Member Testimonials

Korie K

Reason for Joining: I wanted to improve my fitness and believed CrossFit was the best way. I also knew I would regret it if I didn’t.

Enjoy about Membership: I mostly enjoy surrounding myself with people who are always working hard to better themselves and their health. It is both motivating and humbling to see.

Learn about Yourself: I am surprised to learn that I love challenging my mental toughness.

Advice to Prospect: You should do it.

Bruno Caro

Reason for Joining: Ultimately, the reason I joined CrossFit Omaha was to incorporate fitness into my life without it being routine and ordinary.

Enjoy about Membership: Now that I am a member, I enjoy being surrounded by like-minded individuals (coaches & members) who enjoy challenging themselves mentally and physically on an everyday basis.

Learn about Yourself: Since joining, I have learned that mental barriers can far exceed physical barriers in all aspects of CrossFit.

Advice to Prospect: It will change your life!

Paula Uhlarik

Reason for Joining: I joined because I felt that I was not making progress with the trainer we had been paying for several years. I wanted a challenge, something new.

Enjoy about Membership: The community! The ongoing support and encouragement to get better is all part of the package at CFO.

Learn about Yourself: I have learned that I can be better that I ever imagined I could be at CrossFit. I have also learned to push myself and to trust my body.

Advice to Prospect: Don’t be afraid! Many people my age are intimidated by CrossFit. I would encourage them to come often, and do what you can. You WILL improve. I promise!

Danielle Fletcher

Reason for Joining: I joined because of the supportive atmosphere and how quickly I could see changes in myself physically and mentally.

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the competition with myself – tracking my progress and seeing improvements.

Learn about Yourself: Age is just a number – I never dreamed I would be healthier and stronger in my 40s than in my 20s and still getting stronger and seeing improvement each day.

Advice to Prospect: Do the free trial session.

Laura Feyerherm

Reason for Joining: The feeling I felt after my first WOD couldn’t go unexplained. I had to learn more. Oddly enough, I still have that same mentality six years later.

Enjoy about Membership: I love being challenged every single day. I have accomplished things I never thought possible. I also love the people. The coaches and the members at CFO are the best in the biz. This community really is special.

Learn about Yourself: I can always do more than I think. My mind is my biggest barrier. Whenever I’m lifting heavy, I know where I start. After that, if the lift feels and looks good, I just add weight. I don’t pay attention to the number. This mindset has helped me achieve numerous PR’s in the gym and in everyday life.

Advice to Prospect: I’ve never looked back and regretted joining CFO. I am so thankful I decided to commit to something that challenges me to be a better version of myself every single day. I know I’m better and stronger than I was when I started 6 years ago, and it’s because of the excellent coaches at CFO that have taught and pushed me beyond my limits.

Sarah Long

Reason for Joining: I joined because of the coaching and programming.

Enjoy about Membership: I really enjoy the CFO community, and the coaching staff.

Learn about Yourself: I never knew I’d like olympic weight lifting as much as I do now.

Advice to Prospect: Anyone is able to become a Crossfitter! Don’t let any fear stop you from joining.

Sarah Long

Reason for Joining: I joined because of the coaching and programming.

Enjoy about Membership: I really enjoy the CFO community, and the coaching staff.

Learn about Yourself: I never knew I’d like olympic weight lifting as much as I do now.

Advice to Prospect: Anyone is able to become a Crossfitter! Don’t let any fear stop you from joining.

Chad Kuehl

Reason for Joining: I ended up joining CFO because I was bored with my normal gym routine and missed the competitive atmosphere from playing sports when I was younger.

Enjoy about Membership: The thing I enjoy most about CFO is the community. I can always count on someone encouraging me on the days where I struggle to find motivation.

Learn about Yourself: It’s easy to say that I’ve learned that I’m capable of things I never thought I would be able to do. One thing that CrossFit has taught me is to listen to my body and not worry about what other people are doing (lifting).

Advice to Prospect: Go in with an opened mind and don’t be afraid that you might not know what you’re doing… We’ve all been there before.

Jay Petersen

Reason for Joining: I joined because the high quality coaching and the reputation of CFO and some of the athletes that work out here.

Enjoy about Membership: Interacting with the other members and coaches and watching the other athletes (as well as myself) progress in our fitness level. It’s very noticeable.

Learn about Yourself: Thanks to the coaching, I can now perform difficult movements, ie; OHS and split jerks. I’m not sure I even tried either movement before joining CFO so I went from nothing to something.

