From The Community

“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” — John Maxwell

YOUR Deep Squats (Thoughts)


Why did you start CrossFit?

My son was about two-years-old when I (finally!) made the decision to prioritize myself and my health. I started going on short runs on my own and eventually started trying pretty much any instructor-led classes I was able to find.

My son is 15 now; so, there were limited options “back then” (LOL!). I am the type of person that is open and willing to try anything once or at least allow for enough time to give it a decent chance. If it does not continue to peak my interest or if I do not feel challenged, I will move on.

I found out a couple of my colleagues were signed up for the Foundations program at a CrossFit gym in SF. CrossFit was not well known at that time; so, I was interested in finding out more after hearing them describe what CrossFit was. I “Googled” it and searched for the closest one I could find around my work because I would work out before or after work. In the summer of 2010 I found CFPA, emailed Tim, and the rest is history…

Why keep coming back?

So many reasons why! I will try to narrow it down because I could go on forever. 

Tim is the only “instructor”/coach I have encountered who I felt truly LOVES to teach and wants what is best for anyone (not just his members). I have dropped into a fair amount of local CrossFit gyms and also when I travel. For me, Tim’s style works for me and is what I need to keep me motivated to show up.

CrossFit workouts are “constantly varied” and they continue to challenge and surprise me.

THE COMMUNITY! As mentioned above, I have visited several gyms and have tried multiple fitness classes. The CFPA community is amazing. I have grown with and have grown close to many people who joined prior to me and after me. I have been on trips with our families together, have shared dinner tables at their homes, and have had many “outside of the gym” hangouts. I have never experienced this comfort anywhere else.


What’s Going On?

CrossFit Teens Has Started!

Who: Boys and Girls aged 12-17

Dates: February 6 – March 28, 2024

When: Tuesdays/Thursdays at 4pm

Led by: Coach Ali

Register (CLICK HERE)

The CrossFit Open

When: March 2nd, 9th, 16th

Saturday mornings at 9am

(Sign Up HERE)

Overheard in Class:

“Can’t win for losing.”



Referrals from The CFPA Community


Beaverland: How One Weird Rodent Made America. An intimate and revelatory dive into the world of the beaver—the wonderfully weird rodent that has surprisingly shaped American history and may save its ecological future.

The World For Sale: Money, Power and the Traders Who Barter the Earth’s Resources. Meet the traders who supply the world with oil, metal and food – no matter how corrupt, war-torn or famine-stricken the source. The modern world is built on commodities – from the oil that fuels our cars to the metals that power our smartphones.


Reacher. Seasons 1 and 2 on Amazon Prime: When retired Military Police Officer Jack Reacher is arrested for a murder he did not commit, he finds himself in the middle of a deadly conspiracy full of dirty cops, shady businessmen and scheming politicians. With nothing but his wits, he must figure out what is happening in Margrave, Georgia. The first season of Reacher is based on the international bestseller, The Killing Floor by Lee Child.

Send me your influences. Music? Books? Movies? Series?