Who We Are
Collective Mvmnt, home of CrossFit Eminence, was founded in June 2011 with the goal of bringing the CrossFit model to a community which, at the time, did not have access to. Knowing that a gym is only as strong as the community that supports it, we are committed to providing world-class coaching, programming and customer service.
We are a fitness community that offers an array of services. We have CrossFit, USAW Barbell Club, Personal Training, CrossFit Kids, Boot Camps, and more. Outside the gym we have exclusive business relationships with pilates and yoga studios. We are always there coaching you and pushing you to be your best. To accommodate the 40+ hour work week, we offer over 45+ class times each week.
We are all about Building A Stronger Community.
Collective Mvmnt wants to be your gym and coach you through the most effective training methods of Weightlifting, Gymnastics, and High Intensity Cardio. There isn’t a strength and conditioning program anywhere that works with a greater diversity of tools, modalities, and drills.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
USAW Club Coach
Strength Specific Seminar – Bronze Level
The idea of weight lifting was first introduced to me as a 145lb high school freshman. My high school football coach coached me when I was “accidentally” placed in a PE weightlifting class that was supposed to be filled with just upperclassman jocks (also a new thing to me). Needless to say I was extremely intimidated by the huge men (I say huge and men because they all had beards and walked around with authority, and I had a peach fuze mustache). I could never compete with their back squats, cleans, and dead’s so I stayed away and stuck to the cable machine. As the high school years progressed I started to get stronger and began getting more involved with sports; specifically swimming was my strong suit. Upon graduation in 2002 I was an earth shattering 165lbs, and with the amount of competition level swimming I was doing, I was in the best shape of my life.
I continued to lift weights throughout college, ensuring to hit my chest, back, legs, etc. days. After college I joined the Army and was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and was lucky enough to attend a few special schools to include Sapper Leader Coarse (similar to Ranger School but for Engineers). I eventually deployed to Iraq, and while deployed I used the gym to stay busy and started to gain some muscle. After my re-deployment I was weighing around 215lbs. I met my wife, Lindsey, while in the Army and she first introduced me to my first WOD and I was hooked! None of previous workouts or sports had compared to the feeling I had after completing Fran and laying on the floor in a pool of sweat.
My wife and I were fortunate enough to open an affiliate in early 2011. My “job” now consists of training and educating our community; helping change them in the same great ways CrossFit has changed our lives. I get to show them how to be better not only in the gym, but in life. Looking back on my previous experiences, I could not imagine doing anything else.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
CrossFit Movement and Mobility
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
Strength Specific Seminars – Bronze Level
I grew up in a small town, Ashland, WI where I was an active kid. I played volleyball, basketball, and track. Fitness and exercise have always been important parts of my life. Throughout High School and College I regularly lifted weights and played at least one sport every semester and/or season. After college I commissioned into the Army, in which while deployed from 2007-2008, I got more involved with CrossFit. While in the Army I taught aerobic classes, boot camps, and cross training at the post gym. I continued on as a Personal Trainer for over one year at a globo gym after I got out of the military. There I taught boot camps, spin classes, personal training, and conducted small group training sessions.
None of my previous athletic experiences could even begin to compare to CrossFit. I was immediately hooked! It is the best fitness program that I have been involved with. Ever since I started, I haven’t thought about doing anything else. I got Level 1 certified in September 2009 at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. From there I continued to train on my own until I moved out to Colorado in May 2010 and joined an affiliate. After joining an affiliate, my progress (strength, health, & mental toughness) grew exponentially. After seeing how it changed my life, I want to share the same experience with my community, which brought me to today.
“You can have results or excuses…not both.”
CrossFit Level 1
I was born and raised on Big Island, Hi. Growing up in a smaller town there wasn’t much city life to experience. Having four brothers and sisters sitting inside watching TV was never an option. We had a big yard surrounded with rainforests, we spent our days on our trampoline, riding bikes and always night games of hide n seek. Playing outside, camping and going to the beach was our way of life. Active was a lifestyle, being in sports wasn’t really the focus but we were never allowed to play video games or watch crazy amounts of TV. Growing up next to the beach introduced me to surfing and body boarding at a young age and the beach and ocean has always been my passion. When I was in the 8th grade we moved to Oahu. In high school I dabbled in sports playing softball and paddling (canoe). During my junior year I found diving. All my friends were divers (free divers); spear fishing/diving became my new hobby.
