“Cancer is not something people openly talk about.”

WHY THE SHIRT

Cancer is not something people openly talk about. I have been through it with my Mother, close friends and a close scare myself. I have a rare condition that closely relates and about 90% of people like myself who have it are every overweight and have diabetes. Having a metabolism that is two times slower than the average male, losing weight requires double the effort. I knew that I would need to be active all of the time to even maintain a healthy lifestyle and not end up like that 90%. I found that going to the gym “worked”, but it was a band aid as I had no idea what to do there.

WHO INSPIRES YOU

My parents. My father who is 69 was diagnosed with MS a few years back, but road bikes all of his life. He pushed through the struggles and came out on top, until the MS became too much and he had to hang up his riding shoes. My mother who we lost 2 years ago to Stage 4 lung cancer, never gave up, not once. I was there from start to end and there was never a “I can’t do this” in her. She pushed it through 3 years of Chemo until the very end. So when I am struggling to do anything that I think is impossible, I look at what they pushed through and I overcome the pain and finish it out, no matter what.

WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED

The drive to keep getting better and using the strength from the gym to use that for what I do outside of the gym. Pushing my legs to go faster up hills, over bigger jumps and higher drops when mountain biking. Using the strength in my upper body to get through the crux of a 5.12 while on lead when your fingers and forearms are on fire. Utilizing the entire body when kayaking 15 miles and remembering that was only one way, you still have another 15 miles back.

WHAT IS YOUR #1 PHYSICAL GOAL

To continue to build my endurance for everything I do.

HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED COURSE SINCE IMPLEMENTING FITNESS

I can see it in all aspects of riding, climbing and kayaking. I am faster, stronger, and can go out longer where before I would feel tired. feeling mentally and physically healthier and having the drive to want to come and work out and being bummed when I can’t.

WHY CROSSFIT NORTHLAND

When I joined CFN I was terrified since I was all sorts of out of shape and everyone I saw was toned and looked like they had just walked out of Patagonia catalog. I quickly realized no one cares what you look like. They care that you are there trying, rather than not. That drove me to push myself beyond what I have ever done before. 7 months have gone by and I am outside the scope of the 90% and healthy and I can ride, climb and paddle faster than ever. I designed my tattoo on my calf and it reminds me of why I am doing this and who for. You’ll never get better if you don’t push yourself beyond what you’re capable of.

 

-Matt W

Introducing the CrossFit Northland Team

Meet the fitness experts ready to help you achieve your fitness goals and your potential.

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OUR FOUNDER

Peter Randsmith

If you’ve ever browsed the internet looking for workout advice, you know how difficult it is to identify programs that work. Even experienced gym-goers get caught up in workouts that promise massive gains in six weeks or less.

That’s why our gym is so valuable for so many people. Instead of doing the research yourself, we’ve done that part of the work for you. All you need to do is show up and give each workout your all.

Some people get their motivation from slow and steady improvement, while others thrive on competition. No matter what your style, we offer a space where you can see results more quickly than other gym routines, as long as you put in the hard work.

What sets CrossFit apart from other workouts and gyms is that we believe in combining strength with endurance for maximum performance. We want you to get strong and capable and see the difference functional strength can make in your life.

Our Professional Coaches

Byron Hardy

Byron has done it all, from bodybuilding to powerlifting, and even gymnastics. He’s passionate about fitness and wants to help you achieve your fitness goals. No matter what your current level, he’ll find the perfect program and create a diet plan that works for you.

Kari Robinson

Kari Robinson is a dedicated athlete with a background in gymnastics. She believes that everybody has the potential to achieve their goal, as long as they have a plan. Kari’s happiest when providing one-on-one training with clients and watching them as they get stronger, fitter, and more confident on their fitness journey.

Mel Daniels

Mel Daniels has competed in numerous events. She lives and breathes the sport and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with others. Mel believes that the critical element to success is determination and hard work, which is why she’s gotten a reputation as one of our gym’s most intense coaches.

Byron Hardy

Byron has done it all, from bodybuilding to powerlifting, and even gymnastics. He’s passionate about fitness and wants to help you achieve your fitness goals. No matter what your current level, he’ll find the perfect program and create a diet plan that works for you.

Kari Robinson

Kari Robinson is a dedicated athlete with a background in gymnastics. She believes that everybody has the potential to achieve their goal, as long as they have a plan. Kari’s happiest when providing one-on-one training with clients and watching them as they get stronger, fitter, and more confident on their fitness journey.

Mel Daniels

Mel Daniels has competed in numerous events. She lives and breathes the sport and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with others. Mel believes that the critical element to success is determination and hard work, which is why she’s gotten a reputation as one of our gym’s most intense coaches.

Byron Hardy

Byron has done it all, from bodybuilding to powerlifting, and even gymnastics. He’s passionate about fitness and wants to help you achieve your fitness goals. No matter what your current level, he’ll find the perfect program and create a diet plan that works for you.

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