Thank you for your interest in CrossFit Surprise! We are located in the Fry’s Marketplace on the
Corner of Greenway and Cotton in Surprise AZ. We are dedicated to helping
people get in the best shape of their life. Whether you are a couch potato
trying to get motivated, an athlete looking to earn a division 1 college sports
scholarship, or you just want to have fun doing something with your friends or
want to meet new friends who share your same goals for a healthy lifestyle, we
are here to help! We are 100% dedicated to serving all of your fitness
needs in a fun supportive team atmosphere.
When you train at CrossFit Surprise you will learn the fundamental skills of CrossFit. If there
is a particular exercise you are struggling with we will work with you until
you are comfortable jumping in with a class. You will gain/restore
functionality to your life, and you will be surrounded by others who share your
passion for staying healthy & fit! CrossFit Surprise is not your
typical “big box gym” where you sign up and then are left alone to navigate all
the equipment unless you hire a trainer which can cost $200.00 per month for
once a week sessions! Each time you walk through our doors you will have the
attention of one of our coaches, you are never left to figure it out on your
Why try us? Well, there are a few things to consider:
1. We all need a coach. Regardless of our fitness level and expertise, we all have a tendency to program our own workouts to what we are good at. At CrossFit Surprise we will have you
engage in activities that will help you achieve optimal performance in all ten
physical skills (cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, flexibility, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy).
2. CrossFit Surprise is more than 4 walls and some equipment. It is a community of
likeminded people who are there to improve their fitness and support the people
around them. It is an atmosphere that fosters family. We will NOT lock you in
to 1 year or 18 month EFT commitments that you cannot get out of or are
responsible for finding someone to buy the remainder of your contract. Our goal
is to have you as a happily returning member of our family. Our EFT agreements
are always NO COMMITMENT and you can cancel anytime with in person or written
3. The CrossFit prescription for fitness is “Constantly Varied Functional Movements executed
at High Intensity”. We are not wasting time here doing movements that are
not functional to life. The workouts we program are filled with exercises that
will greatly improve your cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, strength,
flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance.
By excelling and holding a priority in these 10 general physical skills we will
improve our quality of life & keep ourselves from the onset of decrepitude!
Just saying the word ‘decrepitude’ makes me want to train at CrossFit Surprise
just so I can avoid getting it!
Some words from the CrossFit founder Greg Glassman: “CrossFit is the principal strength and
conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams,
military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of
other elite and professional athletes worldwide.
Our program delivers a fitness that is, by
design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing.
Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on
average, punish the specialist.
The CrossFit program is designed for universal
scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual
regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals
with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We
scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.
The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree not kind. Our hunters, skiers, mountain bike riders and housewives have found their best fitness from the same regimen”. (Courtesy of CrossFit, Inc.)
All our coaches are at least CrossFit level 1 certified and are currently and constantly working on continuing their fitness education.
Mike Westerling, Head Coach, When looking for a CrossFit coach experience matters! Mike has been a strength and conditioning coach for over 27 years. Over the past 30 years he has earned his BS in Biology and competed in Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Strongman and Grappling. In addition to competing in these sports he has also coached athletes to achieve their best in these sports. He is the coach of the 2013 World’s Strongest Woman and the reigning 2014 America’s Strongest Woman Kristin Rhodes. He has trained everyone from people who have never worked out a day in their life who are just wanting to regain their health, to pro strongmen trying to come back from major injury and virtually everyone in between. His passion is helping people achieve their goals whatever they may be. So whether you are new to CrossFit and just want to improve your health or an experienced athlete looking to improve your performance; Coach Mike will help get you there. Check out the testimonials section to see what people have to say about him!
Jolene Westerling, Manager; Jolene has been working out for the past 20 years and worked as a manager of a big box gym for 12 years. After having her second child she realized she wasn’t getting back in shape as fast as she would’ve liked so she set her sights on a bodybuilding competition to fuel her fire. She asked her husband (Coach Mike) to train her for it and when she saw the results that working with a coach gave her she started to understand why the need for a coach is so important. It’s hard to always know what you need when you are on your own. Having a clear direction and proper instruction on form and technique from an EXPERIENCED coach makes all the difference. She earned her personal trainer certification and started helping others get focused and achieve their goals. She’s switched from bodybuilding style “gym” workouts to CrossFit and has never looked back! Her number one goal has always been and always will be to keep the CrossFit Surprise family happy, healthy and achieving their goals.
Coach Anne Has been doing CrossFit for over 5 years and has been a coach at CrossFit Surprise for almost 2 years. In the CrossFit Open this year she placed 133rd in the world in the masters 40-44 age division and 9th overall in the Southwest region. We are very proud of her accomplishments and look forward to seeing what she will do next!