CrossFit Aims to make members “Stronger Than Yesterday”
Clarksville, TN – When you walk into CrossFit Conversion, you know you are not at a typical gym. The endless rows of treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bicycles that are the norm for a standard gym are nowhere to be found.
Instead, you are greeted by kettle bells, plyoboxes, and tractor tires. Rings and bars hang from the ceiling, and on one wall, you see a large digital clock with the motto “You vs. You” painted above it.Founded by Reagan Prather and Jessie Carter, CFC is Clarksville’s newest CrossFit affiliate. CrossFit, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a fitness regimen that uses “constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity” according to CrossFit, Inc.
Whether you are an elite athlete or couch potato, CrossFit will optimize your fitness level. Ten years ago, this particular kind of fitness was originally used in specialized military training, but has been growing in popularity nationwide over the last several years.
According to CrossFit, Inc., the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is just as important as the workouts and CrossFit Conversion is no different. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.
Founder Reagan Prather states, “It’s our community and coaches that set us apart. We want visitors to feel welcome immediately – everyone is working towards a common goal of making themselves better for a lifetime and we have created an environment where that can happen.“
CrossFit Conversion opened in July 2012 and has truly hit the ground running. Located in the brand new High Pointe Physical Therapy building in the Rudolphtown office complex (at the corner of Richview Road/Warfield Boulevard and Memorial Drive), CFC has built a group of extremely passionate members in just a few short months.
CrossFit classes, called WODs (short for “Workout of the Day”) can be short and intense or longer and more endurance-focused. The key to CrossFit is to always keep the body guessing so it can handle anything. The dreaded plateau that a lot of fitness enthusiasts hit is virtually non-existent in CrossFit because the workouts are rarely repeated.
CrossFit Conversion also holds its workouts in small, size-limited groups under close supervision from CFC trainers – to ensure participants use proper technique and get the maximum benefit out of each exercise.
Because of the small classes, members get to know each other well and become a built-in support system for one other.
“We have a mix of military folks, law enforcement officers, school teachers, and stay-at-home moms,” says founder Reagan Prather. “No matter your background, current fitness level, or athletic ability, when you walk through our doors you are family and an important part of something remarkably unique.”
“I’ve seen first-hand the incredible impact CrossFit can have,” echoes co-founder Jessie Carter, physical therapist at High Pointe. “Personally, I’ve tried other methods…CrossFit has been by far the most effective means to gain strength, lose fat, obtain definition, and improve my overall health in a short amount of time.”
CrossFit Conversion is located at 2319 Rudolphtown Road in Clarksville, Tennessee, on the lower level of the High Pointe Physical Therapy building. They hold classes 6 days per week and Open Gym on Sundays for members. They offer a free drop-in class for potential members 2 times per week and will be announcing New Year’s incentives for beginners in the weeks to come.
For more information, please go to www.CrossFitConversion.com or call 931.771.2555.