WHERE YOU BELONG
Although the words membership and belonging are synonymous, for many gyms, ‘belonging’ simply means a line item on your monthly credit card statement. Not here. At CrossFit North Port, we don’t want you to have a membership, we want you to feel like you belong.
We work very hard to foster a culture of community and create a positive atmosphere that encourages support, but we really can’t take all the credit—we have amazing members who truly care about each other. CrossFit is tough, and facing adversity together forms strong bonds. Before long, you’ll know everyone in your classes, you will cheer them on when they want to quit, you will share victories and struggles, and at the end of it all you will leave with a smile on your face. Many of our members tell us that they never thought that their daily workout would become the hour of the day they look forward to the most. A gym where if you miss a few classes your coach will call to make sure you’re okay? Who knew such a thing existed!
Belonging to CrossFit North Port is not a number or a contract, it’s a feeling.
What is Crossfit?
CrossFit, Inc. defines its strength and conditioning program as, “constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains” with the stated goal of improving functional fitness.
What this means is that we combine a broad spectrum of skills and movements (from Olympic lifts and basic gymnastics to more basic movements like running and sit-ups) to design daily workouts that change constantly. This way, your body never ‘adapts’ to your routine and you never plateau. CrossFit is inherently scalable, so even though a class may consist of individuals with varying ability everyone participates in the same workout.
When we say ‘functional fitness,’ what we mean is that we are not interested in building vanity muscles here (although looking better naked is a nice perk). We want you to be able to run across the airport to make a connection without getting winded, we want you to be able to lift your spare tire out of the trunk, or carry your grandchild up the stairs.
And most important, we want you to realize that you are capable of so much more than you ever thought possible. This is by far the most powerful side effect of CrossFit and it will affect all aspects of your life.
our 6,000 square foot facility is impeccably maintained. Our lobby is bright and inviting, and our gym area is Wodify-enabled and fully-equipped with the latest Rogue gear. You can even add your favorite songs to the day’s playlist using RockBot. This place is our home and we treat it accordingly.
Every CFNP member goes through one-on-one fundamentals training with one of our coaches and must demonstrate proficiency in these skills before entering group class. Proper execution of these skills is paramount to safety, confidence, and your overall success in achieving your goals.
More than just crossfit
In addition to our CrossFit programming, we also offer a comprehensive health and goals assessment, nutrition coaching, and one-on-one or small group personal training sessions. We want you to succeed, and are constantly looking for new ways to help you reach your goals.
Meet Our Team
we’re here for you
Owner, Level 2 CrossFit Coach, USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach
I was not an athlete growing up. I didn’t fit in with the popular kids. I weighed all of 160 pounds my junior year in High School. Frankly, I was a bit lost. Then my best friend introduced me to lifting. You know, going from machine to machine making grunting noises (I am still known to make those same grunting noises sometimes). This was my first taste of the power of exercise.
A few years later, I found CrossFit. It only took one workout to realize I had found what I’d been looking for my whole life. I found a community—a second family, really—a group of people all striving to better their lives. That first workout felt like a war zone. My legs were shaking, I was gasping for air, and my heart felt like it was going to explode. But none of that mattered because a group of complete strangers were assuring me that I could do it. When I rounded the corner for the last time, and burst through that big bay door for the final time, everyone was cheering and screaming my name. At that point I knew, without a doubt, that CrossFit was for me. I’ve been all in ever since.
Owner, Level 2 CrossFit Coach/Trainer, Pregnancy & Postpartum Coach
Being an athlete has been a part of my identity for as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest childhood memories take place on a field or court of some kind. During college, that passion for fitness was relegated to a ‘globo gym’ where I grew bored and despondent.
Then in 2012, a co-worker dragged me to her CrossFit class, where I fell in love (and not just with Adam). I resurrected my dormant athletic skills and felt that rush of competition I had been missing. I began to grow as an athlete, attaining an overall level of functional fitness that rendered me more prepared for the uncertain physical demands of daily life.
