The SouthWest-Side is the best side, right? We believe it and are so excited to be able to offer the excellence of our Nordeast gym experience in the Linden Hills neighborhood.

Whether your vibe is the breweries and bridges of Nordeast or the lattes and lakes of Linden Hills we promise an exceptional gym to call your own and a community ready to welcome you with open arms.

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Amanda

Coach

Nurse Practitioner by day, coach by night.

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

I’ve coached gymnastics and golf for on/off for several years so coaching CrossFit seemed liked a natural fit. After practicing CrossFit for 2 years I kept thinking it would be fun to coach. I wanted to learn more about the movements in order to up my Crossfit game. I really enjoy seeing/helping others learn new skills and PR!

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

I am a fairly competitive person so one thing that’s challenging is that someone is always better! While I love that it makes me push myself I’ve had to learn to adjust my expectations at times.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

I do Crossfit because I love it! No joke. I’ve always done competitive sports and it has the same feel. It’s never boring and honestly sometimes I like that I feel completely out of breath.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

Probably dance/EDM music or 90s/2000s pop or hip hop

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

Crossfit has changed my life outside the gym completely. It’s made me happier and healthier both mentally and physically

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Anne

Coach/Owner

Entrepreneur and coach by day, mom 24/7.

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

The gym is truly an extension of our family and I wanted the opportunity to contribute not just as an owner and athlete, but also as a coach.

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

All of it. Every workout challenges me and that’s why I come back every time.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

It’s the only thing I’ve done that has changed my whole body for the better. Not just my physical fitness level, but my overall wellness, nutrition and mental health.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

It’s a mixed bag really. Michael Jackson, some old school hip hop, some random 80’s yacht rock and some 90s pop.

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

It’s given me confidence as a mom, as an entrepreneur and as an athlete. I’m not afraid to try anything.

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

DJ

Coach

Scientist by Day, Coach by Night

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

I've been coaching some kind of competitive athletics for so long, be it dance or martial arts, that coaching CrossFit just seemed the natural progression. I just leave watching people make breakthroughs.

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

The most challenging things is consistency. Life has a way of constantly offering distractions. It's very hard to get past them.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

I do CrossFit to perfect the skills; like any sport. You can get into good physical health just by running. I spend time on CrossFit chasing tge perfect form.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

Something with energy that makes me want to move; EDM, remixed pop, reggaeton, etc.

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

Keeping up with CrossFit keeps me on track to keep being able to run around and play even when my son eventually has kids of his own.

Gavin

Director Of Operations/Coach/Personal Trainer

Coach/personal trainer

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

I was a long distance runner for years and after becoming injured multiple times by the volume of training I began to incorporate cross training into my running workouts. I was able to shave off an extra 20 minutes on my marathon by weightlifting more and running less during my training season. After this I soon joined CrossFit and have never looked back making it a priority to help others learn how to train smart and move well while accomplishing their goals, big or small!

What do you find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

The barbell and heavy lifting has always been a struggle for me. I can run in circles all day but as soon as you put a bar in my hands I need to rethink my approach to the workout. With good form and technique through the CrossFit methodology I have become a lot better at weightlifting.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

Get my competitive fix and reduce injury.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

Rage Against the Machine, Royal Blood, Jack White, Beastie Boys, etc.

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

Move smart and live well

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
| CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
| ACSM CPT Certified
| CrossFit Spot The Flaw Certification
| CrossFit Scaling Certification
| CrossFit Lesson Planning Certification
| CPR/AED Certified

Jenn

Coach

Special Ed teacher by day, CrossFit coach by night.

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

I became a coach because I am always here so it might as well be my job. But really I like helping people realize what they are capable of.

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

Olympic lifts and anything with the word "sprint" in it.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

So I never have to wear a shirt and can conquer the world.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

Lady Gaga, punk rock, or Drake-esque rap.

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

Power lifting and strongman competitions.

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Janna

Coach

Dentist by day, CrossFit Coach by night

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

I wanted to become a coach because I was an athlete growing up and had a few memorable coaches who taught me so much about strength- physical, mental, and emotional strength. After overcoming a very difficult time with my personal health and fitness many years ago, I felt that it was my turn to help others discover, build, and maximize their strengths in and outside the gym. And I am a social butterfly!

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

Definitely breaking that mental barrier to get through some of the more difficult workouts (either strength or skill related). You just have to get out of your head and believe in yourself and your abilities.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

It's a fun way to fitness! It keeps me strong, challenges me, is different every day, and the community is the best.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

All over the place, but really anything that keeps people moving and me dancing.

