"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- Dana Godfrey

I remember Dana from when I first started over 4 years ago! We would be in the 9 am class and he would always make me laugh! Reading from his comments below, you will LOVE Dana too! This guy is full of talents! He is a regular at the 8:00 am "Masters" class and has built friendships from within. When I told him he was athlete of the month, he said "Me, really?" YES YOU!

You don't have to lift 400 lbs, or be the first in Wodify. As coaches, we consider lots of things like consistency, attitude, and performance. Dana will come in 30 minutes before class, and stretch like a boss every day he is there! Its those little things that we as coaches see, but might not mention. You inspire us Dana and thank you for making me laugh with your replies!

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

I’m a native Oregonian raised in Portland and then a few miles outside of North Plains. After graduating from Hillsboro High school in 1976 I joined the Navy. Post Navy I majored in art at Portland State. I spent fourteen years at a high-tech company and the last 26 years selling my art. My wife Marilyn and I have been together for 40 years, 37 of them married. We have one son and two granddaughters. My hobbies are kind of my occupation. Other than that I like to grow things and make stuff out the harvest.

What is your favorite movement? Non-favorite movement?

My favorite movement is the front squat followed closely by burpees. I always complain about burpees just to give Trevor a hard time but deep down inside I like them. I hope we can fit more of them into the workouts in the future. Trevor, I’m being serious here. I know when I say I like a certain movement you always have me do the other movements that I don’t like. So then I start saying I like the movements I hate so you’ll end up switching me to one that I like. Well, that’s not happening here. I really do like them.

(He created the tops of these cool plates for the Crosstown Throwdown!)

How did you hear about BCF and what made you want to join? How long have you been with BCF? 

 Four years and eight months ago, my sister-in-law Diane posted a picture of Dina Cop all buff and in shape on Facebook. My first question was “is she married?”. No seriously, I’m like, what is this CrossFit thing? Diane says it’s these really intense workouts on a farm. That pretty much sealed the deal for me. I remember on my first day within just a few sentences, Trevor told me to squeeze my glutes. At this point I realized I’d found my new home. My Cheers. Where everybody knows my name. I love working out with the Masters class. Not only are they fun people but they also make me a better person.

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

One personal goal would be to lose 11 more pounds. I’m already down 14 lbs. and it feels really good. It would be cool to lose the weight without losing too much muscle mass. There are certain limitations that come with age. At some point in life you switch from increasing weight to maintaining weight to eventually decreasing weight. The same goes for aerobics etc. With that always in the back of my mind, another goal would be to delay the onset of this age induced downward spiral for as long as possible. A daily goal at CrossFit is to keep up with Michelle. When she walks in the door, I know I’m going to get a good workout. I also want to be able to crack a walnut with my butt.

(Dana and Janice are proof of friendships outside the gym! Sharing talents!)

What is your proudest CF moment?

My proudest moment is when I talked Mickey into leading a CrossDance class. My biggest disappointment was when Mickey backed out. Another one of my proudest moments isn’t for myself but rather for the young people that come into the box. They workout with you every day and the next thing you know, they’re up in front of you coaching. I swell with pride when I see them develop into good coaches and I’ve seen it happen four times so far. Pretty cool. 

(He rocks Chucks everyday!)

What is 1 thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?

Hopefully there are no surprises. I’m pretty much an open book. I tend to talk too much and pretty soon you’ll know everything there is to know about me. Maybe this should be my new goal. Don’t talk so much! I’m sure the coaches would appreciate it when they’re standing at the white board.

What is your biggest motivation in life?

My biggest motivation in life are my granddaughters. Rosita and Lumin. I want to be the best person that I am capable of to set a good example for them. They motivate me to stay healthy and active so I can be present In their lives for a long, long time to come.

September Athlete of the Month- Jaala Brooks

If you haven't had Jaala's chicken or ribs, THAT is why he is the Athlete of the month! kidding...kidding... He's actually athlete of the month because he puts in so much work and time, while being a dad during the workouts. He has stopped mid-WOD to change a diaper, give snacks, or hold one of his kids so Megan can focus on the workout herself. They have been a huge part of the Community at BCF, and we are grateful as coaches to recognize his hard work at the gym!

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

I was born and raised in Chicago. Been doing sports since I can walk. Went to college at TSU in Nashville. Air Force after college. At my first base I meet The amazing Megan Michelle. Got married 5 months later. We have 2 amazing kids Mila (Diva) and Carter. A hand full to keep up with.

Now I work at Transcat doing calibrations. Work out as much as I can. And try to make sure my family has what they need. 

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

I always wanted to do CrossFit. I HATE running so I figured lifting weights and getting cardio in at the same time was a win win. 

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

Personal: work hard. Make sure my family has what they need, and are happy. Have a million bbq and get togethers as possible. And relax when I can. 

 What is your favorite movement? Non-favorite movement?

Favorite: DU and rowing (short distance lol) 
Non: Any kind of body movement. And of coarse BURPEES. 

What is your proudest CF moment?

Working out with my boo, pushing each other everyday.... Doing burpees and squats with my daughter.... watching Carter get his first steps in the box. 

What is 1 thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?

One of my favorite things to do is sit on my back porch in my Costco chair, having a drink with chill or old school music playing. 

What is your biggest motivation in life?

Being there for my kids. And making sure they 
are happy and healthy. And keeping my boo smiling. 

CrossTown Throwdown Info

Getting There

1410 NE 181 St.
Portland, OR 97230
*Entrance of the gym is on 182nd*


Athlete check-in: 7:15am
WOD #1: 8am
End time: ~4pm
BCF Dinner: ~6pm Location TBD

How the day goes:

Every team will compete in 3 WODs. There will be multiple heats per WOD, plus some transition time, so you will definitely have some down-time to eat and rest. Take advantage of this time! Take caution in what you eat and when you eat... but definitely eat!! And definitely replenish your fluids.

What to Bring

We’ve compiled a list of what we think are essential items for anyone to take for a day of competing!

Misc. Items:
Jump rope 
Wrist wraps 
Extra clothes-shorts/tanks/undergarments/socks
Essential oils/deep blue
Yoga mat
Cover tent
Foam and/or hand roller
Lacrosse or baseball

Food & Beverage:
RX bars
Rice cakes 
Lara bars
Apple sauce packets
Lunch meat
Dried fruit/fresh fruit
Protein powder/ shaker bottles

Prepare for Rain!

You can check out the weather forecast for their zip code here. There will likely not be enough indoor space for everyone to be, which is why we recommend packing a cover tent if you have one.

Questions Day-Of?

Please direct all questions, etc. to Coach Ally! We are trying to allow Trevor and Bethany to focus on being athletes. :) 

We are still looking for a few Judges!

If you are available to judge, even if for only a single WOD, please let Bethany know asap by emailing her at bexlinebcf@gmail.com.

And last but not least, HAVE FUN!!! 

As far as competitions go, this is as low-key as you can get and against our "sister box". Of course everyone wants to do well and as coaches we hear all the time, "I don't want to let my partner down"... but what is the point if you are not having fun?! Have fun, folks!!