Nothing to lose

We know this year has kicked a lot of our butts.

So much uncertainty. So much that can’t be controlled.

There is one thing you can own though: YOUR HEALTH.

Looking better and feeling better are directly tied to your health and fitness.

You don’t have to wait until the New year, Lets do this now!

We will provide the right coaching, support and accountability you need to achieve your goals faster than you realize.

We want to give you the opportunity to try us out before you make a commitment. No strings attached, no questions asked after 7 days of joining our gym, if it’s not for you, we’ll give you a full refund.That’s right. 100% refund.  If there was ever a time to give our gym a try, NOW IS IT!

With all this craziness in the world, let’s make sure you are as healthy as possible. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.


November Ladies Outing

Fun ladies outing conquering Go Ape treetop ropes course and zip lines this weekend!  Thank you to Katie F.  for organizing!

Make sure to check our Facebook group for the next adventure. 🤩

Why I outsourced my affiliate programming…

So it’s probably no surprise that we do not do our own programming in house. While I still modify, construct and prescribe programming I generally do not modify it when it rolls in from Mayhem each week. I feel like I owe you a good explanation. I’ve narrowed it down to 3 main areas of why, so here it is:

**Consistency: **
While I am no stranger to the inner workings of programming and I have a few wins under my belt for high level coaching it is simple if you are a one man band. I know that there are gyms that parade the fact that they do their own programming. I applaud that! Programming is a challenge. I’ve been in this space for over a decade and it’s not easy to program for a range of different people. However, If you’re the only one running the show, you can make changes and modifications on the fly. AM class is too easy, switch it up and throw a mystery component in or it’s too hard, time cap the work and modify the evening. Not seeing this or that change up your plan mid week and move on. The beauty is that you have nobody to answer to but your own coaching madness. I knew long ago that I could not impact the lives I wanted to by being a solo gig, so I needed to be a home to raise up great coaches. In order to do that I needed consistency. The amount of content that is provided is more than I could ever produce on my own. The coaches have in-depth access on how to present and provide consistency in the class from 5am to 7pm. We are all pulling from the same playbook and we all have the ability to deliver quality coaching that you have all come to love.

**The Febreze Factor**
When researchers at Proctor and Gamble (P&G) discovered Febreze, it was a scientific breakthrough. They had discovered a product that could neutralize unwanted odors, everything from animal smells, to rotten eggs. Now they just needed to figure out how to market it. They started by giving product samples away in a small number of cities to learn how people used the product. While they had discovered a revolutionary product they could not figure out why sales would not take off. Every attempt to market Febrezes ability to eliminate odors started out with sales small and only resulted in them getting even smaller. The campaign to launch this product almost failed. Until one home visit was to a cat lover. Even before the marketing researchers entered her home, they could smell the odor from her nine cats. When they asked her about the smell, she replied “what smell?”
Darn! Like millions of other pet owners, she didn’t know she had an odor problem.
P&G was trying to solve a problem that people didn’t know they had, so they were not looking for a solution. One thing I know is that I don’t know everything. The problem with doing your own programming is that you can become nose blind to your own shit. I am humble enough to accept that I will never arrive. It doesn’t mean that I have given up on my craft as a programmer (I love to write up programming), It just means that my bang on my chest ego can take a back seat to providing a well developed program that utilizes an extensive team to produce. Which leads me to the final reason.

**The depth of the bench**
I love research so I ‘ve got a story (if you follow Cleveland sports you know this one). I stole excerpts from sources so don’t publish this.. My English teachers would flip.:
The 2015–16 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 46th season of the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA championship, the first NBA championship in franchise history.
In the playoffs, the Cavaliers swept the Detroit Pistons in four games in the First Round, then swept the Atlanta Hawks in four games in the Semi-finals, before finally defeating the Toronto Raptors in six games in the Conference Finals to reach the NBA Finals for a second consecutive year. There, the Cavaliers faced off against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, the team that defeated them in the previous year’s NBA Finals in six games, and were coming off of a record-breaking regular season, where the team posted a league-best 73–9 record.
The Cavaliers would go on to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals in seven games, coming back from a 3–1 series deficit to avenge their loss from the prior year. (from Wikipedia, are you happy?)
But how? When they went up against them the year before they lost. They added depth to the bench.
From Fansided website:
“Before the Cavaliers pulled the trigger on these big trades, their defense was simply unwatchable. Teams would carve up the Cavalier defense, getting anything they wanted at the rim, with little to no resistance. At times, it almost seemed the Cavs were playing 4-on-5 on defense, as the opposition seemingly always had an open man on the floor, whether it be an open player on the perimeter or under the basket, Cleveland’s defense was losing them games. All of this factored into the Cavs spending majority of the first part of the season 29th or 30th in the league for defensive rating, as the Cavs D became the laughing stock of the NBA.
That has now changed though, thanks to the aforementioned acquisitions of Mozgov, Shumpert and surprisingly, Smith. Not only has the trio brought some great defense to Cleveland but they have also raised the defensive efforts of everyone around them, mainly Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, two players who have never exactly been defensive minded in the past.”

So you’re only as good as the depth you have to your bench…. And if you’re the only one on the roster it’s safe to say you’re one bad day away from a shutout.

