Jason Hsu

It has been exactly a year since I stepped foot in Gardens CrossFit – first ever CrossFit box in my life. I have to say that I was nervous and the thought of going to a CrossFit box was [...]

Marcia Greenwald

BIG congrats to Marcia on her progress here at GCF! She has lost just over 20lbs and gained confidence & energy. Before starting with GCF she was an avid runner, felt in shape but could not [...]

Siiri Hasey

It’s a normal Summer Florida morning, hot and humid with a chance of rain. It was getting close to 6am, there was some loud music blaring, you can hear it from the parking lot. The 5am REV crew [...]

Shane Moser

I thought I could escape without subjecting you all to my writing, but alas here we are! No, I am honored to be BAMF just as I am honored to have been a member of Gardens CrossFit for the past 4+ [...]

Mike Madison

When I was approached by Miki regarding being selected to be the BAMF I really didn’t know what to say. I was a bit shocked and taken back. Especially as this is the month where GCF is to [...]


Have you met our new BAMF?! Of course you have, everyone knows him! This is truly a stand up guy, honest, kind and funny. Read his story here! Congrats buddy, you deserve it!

Chris Burnett

I think the head to toe goose bumps I got when Miki approached me with this news confirms how honored I am to be a recipient of the Gardens Crossfit BAMF. I was raised in a single family home in [...]

Melissa Rodriquez

When Eddy and I began GCF we had been trying to get pregnant for a while and after a few months at GCF it finally happened! If you ask me, GCF totally helped in making that happen because I [...]

Liz Katz

Wow, it’s such an honor to be included in such an amazing group of people.  I came to GCF a few months after having my first baby, Frankie, whom most afternoon class attendees have probably [...]

Bonnie Billing

First I’d like to say how honored I am to be a part of the BAMFs club! I began my journey at GCF a few years ago but I must admit, I wasn’t as serious about sticking to a fitness [...]

Ingrid Delgado

Wow! Who would have known that that you could be nominated for BAMF while pregnant? What a honor. I started at Gardens Cross fit in May of 2014. After having my first son, I was looking to try [...]

Mandy Broth

When I first joined GCF I  was just looking to get in better shape and simply feel better overall. The normal regimen of what I was doing just wasn’t cutting it for me. I was finding myself [...]

Congrats Mary!

Most of you know this lady. She is funny, strong, at the gym all of the time, and even her kids WOD at GCF. She’s probably kicked your butt in a WOD, or came to a competition to cheer you [...]

Luis Velez

In 2008 I returned to Bamberg, Germany from my first deployment to Afghanistan. My friends and I started taking fitness seriously and taking all kinds of supplements to get “big”. We used to do [...]

Jon Gonzalez

Wow. BAMF. This is great! I can’t believe it, at the same time I’m honored to have this title. Hi everyone, I’m Jon G. 24yr old local guy who started CrossFit last June and have been hooked ever [...]

Hanna And Olivia

Words from Hanna… WAIT REALLY?! I’m beyond honored to be the BAMF of the month with my sister!! Rybolt’s represent! When I started at GCF a little over a year and a half ago, I did not [...]

Malcom Rhymer

Three years ago I graduated college weighing in around 260. I felt and looked like shit. I moved back home to Florida to find a job and get my life rolling. That was easier said than done. When I [...]

Mel Pollock

Looking at all the great spotlights below, it is apparent similar themes attract us to Gardens CrossFit: Teamwork, camaraderie, self-improvement, goal achievement, community, expert coaching and [...]

Sarah Conlon

I love Gardens CrossFit. No, really…. I think I LOVE it! I wake up in the morning thinking about it. I go to bed looking at the GCF website checking to see what the next day’s workout will [...]

Marnie Nickels

  Me?! I am totally honored to have the opportunity to share my experience with CrossFit. I was never athletic growing up, I didn’t really have any hobbies either. I always loved gymnastics, [...]

Natalie Terrana (August)

Athlete?! Me?! Huh?! I never thought that people would refer to me as an “athlete” let alone athlete of the month for such an amazing box! When I joined GCF in the beginning of May I didn’t quite [...]

Jesea Jeannette

“WHAT?? For real?!? Uh, YES! Of course! Holy crap!!” That was my reaction when I was asked to be June’s BAMF. To say that I’m honored is an understatement! If you know me, you know how much I [...]

Tina Bitondo

Hmmm… Where to start… Ok got it! So. Me and working out? Yeah, we were not friends for a long time. I have this life goal of working as a Firefighter/Medic, and life seemed not to be [...]

Tom Brown

First off let me correct any misconception on what B.A.M.F. really means… Below Average & Moderately Flatulent… to which I say, I’m honored. So I joined CrossFit about [...]

Mary Hallman

Two years ago, my friend Sherry and I were looking to change up our weekly “girls night” activity. You see, we’d done line-dance lessons, yoga, Pilates, Jazzercise and yes, even hula-hoop [...]


JAMES CHURCHTOP 10 REASONS TO TRAINAT GARDENS CROSSFIT No.10 You get to say snatch, rack, and jerk and no one thinks you’re a perv. No. 9 Love getting my LMFAO on while squatting. No. 8 No one [...]


I joined Gardens CrossFit about 16 months ago. I’m 55 years old and a lifelong fitness enthusiast. I’m a native of Warren, Ohio – 47 years there. I work in sales, and I work with an assistant. In [...]