After high school I began to live a semi unhealthy life, I was still active but not enough. I started going back to my high school gym to workout. I have always enjoyed circuit training and trying new movements. The traditional leg/arm/back day was never my style. My high school athletic coach started giving me circuits to challenge myself. One day he said, here’s a list of girls, today you’re gonna do Cindy, or Barbara or Kelly. I asked no questions just assumed it was one of the many terrible circuits he had made up. He’d show me certain movements and then modify and I’d say ok and do them.
In 2010 I decided to I decided to move and start school. My mom and little siblings had moved to Pueblo, CO back when I was in the 10th grade. It was hard and for a while I left any form of fitness, with the occasional hike I was the unhealthiest I had ever been. After 3 months I moved back home. I returned to my old healthier ways but after about 6 months I was done again (this happened for about 3 years) and I moved back to Colorado. I met my boyfriend, Wes, at a funeral of all places. He was into hiking and outdoor, active things, all things I love. I told him about how I enjoy circuit style training and he said I should check out CrossFit, which one of his coworkers taught at his gym. I was amazed. These were the girls I had been doing the whole time! I started attempting the Olympic weightlifting and gymnastic side. I’d watch hours of tutorial videos of movements being broken down, the progressions and then practice. I was hooked, I wanted to get better. I wanted to be stronger and more efficient. This was my style and I was in love with every painful WOD. Finally I registered for school and moved up to Denver. There at my college gym I continued to do as much CrossFit as I could. Daily I looked at the main site for the WOD then YouTube how to do the WOD. I still only considered myself to like circuit training style. I didn’t feel qualified to say I did CrossFit without being a liar. A worker at my school gym asked me if I was doing the main sites WOD one day. He had been doing CrossFit for a few years and was actually working at a box. I finally asked a girl I had noticed doing snatches and butterfly pull-ups (among many other movements) if she did CrossFit, with their help I started practicing Olympic movements even more. My friend told me about Eminence, he told me check out their free week. Feb 14 2013 was what I consider my first official WOD. I loved the community and support and encouragement, something I had never experienced anywhere before. I had found an amazing box. I still had to go to a Globo Gym due to working fulltime and school fulltime but would look at Eminences WOD and do my best to make it work and try to make any class I could. I have never looked back. I enjoy any type of active outdoor activity, but I know CrossFit is something I will never give up. There is always something to improve on and some new skill to learn and be more efficient, I love the challenges and the wonderful feeling of accomplishment after finishing a difficult WOD. The community is priceless and never ending support to be better and improve yourself as a complete athlete.
CrossFit Level 1
Brand X Kids
Born and raised in Denver, CO. As a kid I loved sports. I was either watching, playing or using my imagination of playing in the big leagues. Unfortunately my parents were too busy to put me in organized sports, so I was always knocking on the neighborhood kids doors demanding they come out and play. I never played video games or stayed indoors.
Fast forward to my freshman year in high school. I was starting varsity in baseball, I was so focused on becoming a professional baseball player that I didn’t even play other sports my whole high school career. I earned first team all conference my junior and senior years. I played one year for Lamar Community College as a pitcher, outfielder and first baseman. I heard about a pro team tryout in California and knew this was my chance. I flew out there immediately and with a little luck I was offered a contract to play for the Cincinnati Reds organization. After a season and a half, and a bone spur in my throwing shoulder I had to call it a career professionally. I continued to play baseball here locally in the Latino Baseball League and hosted pitching clinics for little league baseball. I wanted to reach out to kids that had the same passion I had when I was younger.
After 11 years of Sunday baseball I lost my competitive edge. I wasn’t motivated anymore, I gained a ton of weight, and with that came lifestyle changes including depression. I felt like I lost a big part of myself. One thing I that kept me interested in sports was watching ESPN. They were covering the 2012 CrossFit Games. I was impressed at all the variations of movements and the barbell lifting looked like so much fun. It took me a handful of times to get motivated and go to a regular gym, I signed the one year contracts and never made it past a month. I ran into a Groupon deal that offered a month of crossfit in Arvada for $20. This was my chance to try it out. I struggled during every workout but the feeling after was awesome, I got better at the movements and began to challenge myself. After the month was up I didn’t want to stop, I got my competitive edge back, I was hooked! Viviana and I found out about CFE from working next door. We immediately decided that is where we would fitness. We walked through those doors and never looked back. This is our passion, this is our second home.
Since joining CFE in April 2014, I’ve competed in 5 competitions, 3 team and 2 individual.
