Chris Hogle Testimonial

CrossFit Burlington

When I first heard of CrossFit it was through a co-worker and I couldn't believe how often she talked about it.  She talked about it so much that it was annoying and we made fun of her and I never gave it much thought to try.

After not being able to motivate myself to go to the gym and wasting my money on a regular gym membership I came out to a free community event at COL with my coworker to try it out.  I loved the atmosphere, environment and energy in the place and had a lot of fun working out in the group setting so I decided to give it a try on a full month membership.

As I started I found that I could feel myself working harder than I had in a long time on my own and even though I was sore I always wanted to come back the next day.  I started seeing noticeable positive results in my body composition and overall health within the first 2 months.  After the second month, I started getting better at all of the complex movements really quickly and loved the progress I was making.  The community was always so supportive and encouraging and made sure to celebrate every milestone and accomplishment (however small it may be).  

Naturally, people like to talk about things they are good at and I found with CrossFit that people are generally proud of the results they achieve and that's why they want to tell you all about it!  I've been doing CrossFit for almost a year and a half now and am still improving all the time and feeling better than ever.  I'm truly grateful to the coaches at COL and the community for inspiring me and helping me achieve significantly more than I was ever able to on my own.  I got fit enough to play rugby for the first time since high school (10 years) and have even noticed improvement in some chronic shoulder pain I have had as a result of a more balanced workout regime and better overall health.

Calling all Yogis"

I learned about Crossfit COL from members of the yoga studio I practice at where I had heard nothing but positive things. At first I was a little intimidated by the intensity of Crossfit workouts but I decided to try a class. The coaches at Crossfit COL, as well as its members welcomed me with open arms and supported me as a beginner to Crossfit. It was very satisfying when I noticed how Crossfit  contributed to improving my yoga practice as it made me stronger both physically and mentally The challenging yet realistic workouts at Crossfit COL combined with its spirit and outstanding sense of community truly makes it one of a kind.

Member since April 2015

Jessica Areias

Cynthia Before and After

Member Cynthia shares her story of the difference  CrossFit COL has made in her life.

Member Cynthia shares her story of the difference CrossFit COL has made in her life.

When I started CrossFit about a year ago I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

I had just turned 40, and as a stay-at-home parent of two young girls, I just wanted to go and get some exercise while my girls were at school. I saw CrossFit COL and thought I’d give it a try. 

CrossFit COL is exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for! I love that the work outs are always varied, which keeps it interesting.  Each exercise can be scaled to any level, so that as a beginner I was doing a safe and slightly modified version of what the seasoned CrossFitters were doing. Slowly, over the weeks and months that followed, I worked my way through progressions of each exercise and I have found myself mastering skills I never dreamt I’d ever be able to do a year ago. I can now do pull-ups, hand stand push ups AND climb the rope. It’s been an incredible challenge and I feel amazed about the skills and strength I’ve gained. 

During all this hard work, I’ve had an absolute blast!! The community at CrossFit COL is amazing. I always look forward to coming to work out, and getting a chance to catch up with people afterwards. On top of all that, the coaches are knowledgeable and encouraging, the programming is excellent, and the “box” itself is bright and clean. 

I feel healthier and more confident than I’ve felt in years! And as a bonus, I can be a role model for my 2 young girls to show them what a strong and active lifestyle looks like!  

Lindsay Pepper

"I joined crossfit COL to bring a new level of fitness to my life, little did I know I would not only gain a new healthy lifestyle but also a community of friends.

The coaches at COL are motivational, driven and skilled to give you the success your body needs. My life has had a complete transformation and I owe that to the box and the amazing inspirational people there."

Gavin Testimonial

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  Oh man the difference is amazing! I no longer have any lower back problems. I have more energy. When I play soccer I feel more agile which is huge for me.  Before I would be running and just feel out of shape and huge. I'm still a working on leaning out more, but I think I have a good foundation set in. And after two months everything from eating healthy and working out is becoming a habit which I think is important.  I feel like a built up relationships with the coaches and members which is great. Makes me feel comfortable and starting to feel like home.

Oh man the difference is amazing! I no longer have any lower back problems. I have more energy. When I play soccer I feel more agile which is huge for me.

Before I would be running and just feel out of shape and huge. I'm still a working on leaning out more, but I think I have a good foundation set in. And after two months everything from eating healthy and working out is becoming a habit which I think is important.

I feel like a built up relationships with the coaches and members which is great. Makes me feel comfortable and starting to feel like home.

Tim Wilson Testimonial

The box at COL is well equipped and clean. The community is fun, friendly and enthusiastic.

But for me, what makes this place and its programming exceptional is the training effect. In the areas that matter to me, COL has made me a Beast. When I fight at my martial arts classes, I have energy and power that nobody else there has! When I canoe and portage, I leave others in my wake!

I'm 50 years old and have never felt so good!

Dan's Story

"Started from the bottom, now I'm here!"

It all began December 2014. I opened a gift from my sister on Christmas and it was for a 3 month membership to Crossfit Col in Burlington. I had heard about Crossfit before but never in a million years did I think I had what it took to be a true cross-fitter.

