jump into CrossFit classes.  We’ve tried it all, and narrowed down the best way for you to safely learn CrossFit, maintain longevity, and still get the strength and conditioning results you desire.  With us, you must crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run.  No one will teach you more effectively than we do.

Class Structure
When you enroll at HCF, you become an athlete and we become your coach.  You sign up because you value our knowledge, you respect our time, and you have drive to become better than  yesterday. We’ve designed our class structure to be coach-led through and through; with a warm-up,  flexibility, and skill-building before the workout, you are more likely to prevent injuries and develop proper skill technique. Plus, we are experts in modifying for the variety of ages and abilities.

Workout Programming
CrossFit is known for high intensity and constantly varied workouts, but constantly varied should not be interpreted as constantly random.  CrossFit also shouldn’t be identified solely on intensity.  Shaun has over 8 years of research in sports performance programming; there is a science to our programming in which your workouts are hand picked and vary among short and intense, long and enduring, heavy loads with few reps, and light loads with many reps.  Your CrossFit gym should know why you’re doing that workout on that particular day.

Expert Coaching
We have 3 coaches on staff; CrossFit isn’t our side job, it is our only passion.  Shaun and Jenna are CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2), and all coaches hold a USW Sports Performance Coach Level 1 certification.  We continue our education via seminars from experts in gymnastics, mobility, endurance, power lifting, and more! We are experts in programming and coaching CrossFit workouts with quality in mind.  All ability levels are accommodated and modified to ensure you’re scaled properly, yielding the best results from our program.

One of the greatest reasons why Hoosier CrossFit is different is because of our supportive community inside and outside of the gym.  Every month, we host unique holiday workouts, outside-of-the-gym get togethers,  fundraiser events (we’ve donated well over $20,000 to local charities), and competitive CrossFit events to help develop your personal goals, build relationships, and feel valued at HCF.

It’s no wonder why we were named Small Business of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce.