I had been in and out of big box gyms for years. I was bored out of my mind and unmotivated. I decided to hire a trainer at the big box gym I was at, and asked them to give me a trainer that would keep my short attention span in check with something different. I was paired with Chuck, because he was certified in a different kind of training called CrossFit. After several more sessions of personal training with Chuck he left the big box gym and decided to start training CrossFit out of his garage.
The weekend I did my intro was the same weekend he opened the current CrossFit FerVor location. I was borderline hypertensive and “fluffy” when I started training at FerVor. My doctor even wanted to put me on medication. Within a few months of training I had lost ten pounds of fat. I was strong, confident and my blood pressure was lowered to a healthy level. After a year of training I completed my CrossFit Level 1 (CFL1) certification and became a trainer. CrossFit has been able to hold my interest for going on two years now. Along this journey I have also met some awesome people that I have a lot of fun with now at FerVor.
I’ve really enjoyed being able to help people reach their goals, and create new ones every day. CrossFit Fervor has changed my life and I’ve seen it change a lot of other people’s too. I hope I get the chance to help you make a change in your life and reach those goals you’ve set for yourself. I look forward to seeing you at a future session at CrossFit FerVor.
Anyone who is familiar with “The Biggest Loser” knows Personal Trainer Bob Harper. Those of you who are unfamiliar with CrossFit may not know that he has embraced CrossFit as his training method. He and his own personal trainer, Sam Upton, recently went to get their CrossFit Level 1 Cert.
Now he is as qualified as Coach Mel and Coach Chuck to help you achieve your goals. Fortunately, CrossFit FerVor here in Mansfield Texas is much more cost effective!
I suspect people get tired of hearing what I have to say about CrossFit FerVor so, for a bit a variety, I thought I would share what some of our athletes have to say about us:
Shayla K. – Teacher & Mom says: “I lost fat and gained muscle and now look sexy in a swimsuit.” And she tells people who are thinking about trying CrossFit FerVor “You’ve got nothing to lose, give it a shot!”
Chad M. – Police Officer says: “I have tried doing individual workouts and used Personal Trainers at the Globo gym and other CrossFit boxes, but at CrossFit FerVor it is more of a family connection where everyone knows everyone. It helps with accountability and its fun giving each other a hard time!”
Kacey S. – Physical Therapist says: “I have gained muscle and lost inches. I am back in jeans I haven’t been able to button for two years and my arms and shoulders are toned.” She used to work out at a “typical gym” and used personal trainers but it was “boring and crowded” but at “CrossFit FerVor other members actually encourage and motivate you to show up and kick ass.” Since joining Kacey has “run her best ever 5K and signed up for her first half marathon” She went on to say “I am able to do things I never thought that I could do.”
Deneen A. – IT Professional says: “It was amazing how CrossFit adapted to me [Deneen is in a wheelchair] with slight modifications. I can feel my body changing. If you are willing to put in some effort and time you can see results and improve your health. If you haven’t tried CrossFit before you must try it because it is so very different. If you have tried other things and they haven’t worked for you this might be just the thing for you. The training at CrossFit FerVor is one of the best decisions that I have made and I am thankful to be a part of the group.”
Maggie G. – Owner M.Power Foods (previous owner Stroller Strides): Has tried “P90X, Earn that Body!, ChaLEAN Extreme, Body Back” as well as “trained for half marathon and triathalon” but she says “The other workouts got old and monotonous very fast. I love that each day at CrossFit FerVor is a new workout!” She has experienced “increased muscle mass, fat loss and improved definition” Despite all the things that she had done prior to CrossFit FerVor she was worried that she “wouldn’t be in shape enough to start” but she tells others “most people start where I started no need to be intimidated.” Additionally “It’s the most empowering workout I have been a part of. You will not regret it!”
There is a fair amount of misconception among the general public that lifting weights will make women look bulky like the body builders or like a man. The Fact is Women were made to be strong and athletic. They were designed to be able to lift and carry things and when they lift they look like women. Curvy and beautiful. Women who are huge bulky “body builders” have had to supplement their training with substances that have them grow in unnatural ways. This WILL NEVER happen by accident. Lift hard, work hard, train hard and display the natural beauty that is aching to reveal itself to you.
Hello my name is Chuck Swain. Several years ago I was much like you. I was checking out this CrossFit thing I had heard about. I was doing well on a number of fronts: My family and I lived in an awesome home in Sydney Australia. I had an excellent job that I was good at and I was able to travel to exotic locations like New Zealand and the Phillipines quite regularly.
But… and here is the big one…I was in terrible shape physically. Fifty pounds overweight, I had obstructive sleep apnea for years and hypertension. My job kept me on the road (or in the air) so pre-prepared meal planning was not in the cards. I didn’t have much time to commit to improving my health (I know how dumb that sounds) and I certainly wasn’t in shape enough to take on something as challenging as CrossFit.
Steaming after a Workout
But that is what I did…I committed to just 3 hours per week and found gyms where I traveled or used CrossFit style programming in hotel gyms to get my 3 per week done.
Long story short, I lost the fat, added some muscle, was deemed (in a sleep study) to no longer have apnea (after 6 years on the CPAP) and fell in love with CrossFit. I became a CrossFit Level 1 (CFL1) certified coach and added certifications in CrossFit Endurance (CFE), NESTA certified as a Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT), CrossFit Strongman Certification with Rob Orlando and CrossFit Olympic lifting. Ran my first half marathon (Sydney) and my first full marathon (Dallas). I have given up the corporate thing to pursue my passion of helping others to improve their performance and their lives. Now at the age of 48 I have devoted myself to being the Best Trainer in Mansfield, Texas. I am constantly learning new skills because you can’t give what you don’t have! I love watching the people I coach accomplish their goals, live more fulfilling lives as they develop new capacity and healthier self images.