Then we got pregnant. Aubrey was born happy and healthy. After the standard 6 weeks, I returned to CrossFit, but something wasn’t right. I was experiencing issues with incontinence and an extreme pain in my back that didn’t respond to any of the usual mobility exercises. No one had an answer for why this was happening. Finally, I was diagnosed with diastasis recti and pelvic floor dysfunction; the doctor told me to “adjust to this reality.” If you hurt your shoulder, you’re sent to physical therapy, but damage to your body from giving birth is just something to accept? This triggered a journey that would lead me across the country and back acquiring the knowledge and training to enable me to change my own circumstances, and ultimately, those of many other women. I am now an impassioned advocate for mothers; I encourage new moms to develop realistic goals and strategies that focus on healing, and disregard the trite notion of ‘bouncing back.’ You can absolutely get back to whatever type of fitness you want and enjoy. And I am always here to help.
"COUSIN" KYLE EBERSOLE
Level 1 Crossfit Coach/Trainer
My first introduction to ‘fitness’ was bench pressing as a teenager in a buddy’s garage. I was hooked. I had a lot to balance in life, but I always made time for fitness. And not just working out; I was reading, researching, experimenting with my programming, and sharing ideas with anyone who would listen.
In 2009, it happened. I was researching high-intensity training and found an article on CrossFit. The very next day, I was watching my first class. I walked out that day as the 28th member of that gym. By 2010, I was a certified CrossFit coach. Unfortunately, that same year, my gym moved to another town. I kept training on my own, lead a boot camp for some of my wife’s friends in the park, and tried to be content at a ‘globo gym,’ but I wasn’t happy.
Then it happened again! My wife signed up for Adam’s Fundamentals course, and within a few days our family was invited to a get-together at CrossFit North Port. I knew immediately that was home. I’m proud to call it my gym, and even prouder to coach at such a fine facility. Helping others improve their health & fitness is a rewarding passion, one I share with the rest of our staff, and a direct reflection of our community. Love you, guys.
OUR MEMBERS HAVE GREAT THINGS TO SAY
How to Drop In:
Drop-ins are always welcome.
Simply give us a heads up by either:
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Texting “drop-in” to (941) 208-4737.
If you don’t hear back right away, we’re just coaching class, and will get back to you as soon as possible.
1 Class for $25 OR 5+ Classes $20/class
Frequently asked questions
We are always here to answer any question or concern that you may have. If you don’t see your questions here, please reach out and ask. And remember, there are no stupid questions!
Is CrossFit for me?
Do I need to be in shape to start CrossFit?
Is it worth the price?
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”
What if I don't have time for this?
Research shows us that world-class strength and conditioning is obtainable through an hour a day of training six days per week. It turns out that the intensity of training that optimizes physical conditioning is not sustainable past forty-five minutes to an hour. Athletes who train for hours a day are developing skills or training for sports that include adaptations inconsistent with elite strength and conditioning. Past one hour, more is not better!
You can see results with just two hours a week. Start there, see how you feel. Before you know it, you’ll be turning up 3 times, than 4…. We see it happen time and again.
What kind of results can I expect?
Most members begin feeling better and stronger immediately. You can expect about a 15-20% improvement in strength and endurance following the first fifteen sessions. In addition, our findings show that flexibility, agility, and body composition are improved. We can even track this data with our InBody 270 scale. Subjective results like increased mental toughness, energy levels, improved sleep, and reduced joint stiffness are also reported. Most of our members are shocked by their improvements, even those who considered themselves active before starting CrossFit.
Don't people get hurt doing CrossFit?
The Process is easy
We have carefully designed our on-boarding process to ensure that you are comfortable, capable, and ultimately successful in the attainment of your goals. We are here to build lasting and rewarding relationships with all of our clients. When you’re happy, we’re happy.
Schedule your free consultation
Schedule your free consultation with Adam one-on-one to discuss your goals, assess your current level of health, and try a free workout (if you’re game). There is no pressure, and no matter what you’ll walk away with your InBody Results Sheet, and a deeper understanding of your goals.
Learn the Fundamentals
All new members complete our unique 1-on-1 on-boarding sessions, designed to teach you the the skills required to join group class safely and confidently. After demonstrating proficiency with these skills you graduate to group class, and will feel confident in your abilities and know exactly what to expect.
Graduate to group class
You did it! You are officially a CrossFitter. Every day you are building new skills, getting stronger, making friends, and contributing to our amazing community. You can look forward to smashing your goals, and accomplishing things you never thought possible. And we will always be here to support you.