Our Story

We design daily workouts that give people the fitness to do whatever they want outside of the gym – whether it’s a specific sport or just living life itself – in a clear, efficient, and enjoyable program.



Fact: CrossFit provides an effective way to achieve overall fitness.


The truth is that overall fitness requires that exercise, nutrition, and recovery are to be addressed as equals.

I started CrossFit in April 2009, Level 1 Certified by January 2010 and by March 2010, I was at my desk at a civil engineering firm comparing the pros of flying out to Miami that weekend for a CrossFit Running Seminar against the cons of of dealing with my project manager’s wrath because I hadn’t requested the time off two weeks prior like I was supposed to. That’s when I knew my life was about to get turned upside down.

I was content with a comfortable regular job but I knew that my calling to help as many people as I could was severely restricted by the three half walls that formed my cubicle. I ran classes at Briant Park in Summit around my regular 9-5 starting on June 2, 2011 and was lucky enough to find a small 900sf former cabinet storefront in Springfield to make sure we had an indoor location for the upcoming colder weather. With a lot a sweat equity and some great friends, CFV’s initial location at 615 Morris Ave opened on September 13, 2011.

Fast forward to now. I’ve moved literal tons of equipment into four different homes for CFV (one relocation due to a fire), opened and closed a second affiliate gym, made a lot of friends and lost a few along the way, and wouldn’t trade the experience of it all for anything in the world. CrossFit has truly helped me become a better person and passing that along to you continues to this day.

Releasing you back into the wild – LM

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