The years before opening CrossFit IGNITE, I was a personal trainer at corporate health clubs. I was burned out, spent, and honestly, I was over it.
I hit a point where I said, “I am never training anyone again.” The corporate setting was not for me and it started to wear on me as a person. I wanted to influence people and help them. I wanted to create an environment where people could come as an escape, a place free of judgement, a place where you can come to workout or just talk to a friend, a place where the overall goal was to just be better. I believe you must love yourself, your team, and your clients FIRST and everything else will fall into place. Once I found CrossFit, I knew it was the right fit for what I wanted to achieve.
Within the first year of finding CrossFit, I became certified, and opened the doors to a brand new 1200 sq ft garage gym! Over the next few months, my passions and interests grew. I knew it was only a matter of time I would have to jump in the fire with both feet, and take on this new venture full force. That day came when I was let go from my corporate job for “being to relational with people and not focused enough on the bottom line.” They thought it was a fault to be more interested in a person’s well being than how much money they could make the gym. Their bottom line was not my bottom line. And even today, I still follow that ethos. My vision now became crystal clear.
At CrossFit IGNITE, you are part of a community of like minded people, all working toward a common goal: to be better at life! We just use fitness as the catalyst to ignite that passion. You will find an environment where you can be yourself because we will accept you for who you are. We want YOU to be YOU!
We have been through it all in the past 9 years of being open.
From flooding, to deaths in the family, to young love growing into marriage. Nothing is more fun than a CrossFit Wedding!!! Trust me!
CrossFit IGNITE is the first true CrossFit gym in Bergen County / Rockland area opening in early 2009. We were the 12th CrossFit to Affiliate in NJ and still keep thriving in business and that is not due to anything but the heart and compassion the staff at CFI put forth everyday to set the plate for each of our athletes to achieve greatness.
At CrossFit Ignite, you train as a group, working towards a common goal. Members and coaches support and push each other to achieve things you never thought possible. You share in not only each other’s struggles but also each other’s triumphs. Our smaller class sizes with a 1 on 1 coaching feel can not be found elsewhere. Our easily adaptive program is for ANYONE and the heart of what makes CrossFit IGNITE tick, it’s what helps people succeed in meeting their fitness goals safely and effectively, and what keeps them coming back for more. At CrossFit IGNITE, YOU ARE family!
CrossFit IGNITE is different and we will prove our worth through passion, sincerity and service.
Make the commitment – contact CrossFit IGNITE to experience what it’s like to push your limits and reach your potential!