“CrossFit itself is defined as that which optimizes fitness (constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity). CrossFit is also the community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together. In fact, the communal aspect of CrossFit is a key component of why it’s so effective.” – Courtesy of Crossfit Inc
Established in 2015, CrossFit Onerous is dedicated to improving the lives of the Southeastern Ohio region through exciting, results-driven, high intensity group training. Realizing the need for an alternative to the traditional workout routine in Southeastern Ohio, CrossFit Onerous’ mission is to create a “community of fitness” through the CrossFit discipline to anyone – from ages 8 to 80 who are in shape, out of shape, or wanting a different shape – interested in escaping the “norm.”
Our certified trainers are passionate about driving you to achieve your fitness goals through safe, effective, yet challenging group sessions that utilize everyday movements to improve overall strength and conditioning. We urge you to stop in anytime to give it a shot…but we’ve been told CrossFit is addicting, don’t say we didn’t warn you!!!
A few years ago I found myself brand new to CrossFit and doing an express drop-in class in Scottsdale, Arizona. I fell in love right away! The closest CrossFit boxes were 30 minutes away, but I attended as often as I could. After learning more and being asked to open a box in Cambridge, my step-brother (Coach Eric Johnson) decided we could make it happen with one of our company's old warehouses, and did. I love working out and pushing myself, but I could have never imagined how good it would feel to help others get better and do things they never thought possible. I've watched so many people become more fit, more confident and overall more happy with themselves because of CrossFit. I now have a Level 1 and Level 2 certification for coaching CrossFit and have hundreds of new friends! Our goal is to help people get more fit and have fun doing it.
A self-proclaimed “fitness fanatic,” Eric remembers filling weights with sand when he was 10 years old so he could “workout.” After a lifetime of spending countless hours in the gym, Eric felt he was in optimum shape. But, much like Doug and Patrick, after trying CrossFit a few times he realized he had a long way to go. Soon after this introduction to the discipline, Eric accepted the challenge of taking his fitness to the next level and dove into CrossFit with both feet. While the intense workouts are rewarding, the people within each CrossFit gym is what truly draws Eric to the discipline. Whether it was his first day in a CrossFit gym or his first day after becoming a CF-1 trainer, Eric always felt welcome and truly a part of the CrossFit community. Outside of CrossFit Onerous, Eric is HR administrator and senior VP at the Hartley Company. He has a four-year-old daughter named Leah who he hopes will follow in her daddy’s fitness footsteps.
Patrick’s competitive spirit, mixed with a lifetime of sports and fitness, provided what he assumed was a great level of fitness. For many years he and Doug Hartley challenged each other in, and out of the gym, attempting to push their workouts to the next level. As part of this competition Doug took Patrick through a CrossFit session and Patrick quickly realized he was entering a whole new world of fitness.
Always open to challenging and educating himself, Patrick feels he is working toward his personal best in physical fitness at the ripe young age of 50 (ish). Understanding the CrossFit discipline has been a rewarding, eye-opening experience and Patrick looks forward to helping others optimize their fitness through the constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement world of CrossFit.
After struggling to get back in shape after my 2nd baby in 2 years, I decided it was time to stop putting it off and finally go try out CrossFit. I had been considering going to CrossFit on and off since it opened about 10 months earlier and after attending my first class, the only regret I had was that I hadn’t started it sooner! CrossFit quickly became a very important part in my life as I had never experienced this level of exercise in any of my previous fitness methods and loved how I felt after every class pushing myself past what I previously thought was possible. The encouraging community and helpful coaches kept me coming back and I became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer about 6 months later. For me, the most fulfilling part about CrossFit as a coach is to help people reach and achieve goals they never knew they had or thought they could reach as well as helping people get better every day! As a wife and mom of two young sons, I also understand the impact of committing to the workouts as time for myself, to work on being my best self for my family both mentally and physically.
I started crossfit in March of 2015. I really believed that I was in some of the best shape of my life. I had spent months training for a marathon and ran in the Columbus marathon in October of 2014. Starting crossfit, I was very skeptical because I didn’t understand how something that used weightlifting and bodyweight training could compare to the cardio workout I got while running. I quickly learned that it didn’t compare. I learned that it was far more intense. The constantly varied workouts help me to target every part of my body and maintain my cardio. I have loved the workouts ever since. Crossfit has changed my physical and mental well being. I am far more productive at home, at work, and as a mother. When I was offered the opportunity to coach crossfit, I couldn’t have been more excited. I am an Intervention Specialist so the love of teaching has always been a part of who I am. Watching people progress, and building many new friendships, has been such a blessing.
I first found CrossFit in 2012. I immediately enjoyed the way it brought back memories of my many years of wrestling practices. I had been doing CrossFit on and off at home before becoming a member at Onerous in March 2015. I quickly fell in love with the community aspect that I had yet to discover prior to Onerous. Without expecting it, I soon found it very rewarding to help other members work on form and movements. My next move was to complete my L1 CrossFit course to become a coach. The thing I enjoy the most about CrossFit is not necessarily hitting a PR of my own, but helping someone else accomplish something that they (at some point) thought was impossible.
CFMentality Co-Owner, Co-Founder, Lead Programmer and Coach
-CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and Competitor
-Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education (K-12)
Scott Graduated from the University of Mount Union and worked as a health and physical education teacher at Mentor High School (2011-2013). During those two years Scott ran the schools strength and conditioning program, coached football and wrestling. In 2012 Scott made his mark in the CrossFit Open winning the first workout, which lead to the opportunity to open a facility were he can join and share his passion with the CrossFit community, CROSSFIT MENTALITY
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