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!

Nick Palkowski

Nick Palkowski

Nick has been with Recursive for 4 years now! He is part of our very dedicated 5:30am crew. What was the biggest struggle you had before joining Recursive? By far my biggest struggle before joining Recursive was consistency and intensity in workouts. I found it hard...

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Gina Nappi

Gina Nappi

Gina has been a member at Recursive for 2 years now! She has become an amazing member of our community. You will always see her in class with a smile and great attitude! What was the biggest struggle you had before joining Recursive? Prioritizing health and fitness...

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John Krause

John Krause

John has recently joined Recursive through our 6 Week Intro to Fitness and Nutrition Program! (And he is long time member Justin Krause's brother!) We are so excited to have him at Recursive. You'll see him working hard in classes - be sure to introduce yourself and...

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Ross Wolf – 6 Week Intro to Fitness and Nutrition

Ross Wolf – 6 Week Intro to Fitness and Nutrition

What was the biggest struggle you had before signing up for the 6 Week Intro? I had done CrossFit for a year before coming to Recursive, and I knew I had mobility issues. The Intro course helped me understand where those specific mobility problems were and how to get...

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Alexander Kropp

Alexander Kropp

I first really got into fitness during college by taking advantage of the Rec Facilities and being actively involved with UW-RecSports. After I graduated, I found a job in Madison and began throwing my life into my career and making time to work out 4 to 5 days a...

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28 Day Nutrition Challenge – Megan O’Rourke

I took the Challenge, the 28 Day Nutrition Challenge. I'm an endurance athlete (long distance cycling, trail running, triathlons) so for years I was super critical of CrossFit. In September I endured yet another injury (this time a stress fracture in my femur). Enough...

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Jordan Rohlfing

I was a track and field athlete in college and became accustomed to having my workouts created for me. After graduating in 2011, I spent many years aimlessly wandering around gyms trying to create workouts for myself to achieve my goals. I never succeeded. The gyms...

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Justin Krause

Justin Krause

I discovered Recursive as a result of something most people despise – my daily commute. Like many of us over the years family, career, and life consumed greater and greater amounts of my time and focus. Things like working out and taking care of myself got pushed...

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Emily Hilton

Emily Hilton

I never considered myself athletic growing up - I liked running and loved hiking, but otherwise I have terrible hand/eye coordination and never enjoyed team sports. In college, one of my best friends was on the woman’s basketball team and she eventually convinced me...

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Judy Foss

Judy Foss

I got started at Recursive when some co-workers were talking about wanting to get back to a fitness program.One of these co-workers is a Recursive member and mentioned an upcoming challenge.While that didn't out, it did get me in the door and I started working...

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Chris Meyers

Chris Meyers

I got started at CrossFit after hearing about it for years as a great way to get in shape and compete athletically. After four years as a Division I athlete, I saw that CrossFit Recursive was just a short drive form my apartment and thought it would be the perfect way...

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Pamela Hallsson

Pamela Hallsson

I started at CrossFit Recursive back in November of 2016. I moved to Madison from NYC to pursue a career as a Police Officer. With my life being pretty hectic as a single mom of a 5 and 7 year old I knew I needed to find a gym that challenged me, had a good vibe, and...

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