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CrossFit Matters in Kansas City, KS (just off I-35 between Mission Road and Rainbow BLVD on Southwest BLVD) was founded in 2009 on CrossFit Mprinciples of fitness, community, accountability, and integrity.  At CrossFit Matters, it is our mission to offer the best possible fitness services aimed at helping people of all fitness levels improve their quality of life. Our community-based strength and conditioning fitness programs have been proven effective with thousands of athletes achieving unparalleled results since 2009.

Please stop by today, meet one of our world-class coaches that genuinely care about supporting you on your fitness journey and check out our facility!

Jim Caskey :: FOUNDER and Chief Health Officer

::  Matt Chan shares his top ten reasons why you should try CrossFit  ::

  1. Results That’s what we’re all after right? Whether you’re after decreased body fat, increased muscle mass, improved triglycerides, or stronger bones, CrossFit produces measurable results that are visible in blood tests and in the mirror.  Who doesn’t want to look good naked?!?
  2. GPP CrossFit is a General Physical Preparedness program that prepares you well for life’s demands.  No matter how simple the task, by practicing a wide array of functional movements, you’ll be increasing your longevity and independence.  Gone are the days of “back and bi’s, chest and tri’s.”  Welcome to a world where routine is the enemy and the certainty is change.
  3. Universal scalability Whether you’re a professional athlete, out of shape, or a retiree, the CrossFit program is adapted to suit the needs of any individual.  We scale the loads, repetitions, or even the exercises and produce the same fitness. Should Grandma do CrossFit?  Absolutely!  Will it look very different from a CrossFit Games-level athlete? Without a doubt.
  4. Neurological sufficiency By practicing functional movements that are inescapable in daily life, you’re learning to move safely and efficiently.  For example, though the deadlift might sound dangerous, any time you pick an object off the ground, you’re completing a deadlift.  By practicing the movement, you’re wiring your body to perform the movement well.
  5. Mindset  CrossFitters experience many adaptations to the program, but one of the biggest is the adaptation that occurs between the ears.  CrossFit requires hard work and hard work is uncomfortable.  One of the greatest elements of CrossFit is the mental toughness that it creates and carries into all aspects of life.
  6. Off-season training There are a lot of sports that people participate in that are seasonal (triathlon, skiing, climbing, football…) and require a sport-specific skillset.  CrossFit is an amazing program for off-season training to improve fitness as a whole by developing cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance. By bringing each of these specific capacities up, athletes perform better in-season.
  7. Community – Experience a community unlike any other.  CrossFit at an affiliate, such as CrossFit Matters, is more than just exercise.  You’ll celebrate personal records alongside other athletes (all participants are considered athletes no matter what level).  You’ll have the opportunity to experience community events, such as Paleo potlucks, competitions (as a spectator or as an athlete), team events, learning workshops, and subject matter expert lectures.  Or, you can just come in on an active rest day, and mobilize your tired muscles and chat with friends.
  8. Affordability A point of contention for many people.  There are several options for getting involved with CrossFit, from personal training ($$$), to small group training at an affiliate ($$), to working out on your own utilizing CrossFit.com (free!). The most common route is starting at an affiliate, where you’ll be taught the skills necessary to complete a WOD (workout of the day), be coached through a WOD, and then be cooled down.  Try getting that for $150/month at a “Globo-gym.”
  9. A change of pace Losing the excitement you used to have for exercise?  Well, keep it going!  Because the workout changes everyday, you’ll find yourself clicking refresh on your affiliate’s WOD blog (a guilty pleasure of all CrossFitters) each night until the new workout is released.  You’ll find yourself getting butterflies in your stomach on the way to the gym and you’ll be rushing with endorphins as you leave.
  10. Fun – CrossFit is making working out fun again.  This is the biggest point for most people.  By combining elements from the list above, CrossFit will leave you sweating, smiling, and wanting more.  Don’t believe me?  Call a buddy and attend a free “intro class” at your local affiliate.  Most allow one or two free drop-ins to get a feel for the culture at the gym.  If you don’t like one, try another!

