Deb F.

Age: 57 Fitness background:  Marathons, Tae Kwon Do, Black Cat Kenpo.  Prior to joining CF9, I was a member of the Tampa Bay Dragon Boat Team and competed with the Blade Runners, until a car accident forced me to stop paddling.  At the end of my rehab I started doing boot camps and TRX training for my… Read more »

Duncan M.

Name: Duncan McCalla Age: 36 Fitness background:  “Not much really. The usual gym routine, running, outdoor activities like mountain biking.” How long have you been CrossFitting?: “Started at Crossfit Unleashed over in Tampa in February 2012.” Least favorite CrossFit exercise or WOD?:  “If only this was Double Jeopardy. What are overhead squats?! Anyone who has been… Read more »

Rebecca’s CrossFit9 Story

“I was told to go ‘grab a 400’ with the other foundations students. After I found out what that meant and with my Olivia Newton John sneakers tied tightly, I started out the door running with everyone. I got to about 50 meters when I stopped for some air. I walked the rest of the… Read more »

Chris Goodwin’s CrossFit9 Story

“I never heard of CrossFit. I heard of cross training and crossdressing, but not CrossFit. That was approximately three years ago. From high school, to the military, to becoming a police officer, I always strived to stay in good shape. I grew up in the era of big muscle mags like Flex and Muscle & (nothing… Read more »

Will Schantz’s CrossFit9 Story

“I was a pretty fit guy until I quit playing college tennis. That’s when my focus strayed from health and fitness. Most of my 20s were a mix of partying and minimal studying. CrossFitters would say I “scaled” my college experience… to just shy of a decade. “My fiancee Rachael and I both graduated, and we… Read more »

Mark’s CrossFit9 Story

It started with a promise I made to myself. I vividly remember that I took a glimpse in the mirror. I hardly recognized myself. I used to be athletic when I was younger and I came to realize I had really let myself go physically. At the time I was suffering from chronic back spasms… Read more »

Danielle’s CrossFit9 Story

It’s been almost 3 years since I stepped through the doors of CrossFit9. I was looking for a change. At that point in my life I was a shy, way-too-skinny girl with asthma, used to sprinting on a treadmill and doing supersets on non-functional machines at a local gym. I had fallen into the trap of… Read more »

Lois’ CrossFit9 Story

From marathons, to crushing her first CrossFit Open, to “Murph” with a weighted vest, Lois continues to push her own limits and challenge those around her. We’re proud to call her part of our ‪#‎9Nation‬ family. Video by Slice.company

Chris Shell’s CrossFit9 Story

“My name is Chris, I am 44 years young, and this is why I started going to CrossFit9.” When I was a youth I was very involved in scouting. I spent my summers traveling the country on high adventures. I hiked the Appellation Trail, canoed through Maine, Minnesota, and Canada, and attended summer camps. I… Read more »