Greenfield gym gains CrossFit affiliation for its intense workouts


CrossFit Greenfield general manager Reece Green monitors the progress of Alexis Rangel-Scott during a recent CrossFit workout at 24/7 Fitness Gym where the CrossFit gym shares space at 1556 N. State St. Green is the son of 24/7 owner Jennifer Girolami. Since CrossFit's inception in 2000, the intense non-stop cardio, strength and conditioning regimen has continued to grow in popularity with more than 5,000 affiliate gyms across the country. (Jim Mayfield/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — With some serious rock music shredding over the speakers and flooding half the space at Greenfield’s GetFit 24/7 Fitness Gym, nine true believers grimace, groan and gut it out through 15 minutes of non-stop movement, pushing steel, pulling up and pouring sweat when most of the rest of town is either finishing dinner or sitting down to a nice round of “Wheel of Fortune” on the tube.

The true believers are part of Hancock County’s newest CrossFit affiliated gym sharing space at 24/7 under the guidance of Reece Green – still close to All-American linebacking shape from his days at Marian University – as he eyes his charges like they were running backs, encouraging them and always checking for form.

CrossFit Greenfield started the application process to become a CrossFit affiliated gym last August, and the facility came on line at the end of last year at its 1556 N. State St. location.

In little time at all, the gym took off and now offers classes six days a week for over 30 members with two more instructors in the pipeline for certification, Green said.

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