::  Live a LIFE that MATTERS and reach your potential in 2017 ::

By design, CrossFit allows for a broad approach to fitness.  No matter what your current level fitness is, what limitations you think you have, CrossFit is for everyone!  CrossFit allows you to gradually develop your skills, discover your strengths, and constantly improve the weaknesses you’ve probably been battling for years – simply because no one has ever shown you the right way to do it.  Come and find out why CrossFit Matters!

CROSSFIT MATTERS

735 Southwest Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66103

913.948.3112

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource  

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CrossFit Matters in Kansas City, KS (just off I-35 between Mission Road and Rainbow BLVD on Southwest BLVD) was founded in 2009 on CrossFit Mprinciples of fitness, community, accountability, and integrity.  At CrossFit Matters, it is our mission to offer the best possible fitness services aimed at helping people of all fitness levels improve their quality of life. Our community-based strength and conditioning fitness programs have been proven effective with thousands of athletes achieving unparalleled results since 2009.

Please stop by today, meet one of our world-class coaches that genuinely care about supporting you on your fitness journey and check out our facility!

Jim Caskey :: FOUNDER and Chief Health Officer

::  Matt Chan shares his top ten reasons why you should try CrossFit  ::

  1. Results That’s what we’re all after right? Whether you’re after decreased body fat, increased muscle mass, improved triglycerides, or stronger bones, CrossFit produces measurable results that are visible in blood tests and in the mirror.  Who doesn’t want to look good naked?!?
  2. GPP CrossFit is a General Physical Preparedness program that prepares you well for life’s demands.  No matter how simple the task, by practicing a wide array of functional movements, you’ll be increasing your longevity and independence.  Gone are the days of “back and bi’s, chest and tri’s.”  Welcome to a world where routine is the enemy and the certainty is change.
  3. Universal scalability Whether you’re a professional athlete, out of shape, or a retiree, the CrossFit program is adapted to suit the needs of any individual.  We scale the loads, repetitions, or even the exercises and produce the same fitness. Should Grandma do CrossFit?  Absolutely!  Will it look very different from a CrossFit Games-level athlete? Without a doubt.
  4. Neurological sufficiency By practicing functional movements that are inescapable in daily life, you’re learning to move safely and efficiently.  For example, though the deadlift might sound dangerous, any time you pick an object off the ground, you’re completing a deadlift.  By practicing the movement, you’re wiring your body to perform the movement well.
  5. Mindset  CrossFitters experience many adaptations to the program, but one of the biggest is the adaptation that occurs between the ears.  CrossFit requires hard work and hard work is uncomfortable.  One of the greatest elements of CrossFit is the mental toughness that it creates and carries into all aspects of life.
  6. Off-season training There are a lot of sports that people participate in that are seasonal (triathlon, skiing, climbing, football…) and require a sport-specific skillset.  CrossFit is an amazing program for off-season training to improve fitness as a whole by developing cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, accuracy, agility, and balance. By bringing each of these specific capacities up, athletes perform better in-season.
  7. Community – Experience a community unlike any other.  CrossFit at an affiliate, such as CrossFit Matters, is more than just exercise.  You’ll celebrate personal records alongside other athletes (all participants are considered athletes no matter what level).  You’ll have the opportunity to experience community events, such as Paleo potlucks, competitions (as a spectator or as an athlete), team events, learning workshops, and subject matter expert lectures.  Or, you can just come in on an active rest day, and mobilize your tired muscles and chat with friends.
  8. Affordability A point of contention for many people.  There are several options for getting involved with CrossFit, from personal training ($$$), to small group training at an affiliate ($$), to working out on your own utilizing CrossFit.com (free!). The most common route is starting at an affiliate, where you’ll be taught the skills necessary to complete a WOD (workout of the day), be coached through a WOD, and then be cooled down.  Try getting that for $150/month at a “Globo-gym.”
  9. A change of pace Losing the excitement you used to have for exercise?  Well, keep it going!  Because the workout changes everyday, you’ll find yourself clicking refresh on your affiliate’s WOD blog (a guilty pleasure of all CrossFitters) each night until the new workout is released.  You’ll find yourself getting butterflies in your stomach on the way to the gym and you’ll be rushing with endorphins as you leave.
  10. Fun – CrossFit is making working out fun again.  This is the biggest point for most people.  By combining elements from the list above, CrossFit will leave you sweating, smiling, and wanting more.  Don’t believe me?  Call a buddy and attend a free “intro class” at your local affiliate.  Most allow one or two free drop-ins to get a feel for the culture at the gym.  If you don’t like one, try another!

