What are the benefits of joining a community-based fitness gym?

First and foremost, CrossFit Bench Community Fitness offers the best value for your money, compared to any other type of gym. The primary reason is that we are locally owned and operated, and the goal of the members of our community-based gym is to provide help, support, and encouragement for each other. You’ll find the environment more welcoming and less intimidating.

Further, you’re getting your workouts programmed and lead by a certified coach and expert on a daily basis. Rather than walking into this gym without a plan, we’ve already written one for you and will lead you through it with the group each day!

At the end of each workout, you’ll receive a unique report card that tracks your progress. We also take snapshots of your workout every day and store them in our system. This is nice because it allows you to compare your progression from week to week so that you know when you’re making gains, and when your body may require some recovery.

A community-based group fitness gym is also better for your health than being at home physically inactive. There are many studies that have shown that individuals who exercise with others and share their thoughts are less lonely and suffer from depression less which has a direct link to physical health.

When it comes to making your lifestyle shift, you’re going to be in a group of people that are on the exact same page as you. You’ll get accountability from other members are also Lincoln locals (who also want and need to make progress!). It’s a fun, social atmosphere where everyone is striving for the same goals!

Finally, another benefit of joining a local community-based group fitness gym is that it will help you stay in shape for anything since you’re getting a variety of new workouts regularly and constantly bettering yourself!

Through our experience of working with thousands of Lincoln locals at CrossFit Bench Community Fitness over many years now, there are some other benefits too! You’ll find yourself going to the gym more often, you’ll feel better about yourself and your confidence will grow. This all typically leads to weight loss or a healthier lifestyle overall!

Feel free to contact us anytime with questions on how we can help you make a lifestyle shift! I hope this article was helpful in encouraging you to get involved with our group fitness classes.

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In 2016 Stephen walked into a CrossFit gym for the first time, having never
worked out a day in his life. He was looking for a change – from being a couch
potato, smoker and avid video games player to being able to keep up with his
wife and 2 children and have a healthy active life. Having previously struggled
with food and diets, he has learned how to have balance and use it to fuel my
body. “I am amazed at how much CrossFit quickly changed my life”.
Stephen’s love of CrossFit comes from its fun and encouraging community;
always willing to help you achieve your fitness goals whatever your skill level.
CrossFit is his passion after recently acquiring his CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CFL1). He’s eager to learn, to share and to walk alongside you in your fitness


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Mel walked into her first CrossFit gym over five years ago and was hooked
before the door closed behind her. Each workout is a new chance to improve
and step outside of your comfort zone and that is something that not only
drives me, but something i promote to other people. I am a believer that
showing up, being consistent and doing your best will help you achieve your
goals and improve your quality of life.


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Luke started CrossFit in 2018 after he and his wife found themselves lacking
motivation with the regular gym routine. Through CrossFit, Luke has met some
of his closest friends and has achieved many fitness goals that he thought were
impossible when he first started. “The opportunity to be part of a great
community keeps him coming back to the gym every day” . Luke has his CF-L1
and, through coaching, enjoys helping members meet or exceed their
expectations. Outside of the gym, Luke enjoys staying active and spending time
with his wife, Wynona and dogs, Opie and Luna.


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Heidi is a bad-ass mother to Harper and Brooks, come by the gym and you’ll be
sure to meet them too (CrossFit Games 2036). Heidi started CrossFit over 9
years ago as she felt that her normal gym routine just wasn’t keeping her
motivated or getting her the lifestyle that applied to her existing goals. Through
CrossFit she found the sense of community and accountability she was missing.
Heidi was a competitive gymnast and coached at the provincial level while she
was attending college. She joins the team with a Level 2 Mens/Womens
gymnastics coaching background and now CF-L1.


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Mike found CrossFit over 12 years ago while looking for a better way to train for
his lifestyle and the sports he enjoyed which included football, volleyball,
mountain biking, running, and rowing. Upon realizing that traditional gym
programming was doing little to improve his fitness, he did his first CrossFit
workout and was hooked. After spending the last several years training alone in
his garage gym, Mike joined our CrossFit community when it opened because
he missed the sense of camaraderie and atmosphere. He then noticed the huge
support in the community and push towards improving their health. Coaching is
not a new challenge for Mike and looks forward to sharing his passion for
CrossFit and helping the members achieve their own fitness goals


CrossFit Level 1 Trainer



Hi Team! I am the proud owner at CrossFit Bench. When I found CrossFit in
2015, I was truly unaware of the importance that this sport and community
would have in my life. I am ALWAYS on the move; quite active from a young
age, outdoor activities being my go to – preferably ones in the summer months.
Before CrossFit my exercise routine was 90% cardio and fuelled by ill-advised
nutrition. For a long time I allowed the number on the scale to dictate my
happiness. My first day at Crossfit exposed me to true fitness, some STRONG
women, and started my journey to a healthier lifestyle. These days we find a
happy balance for Life and Exercise and we lift a LOT more; fuelling this body to
help it perform, as opposed to meeting a number on a scale.You can be sure to find me around the gym 24/7, with my Fur-Kid Bella following
closely behind (…what’s better after a workout than a CrossFit Therapy Dog).
I aspire to help others find their balance, accompanied with the supportive
environment of this community to a life full of health and wellness.


CrossFit Level 3 Certification
 Bachelors in Exercise Science, Master in Kinesiology, USA Weightlifting, CrossFit Kids, Adaptive CrossFit, Precision Nutrition, Cenegenics Nutrition


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