Meet The Owners

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Picture of CrossFit Eden Prairie owners, Curt and Anna, and their daughter, Hadley.

Curt, Anna, and their daughter Hadley love their CrossFit Eden Prairie & CrossFit Prior Lake family. It has been amazing to see the support that this community has given them, both professionally and personally. As cliche as it may seem, their love of CrossFit has cemented Curt and Anna’s relationship even further, but is also going to foster an amazing environment of support, fun, and happiness for their daughter to grow up in. This is a family that has a love for health and fitness, a desire to grow something special, and a goal of surrounding themselves with great people. CrossFit Eden Prairie & CrossFit Prior Lake are where all of those things come together!

 

Anna Follman, Coach & Owner

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I grew up participating in both individual and team sports but my true passion was in gymnastics and track and field. I went on to compete for the Blugolds as a gymnast and sprinter/jumper at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. After retiring from collegiate athletics and receiving my degree in Kinesiology, my professional experience has ranged from personal training, coaching gymnastics, sports performance training, and corporate wellness. Although I believe my calling is in the health and fitness industry, I continued my search for something that truly brought me more excitement in my day-to-day life. In January of 2011, I started CrossFit and I have been addicted ever since! Members of CrossFit appreciate it for different reasons; my most important reasons are the strong sense of community, technical-based coaching, constant exercise variety, and of course, its effectiveness in my overall strength, endurance, and physical appearance. I can honestly say that I have never left a CrossFit workout feeling like I didn’t get the most out of the class. Given how much I have fallen in love with CrossFit, it is extremely fulfilling for me to get to share this experience with every member of CrossFit Eden Prairie & CrossFit Prior Lake! As an owner and coach, it is my priority to make sure each individual feels supported wherever they are at in their CrossFit journey. Having an extensive background in coaching all ages and skill abilities it allows me to be very effective at personalizing workouts, even within the group class setting. Certifications: CrossFit L1 Certified Trainer; CrossFit L2 Certified Trainer; B.S. in Kinesiology – Human Performance, Sport Performance; CPR & AED Certified.

 

Curt Follman, Coach & Owner

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The health and wellness industry is where I have spent my entire career. This has taken me to personal training, fitness management, group exercise instruction, health and wellness coaching, and wellness service sales. When I first started CrossFit, I immediately knew that I was hooked for life. To be honest, it frustrated me knowing how I had trained clients (and myself) for all of these years. It’s a great feeling when you are actually excited to go workout, even when you know it’s going to be very hard. That’s directly related to the addictive nature of CrossFit and the personal relationships you have with your coaches and fellow members. As a coach, my objective is to get the best out of each and every member. Each person who steps through our door is going to be at a different fitness level, strength level, flexibility level, confidence level, etc. This excites me as a coach because it allows me to constantly need to adapt. My years of coaching and training have instilled the understanding that no two people are alike, and it truly is a skill to be able to peel back the layers to get an individual ready and motivated to make changes. Those changes do not happen overnight either, so having a relationship deeper than just a casual “Hi” and “Bye” is important to navigate each members’ path to better fitness. Certifications: CrossFit L1 Certified Trainer; CrossFit L2 Certified Trainer; B.S. in Exercise Physiology; CPR & AED Certified.

Picture of Hadley, Curt and Anna's daughter.  Picture of Hadley, Curt and Anna's daughter.

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