"A Community that SWEATS Together, STAYS Together."

We want to provide a safe, encouraging, and positive environment for adults, kids, and athletes of all ages to learn, improve, and reach their health and fitness goals. Most importantly we want to be a place that people leave healthier and happier than when they walked in.


October Athlete of the Month-Megan Brooks


Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.


I am an Oregonian, born and raised in Pendleton: LETER’ BUCK! Jaala and I have been bringing our two kiddos into the box since they were weeks old. It is our second home! I’m a paralegal by day, and love style, fashion, and DIY projects in my spare time. 


How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join? 


Total transparency: we were looking for an affordable option for BOTH of us to be able to join. We had just moved to the Grove, and it was super important for us to go with our busy work schedules, and to just be all together as a family. Since we both work full time, family time is limited during the week. We were SHOCKED when we learned that bringing kiddos to a gym was a thing. What a privilege! 



What motivates you to come to the box week after week?


I mean, let’s be honest: I never WANT to come… oops! I said it! BUT I’m always happy when I do! I’ve got some bad genetics that I want to combat now, before it becomes a problem later in life. Keeping healthy is my main goal.



What are your goals? Personal, professional, and/or athletic? 


My goals are to stay fit, strong, and overall healthy as I age [gracefully, of course]

What is your favorite lift, movement or WOD? Least Favorite?


My favorite lifts would probably be back squats and bench press, but only because they are the ones that I’m generally the best at! I love anything with a barbell. 
My least favorite movement would be running. I literally DESPISE running with all that I am. My body is just not conducive to that nonsense. 



What is your proudest CF moment?


My proudest CF moment would probably be just working out through my last pregnancy. Like.. days before! I never thought I could be a strong and fit mama like that. I was pretty impressed what I could actually do during those 9 months!


What is one tip you would give someone who is interested in CrossFit or new to CrossFit?


The only ‘tip’ I could give anyone is to just try! We all suck at something… like let’s not give everyone credit here. We all have things that we are just never going to be able to do, and that’s OKAY, I promise! Just getting your booty into the box and doing what you can, will be the greatest gift you can give yourself! #modsquadforlife


Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?


We have met basically every single one of our friends at the box, who we now consider family. We personally don’t have relatives close by, so it was such a blessing to find the circle of people to call HOME. 




Teen Athlete of the Month- Hayden Holycross


Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where you grew up, occupation, etc.


My name is Hayden Holycross, and I’m 13. I have lived in Forest Grove all my life. My dad works at Pacific University and my mom is a Coach here at BCF (Coach Jessi). I like to play the Ukelele, hang out with my friends (movie nights are our favorite), and CrossFit. 


How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join?


My mom is a Coach at BCF and has been a member for pretty much as long as I can remember. I had just quit my competitive dance team, and one of my close friends was going to the Teen classes and seemed to be having a lot of fun so I decided to join him.


What motivates you to come to the box week after week?


After I’m done working out, I feel so good and I love getting a chance to hang out with my friends. I also love seeing myself progressively getting stronger, and I feel that CrossFit has been good for all around wellness.


What are your goals? Personal, professional, and/or athletic?


Personal Goal: I really want to grow more confident. CrossFit has already helped so much with that!

Professional Goal: Well, I’m in the 8th grade, so right now my goal is to do well at school and go to college.

Athletic Goal: To be as good as my friend Jackson some day!



What is your favorite lift, movement or WOD? Least Favorite?


Favorite: Tie between Deadlifts and Bench Press

Least Favorite: Thrusters. I hate them.


What is your proudest CF moment?


PR’ing my Deadlift at 145# a couple of weeks ago.

What is one tip you would give someone who is interested in CrossFit or new to CrossFit?


I’m still not doing the best job at this, but my advice would be to just focus on YOU and not worry about what anybody else is doing. Don’t make it a competition - just work hard and have fun. 


Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?

It has helped me put on weight and muscle. I used to be really small and I was really insecure about it. Now I feel strong!


Free write: (anything else you want to mention or say)


Just a thank you to my friend and role model at the gym, Jackson and to all the moms that drive us all there!