Free Class!

WordPress decided to delete my logo, free trial link and other good stuff when they updated. I’ll be getting things back up soon but here is the free trial link for those of you who want to come on in and see what it’s all about! Our address is 3410 County Road 6 East, Elkhart, IN 46514

Free Class!

CrossFit RAZE LeanX

We’re looking to get LeanX classes started late spring 2016!


WHAT: 30min drop-in class that anyone can do! Bodyweight functional training to get you lean and fit, fast!
WHEN: Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 6:30pm and Saturday’s at 10am
COST: $5.00 per class or FREE to our current CrossFit RAZE unlimited members. No need to sign-up ahead of time… just show up ready to workout!
WHO: YOU! At CrossFit RAZE we belive everyone is an athlete. We can work with any fitness level to help anyone achieve their goals. Not everyone wants to do the sport of CrossFit, but we want to give everyone the opportunity to get moving and get healthy! Or maybe your interested in doing CrossFit someday, but just not ready to jump into the standard classes. This is a perfect start!
WHY: Because your worth it! To meet new people and just have some fun… life is too short to just sit on the couch! It’s time to make a change and we’re ready to give you the tools and support to achieve your goals!

CrossFit RAZE: Proudly Serving Elkhart, Goshen and Michiana Area Athletes

Virtuosity is our Driving Force

RAZE athletes… starting in the new year we will be quizzing you on this article in class for prizes!

I am often asked why we program the way we do. Of course, I have athletes that ask for “mega-crazy-endocrine killing” cardio WODs and others asking to just have WODs with “heavy, heavy, bone-crushing” weights.

What sets CrossFit RAZE’s programming apart? Our driving force to seek Virtuosity.

This my friends is Virtuosity:

Check out the snipit below of Coach Glassman’s “Fundamentals, Virtuosity, and Mastery:
An Open Letter to CrossFit Trainers.”
I encourage you to read the full article as what Coach Glassman writes about is the basis of why we program the way we do at CrossFit RAZE.

Make sure to pay particular attention to what Coach Glassman says at the bottom paragraph about what one “rarely” finds in CrossFit programming now. Interesting… does anyone recognize those program rarities at RAZE? :-)

“Virtuosity, though, is a different beast altogether. Virtuosity is defined in
gymnastics as “performing the common uncommonly well.” Unlike risk and
originality, virtuosity is elusive, supremely elusive. It is, however, readily
recognized by audience as well as coach and athlete. But more importantly,
more to my point, virtuosity is more than the requirement for that last tenth of a
point; it is always the mark of true mastery (and of genius and beauty).

There is a compelling tendency among novices developing any skill or art,
whether learning to play the violin, write poetry, or compete in gymnastics, to
quickly move past the fundamentals and on to more elaborate, more
sophisticated movements, skills, or techniques. This compulsion is the novice’s
curse—the rush to originality and risk.

The novice’s curse is manifested as excessive adornment, silly creativity, weak
fundamentals and, ultimately, a marked lack of virtuosity and delayed mastery. If
you’ve ever had the opportunity to be taught by the very best in any field you’ve
likely been surprised at how simple, how fundamental, how basic the instruction
was. The novice’s curse afflicts learner and teacher alike. Physical training is no

What will inevitably doom a physical training program and dilute a coach’s
efficacy is a lack of commitment to fundamentals. We see this increasingly in
both programming and supervising execution. Rarely now do we see prescribed
the short, intense couplets or triplets that epitomize CrossFit programming.
Rarely do trainers really nitpick the mechanics of fundamental movements.”

CrossFit RAZE: Proudly Serving Elkhart, Goshen and Michiana Area Athletes

You Can’t Afford Not To

You can’t afford $4.95/day? How much will you spend tomorrow buying your lunch instead of packing it, the extra coffee you stopped to purchase, that candy bar or fast food run after work or the “item” you purchased out of bordom because you are trying to avoid thinking about how unhappy you are. What about that cable bill… is it worth more to sit in front of that TV all evening? Really, look at all the stuff you spend money on and I guarantee you spend way too much on stuff you don’t need and is doing you more harm than good. At CrossFit RAZE we have a personalized workout available 7 days a week in a small group personal training environment. You have a coach, a friend, that really cares, and everything programmed for you. You can talk with a coach privately, anytime, to set personal nutrition and fitness goals as much as you want. And you have a whole community of people with the same struggles and goals to keep you accountable. You get healthy, you stop buying junk food and overeating just to fill a void. You stop shopping for clothes/skin creams/wraps/pills/shakes and the next fad to just make you feel better the next time you go out for a weekend. You don’t have to visit the doctor as much and even reduce or eliminate your meds because your body is getting healthier. For $4.95/a day… You can’t afford not to.


