ABOUT US | Our history
CrossFit Lawrence was founded in the summer of 2010 in the backyard of brothers Thomas and Kyle Thatcher. For two summers we built a foundational community of loyal CrossFitters, who trudged through grass and mud, in the heat and rain, all for the sake of fitness, camaraderie, and competition. In September of 2011, we moved into our first warehouse facility at 701 E. 22nd Street. After 17 months of hard work in a small garage, we were able to revolutionize the CFL community by creating another location, Lawrence Fitness Academy (815 E. 12th Street), no more than 3 miles away in East Lawrence! With this new location came new opportunities. There is now 1600 sq. ft. of bouldering wall in the building, courtesy of David Tindle and his crew. In April 2013, we moved CFL into Lawrence Fitness Academy’s location to create one monster gym of 6000 square feet. A gym with CrossFit classes (CFL), Olympic Lifting classes (CFL), Martial Arts/Yoga classes (CFL), Bouldering (LFA), simple Open Gym time, and much more.
Since day one, we have believed that working out is all about mentality. Change isn’t always a fun thing when it comes to working out, but the first change must start mentally. Working out shouldn’t be a waste of your time, and life is too short to not have fun! We are all about Work Hard, Play Hard, and have fun.
The CFL community has grown over the years because of their ability to work hard, play hard, and have fun. It is a community of passionate individuals who believe that fitness is as simple as 3…2…1…go!
Your goals are only a free Intro Class away. It may not be the easiest thing you have ever done, but it might be the most rewarding.