About Us

CrossFit QC employs a proven workout method to help you reach you goals. With the right guidance, CrossFit can transform your physical and mental health and fitness, even if you’re a fitness beginner. Our team focuses their energy on creative and effective workouts helps you achieve your personal goals. You’ll get in  best shape of your life and having a fun time doing it!

Qualified and engaged trainers

We place great importance on effective teaching and engagement. We are here to serve you and do everything in our ability to make sure you have the most fulfilling and safe experience possible.

great community

We are more than a gym. We are a community. Our members enjoy their fitness journey together, supporting each other and developing meaningful relationships along the way. We love our gym!

Our Team

 We are Knowledgable, Professional, Experienced, and Caring Individuals, committed to helping you get the most of
 your membership at CrossFit QC.

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Spencer Kilgore

As a lifelong competitor someone who has played every major sport I consider myself an above average athlete. Now that doesn't mean that within each of those domains I didn't struggle, because let me be clear the struggle was very real but through that struggle I learned some very important lessons one of which is that the human body is capable of incredible things. Fast forward a few years to my first viewing of the CrossFit games and what would eventually be one of the biggest influences in my life. As a competitor I strive to be the absolute best at everything I do and CrossFit has provided me with more opportunities to compete than I ever had before, not only was I competing against my peers (now life long friends), I was also competing against myself and even the clock, it was for lack of a better term "addicting". I learned how to care for my body and how to ensure that I'm still a highly functional individual as I age and eventually learned how to coach others to do the same. I enjoy so much watching my athletes push themselves to the brink, to see that look of both despair and bravery as they tackle a new movement or set a new personal record, it is exhilarating and it is one of the brightest spots in my day.

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Steffie Fiore

I am a strength and conditioning coach with over a decade of experience in the fitness industry. I completed my first CrossFit WOD in 2008. From that first 3-2-1-GO! it was love. With CrossFit I am always challenged and pushed past my comfort zone; my development as an athlete over the years has been greater than I could have believed on that first day. As a coach, my specialties are bio-mechanics and mobility, Olympic and power lifting. I have had the privilege of training under Dr. Kelly Starrett, Harvey Newton and Andy Hendel. I bring my dedication to excellence and work ethic to my training sessions and classes, with the goal of changing people’s lives through the trans-formative power of physical fitness. And lest things get too serious, I always make sure we have fun and laugh out loud along the way. 

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Chris Singer

My athletic journey began with swimming from childhood through high school. I was never an "all star," and I lacked that competitive drive that made my peers really great athletes. During high school I stumbled onto the cross country and track teams. This is where I began to discover my competitive edge, and started to really love competing. Once in college, I no longer had an athletic outlet and really craved and missed the competitive environment that sports provided me. 

I discovered CrossFit during the 2013 "Crossfit Open" and it little time, I was hooked. I was intrigued by how Crossfit founder Greg Glassman described Crossfit as "the ability to measure fitness in quantitative means." There is a real "science" to Crossfit, which I love. Personally, Crossfit helped me reclaim my competitive nature, and pushed me further athletically than I ever thought possible. I love the community within the "box" and the support of the coaches. I began coaching Crossfit in 2015, with the goal of truly being able to empower athletes. My favorite part of coaching CrossFit is helping people with all levels of athletic ability reach goals they never realized they had. When an athlete completes their first pull-up, or climbs up to the top of the rope for the first time, this is truly the best of part of Crossfit to me. 

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Sami Singer

I never thought I would be an athlete. In high school, I treated sports as more of a social event than an athletic event. I was always the girl who finished last, which I was ok with.... until I started CrossFit. My boyfriend dragged me into a Crossfit box (kicking and screaming). Once I entered the doors, there was no turning back. I have come to love every aspect of CrossFit, but I believe that the community aspect is the number one attribute that leads to its success. In addition, Crossfit brings results. I am stronger, faster, more flexible, have better endurance, leaner, and fitter than when I started. I hope that every one of my athletes is as much or more of a success story than me, and I know that my own Crossfit story is never complete, because there are always more goals to achieve. 

"Successful people pursue hard things, unsuccessful people avoid them." – Greg Glassman

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Meghan Sylvester

I have been athletic most of my life…and when I say “athletic,” that does not imply being “good” at being athletic….more like I enjoyed sports despite riding the bench on the soccer team. In high school, I once swam an entire heat with no goggles and blindly crashed into the lane dividers for the entire heat. To sum it up, I was the girl gathering the “participation” trophies. In adulthood, I craved an athletic outlet and got tired of going to the gym for “Leg Day.” I started doing Crossfit in 2012… it’s shocking that I picked “the sport of fitness” given my proclivity for lacking athletic talent. After taking a lot of time to work on my form and learn the movements, I discovered that I really loved how Crossfit made me feel. I couldn’t believe that after sitting on the sidelines most of my life, I was now lifting heavy weights and hanging with the “fit” girls. One of my favorite things about Crossfit is how it changes women’s mindsets about their bodies. So many women under-nourish and over-work their bodies in an effort to be skinny. Crossfit taught me the value of nourishing my body with real food to fuel my workouts and my day to day activities. I enjoy seeing my hard work pay off as my body continually transforms and adapts to all the things Crossfit throws at me. I value being strong and capable….not skinny. Can I do every movement Crossfit has to offer? Definitely not. Do I enjoy lots of activities outside of Crossfit? Absolutely. For me, Crossfit is a part of my active lifestyle, not the entire piece. Stephen and I have a goal to be fitter every year as we age…to not allow the physical number of years attached to our names to define and restrict our potential and livelihoods. I hope that we bring that spirit to Crossfit QC and challenge all of you to do the same. 

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Stephen Sylvester

I’ve been a fitness nerd for quite some time, and experimented with both Bodybuilding and Powerlifing style workouts. I stumbled on Crossfit in 2011 and lets just say it wasn’t love at first sight. The community, competition, and fitness gains eventually won me over and now I’m officially drinking the kool-aid. I love the community that CrossFit has allowed me to be a part of. I love the holistic view of fitness that has allowed me to be a better athlete and healthier individual. CrossFit QC is my opportunity to bring those things to others in Charlotte. 

What is CrossFit?

 
 

CrossFit Explained

CrossFit is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. These are the core movements of life. They move the largest loads the longest distances, so they are ideal for maximizing the amount of work done in the shortest time. Intensity is essential for results and is measurable as work divided by time—or power. The more work you do in less time, or the higher the power output, the more intense the effort. By employing a constantly varied approach to training, functional movements and intensity lead to dramatic gains in fitness.

The community that spontaneously arises when people do these workouts together is a key component of why CrossFit is so effective, and it gave birth to a global network of CrossFit affiliates that number over 13,000. Harnessing the natural camaraderie, competition and fun of sport or game yields an intensity that cannot be matched by other means.

The CrossFit program is driven by data. Using whiteboards as scoreboards, keeping accurate scores and records, running a clock, and precisely defining the rules and standards for performance, we not only motivate unprecedented output but derive both relative and absolute metrics at every workout. This data has important value well beyond motivation.

Overall, the aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness supported by measurable, observable and repeatable results. The program prepares trainees for any physical contingency—not only for the unknown but for the unknowable, too. Our specialty is not specializing.

The program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual, regardless of experience. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change the program. The needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ by degree, not kind.

The 10 Aspects of Fitness

  1. Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
  2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
  3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
  4. Flexibility – The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
  5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
  6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
  7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
  8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
  9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the body’s center of gravity in relation to its support base.
  10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.