Member of the Month – Sarah Bissett!


Congrats Sarah!! Sarah has been crushing it since she joined 5 Valleys CrossFit earlier this year. She has been super consistent and steadily gaining strength and fitness. Big thanks to Rattlesnake Market and Cafe for sponsoring our Member of the Month.

Here is what Sarah had to say:

“I am a 34 year old mom of a 12 year old boy. I work at both Ford and Toyota in the office. I enjoy being outside with my dogs hiking, swimming, going on bike rides, or hanging out at parks.

Before I joined 5 Valleys, I was not really doing anything for fitness. Just my daily routine, walking dogs, house work, wrangling a child, etc. I HATED working out!

I HATED working out! I always felt out of place and judged. I was also at a point physically where I could hardly do anything. My body had been broken from too many car wreaks, being a clutzy my whole life, and not taking care of myself in basically any way.

Those things combined made me feel like dying young would be better than continuing to live. But, I’m a stubborn, selfish person (so I have been told), and decided that i would put myself and my health first from now on and see if i could heal my body and mind.

The biggest change after joining was figuring out my schedule. I now get up around 4:15- 4:30am pretty much everyday as well as having to force myself to go to bed at a decent hour. Which has been a struggle. I have always been a night owl and still deal with insomnia most nights. However, I know that if I get up and go to the gym, I’ll have more energy for the day and be way less irritated with people.

I went from barley being able to walk and extremely overweight, to feeling like I can almost keep up with everyone in class most days. I finally have some strength back especially in single movement, low impact movements. As well as being able to actually do some compound movements. I still hate working out but only in a traditional gym setting. The “Box” has become my “me time” and the space I go to get my head on right, and find some positivity for the day.

Embrace the suck at first and do it! There will continue to be days that suck, but every day after the workout makes it totally worth it. You’ll feel better mentally and physically everyday and continuing into the future. Don’t worry about keeping up at first. No one here is competing with you. We are all competing against ourselves from yesterday. If your struggling, ask for help, from anyone! They will all give it and without judgement. We want you to succeed!

This is NOT a regular gym and that is why I come every morning that I possibly can. We start as a TEAM and we finish as a team. We support and cheer each other on. This place honestly has been a huge blessing in my life, and it will be in yours too.”

Keep up the awesome work Sarah!

Member of the Month – Steve Kemple

Big Congrats to Steve Kemple!!! Long time member Steve is continually trying to improve physically and mentally and most importantly has fun doing it. Way to go Steve! Big thanks to the Rattlesnake Market and Cafe for sponsoring our Member of the Month!

Here is what Steve had to say:

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5 Valleys Fit Challenge!!

We are kicking off our first 5 Valleys Fit Challenge on Monday, September 16th. This 6 week Fitness and Nutrition Program will give you tools, accountability, and support to have you feeling fantastic and performing your best.

Watch the video for details and get yourself registered below:)

Early Bird Pricing until August 31st!
Click Here to Register!

Not a member yet but want to join in the challenge? Click Here!

Member of the Month – Nate Aschliman

What was your biggest challenge prior to joining?

– My biggest challenge prior to joining 5 Valleys was that I was new to town and wanted to not only find the right gym, but the right people to surround myself with. I had a hard time finding what type of gym I wanted to commit to that would better myself for not only my day to day life, but also help make me stronger out on the trails.

How did that challenge make you feel? (more…)

4th of July – Schedule

Wednesday July 3rd – No 7:15pm MTFit class (all other classes run as usual)

Thursday July 4th – Closed

Friday July 5th – Open gym from 4-6 pm (there will be a workout up or you can do your own thing)

Saturday July 6th – Back to regular schedule 7:30 and 8:30am classes

Have an excellent holiday!!!

Member of the Month – Joseph Bailey

Tell us a little bit about yourself (work, family, etc.)

I recently graduated from school with a BS in Geography and I love not being in school anymore! I have been married for seven years, two kids (1 and 6 years old), I live a little less than a mile from the gym.

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Workout Program Tracks

Starting the week of June 10th we will be offering two different workout tracks for members to follow.  We are really excited to be rolling this out as we believe by having these two options we will be able to better serve all of our members and help them reach their goals. Currently we have helped members adjust workouts individually on a case by case basis. This will still be the case but everyone will have a better starting point based on where they are at and what their goals are.  One track will be called Fitness and the other Performance. Below are the focuses of those tracks.

To see the best results from your training you will need to follow one track continuously (not jump back and forth between them).

If you have any questions please reach out to one of the coaches:)

Check out the video above for more details.

Fitness Track:

Your primary goal is to feel good as well as long term health and longevity.

You want to improve overall strength, mobility, fitness, and training consistency so you can enjoy pursuits/activities outside the gym.

Performance Track:

Your primary goal is to develop skills, strength, and fitness more specific to CrossFit.

You have a solid strength, movement, and fitness foundation. You want to test yourself inside the gym and potentially participate in CrossFit style competition.

Member of the Month – Jill Graniero

What were you doing for fitness before you joined?

I stayed active most of my life by playing sports. I payed basketball through high school and  softball all the way through college. Once I graduated from college, I stayed active by doing a ton of endurance races like the Tough Mudder and Spartan Race (I have more participation medals then I can count). Those races are usually a combination of strength and endurance, so I decided to join CrossFit in order to better prepare myself. I joined a local CrossFit gym back in my hometown of Staten Island, NY, and I have been doing CrossFit pretty consistently for about 7 years now.

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Workout Posts

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