::  Live a LIFE that MATTERS and reach your potential in 2017 ::

By design, CrossFit allows for a broad approach to fitness.  No matter what your current level fitness is, what limitations you think you have, CrossFit is for everyone!  CrossFit allows you to gradually develop your skills, discover your strengths, and constantly improve the weaknesses you’ve probably been battling for years – simply because no one has ever shown you the right way to do it.  Come and find out why CrossFit Matters!

CROSSFIT MATTERS

735 Southwest Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66103

913.948.3112

CrossFit Journal: The Performance-Based Lifestyle Resource  

Successes in the athlete’s own words:

Andrew S. –

“My name is Andrew and I am 50 years old. With a dangerously high cholesterol count of 330 my doctor put me on Crestor. For decades I have taken my pill everyday, and managed to lower my count to 250. Still high. The day I walked into his office with a 175 count, he had to know the reason for the sudden drop. All I said was “CrossFit” It took 3 months of 3 day a week workouts to do what thousands of dollars worth of pills couldn’t.

It’s been 2 years now since I started CrossFit and I am still improving. Every person’s body is as unique as their DNA. As a child, I had one of my lungs removed and CrossFit is the best method I have found to keep my stamina going. I have never run a 5k race before until last month. Out of roughly 300 people, I finished it the top 10% It didn’t occur to me that I was training for that, for 2 years. I plan to run in more.

Some days I am ready to quit, walk past a mirror and realize why I don’t. I have more energy, my mind is clearer, and I work harder at my job. Most importantly, my wife and children look at me and are proud. That is something worth sweating for.”

Josh M. (visitor on Tour) –

CrossFit Matters… in Kansas City.

Today, the day of RockFest 2014, I was invited to drop into CrossFit Matters for a 9am WOD. 9am on a saturday is ambitious, usually an open gym or a small class. That was not the case at this morning. At least 20 of us gathered in for a high MetCon WOD, lead by owner Jim Caskey. The box is nothing special to look at, it’s equipped with a rig, plenty of barbells, Rogue bumpers, sleds, concept II rowers… the usual. Where CrossFit Matters shines, is in its coaches and members. I was greeted with smiles and high-fives as i made my rounds. Owner/coach, Jim, made sure everyone knew who I was, my name, where I was from, mentioning it to members personally and extending continued welcomes throughout our group warm up. So let’s talk about the programming.Jim has started CrossFit in ‘09 in his garage, and become an affiliate in 2010. His background is that of track, triathlons, iron-man, cycling and that similar. He has a very competitive spirit and loves crossfit, almost as much as he loves his members. Jim does all his own programming. He was studied major programmers and boxes, such as Competitor’s WOD, Outlaw, etc… and attended camps such as the well respected Pendlay seminar. All this describes Jim’s knowledge and experience, but, doesn’t even begin to tell you the kind of person Jim is. He LOVES his members. His dream is to create a “fit community”. It feels like a family. The constant exchange of laughs, fist-bumps, and “great job, keep going” never stops. He puts his members first and himself and his personal training at a very distant second.Each day consists of a group “warm up”, then “stretching, some dynamic and some skill. He personally favors Spealer rolls and barbell warm up – a progression of deadlift, high pulls, powercleans, squat cleans, strict press, push press, push and split jerk. Safety is key. His priority is keeping athletes healthy, and it shows. Warming up is key, activating muscle groups and preparing the body AND mind for what the upcoming WOD will bring.Everyone at CrossFit Matters treated me like family. A family that is strong, supportive, and very fun-loving. I highly recommend this box, this coach, this experience to anyone and everyone, new or highly advanced. Thank you so much for the WOD and amazing experience. A 9am WOD has never been so fun.—-