I hope you will consider taking control of your life and visit us here at CrossFit Fervor!
I’m just your average 39 year old female. I work full time, maintain my house, take care of our 4 kids, and keep my hubby happy (well sometimes!). I had been over weight for 15 years when Chuck asked me to do CrossFit with him. I very reluctantly agreed, thinking that I’d do it a few times and quit. I know, great commitment huh? Well, my first time walking into a CrossFit gym was in Castle Hill, New South Wales in Australia. When we walked up I saw this red headed muscle guy and a few very fit people working out. I knew it was not a place for me. Chuck talked with Rob (aka the Red Bull) and was like a kid in a candy store. He was so excited and all I kept thinking was this is not a place for me, I do not belong here. Then Chuck told Rob that I said I was too fat to be there. I was mortified that Chuck had shared that bit of info, but Rob didn’t miss a beat and said “Well I can’t think of a better place for her to be”. That was the beginning for me. We came back for our intro a few days later.
When I began this journey, I weighed 217 pounds. I had never lifted weights and I avoided running at all cost. CrossFit has not only changed me physically (I have dropped 42 pounds and 4 dress sizes) but it has also improved my confidence inside and outside the gym. Being able to deadlift 250 pounds is a pretty cool thing to be able to say. And now I am a CrossFit Level One Trainer, something I never even thought I could be.
Mel with CrossFit!
My favorite thing about CrossFit is that it truly is for everyone. All of the workouts are programmed for elite athletes but are infinitely scalable for anyone at any fitness level.
This last year I have shared my experience with anyone who would listen. Now that we have CrossFit FerVor, in Mansfield, Texas, I am able to do this everyday. I get to be a part of improving the lives of those around me and I can’t think of anything I would rather be doing.
I hope you, too, will come by and give us a go. The worst thing that can happen is you don’t like it. No harm in that! However, the best thing that could happen is you find a place that accepts you where you are and works right along with you to ensure you achieve your goals!
Melissa is CrossFit Level One, CrossFit Olympic Lifting and CrossFit Judge certified
Welcome to CrossFit Fervor. We are not just another gym. We are a World Class Training facility located in Mansfield, Texas 76063. Here you will find an inviting environment, professional coaching and state of the art programming designed to help you achieve your goals in the shortest possible time. Safety, Efficiency and Effectiveness are the cornerstones of our program.
You will receive instruction on fundamental human movement (such as squatting and how to pick things up off the ground), progressing into more complex exercises and movements (like gymnastics moves, handstands, pull ups, Olympic lifts, Russian kettlebells, Atlas stones, essentially all the tools necessary to build elite fitness). All movements are infinitely scalable. So the training will meet you where you are and take you as far as you are willing to go.
The training is beneficial for everyone from the 84 year old great grandmother, the severely overweight, and the elite athlete (trust me if you believe you are fit now, you can move to an entirely new level). We have trained persons in each of these categories and more. The needs of these groups do not differ by type but by degree.
If you are here, you have likely tried to make improvements before. The membership at the local globo gym having too much activity and equipment but yielding too little results. Possibly you have tried a boot camp or used a personal trainer, who was at least a reason to come to the gym but was unable to quickly achieve the results you sought or you quickly reached a plateau in your performance or body re-composition goals.
Don’t despair, I have traveled those paths as well, with similar results. I felt better about myself that I was going to the gym regularly but was frustrated with the lack of real results. Until I discovered CrossFit. I know that if you begin this journey it can change your life, as it changed mine and others who have trained with us.
Don’t just take my word for it. If you haven’t heard of CrossFit yet here are things that others have had to say:
SHAPE magazine called it “The Ultimate Workout Challenge” The Author of the article (Renee Woodruff) went on to say: “I have achieved better results in five weeks with CrossFit than with any other attempt I’ve made at exercise. And I’ve pretty much run the gamut, from yoga, Pilates, biking, running, personal training; you name it, I’ve tried it. So give it a go and see if you feel the same.”
Muscle & Fitness magazine (who featured CrossFit Champion Rich Froning on the cover) had this to say: “CrossFit, unlike traditional gym practices, isn’t just about looking good. It’s about actually being good. While it’s billed as a core strength and conditioning program, CrossFit is designed to bolster 10 different domains of fitness: cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, flexibility, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy.”
Men’sHealth Magazine described CrossFit as “The Worlds hottest new workout system” and says “CrossFit is going to transform your body. It’s going to transform your life in ways you can’t imagine.” They went on to say “The reason it works is known technically as undulating periodization,” says m&f Senior Science Editor Jim Stoppani, PhD. “Bodybuilders have always known it as the Weider Principle of Muscle Confusion. By keeping your body guessing, you allow yourself to continue making gains.” We call it “constantly varied”.
We are a community working to improve our lives and lives within our community through community, fitness and healthy lifestyle. We are real people, all of our coaches use the same programming as our athletes. Having been around numerous personal and CrossFit trainers I am amazed at how often this is not the case. Why wouldn’t the training they have for you (scaled appropriately) not be right for them as well?
We like to have fun and believe that maintaining an environment where we can work and play hard together is one of the keys to sustainable health and fitness.
Please take your time, read a bit about us and if you want to be a part of this community sign up for a free introductory session and see if it is something you could get on board with as well.