"A Community that SWEATS Together, STAYS Together."

We don't support RACISM in our doors or outside of them! We don't agree with and will NOT tolerate Social Injustice!

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.


August Athlete of the Month- Jessi Holycross

What's better then being Athlete of the month because of all the hard work your doing but also the being in the same month as your Birthday! We love having you part of our family Jessi!

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


I live in Forest Grove with my husband Tim, and our 11 year old daughter Hayden. Tim and I met as teenagers and have been together 19 years this summer- when you know, you know! Our lives are centered around family, fitness, and music; all of which play significant roles in our lives. I work as a Senior Accounting Assistant for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and am also a part time college student studying (you guessed it) Accounting.


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


I knew a member at the time who’d had a pretty incredible transformation, both physically and mentally. I had been working out for YEARS, and had always considered myself “fit”, but I felt like I had plateaued and was just spinning my wheels, wasting my already limited time just going through the motions at the gym. I was pretty bored. I asked Keri Johnson if she wanted to come check it out with me, and from the first time we walked in the doors we were both hooked!


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


The people! 100%! Our community has become so incredibly special to me. I often marvel at the diverse group of people I now consider to be family, and how without BCF, life would likely not have brought us together. 


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


Personally, my goal has been and always will be to be the best wife and mother I possibly can be. As far as athletic goals go, I just want to continue showing up consistently. Not every day is a day where I feel like I can push it, which I’ve learned is perfectly fine. As long as I’m there, I’m getting better.



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


I love all the Oly lifts! Clean and Jerks are my most favorite. Least favorite: Thrusters. Hands. Down.



What is your proudest CF moment?


I felt really proud of myself during the most recent Open! It was full of moments where I realized how much progress I’d made in recent months, and I had a TON of fun.


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


Start where you are, do what you can. Don’t wait. Don’t wait until you think you’re “fit enough” to start CrossFit because 1) you will be humbled regardless, and 2) CrossFit truly is for EVERYONE.



Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?


The sense of capability that I have. The knowledge that I can do hard things. When I go to the gym and accomplish a physical feat I never in a million years thought I could do, (I’m talking to you, pull-ups), that translates into every area of my life. I find myself rising up to meet challenges and adversity, rather than shying away from them. 


I only want to express my deepest, most sincere gratitude to the Exline family and to all of our coaches and athletes who make this community what it is. It is my home away from home, a place where I feel supported and cared for, and where I am surrounded by people who are rooting for me in every aspect of my life. We are all better because of this place. And because of each other.




🔥Topic: CrossTown Throwdown


Get ready folks, our 4th annual CrossTown Throwdown is on the horizon and this year we’re hosting!

What is the CrossTown Throwdown?

The CrossTown Throwdown is a CrossFit competition between BCF CrossFit and our “sister box”, Crossfit Cimmeria (owned by Ty & Courtney). It is a one-day event and will be similar to the Backyard Brawl, but more competitive. ;) Typically the competition is hosted at the loser’s box, but we want to show off our awesome new facility this year so we offered to host!

Teams of two of the same sex and skill level (Rx, Scaled, and Masters 35+) will participate in 3 WODs, plus a finals WOD for the top 3 teams within each division.

Funds earned from this event go directly towards purchasing new equipment for our box.

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate in this event so long as they are at least 16 years of age and a member of BCF CrossFit.

Not interested in competing? No problem! This is an “all hands on deck” event - we will need many judges and volunteers to help things run smoothly.

When is it and what will the day’s schedule look like?

The date is set for September 7th and you can expect to be here all day. This is not set in stone yet, but the athlete briefing will be before 8am and more than likely the finals WOD will happen around 3pm. This info is just going off years past and is not finalized.

Afterwards stick around for a BBQ and some entertainment. More details on this coming soon!

July Athlete of the Month- Todd Pittman


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


I was born in California, moved to Auburn Washington at age 5 and then moved to Tigard my sophomore year of high school. After high school, I attended Oregon State University for six years. I didn’t get an advanced degree just had a good time. After all that time at Oregon State I ended up with a Construction Engineering Management degree. I have worked in the construction industry ever since. Currently I am the estimator for Pihl Excavating here in Banks. While attending junior high in Washington I had met my future wife. We always kept in touch after I left and started dating again after college and have been married for 21 years. I also have two sons, the oldest will be a sophomore at Oregon State next year and the youngest will be a junior at Forest Grove High School. For hobbies it seems like I have just been getting my kids to sporting events and working on my property where I live up by Hagg Lake.



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


A couple years ago my oldest son was dating Lucy Plews and she would always talk about how great BCF was and that if I ever wanted to do Cross Fit go out to Banks. Thanks for the advice Lucy!


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


I have always had a bad back and it seems like the more I exercise the better it feels. That is what got me started and then I showed up to a 6 am class! Need I say more?


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


My main goal right now is getting my youngest through high school and hopefully on to college. Also while spending all that time at Oregon State, I ended up playing on the rugby team for five years. I would like to get in good enough shape to play again against my oldest son who is also on the Oregon State team.

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


Right now my favorite movement has to be hand stand pushups. I am starting to get the hang of it and doing something upside down makes a fun challenge. My least favorite, being old and not very flexible has to be the overhead squat.



What is your proudest CF moment?


My first RX work out.

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


Just show up and keep showing up.



Biggest impact CrossFit has made in your life?


I feel better now than I have in a long time.