I found CrossFit in 2007 and quickly realized it was the best platform for getting in shape and having fun while doing it. We started workouts in the garage and by 2008 a business had formed organically: CrossFit Salem. In 2009 we moved the gym from the garage into a commercial facility. With the business growing I quit my engineering career in 2010 and focused 100% on CrossFit Salem. The early years were fun and challenging as we broke new ground for functional fitness in Salem. Over the next three years CFS continued to grow and we added 4 babies to our life! In 2012 we moved our business again into an abandoned Golds Gym facility on Fairview Industrial (still here). In 2013 we branched out and helped open CrossFit West Salem as well as NW Fit Games (CrossFit style events). What started as a way to get in shape for me, ended up being a thriving fitness community. Carol and I are blessed to have met some amazing people in Salem all while embracing small business ownership. The pandemic in 2020 rocked small business owners in Oregon and specifically the fitness industry. In true CrossFit fashion we weathered that storm with the help of our amazing trainers and members. Once again CFS is thriving and positively impacting many lives in the Salem area. We love our community and will continue to promote health and wellness for the people of Salem.