I AM ABLE
WHO WE ARE
Imagine getting in the best shape of your life – and having fun while doing it. Inconceivable, you say? We beg to differ.
CrossFit Inconceivable is a group of regular people who become superheroes for one hour every day.
Our athletes come from all different backgrounds, age groups, and abilities, but hold common a passion and determination for embracing the challenge of becoming better.
CrossFit was developed with the idea that elite fitness is for everyone – that the needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ in degree, not in kind.
At CrossFit Inconceivable, we talk a lot about “general physical preparedness” – you should be ready to tackle whatever life demands – but we also have the ability to program to your specific pursuits, be they endurance races, extreme adventures, or Olympic lifting.
Our one-hour group fitness classes in Ashland are held throughout the week and are designed with a warmup and workout that is fun and fresh every day. Each month takes on different theme (e.g. mobility, speed, strength, etc.) with workouts that are performance-based and customized to our members’ abilities
Our coaches are superheroes in their own right, but, first and foremost, are dedicated to your safety and progress.
And our athletes will be right next to you – fighting with you and cheering you on each rep of the way.
At CrossFit Inconceivable, we believe unbelievable fitness is for everybody, consistency trumps intensity and the path to success is paved with good times and good people. We invite you to come check us out and discover the superhero inside you!
- How did you get started in CrossFit? When I was on a student rotation in 2007, one of the physicians (ironically named Dr. Charpentier) asked what I did for a workout. He mentioned I should try out this program called CrossFit that he was using to improve his conditioning for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was ecstatic at the results he experienced over the course of the year. I was directed to www.CrossFit.com and the rest is history. Committed to main site programming for a year or two and loved it. Took a hiatus from the workouts when I moved and realized how empowering they were. Decided to start up again and this time to get involved in the community, joining a local CrossFit box in 2010. Have been an active member and eventually full time coach of CrossFit ever since.
- Why did you become a coach? I initially wanted to learn more about CrossFit since when I started there were limited boxes where I lived in Rhode Island (they were pretty much non-existent in 2007/2008). The level 1 seminar I attended allowed me to get some coaching on my technique and learn more about all things CrossFit (technique/movements, coaching, programming, nutrition, etc).
- What would you tell someone thinking about trying CrossFit? One of Newton’s laws is that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Whatever you put into CrossFit, you will likely get out of CrossFit. It is one of the most enjoyable, rewarding, arduous, and humbling experiences you will ever experience. Do it immediately, give it a good, healthy effort and stay committed.
- What is your favorite food? Too difficult to answer, there are too many foods I enjoy
- Favorite Movie Quote? “A wise fella said, sometimes you eat the bar, and well, sometimes the bar eats you”
- What is your spirit animal? Bear or Dragon
- Favorite CrossFit movement or workout. Building to a max in anything strength, especially Snatch, Clean and Jerk and Squat.
- How did you get started in CrossFit? When I was really into triathlons, my triathlon coach at the YMCA in Providence, RI introduced me to her CrossFit gym because she coached endurance classes there. I started taking CrossFit classes 3x per week to supplement training for triathlons, but jumped into CrossFit as my main sport after I completed a full ironman triathlon in 2012 and decided I never needed to do that again! I actually loved the barbell movements so much that I started training for weightlifting competitions full time, but have been coaching CrossFit and doing the Opens each year.
- Why did you become a coach? I went through such a life-changing transformation within the first few years of getting into CrossFit that I really wanted to share my knowledge and experience with everyone else. Being in CrossFit changed the entire way that I perceived health and fitness, busting all kinds of myths and showing that women can be strong and empowered! I love to take my discoveries and be able to share them with others with my gift of teaching and coaching – nothing excites me more than seeing someone be able to do or achieve something they had never done before, or to see them reach new goals.
- What would you tell someone thinking about trying CrossFit? CrossFit goes beyond just a “way of training” – it can be a lifestyle. I find that many people come in with preconceived expectations that CrossFit is “way too intense” or that you have to be in shape to start…none of which is true! CrossFit is meant to be an approach to fitness that involves expanding your physical capabilities in as many well-rounded and varied ways as possible…scaled to YOUR level. By trying all kinds of different push, pull, hinge, squat, carry, lifting, running, cycling, throwing, jumping movements, you constantly challenge yourself to become better in every single way (and you learn what your weaknesses are so you can become stronger and faster!). Also, the environment of being in a CrossFit gym is by far the most motivating and inspiring place to come to for a workout…everyone here has the same values of “bettering themselves” and achieving more through health and fitness, and the other members here love sharing your accomplishments and help keep you accountable. Allow yourself to learn, try, fail, achieve, fall down, get back up, get out of your comfort zone, and thrive.