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

CrossFit has empowered me to take better care of myself in all aspects of my life and reinforce a great relationship with fitness, recovery, food, and my body.

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
| ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
| CPR/AED

Ky

Coach

Photographer by day, coach by night.

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

Being able to help others improve their form to become more proficient in their training has always been rewarding to me. It seemed like a logical step in CrossFit the more I learned about the movements myself, the more I wanted to share that knowledge to help others.

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

Gymnastics movements still give me a hard time. Calculating how many cookies I’ve just earned from the workout can be challenging.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

After years and years of the typical Monday: Chest-day, Tuesday: Back-day, Wednesday: Leg-day, etc routine; I was bored. I needed to find something that would not only switch up my routine, but keep me engaged and looking forward to working out without becoming monotonous. CrossFit fulfilled that perfectly for me with its constantly varied workouts.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

Whatever was left playing on Spotify last. I enjoy working out to opera, slow jams but that's when I'm working out by myself.

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

I’ve been into fitness in one way or another my entire life. What I feel it has added mostly, is being fit in more widespread ranges of activities. And mostly it has kept me from slowing down as I get older... in fact I feel like I just keep getting better and better.

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
| CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
| CrossFit Weightlifting Certification
| CrossFit Gymnastics Level 1 Certification
| Aerobic Capacity Certification
| CrossFit Scaling Certification
| CrossFit Anatomy Certification
| CrossFit Online Running Certification
| CrossFit Online Lesson Planning Certification
| CrossFit Judges Certification
| CrossFit Spot The Flaw Certification

Logan

Owner/Head Coach

Owner of CrossFit Nordeast & Linden Hills by day, CrossFit coach at noon and early evening

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

When I started spending more time reading the CrossFit Journal at my desk job than doing my actual work, I knew it was time for a career change. CrossFit allowed me to pursue my passion for fitness and break out of the corporate setting.

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

Pushing through discomfort. It’s easy to go through the motions. Pushing my boundaries and getting myself to do more than I think I can has always been a big challenge for me.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

So I can eat tacos

What's the soundtrack for your class?

Variety! I tend toward upbeat hip hop and electronica but will not hesitate to rock some Pantera now and then.

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

CrossFit has empowered me to not shy away from any physical activity. Before CrossFit I would complain about going on a walk if I didn’t have sufficient notice. Now I’m always up for getting outside and trying new things. My most recent “new thing” is golf. I know, it’s not some crazy physical challenge but before CrossFit I wouldn’t have even given golf a chance. Part of what I love about CrossFit is the student mindset. Learning new things is fun and keeps us alive!

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
| CrossFit Kettlebell Certification
| CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certification
| CrossFit Mobility Certification

Luciano

Coach

Non-profit Salesforce Admin by day, CrossFit coach by night.

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

I went to CrossFit. Did 1000 squats. Couldn't walk. Fell in love.

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

Staying consistent, especially after a vacation or an illness.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

So I can take the elevator and not feel bad about it.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

Robyn vs. Cher or 80's Workout Tunes

What has CrossFit empowered you to do outside the gym?

Lift. I always hated lifting before CrossFit and now it's my favorite.

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
| CrossFit Level 2 Trainer

Stu

Coach

Dad by day, CrossFit junkie and coach by night.

How'd you know you wanted to become a coach?

I was trapped in the world of boring endurance and solo gym sessions. I needed a change in vantage points, I needed a new community.

What do you still find the most challenging about working out/CrossFit?

Focus on technique and not always chasing PR numbers. It is really hard to dial it back and work on the things that suck and not just throw fat plates on and call it a day.

What's the real reason you do CrossFit?

I do CrossFit so I can be ripped at 35 when all my classmates are flabby.

What's the soundtrack for your class?

I love throwing on some 90’s and early 2000’s “summer jams”. We are the perfect age group to know the choreographed ByeByeBye dance but way too cool to admit to it. Then you’ll catch someone rocking out to some Blink182 they totally dug in high school followed by Britney, it makes me smile.

What's one thing CrossFit has empowered you to do outside the gym?

Knowing that no matter the adventure I can be ready for it: Hike 5 miles with a 30lb pack? Check, stamina for days. Snowboard the back country at 10K feet elevation? No problem, I've got the legs and lungs. Take a crash course in downhill mountain biking and then do a 3 day weekend of 10 hrs/day in the saddle? You got it.

| CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
| CrossFit Mobility Certification

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CrossFit Linden Hills
4420 Drew Avenue S
Minneapolis MN 55410
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612-547-8794

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