CrossFit RAZE: Proudly Serving Elkhart, Goshen and Michiana Area Athletes

Holiday Hours

CrossFit RAZE will only have one WOD 7:30am Thanksgiving Day (free to the public so bring your family and friends!) and we will be CLOSED Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. All other hours remain the same. Have a great Thanksgiving!

CrossFit RAZE New Year Membership BOGO!

BOGO Free 2

With Christmas and the New Year coming just around the corner we at CrossFit RAZE are feeling generous! We know it can be hard to get back into the fitness routine and we want to try to give you a helpful nudge.

So how about a CrossFit RAZE Membership BOGO!?! Yep, you heard right, Buy One Month and Get (or give) one FREE!! This offer is for any new RAZE members or past members that as of November 2015 do not have an active membership!

So, what about our current RAZE members? We appreciate your dedication to being an awesome RAZE bad a@@ and want to spread the holiday giving to you also. So, from November 2015 until December 31, 2015 the referral bonus is doubled!! That means for any new member (sorry, does not include past members) that signs up for a membership at RAZE (including this BOGO deal!) and say they did it because they want to look like you or you forced the them to do it, you get $40 off of your next membership!

Let’s spread the holiday fitness bug and pack the box this new year! Remember these offers only last through December 31st! Ready? 3…2…1… GO!

CrossFit RAZE: Proudly Serving Elkhart, Goshen and Michiana Area Athletes

September 2015 28 Day Clean Eating Paleo Challenge Winner!



t5The CrossFit RAZE September Clean Eating Paleo Challenge Winner is Tanja Bardak! It’s easy to see from these pictures the fitness change in her body. She is obviously leaner but I love the lean, functional strength definition she has added to her entire body and especially noticeable in her arms! Tanja ate clean the entire time and enjoyed it and has continued it as a lifestyle change.

t4If you have a chance to talk with Tanja in the box about her RAZE training and nutrition you should take the opportunity to learn about her past struggles with eating disorders and how CrossFit RAZE and the nutrition program has been a life changing experience. We are so happy for your results Tanja! Thank you for trusting us and being a part of our RAZE community! Tanja wins a FREE pair of shoes from the CrossFit Store! Congrats Tanja, so proud of you!

CrossFit RAZE: Proudly Serving Elkhart, Goshen and Michiana Area Athletes

Veteran’s Day Nationwide Tribute Workout


This event is open to the public. You do not have to be a member of CrossFit RAZE to join us but you must be signed up through We can modify the workouts to fit any fitness level… this is about supporting our Veteran’s and having fun. Everyone can participate!

We will only be open from 5-7 on Veteran’s day for this event and if you want to workout with us, member or not, you must be signed up!

Signing up for the 2015 Nationwide Veterans Day Tribute on November 11, 2015 at CrossFit RAZE is easy!

Step 1:

To participate in the Nationwide workout at CrossFit RAZE go to and click the “Sign Up Now” button. You will want to choose CrossFit RAZE as the affiliate you will be participating at.

Step 2:

Complete the registration information and registration payment. Once this page is completed you will receive two emails:

Registration receipt
Your personal fundraising page information
We ask that you share your personal fundraising page with your family and friends and on your social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) Not only will it help raise awareness about our cause but it will also help you! Your individual URL is at the bottom of the email.

Your registration payment is a one-time donation to the organization. With your registration you will also receive a 2015 Three Wise Men Tribute T-Shirt. T-Shirts will be sent the first week of October.

Step 3:


By signing up to do the workout you automatically get a link to your own Fundraising Page. There will be an Individual Leaderboard that will track your fundraising progress along the way. Your personal page has been preset with a goal of $250.00. This is just a suggested amount and any amount you raise is very much appreciated! However, you may want to go above and beyond with your fundraising because this year, the Top 10 individuals on the Individual Leaderboard will be invited to San Diego to participate in the 2015 Veterans Day Tribute Event!

CrossFit RAZE: Proudly Serving Elkhart, Goshen and Michiana Area Athletes