Jon North Attitude Nation Level 1
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
I was born and raised in Wichita, KS. I was lucky enough to have parents that enrolled me in multiple sports at a young age. I think this served as a good general athletic background that I still use today. As I got older I focused on soccer and tennis, playing them both in high school and college. After college I continued with both sports recreationally, “lifting” at 24 hour fitness and even took up running 5ks and half-marathons in an effort to keep in shape.
Luckily one day while working out in a small gym in Topeka, KS I was introduced to CrossFit. The owner, who coached the classes in the aerobics area of a YWCA, asked me to come the following week and give it a try. I was hooked almost instantly and loved learning new movement’s while completely exhausting myself in short durations. With almost immediate results I wondered why I had never done this type of workout before so I abandoned regular gyms and distance running. While traveling for work the next few years I was able to continue CrossFit at a few gyms on the east coast before relocating to Denver and discovering CFE.
The natural progression for me was improving my weightlifting technique. I joined the CFE weightlifting classes a few times a week to improve my CrossFit but soon fell in love with sport of Weightlifting and wanted to do it all the time. I like the combination of power, speed, strength and agility it requires. I’ve competed in a few local weightlifting meets so far and hope to hope to continue competing.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar Staff
Born and raised in Houston, TX, I was always active and on the move. My parents put me in gymnastics at the age of 3 and I can honestly say today that I am so thankful they did. I started competing when I was about 7 years old and continued to do so until I was around 13 years old, which is when I had to make the difficult decision to quit. I was going to school and practicing 4+ hours a day for most of my childhood. I even joined the church softball team during this time which usually took up the one day I had off from gymnastics. Needless to say, I was very busy. Strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance are just a few of the things that I took away from gymnastics. I ended up playing volleyball, running track, and even did some Pole Vaulting in middle school. When I began high school, I played one more year of Volleyball before deciding Softball was going to be my main focus. I played for my high school in the spring and traveled with my tournament team during the summer and fall. I was recruited my senior year of high school to go play softball as a catcher for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX, where I also graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. We did some weightlifting at our 6am workouts but it was usually your basic curls, lateral raises, bench press, and ab exercises. Our main focus was on conditioning and agility work. Once again though, I went to school full time, practiced/trained 3-4 hours a day, and traveled in the Spring every weekend for games.
Once I graduated in 2011 and got a full time job back in Houston, my active lifestyle was put on hold for a while. I was lucky if I made it to the gym 2-3 times a week. I thought my body just needed the break. Not even one year later did my brother convince me to do the Tough Mudder in October of 2012 with him, so I decided I should find something that would help me train for it. Crossfit it was, and after the first day, I was hooked. Yes I was very out of shape, but so many of the movements came naturally to me, especially on the gymnastics side of things. I can now say that I am in the best shape of my life, even more so than when I was a collegiate athlete.
Fast forward to March of 2013, living in Austin, TX when I was introduced to Jeff Tucker, the Crossfit Gymnastics SME (Subject Matter Expert). He almost immediately asked me to join the staff after working with him for just a few hours. I then went to get my Crossfit Level 1 certification and began traveling the world, not only helping teach the gymnastics courses, but learning from so many other talented coaches. I have been coaching now for 2 years and would not trade it for the world. I truly enjoy being able to help others in there health and fitness journey whether they want to compete, just feel better, or even be a part of the incredible community that Crossfit has created. There is no greater joy in life than to be of service to others.
I just recently moved to Colorado in May 2015 and am so excited to be a part of the Crossfit Eminence family!
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
USAW Sports Performance
Born and raised in Denver Colorado I grew up playing softball and basketball in elementary school. In high school I played basketball for a year and ran cross country for two. I’m pretty sure that my cross country coach hated me because he knew I had the potential to do well. Because in practice I always ran with him and the fastest girls on the team. However every Saturday when the meets would come around I always had the worst time on the team. So I was very frustrating to coach.
After high school I would occasionally go to 24hour fitness and run on the treadmill and do the elliptical. I never saw any changes on my body, I also never touched weights of any kind. This was my idea of working out for years. Going to the gym and running for a week or two then taking weeks or months off at a time.
Then I heard about CrossFit. It sounded kinda fun but also scary and intimidating. After my first couple of WODs I was sore like I’d never been before. I had to use 5 bands to even get a pull up and it would be a year and a half of doing CrossFit before I got the first pull up of my life without a band. I was doing things that I had never done before and pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone and I was having a great time! Thanks to a lot of hard work and CFE believing in me I finally believe in myself. I look forward to continuing to gain more skills and strength. I’m so excited to be a part of CFE and I hope that I can help encourage and push others to believe in themselves to accomplish their goals and to do things they didn’t know were possible. CrossFit has changed my life and I’m so grateful to belong to such a great community. I can’t imagine my life without CrossFit!