Advice to Prospect: The coaching is second to none and the programming offers noticeable health benefits coupled with good nutrition.

David Williams

Reason for Joining: I joined because I needed a change.

Enjoy about Membership: I really enjoy the support from the coaches and other members.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that I can dig deep for energy to help me finish a timed WOD.

Advice to Prospect: Don’t feel intimidated by the barbells or by other people. We’re all here to support one another, no matter your level of fitness.

John Bruner

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the never ending goal!!!

Learn about Yourself: I learned that I was extremely out of shape!!

Advice to Prospect: Don’t think about it!! Just do it!!

Chelsea Bailey

Reason for Joining: My husband pestered me (lovingly) for more than a year to join, and I finally gave in. I hate to say it, but he was right.

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the people and the fact that I actually look forward to working out. It’s also fun to look back and see my progress.

Learn about Yourself: I didn’t think I was cut out for CrossFit at first, but I’ve learned that I can challenge myself and I’m stronger than I think.

Advice to Prospect: CrossFit works! Joining will be one of the best decisions you make. It can be intimidating, but stick with it and you’ll reap the rewards.

Joshuwa Hannum

Reason for Joining: I joined because it looked like fun!

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy all the coaches and people, the competitive nature of it.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that I can move faster than I thought.

Advice to Prospect: Do it and see what you are capable of. You will enjoy the people and the work outs. You will make more friends and enjoy seeing them every day

Mark Dishaw

Reason for Joining: I learned of CrossFit almost 6 years ago and after trying it for a year on my own determined it would benefit me most to join a local CrossFit gym that could show me the proper movements for the workouts.

Enjoy about Membership: Love the camaraderie and the group-style workouts to push myself harder. I find myself way more committed to working out at CrossFit Omaha than I ever did at another gym.

Learn about Yourself: I should have started working out consistently 20 years ago!!!! I was way weaker and more out of shape than I realized when I started about 4 1/2 years ago.

Advice to Prospect: Just try it once – You’ll never go to a regular gym to work out again! The variety of workouts offered through CrossFit Omaha will be much more rewarding than your old, boring routine.

Sarah Anderson

Reason for Joining: After going back and forth I finally decided to give it a try….I remember leaving after my 1st one-on-one mad at myself that I didn’t do it sooner….I was already hooked!

Enjoy about Membership: The coaches are amazing and they are so good at walking you step by step through every movement regardless of your skill set.

Learn about Yourself: That I am way stronger than I thought I was! And how much I missed some friendly competition!

Advice to Prospect: There is always a way to scale the workout to make it just as hard for everyone regardless of where they are in their fitness journey.

Claudia

Reason for Joining: I joined to get strong, get in shape, and have a workout team.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that everything is possible if you really focus, persevere, and never give up.

Advice to Prospect: Just do it!!

Don Mattern

Reason for Joining: I joined to increase fitness and strength.

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the personal connections with coaches and members.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that I can do more than I thought I could at this age.

Advice to Prospect: Take free class and do some one on one’s to see for yourself how it makes you feel.

Jess Souza

Reason for Joining: I joined to gain strength and coordination.

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy being around like minded people sharing a common goal to better themselves in life through various physical activities.

Learn about Yourself: I learned that I may slow down but I don’t give up.

Advice to Prospect: It’s fun and hard and always ever changing. The feeling you get after a WOD is one of personal triumph.

Megan Filipi

Reason for Joining: The coaches! great coaching – patient, knowledgeable, FUN!

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoyed meeting great people, making new friends – the camaraderie is so strong & encouraging & of course being challenged, very challenged!

Learn about Yourself: Advice to Prospect

You’ve got to know what you’re doing in CrossFit & CrossFit Omaha is the place to learn it.

Laura Douglas

Reason for Joining: I needed a place to help me and challenge me, I found it!

Enjoy about Membership: As tired as I am I run home to tell my family what I learned to do!!

Learn about Yourself: I am much more flexible than I ever thought.

Alec Rahe

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the community and the in depth of care of the trainers, the balanced workouts and fun environment.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned there is always more in the tank.

Advice to Prospect: Do it, you’ll learn to love it.

Brendan Fletcher

Reason for Joining: I joined to become stronger and get heathy.

Learn about Yourself: I never thought I could do all the thing we do so advanced.

Advice to Prospect: It is awesome and a great way to get fit and have fun.

Alejandro R Duarte

Reason for Joining: I needed high intense workout routine to help with my Jiu-jitsu.

