MEMBER STORIES

We have a fantastic community of people at Recursive! People of all ages, backgrounds, and professions come together to enjoy the camaraderie of working out hard together for 60 minutes each day. Check out what they have to say about Recursive to see if our gym is right for you – we’d love to welcome you into our community!

JENNIFER HORNBAKER

To be honest, I chose Recursive because the location was convenient for me. I recently moved to Madison and was looking for a gym close to my apartment, and Recursive fit the bill. I’d done CrossFit before, so I knew I would like the intensity of the workouts and the...

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HEATHER HAGEN

I chose Recursive because I saw Todd’s facebook posts and was interested. I signed up for a trial class at another gym almost two years before and talked myself out of it. I have run for years and wanted to try something different. Todd’s posts were enticing. My...

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ALEX FAMEREE

I decided to join Recursive because of all the positive reviews I came across while researching for gyms. I love the layout of the gym and also had a user friendly web page. After attending my first workout, I could tell that this gym was for me. I really enjoy all...

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BETH CANTWELL

I’d been working out at a boot camp in town trying to get a decent level of fitness back after letting it slide for years. The boot camp was incredible for my health but I was looking for a challenge and to build new skills. Plus, I knew I really wanted to lift. My...

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BRIAN BARTHOLOMEW

I’m inherently lazy. Like, sometimes I’m hungry but too lazy to get off the couch to eat. I need a gym that tells/requires me what to do. CrossFit challenges me far more than I’d ever challenge myself. When I moved to Madison I Googled the closest CrossFit gym from my...

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Ryan Hagerbrant

I ran cross-country and track in college. When I moved to Madison after college for work, there was a competitive void in my life. I spent a year lifting weights and running intermittently. With bad knees from running over 80 miles per week in high school and college...

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David Blatter

For those that do not know me, my name is David Blatter, and I joined CrossFit Recursive mid 2017 with the mindset to loose some weight and get in shape. It was pretty encouraging (and intimidating) when I joined, as it was right when the CrossFit Games were gearing...

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Austin Marquard

My CrossFit journey began back in 2012 at Badger CrossFit in Wauwatosa. There, I fell in love with CrossFit and the community. I ended up injuring my back in 2013 and walked away from CrossFit in an attempt to heal my back. Over the next four years i did a lot of...

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Member Spotlight – Alex Kropp (he’s on the left!)

First CrossFit workout? Was at Recursive on 06/01/2017. It was AMRAP 14 2 Deadlift (155/115) 4 Front Squat 6 Toes to bar   I remember having to drop weight through the workout because I went too heavy and pretty much thinking, "Wow, what have I signed up for?"   What...

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TONA WILLIAMS

I chose Recursive because it’s in the neighborhood and I pass it all the time on the bike path, so my friend and I finally decided to check it out. It immediately felt like a community and a program that I wanted to make space for in my life. I love that we are in...

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SLOAN KESSLER

I chose Recursive after a hiatus from CrossFit after moving to Madison last year. I had let the stress of starting grad school and moving across the country get to me a little bit and I was ready to find a new box  where I could really enjoy myself and get back into...

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MARNIE MIRAN

After living in Chicagoland for 10 years my husband, Sean, and I had an opportunity to move back home to Madison. We were competitive gymnasts and realized we really missed having a coach and being part of a team. We had done a little Crossfit in Chicago (Crossfit...

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