We started CFPO in 2012 because CrossFit dramatically changed our lives for the better just two years before and we wanted to share the wealth of happiness we found in it.
After dating just a few months, we decided to combine our life savings together and go for it. We sold everything we owned: our boat, motorcycle, jet ski and every dollar we had ever saved up [literally] to begin our adventure. Without any investors, we started small and when our doors opened we had enough equipment to coach about 4-5 people at a time. As our membership steadily grew, we reinvested any profit to purchase more equipment to provide a valuable service to our new members. That first year was a challenge. We shared Sam’s teachers’ salary and repeatedly put in 70+ hour work weeks.
It’s all been worth it though. We’ve been able to grow and expand from a 2,000 sq. ft. unit in a crowded business park to a 6,000 sq. ft. stand alone facility. Over the past two years, we’ve added 6 coaches from diverse backgrounds who all share our same values for fitness and community.
With help from our friends and family, we’ve been able to create a place to build the most positive, supportive community we can, welcoming anyone and everyone of all ages, sizes, and abilities.