I became passionate about CrossFit because from the moment I stepped into the CFEP box I new it was the place for me. Tons of fun, friendly people in an inviting atmosphere who are working hard, sweating, and throwing lots of weight around. Growing up I was no stranger to physical work. I’d wrestle just about year round, play baseball in the summer, and lift weights and condition to stay in shape. My dad, (a military/state patrol officer) made sure us boys would grow up determined and with a strong work ethic. We even had the pleasure of doing push-ups or running laps around the house when we would get into trouble. I definitely have given my father a lot of credit for the person I am, as well as the physical capacity I have today. After high school and during college, I mostly worked out with friends at Lifetime or Anytime. I eventually grew tired of the same old routine and not really getting better or stronger. Walking into any other gym, people can barely take their eyes off of their phone and have no clue who anyone else is. I knew that CrossFit would be the right place for me. No workouts from day to day are the same and we are a community of hard working people that support and cheer each other on. People get to know each other and become close friends outside of the gym. My favorite part of every day is getting to the gym and seeing all these wonderful people. I absolutely love this CFEP community….there’s no better place to work or get a workout in. What I’m most excited about as a coach is showing people who are new to CrossFit that it can be for everyone. I also love helping current members accomplish their various goals, whether it’s their first HSPU or muscle up, to “PR”ing their beck squat! I try to live by the CFEP motto… “Work Hard Be Nice.” I truly believe with hard work you can accomplish pretty much anything, and being nice.. well why be anything different?! Certifications: CrossFit L1 Trainer, CPR, AED, First Aid Certified
Julie Maines, Coach
CrossFit changed my perception of fitness and perception of myself. I’m passionate about helping people find similar results. I remember coming in early for my introductory CrossFit class while the previous class was just finishing up. I was blown away by what I saw. Here was a group of people of all different ages, shapes, sizes, and fitness levels working out together, encouraging each other, and pushing themselves like I’ve never seen before! It was love at first sight. I joined CrossFit in the fall of 2012. That CrossFit class challenged me in a way that I’ve never been challenged before. I couldn’t wait for my next class to learn new movements so I could work on them and get better. The rest is history. I found my home at CrossFit Eden Prairie. I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing group of people. While working hard on all the different aspects of CrossFit and growing as a CrossFit athlete myself, I find joy in working with others and helping them achieve their goals. Certifications: CrossFit L1 & L2 Trainer; CPR, AED, & First Aid Certified.