Enjoy about Membership: We’re just one big wacky ass family, where everyone helps everyone.

Learn about Yourself: You only have the limits if you believe in limits.

Advice to Prospect: Quit talking about it and do it.

Callie McCaffrey

Reason for Joining: The coaching staff was extremely knowledgeable and very encouraging. I felt like I was right back in on a team.

Enjoy about Membership: I love my 9am group! Everyone is so encouraging. It’s a great atmosphere to be in!

Advice to Prospect: It is absolutely worth it. I can’t imagine what I would be doing right now if I wasn’t at CFO. It’s a great way to transition to a long term healthy lifestyle.

Lucia Zamecnik

Reason for Joining: I wanted to improve in CrossFit and compete at a higher level.

Enjoy about Membership: The feeling of community and support during/after workouts.

Learn about Yourself: In a short amount of time I have seen large improvements because I have kept at it and worked on my weaknesses.

Advice to Prospect: Don’t be intimidated by the workouts because they are fun and once you get into it you are hooked. If you put in the time and effort you will see improvements.

Shelley Buchholz

Reason for Joining: I loved the challenge, and it fed into my competitive nature. I knew I’d never be bored.

Enjoy about Membership: I love the people and the relationships I’ve made here. Some of the members are now some of my best friends.

Learn about Yourself: I hate losing….I can do more than I thought yet I also realize I have so much more potential to do more.

Advice to Prospect: It is fun! You will learn things you can do for a lifetime, and you’ll meet some of the best people ever.

Angie

Reason for Joining: I wanted to connect with my adult children who are avid (now partners in their own box) crossfitters.

Enjoy about Membership: I’ve enjoyed the support from other members as well as the awesome coaching!!

Learn about Yourself:I’ve learned I am stronger than I thought I could be.

Advice to Prospect: It’s for EVERYONE regardless of fitness level or experience.

Jim Tracy

Reason for Joining: I was encouraged by my son, nurtured by his friend and a sense of determination. There were definitely CFO members that made me feel welcome.

Enjoy about Membership: I have had incredible strides in my personal fitness.

Learn about Yourself: I have learned how to pace myself better, not only in competition, but life.

Advice to Prospect: For anyone, CrossFit can seem overwhelming, but it is infinitely scalable. For some, leave your ego at the door.

Jarryd Widhalm

Enjoy about Membership: I really liked all the coaches, their consistency with not letting you use poor form, and that there were always 2 coaches in each class.

Learn about Yourself: I now have a lot more confidence in CrossFit movements.

Advice to Prospect: There are really great coaches who will help you do things the right way and encourage you alot.

Barry Arnold

Reason for Joining: My niece did CrossFit and she looked great. I needed a change, and decided to try it.

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the people here.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that there’s A LOT of room for improvement.

Advice to Prospect: It’s never too late to get better.

MinDee

Reason for Joining: I ended up joining because it challenged me, and was very different than what I was used to.

Enjoy about Membership: I really enjoy all the people and coaches. It is just a great community. 🙂

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that I’m much stronger now and can do things that I couldn’t when I started.

Advice to Prospect: I would tell someone to just do it, they will love it.

Tom Jankowski

Reason for Joining: The coaches and staff are so knowledgeable and made me feel right at home.

Enjoy about Membership: Everyday is new and exciting. All the people that I’ve met are awesome and make you want to keep improving on everything.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that there’s many things that I’m not good at but dedication will help improve that.

Advice to Prospect: It’s the best decision that I’ve made for myself and my body and you’re crazy if they don’t take the same opportunity.

Danielle Ostronic

Reason for Joining: I joined for the coaches, and community

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the support, knowledge, and strength I have gained over time.

Learn about Yourself: You are defined by how much you can lift, or time you finish, it is all part of the journey of getting there.

Advice to Prospect: You will love it, it is designed for every body and everybody.

Deena Marie

Reason for Joining: I joined because Joshuwa talked about it and showed me how great it was and the people!

Enjoy about Membership: I really enjoy our community.

Learn about Yourself: Eating healthier has helped me to get more personal records. I can do more than I ever would have thought.

Advice to Prospect: It is great and worth every penny.

David Reals

Reason for Joining: I wanted to get in shape.

Enjoy about Membership: I enjoy the community and how everyone is tight knit.

Learn about Yourself: I’ve learned that I can do more than I thought.

Advice to Prospect: Just do it. If I can do it then you can too.