A family member invited me and my wife Lindsay to a CrossFit friends and family workout when we were visiting them down in Alton IL. I had been working out regularly at a boxing gym and a traditional gym and thought I could keep up no problem. The day after this workout I could barely move. We started researching CrossFit boxes in our area. Everything we saw and read about CrossFit Rise online made it an easy choice. Plus, it had a cool logo.
CrossFit Rise is proud to announce our 3rd Annual Team Competition and Breast Cancer Charity Fundraiser. This is a very special year for CrossFit Rise, as one of our long-time members, Mucia Burke, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in October of 2016.
Join us on Saturday, November 18th in celebration of Mucia’s successful fight, the promotion of early detection and the remembrance of those who have fought this difficult battle.
I started CrossFit as a way to supplement my running and add variety to my workouts. As my days at CrossFit Rise turned into weeks and weeks turned into months, CrossFit soon became my priority. My three years at CrossFit Rise have given me the best (and worst) workouts of my life. CrossFit has done more for my self esteem, strength, friendships, diet, and overall health than running ever did.
I had been wanting to try CrossFit for a few years before I actually took the plunge. I always had an excuse of why I couldn't - "not enough time", "I need to get in shape first", "I want to talk my husband into it and we can go together" etc. I had a few Facebook friends my age who had gotten on board and absolutely loved it. I decided enough is enough and jumped in. I have thoroughly enjoyed everything that the classes have to offer. Coach Justin is amazing. He broke down the movements to a level that I could understand.
Looking to improve your pull up efficiency? Do you struggle with the cycling and timing of the butterfly pull up? CrossFit Rise is hosting a Butterfly Clinic to help you increase your efficiency and reduce the time it takes to do high volume pull up workouts! Coach Tristan Erlenbaugh, 5-time Regional Qualifier and former Division 1 gymnast has the tips and tools to help you get to the next level of your training.
Another successful Reebok CrossFit Open is in the books at CrossFit Rise! The addition of the Intramural Open made this year the best Open yet. We had the most participation from our athlete population in our 7 year history of hosting the Open. Our crew consisted of Fitness, Performance and Competition athletes proving the fact that the Open really is for everyone, regardless of experience or fitness level!
With the Rise 90 Day Boost! coming to a close, we wanted to share some successes from the program and announce what’s up next for Crossfit Rise Nutrition!
The Open is always a fun time. It’s a great opportunity to test your fitness in a safe and controlled environment. We do the workouts at Rise! You’re already here. You’re already working out. Might as well join in on the fun and sign up! The Open is for EVERYONE!!! To add to the fun we will be instituting an Intramural Open competition at Rise this year.