Jenn S. –

1. What is your favorite memory at CrossFit Matters?  ::  31 Heroes! It was my first time doing a competition, and it was for a great cause.

2. Why does the CrossFit community matter to you?  ::  It’s a place that I can go to work really hard, have fun and live a happier healthier lifestyle. It is truly a place where so many like minded people come together, and support each other in becoming more fit and strong…both mentally and physically.

3. How has your life changed since starting CrossFit?  ::  It’s changed in every way, for example, I have physically changed a lot, more confident in myself, differences in what I eat, my strength, endurance, more active in the community (have ran over 10 races), participate in local CrossFit competitions. Overall, just stronger and happier than I’ve ever been!

4. What have you been surprised by along the way with your CrossFit experience?  ::  My focus and endurance is stronger than I ever imagined. I have learned to live a healthier lifestyle…eating, better understanding of Paleo, and just everyday fundamental movements. One of the most surprising things is I no longer have the back pain I have struggled with for years!

5. What is your next accomplishment/goal?  ::  I want to continue to work on my technique and endurance. I would like to do a few course races and finish in the top 5%! As far as movement, pull ups and SDLHP

As always, thank you for all YOU do…you have made a huge impact on a lot of people’s lives, that in itself is such a HUGE accomplishment!

Jenn S.

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Ben W. on his first day at CrossFit Matters, “Yesterday was my first day of Crossfit… in less than one beautifully brutal hour, I found and old rival I’d forgotten about – myself. Courtesy of CrossFit Matters.”

Everyone of our athletes has experienced positive change within their lives.  What began as the first workout has carried forth with each client’s determination and commitment along with the camaraderie and respect of our community where people at all age levels have become empowered to step beyond their comfort zone and into the light of possibility.

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I have been thinking about yesterday’s workout, and it really opened my eyes to something.
If you have asked me before yesterday if I could improve my sprint time after a workout or if I could do pushups after all those dips, I would have said no way. No shame, it’s just not possible.
The whole reason I got so excited about CrossFit in the first place was because I was able to do things I was sure weren’t possible. (Pull ups, actually enjoying hard work…) After kicking over so many mental barriers, I figured I didn’t have any more. I’m definitely dreaming big these days.
But it turns out I’m still saying “that’s impossible” to myself, and I didn’t even know it. I came to the gym because I knew I was reaching the limits of what I could do on my own, and I needed help. You have given me the help I expected (learning my way around a bar, giving me workouts that would push me further) but also the help I didn’t expect.
Thanks, coach.
Lora.
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“Thanks for the warm reception—particularly from someone from new york. you’ve got a great facility, truly a great box with all the equipment. it was awesome being a visitor. more importantly—your coach and founder—is an an extraordinary teacher with a great soul. jim has got a great attitude, really well versed in his field, and a terrific teacher. i’ve been to many boxes over my travels in the last six months, he’s a uniquely positive individual. come say hello if you are ever in new york or hoboken, new jersey. would love to for the midwesterners to embrace our east coast CF vibe.”

Much Love Ted, thank you!

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Charles Sled

CROSSFIT MATTERS

735 Southwest Blvd ste. D

Kansas City, KS 66103

913.948.3112

info@crossfitmatters.com

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735 Southwest Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66103

913.948.3112