Saturday, July 6th, the workout of the day will take place behind Queen Elizabeth School (31 Lynch St). We will be celebrating our 5th year since CrossFit Moncton was born. Some of you know the story of how it came to be, but for those that don’t, let me give you a quick run down.
I was teaching Phys Ed at Tantramar in 2006. A parent (RCMP member) told me to check out a website called CrossFit.com. His son and I tried a workout, (Filthy 50’s) in December. It left me incapable of walking for days. I started a “CrossFit Club” at school and starting using CrossFit with my students.
Fast forward a couple years, after attaining my personal training certifications and CrossFit certifications, CrossFit Moncton was founded on July 5th, 2008. The first WOD was a Hopper-style workout, drawn randomly from a bin (what is now the Change for Change bin). Our gear was a combination of dumbbells I found on Kijiji to basketballs filled with sand. It was definitely austere training.
The fall rolled around and I needed to find an indoor location, which led me to 94 Rideout St, 1000 sq ft of awesomeness. Class sizes were capped at 6 (because that’s all the room would allow). Membership grew, we tore down some walls, membership grew some more, so we needed to move.
June of 2011, we moved to 25 Alcock St. Massive warehouse, sweet garage doors, a separate warm-up room. It was a dream come true.
And here we are, 5 years later. That’s 1826 days of being Moncton’s top CrossFit gym. Since day one, we’ve had 1,711,421 visitors to our site (I’m sure half of them are Lora and Amanda). We’ve trained people for over 10,000 hours.
Over the course of those years, I’ve come to realize a few things. Shiny bars and fresh paint don’t mean sh*t. Knowledgeable trainers, positive members, 110% effort, supportive community – that is why CrossFit Moncton is the best gym in Moncton. We run beside one of the smelliest buildings in the city, but you keep coming back, day in and day out. It’s not because we have a brand new Rogue gear or the newest rowing machines on the market.
So what is it for you? Why did you choose CrossFit Moncton?
30 Clean and Jerks (135/95#)
Compare to July 25/12