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
ASEP: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Trainer/Director of Corporate Wellness
I grew up in the Northwest Chicago Suburb of Arlington Heights, IL. My athletic career began at the age of 4 spending 13 years perfecting Tae Kwon Do where I learned a solid foundation of patience, hard work and focus that later helped me accel in my gymnastics career. Completing 3-4 hour of training 5 days a week for 7 years on top of my varied martial arts training became the normal lifestyle. My coaching career began at the age of 15 working under Natalya Kuchinskaya, 1968 Olympic Gold Medalist. This is where my foundation for excellent coaching and keen attention to detail was developed. After a few years of learning, I was given the Head Coach position training a Junior Olympic Men’s team. Being given the opportunity to travel to the Olympic Training Center many times with my team caught the attention of a local CrossFit affiliate in Illinois. They reached out to me to run gymnastics seminars at their gym year around which lead me teaching seminars at various CrossFit affiliates in the Midwest for 2 years. It is during this time toward the end of 2010 that I had started CrossFit training. I saw the large benefits CrossFit has brought into my life and have kept at it since.
My whole life the only “job” I’ve had was being a coach, since the age of 15 there has been an attraction to helping people in any way that I can make a positive difference for them. This means in the gym, at home, for their sports team or help them become mentally stronger to overcome life’s challenges. I have had the great opportunity to train with many professional athletes in different sports and I have taken the best traits from each one of them and I try to pass them onto the students and athletes I work with today.
CrossFit Level 1
CrossFit Level 2
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT where I grew up with a passion playing basketball, and participating in other sports. I’ve always enjoyed being active, and decided to join the Marines directly after high school. After a few years of letting my fitness slip, and seeing other Marines out perform me I found CrossFit in 2013.
After a few years of doing class WOD’s I decided to step into competing locally, but quickly realized that I would much prefer coaching to competing. I pursued a few certifications, coached at a few gyms, and tried my luck at opening my own gym!
Currently, I enjoy being an athlete and a member of the community at CF Eminence!
Precision Nutrition Level 1
I was born and raised in Kansas City and grew up playing a variety of sports including softball, indoor and outdoor soccer, diving, cheerleading and cross country. I came to Colorado in 1993 for college and never left. As an adult, I continued to play recreational sports and exercise. I was introduced to CrossFit in 2013 and was immediately drawn to the people and the competitive nature of the sport. To put it simply, I fell in love. CFE has changed my life, my health, my diet and given me the most supportive circle of friends I could ask for. I enjoy competing locally as an individual and as a member of a team. I also compete for USA Weightlifting and in 2015 I travelled to USA Masters Nationals and took home a bronze medal. Over the years, my nutrition began limiting my performance and my appearance. As someone who is a self -proclaimed “foodie,” I became deeply interested in nutrition and completely revamped my diet. I am fascinated with the amazing power of food and how it can help you reach your health and wellness goals inside and outside of the gym. Whether you are trying to reduce your cholesterol, look great at the pool, lift heavier or just keep up with your kids, nutrition can help you reach your goal. I have recently completed the Precision Nutrition Certification on the Essentials of Sport and Exercise Nutrition and I am so excited to begin to help people change their relationship with food and reach their goals!
What will my first time in your gym be like?
Why is your gym more expensive than other gyms?
We’d actually encourage you to ask a different question. What are your goals? Personalized attention? Trained, professional coaches? Accountability? Working out with a group of like-minded people who cheer on your success? If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then we’d encourage you to check us out.
What exactly is CrossFit?
Daily workouts could include things such as core conditioning, rowing, sprinting, gymnastics, lifting, etc. And all our workouts are designed to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance, and agility.
How often do you recommend I come to the gym?
I’m not in very good shape… can I do CrossFit?
One of the things that makes CrossFit so unique is our community of people from literally every walk of life: stay-at-home parents, elite athletes, students, CEOs, members of the armed services, firefighters, you name it. CrossFit bodies – our bodies – come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to do them.
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If you are just passing through, we charge a drop in fee of $ __ per day or offer a week-long punch pass for $ ___.
It’d be great if you’d plan on arriving 15 minutes before scheduled class time so we can provide you with a waiver to sign and introduce you to our box. You can find our class schedule [here].
You may find that we do things a little differently than your “box back home.” We hope that you enjoy the change in scenery, clientele, maybe even music. If anything makes you uncomfortable, however, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
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