Mayhem provides that level of Depth:
Rich Froning
Darren Hunsucker
Tasia Percevecz
Chris Hinshaw (aerobic Capacity)
Sage Burgener (Weightlifting – Daughter of Coach Burgener)
And more!
Plus workout testing by high-level CrossFit games athletes.
I am confident in my ability to write programming as well as any of them, but together as a team is not even in my realm of possibility.
My job is to provide the highest quality coaching to get you safely to the results you want.
That comes from 2 things:
– Good progressive, tested and proven programming
– Consistent focused coaching

The rest is on you. The programming is as good or as terrible as you want to make it. At the end of the day it’s going to take your commitment to the plan to make your fitness goals a reality. I will do everything in my power (and so will the coaches) to make your goals visible. You just have to meet us halfway, we can’t lose weight or get stronger or faster for you. Hard work and a focused effort is the only way to crush your goals


Member Spotlight – Meet Adam

Love having you in class Adam, you always bring positive energy and make the workouts fun. Absolutely the biggest hype man at 5:30am!! Thank you for being part of Unbroken. 💪



A: I joined Unbroken because I needed to make a change. I had tried the traditional gym workout so many times in the past and nothing ever seemed to stick.


A: My biggest accomplishment is achieving my first goal of consistently attending classes for for 4-5 days per week through the first month.


A: My goal is now a minimum of 5 days a week with a bonus day of training on the weekend. This is a goal for the next 6 weeks, then it is on to attacking my diet.


A: My all-time favorite memory happened on either my second or third class. It was a partner workout, and I remember thinking to myself that I didn’t want to let anyone down since I had not put that much time in yet. But without hesitation Honie asked me to be her partner, and that feeling of being welcomed into the group was overwhelming.

A: The team/family atmosphere is amazing. Knowing that the person next to you is going through the same physical and mental struggle as they work through the WOD drives me. But the most rewarding is afterwards, because obviously you are proud of yourself, but the feeling of watching other complete the workout is even better. There are two feelings that happen, 1 watching others finish before you is motivating to continue to push yourself, and 2 watching others push themselves to finish is unexplainably rewarding.

Member Spotlight – Brian D.

Meet Brian. 💪 Love seeing you progress, try new things and continue get better every time you come in. Thank you for being part of Unbroken.

A: I had a lot of encouragement from my girlfriend Michelle in joining (July 2020) but most importantly I was looking to make major health changes as I get was getting migraine headaches really bad. Between my diet and exercise lifestyle changes, I have felt a million times better and my migraine are very seldom now..

A: Doing a 30″ box jump. I didn’t have a lot of fear of not trying it for the first time but once I tried it the 30″ box jump the first time, I felt like that I conquered the world after doing them.

A: Everything…LOL! I still have a lot to work on as I can’t do a lot things (i.e. pull ups, rope climb, handstand).

A: Lots of good memories are being made so I can’t think of one in particular. Really have been enjoying with hanging out with the other members and my girl Michelle.

A: Knowing that I continue working on getting healthier every time I come. Plus, my migraines are completely under control which I don’t want to go back to those old ways and not feeling well.

Member Spotlight – Meet Joan

We love having Joan in classes. She’s always happy to get to work and always encouraging to other members. Thanks for being part of Unbroken, Joan! Keep up the great work!

A: I’m trying to get healthier and I realized I could help out a locally owned business.

A: Actually running 400m without stopping and doing better burpees (better being the key word)

A: Just trying to keep plugging away at getting a bit better every week. Also trying to get a handle on my sugar addiction.

A: Class #2 when we were to climb the rope and realizing I wasn’t the only one that was not able to do it. Coming to class was way less intimidating after that.

A: The people (coaches and other classmates)! I thrive on classes that are at a set time that engage more than just me.

Athlete Spotlight – Mallory Fennell

Each month Unbroken Athletic recognizes one athlete in the group that stands out as demonstrating grit, effort, positive attitude and embodies the spirit of Unbroken Athletic. Congratulations to Mallory Fennell for being nominated this month by her coaches here at Unbroken. Check out her story below to see why.

What’s your story?
I am in 7th grade at Olmsted Falls Middle School. I like to hang out with my friends, make bracelets and cook/bake. Also like to babysit 😉

How long have you been training with us?
6 months

Why did you start?
Looked fun and wanted to gain strength.

What was the biggest thing that scared you about this type of training? How did you overcome that?
Snatching is scary! Other than that I just really wanted to start going with my mom and sister.

What has been your proudest achievement so far?
Pull-ups and hand stand pushups!

What result did you gain from training here that you did not expect?
Didn’t expect to gain strength so quickly. Could barely do banded pull ups when started and now I can string together a few kipping pull-ups.

What’s your favorite movement?
Handstand push-ups

What’s your least favorite movement?

What are you working towards now?
Bar muscle up

Why do you keep coming back?
It’s really fun!

GET STARTED on your own story now. 

Kids Classes

Unbroken kids classes are coming back this Fall!

Your kids will learn to love fitness, nutrition, and good motor patterns for functional movement. These skills will benefit them for a lifetime and create the safest foundation for sports and training programs in their future.

Our kids program is awesome. It’s ultimate goal is to make fitness fun and safe for your children. The skills addressed expand to include the majority of CrossFit’s foundational and auxiliary movements and the time frame extends to accommodate the developing abilities of kids in grades K-6.

Our kids classes run in 6 week sessions.

Sundays from 1-2pm

Fall Session  September 12th-October 17th

Winter Session January 16th-February 20th

Space is Limited.  REGISTER HERE

Swim Series

Thanks for coming out for day 1 of our Swim series!

Nice work doing something out of your comfort zones. Swimming is a skill that can take years and ton of patience to develop, just like Olympic weightlifting. So be nice to yourself and enjoy the journey.  Looking forward to the 4 weeks. 

Buckeye Games 2021

Congratulations to our athletes who competed in the 2021 Buckeye Games this weekend!! Really inspiring to see y’all set goals and go crush them!