- What is your favorite food? Although I usually eat pretty paleo, I love pulled pork nachos with cheese or some short rib tacos with guacamole.
- Favorite Life Quote: “I am not a product of my circumstances, I am a product of my decisions.” – Steven Covey
- What is your spirit animal? A dragon – strong, mystical, energetic, full of courage and power.
- Favorite CrossFit movement or workout. Handstand Pushups and Pistols! I love Benchmark Mary – 20:00 AMRAP of 5 HSPU, 10 Pistols, 15 Pull Ups
- How did you get started in CrossFit? After wanting to try it for years I finally made a deal with myself that if I went back to banking for work that I’d reward myself with a CrossFit membership. I quit banking again, but CrossFit stuck 😉
- Why did you become a coach? Am I coach? I’m just having fun being in the gym.
- What would you tell someone thinking about trying CrossFit? I like a line that I heard CrossFit founder, Greg Glassman, use a little while back: “CrossFit isn’t for everybody, but it is for anybody.” I agree wholeheartedly. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey of pushing yourself and discovering the athlete inside. Also, working out should be fun. If it’s not fun, try something else.
- What is your favorite food? In-N-Out Double-Single. Or beans and rice.
- Favorite Movie Quote (or life quote). I agree with Uncle Rico: Man, I wish I could go back in time…I’d take state.
- What is your spirit animal? Coyote
- Favorite CrossFit movement or workout. I like turtles…er, I mean I like bar muscle-ups (now that I can do one!).
- How did you get started in Yoga? HA, well, I got my start begrudgingly following my friends to classes. I wasn’t a fan of yoga at all. After 5 years of an on-again/off-again yoga relationship I finally met teachers I dug and a style that clicked.
- Why did you become a teacher? To connect with exercise skeptics like myself. I’m hoping my goofy and casual style will be a catalyst for other hard-headed yoga cynics.
- What would you tell someone thinking about trying Yoga? You do you. There are so many flavors of yoga; different styles, teachers, atmospheres. If you don’t vibe with me, there’s someone else you may connect with. Don’t get caught up in what its supposed to look like, try to have fun and do what feels good, even if that means ignoring me.
- What is your favorite food? This is the hardest question, it’s impossible to choose ONE favorite. Top 3: Cookies, Perfect Bars, sushi.
- Favorite movie? The Birdcage
- What is your power song? Return of the Mack by Mark Morrison
- Favorite Yoga movement: Three-Legged Dog w/ Bent Knee
- What is your spirit animal? Badger wearing a jean jacket
- How did you get started in CrossFit? I got started in CrossFit when a friend came up to me and said, “put your hands over your head”, I was like, “all right, so?”, and he was like, “I can help you. Come see me”. The next thing that happened was I was at a local CrossFit gym doing Fran or some other workout, and I was like, “oh look, I can touch my toes, I can lift stuff over head with less pain!” and that was it, I was hooked. I love the workouts and the competivness as well as the sense of belonging and community.
- Why did you become a coach? I became a coach for a couple of reasons:
- To learn more and become better at the movements that were improving my mobility and strength.
- The impact on my life, health and well-being were so significant I wanted to help folks start their journey to a better healthier life.
- What would you tell someone thinking about trying CrossFit? Do it! To put it simply: if you think you might like it, try it. If you never try, you will never know. You like ice cream, right? How did you find out you like ice cream? You tried it and found out you liked it. Secondly, do not believe the hype! The folks that say you will get hurt, that it’s crazy that…fill in the blank. Thirdly, don’t look at the games athletes and think to yourself “I could never do that”. Do you think that if you played flag football you should play in the NFL? Those are CrossFit’s version of professional athletes. You compete against you. So get on the road and see where your journey takes you.
- What is your favorite food? Blue Box Kraft Mac and Cheese and Hebrew National Hotdogs and Velveta Cheese. Some of the worst food in the world for you , but its sooo good on very special occasions like my birthday or something.
- Favorite life quote. “Chin Up Vickt,” Coach Nathan. It changes on about a weekly basis, so stay tuned.
- What is your spirit animal? JD as a Unicorn
- Favorite CrossFit movement or workout. Olympic weight lifting you will usually find me in the strength room, !nconcievable Strength Forever!