I remember the introduction class like it was just yesterday. I showed up not sure of what to expect and Jose Nicolas was there to greet me with a "Hey Dude" and I was like "this guy seems legit" so the class finished up and I was exhausted! It was only a intro class for god sakes! I went home and thought to myself is this really for me. So the first ever true class I went to was at 6am. I was so nervous to go, but I got up the courage to get out of bed and go. Best decision I ever made!

Not only is Crossfit Col the cleanest and nicest place to workout but the people and the community that surround it are by far what keeps me coming back. Without the support of our coaches we wouldn't have the dynamic workouts we have day in and day out. It's remarkable what everyone is able to accomplish with the help of Jose, JFlo, Kass, Al, and many other coaches just to name a few.

This place has changed my life. When I started at Col I weighed 205lbs, for those that know me I'm not the tallest 5'7" on a good day. With the help from the community in just 4 months of regular cross fitting I dropped almost 35lbs! To date I weigh 170lbs (put on some muscle that's for sure). With that being said this place not only changed me physically but mentally too. Crossfit makes you push your mind to the point of exhaustion, but with the coaching staff and community behind you, you're able to push through and finish each and every WOD (workout of the day).

Crossfit Col has opened the door to networking with some great people and also helped me achieve goals I never thought imaginable. I want to say thank you to the community for always welcoming me into the box each and everyday! I love Crossfit Col and I will be a client for years to come!

Carla Saris Testimonial

Crossfit Col was just what I needed.  I joined just over a year ago after spending two years at another box.   

I always felt that I had the raw strength and engine but my technique was lacking in most of my lifts as was my gymnastic skills.   The coaches at Crossfit Col identified my inefficiencies immediately and gave me the attention I required to fix my technique.  

My strength continues to increase and my technique is tweaked where required helping me to PR all my lifts throughout the year and I continue to improve my gymnastics.    

Jose, the coaching staff and all the athletes are truely one of a kind, my family away from home.

Diala Canelo

After doing crossfit for a while, and not noticing as many changes as I was expecting, I was looking for a different box, and joined Crossfit COL, a few months after it opened.   I still remember how welcomed I felt, and how impressed I was with the programming of the WOD. They have been constantly challenging from  The beggining, and I've seen many changes in my body. After years of running, cardio has gotten even better and I've been moving up with the weights lifted. All of that while working on form, which at COL is something that is greatly taught.  Coaching is unparalleled, and the box itself is the most well taken care off that I've  been to, here in Canada or overseas. Mornings are Col are simply the best, the camaraderie and motivation of our  ‪9:30  class is something that I love and feel grateful for. Col is not simply a great box, it's family to me.

After doing crossfit for a while, and not noticing as many changes as I was expecting, I was looking for a different box, and joined Crossfit COL, a few months after it opened. 

I still remember how welcomed I felt, and how impressed I was with the programming of the WOD. They have been constantly challenging from

The beggining, and I've seen many changes in my body. After years of running, cardio has gotten even better and I've been moving up with the weights lifted. All of that while working on form, which at COL is something that is greatly taught.

Coaching is unparalleled, and the box itself is the most well taken care off that I've  been to, here in Canada or overseas. Mornings are Col are simply the best, the camaraderie and motivation of our ‪9:30 class is something that I love and feel grateful for. Col is not simply a great box, it's family to me.

Sherry Wilson Testimonial

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After my son pointed out my "muffin top" I knew it was time to do something about my health. 

I was terrified to walk through the door at Crossfit Col as I hadn't worked out consistently in nearly 10 years.  I was worried I wouldn't be able to keep up and I was self conscious that I had minimal knowledge using weights. Now, at 43, I am in the best shape of my life and I feel amazing! 

I enjoy being in the company of strong and powerful women who are my age or older! I am motivated by them and I feel their non judgemental encouragement each time I workout.  I appreciate the knowledgable coaching staff and I am grateful for their support! 

Thank you Crossfit Col

Ovidiu Negoi Testimonial

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      I’ll have to be honest and say I didn’t expect much when I first joined. I’ve never been a gym person – and that is because everything I’ve tried before cannot even begin to compare to Crossfit.    What I have found instead at Crossfit COL was a great group of friends always willing to help and a dedicated and extremely talented group of coaches. This was a life changing experience for me.    I needed a challenge and I needed an environment where everyone is friendly and willing to help and most importantly getting a thrill seeing everyone succeed and improve along the way.    I cannot stress enough how much I enjoy and recommend Crossfit COL to anyone.

 I’ll have to be honest and say I didn’t expect much when I first joined. I’ve never been a gym person – and that is because everything I’ve tried before cannot even begin to compare to Crossfit.

What I have found instead at Crossfit COL was a great group of friends always willing to help and a dedicated and extremely talented group of coaches. This was a life changing experience for me.

I needed a challenge and I needed an environment where everyone is friendly and willing to help and most importantly getting a thrill seeing everyone succeed and improve along the way.

I cannot stress enough how much I enjoy and recommend Crossfit COL to anyone.