Athlete of the Month
How hard is it to free up an hour a day? Turns out not very. I’m getting more done with work, family and playing outside than I did before starting CrossFit.
I was born in Austin, TX, grew up in Wyoming, and moved to Bozeman after high school for the mountains and the skiing. I relocated to Helena a few years ago for a girl and married her soon after. My wife and I have two kids together: a two-year old boy ...
The support of the coaches and other members never fades.
I was born in Dallas and raised in Irving, Texas. After high school I attend the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota from 2008-2016. There I majored in Athletic Training/Exercise Science, and played football for three years. After undergrad I spe...
It’s like a whole little fit gym family that develops, and there’s something to be said about the people you choose to repetitively get your butt kicked with over and over again.
I was born and raised in Butte, MT. I lived in Helena from 2008-2010 when I attended Carroll College, Missoula from 2010-2017 when I got my bachelors degree in Exercise Science from the University of Montana, and Seattle, WA from 2017-2018 where I attende...
I was under the impression that you had to be in great shape before trying CrossFit.
I grew up in Billings, MT playing any sport I could find time for. In high school I focused on football (offensive and defensive line) and track (surprisingly I was a 400m runner) played a short stint in College. I attended Carroll College graduating in...
I love that crossfit is for everyone. Infinitely scalable to every fitness level. It is exercise for life!
I was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania but moved to Butte in elementary school where I went to Butte Central. I was involved in a lot of activities and sports growing up from 4-H, to horse showing, to track and cross country. I even attempted cheerleading ...
I have been a member at other gyms throughout the years, but I have never experienced anything like the people at FT
I have been married to my best friend, Paul, for over 17 years. I have two amazing kids, Rylee ( a Junior) and Kolter (7th grade). I currently work as an administrative assistant for the Department of Corrections. Everyday is something different at work a...
I love how we all support and motivate each other to work hard and make ourselves better each day
Growing up I was always active and playing sports. I did swimming, water polo, soccer, basketball, tennis, and volleyball. When I got into high school I cut back to swimming and water polo, and even played on a USA water polo team. For college I went to U...
I’ve gained many things from crossfit, not only strength but confidence, competition and an amazing workout community.
I’m a 22 year old student at Carroll College, about to graduate in two weeks actually! I was born and raised in Great Falls, and moved to Helena five years ago to go to school and to play college soccer. I’ve played soccer my entire life, and up until...
The social part of Crossfit is often understated in my opinion. I’ve heard people call us a tribe; I love this tribe.
I am full-time working a mother of two awesome little girls, Jane (8) and Josie (6) and I have been married for 10 years to another goofy noon Crossfitter you may know, RJ. I work remotely as the Director of Instructional Design from my home office for a ...
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE. YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD. YOU’RE NEVER TOO UNHEALTHY. JUST SHOW UP AND WORK.
In February of 2016 I got some pretty scary news with regards to health. I asked my husband, “Is this it? Have I reached a point in my life that I just need to accept this and grow old gracefully?” A few days later, he said we should do CrossFi...
I can throw around my 250lb bike, instead of it throwing me around
I am 42 and I grew up in Helena. I work at Mountain-Pacific Quality Health in the Analytics Department as a Data Reporting Specialist. I assist hospital staff with reporting their Inpatient and Outpatient clinical data to the Centers for Medicare & Me...
I am so much more confident and physically so much stronger because of CrossFit.
I am originally from Helena, MT. I went to school at the University of MT and obtained a degree in Spanish and in International Business. I also attended Whitworth for Graduate school and have a Master’s in International Management. I work as a Sales Ex...
The combination of movements and the feeling of accomplishment from doing even the simplest workouts is what kept bringing me back even though I was much sorer than I had ever been.
I was born in Oklahoma and spent 12 years of my life in the Fort Worth area of Texas before moving up to Montana during middle school. I played High School Football, Wrestling, and Golf while attending Frenchtown HS. From there I went to Montana State Uni...
Finally I bit the bullet and went in for a on ramp class, was hooked and I never looked back.
My name is Ryan Larson I am 40 years old. I grew up on a farm in Big Sandy, MT. I went to U of M for a couple of years it ended up not working out. I then joined the Marine corps infantry from 04-08. I went back to U of M and got a degree in Respiratory t...
There’s just something about the feeling of Team at FireTower that keeps me dedicated and motivated to grind.
I’m 37, grew up in Anaconda, MT and graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman with a degree in civil engineering. I work for a consulting engineering firm and specialize in highway and street related infrastructure design work. My wife Katie an...
What makes crossfit so awesome is that it is for everyone; the workouts can be scaled in so many ways, it makes crossfit a great solution for anyone
I grew up in Butte, MT and went to Butte Central; played basketball, golfed, and ran track (high jump and 800m). Went to Gonzaga for college and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. I lived in WA for 5 years, during which time I married my ...
Suddenly, everything else feels easy in comparison and I’ve become a happier more positive person because of it.
I have always been one of those people that loves being a part of a team, I seek out things that make me feel like I’m part of something bigger, somewhere to belong, and that’s what CrossFit is to me. I’ve always been the most average athlete yo...
Before starting CrossFit, I had thought I was some sort of “fit.” I was not.
I LOVE CrossFit! I love our box, our coaches, new friends, and (in a sick sort of way) getting my butt kicked every day and wanting to come back the next! Before starting CrossFit, I had thought I was some sort of “fit.” I was not. I have alway...
I hate to use this phrase, but Crossfit shifted my paradigm.
I was born in Billings, graduated from Carroll, and work at MDT. My 20’s was a blur of outdoor excursions, O’Tooles, traveling, and partying. I married my best friend Heather in 2009. My daughter Jane was born in 2011 and her sister Josie arrived 2...
I decided that moment “I WILL overcome, I WILL get better, I WILL not allow my circumstance to take control of my life and my health."
Hi, my name is Darlene Rushing… and I’m a 1 year Cross Fitter. I was born in New Jersey, and have lived in Montana for 15 years. I am the Operations Coordinator for Iron Mountain Inc. Iron Mountain is a global business dedicated to storing, p...
I love the ability to come to any class and feel like I’m at home with my people.
I was born and raised in Montana and met my husband (Adam) while attending Carroll College. We just never left Helena after that. We now have two young girls, I work as an engineer and love to serve my church. After months of discussion with one of...
I love having a structured workout that pushes me harder than I would on my own. I also enjoy the small group structure where everyone is supportive
Married with 2 kids (wife Dana, son Kellton (11) and daughter Astoria (9) Quinn grew up in Montana, and has spent most of his life here, with the exception of 3 years in Bolivia volunteering, doing community development work. Living abroad with family w...
The personalized coaching is great, the fellow participants are supportive, and the variety in the workouts is challenging.
Barry is married with kids and grandkids and works for NorthWestern Energy as their Director of Safety. Last summer, he was diagnosed with a restrictive lung disease (scarring on his lungs). The cause is thought organic in nature, although they have ne...
It does not matter how young, old, not in shape, to heavy, to skinny you are "JUST GET STARTED"!
Peggy is a paralegal by day, and a wife, mother of 2 and a grandmother of 6 by night. Her daughter asked her in October of 2015 if she wanted to do CrossFit and without hesitation she said "sure" and hasn't stopped since. She recently had a check up with ...
Tim graces us with his signature "Whoooooo!" every morning during class
Tim is a former Marine and currently works for state of Montana at Child and Family Services. He was introducted to CrossFit by a friend and has been hooked ever since. He enjoy's the variety, physicality and direct coaching aspect of CrossFit. The comrad...