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7:30am - Shirt sales and heat sign ups begin, first come, first served, and if we run out of shirts, we will take orders for the second shirt production run. Heats (of 25-35 athletes) will be in 45 minute segments beginning at 9:30am. Shirts/tanks-$25 each (includes MURPH), just doing MURPH workout? $10

8:00am - Movie MURPH the Protector will be shown at the whiteboards, describing who Lt. Michael Murphy was by his family and close friends and his memorial foundation which will benefit from our event.

9:15am - movies ends, whiteboard session, warm up, heats set.

9:30am - first heat kicks off

10:15am - second heat kicks off

11:00am - third heat kicks off

11:15am - fourth heat (if needed) kicks off

12:00pm-2pm: Cookout in the pavilion sponsored by Shai Commerical Real Estate for us and our LICCO partners...BYOB and a dessert to share if planning to stay...brats and hot dogs and sides provided.



For time:
1 mile Run
100 Pull-ups
200 Push-ups
300 Squats
1 mile Run

In memory of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, N.Y., who was killed in Afghanistan June 28th, 2005.

This workout was one of Mike's favorites and he'd named it "Body Armor". From here on it will be referred to as "Murph" in honor of the focused warrior and great American who wanted nothing more in life than to serve this great country and the beautiful people who make it what it is.

Partition the pull-ups, push-ups, and squats as needed. Start and finish with a mile run. If you've got a twenty pound vest or body armor, wear it.

Welcome to CrossFit Newark

CrossFit begins with a belief in fitness. The aim of CrossFit is to forge a broad, general and inclusive fitness. We have sought to build a program that will best prepare trainees for any physical contingency — not only for the unknown, but for the unknowable. After looking at all sport and physical tasks collectively, we asked what physical skills and adaptations would most universally lend themselves to performance advantage. Capacity culled from the intersection of all sports demands would quite logically lend itself well to all sport. In sum, our specialty is not specializing.

What is CrossFit

Let Me Tell You About CrossFit


Upcoming Events




The Murph Challenge

WHAT: The Murph Challenge

WHEN: Saturday, May 23rd at 9:00am - 11:30am

WHERE: CrossFit Newark

We are now an official sponsor for The MURPH Challenge 2015 to benefit The LT Michael P. Murphy Scholarship Foundation. We will participate as a gym on Saturday, May 23rd from 9-1130am at our new location. Come out and support our athletes and check it out for yourself.




Cost w/ T-Shirt


Our Coaches

  • Mike

    Level 1 Coach View Bio

    Mike Bolte Level 1 Coach

    Mike Bolte found CrossFit in 2006 while looking for a new program to prepare him for the challenges he faces daily in his career as a firefighter/paramedic with the Newark Fire Division, where he is a Captain. With no facilities in Licking County at the time Mike began training out of his garage. The benefits of CrossFit’s methodology quickly became apparent, and Mike began recruiting friends and family as training partners. As his passion grew around CrossFit so did his number of training partners, and the demand for a coach, so Mike became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. Mike has competed and won local fitness competitions, and his garage gym was featured on He is really looking forward to helping others on their CrossFit journey. Mike is a graduate of Hocking College where he studied fire and emergency services. Mike resides with his wife Devon and their four children, in Newark.

  • John

    Level 1 Coach View Bio

    John Wysocki Level 1 Coach

    John Wysocki has been involved with CrossFit since June 2009 when he was exposed to the various workouts and standards while serving on active duty with the US Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal Training Unit Two in Fort Story, VA. He has earned his Level 1 trainer and CrossFit Kids trainer certifications and enjoys coaching students of various ages and abilities. John specializes in bringing those into CrossFit who have become frustrated with trying to exercise on their own and desire to try something new and challenging, regardless of their current fitness level. He has served over 13 years with the US Navy and was a former command fitness leader along with an honor graduate of several military schools which focused on physical training and development for combat operations. John was a Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy Reserve, served twice in Afghanistan and awarded The Bronze Star medal for his service in 2008. He is a 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University. John lives in Newark with his wife Carrie and their three daughters, all of whom CrossFit.

  • Lindsay

    Level 1 Coach View Bio

    Lindsay Black Level 1 Coach

    Lindsay Black discovered CrossFit in July of 2012 after her brother’s urging to try it out. As a high school athlete and runner, she was looking for something different to find new fitness goals. She soon discovered what she loved about CrossFit. She found that CrossFit challenged her, physically and mentally, on a daily basis. This kept her coming back for more. Not only did she begin to see incredible strength develop, but also loved the community aspect of CrossFit. After crossfitting a year, Lindsay convinced her partner Josh to begin and they were instrumental in the development of CrossFit Newark. Lindsay became a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in March of 2014 and was eager to begin coaching classes! In 2011, she earned a Bachelors Degree of Business Administration at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. In addition to coaching, she is currently pursuing her Masters of Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She and Josh reside in Newark with four adorable four-legged friends.

  • Brian

    Level 1 Coach View Bio

    Brian Howe Level 1 Coach

    Brian was introduced into CrossFit in March of 2008 by Mike Bolte and began training out of his garage. He quickly discovered the benefits of CrossFit and has been using it to meet the physical demands of being a Firefighter and Paramedic. Brian grew up in Newark and played numerous sports throughout high school including football, running cross country, and wrestling. CrossFit helped bring back the competitive spirit those sports first brought him. Brian enjoys the CrossFit Newark community of athletes and the challenge of helping them move more safely, effectively, and efficiently. He is a graduate of C.O.T.C. where he studied EMS technologies. Brian resides with his two daughters in Glenford.



We are an inclusive environment where each athlete's goals and abilities are assessed and challenged to be better than yesterday. We are different from other fitness facilities in that we do not use machines, we forge them from sweat and determination. We encourage you to stop in and try us out and meet our community of athletes. This is not just another is a lifestyle change. See you soon!

  • Single Adult Rate

    Single: $75/month

    Unlimited monthly visits

    Family Adult Rate

    Family: $140/month

    Unlimited monthly visits

  • Child Rates

    One Child: $45/month
    Two Children: $65/month

    If parent is an existing member children rates are qualified for discounts. Please speak with a coach for more information.

  • Drop-in Rates

    Daily: $10
    Friday: $5

    Download Membership Agreement and Liability Release

    Discounts are offered to Police/Fire, Military, and Teachers; however, they must pay for their membership at the box after showing an ID card.

Please note if you are paying for a membership after the 10th of the month the rates are prorated. You will need to pay for membership at the box.


  • Barbell Club

    Days: Monday & Wednesday @ 7pm

    This is your chance to focus on lifting heavy stuff! This will be programmed to compliment our existing strength program as well as provide an opportunity for the athlete to develop performance gains in areas which are weakest for them. No WODs, just slinging iron and getting stronger. A coach will be available for form corrections and programming assistance.

  • Competition Class

    Days: Tuesday & Thursday @ 7pm

    This class is designed for those athletes who have been CrossFitting for at least 6 months and will participate in the CrossFit Open and represent CrossFit Newark in various regional competitions. It is recommended that an athlete be able to perform the following movements as prescribed, with the purpose becoming competition athletes. The coaching of this session will be more intense than our typical adult classes with higher performance expectations. General criteria include:

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    • 95/65# OHS to full depth
    • 10 consecutive pull ups
    • 5 consecutive HSPUs (45#/25# plates on either side of abmat)
    • 10 consecutive K2E/T2B
    • 500m row in sub 2:00 minutes
    • Clean 185/125#
    • DL 315/225#
    • 20 consecutive DUs
    • 21 Box jumps (no steps) of 30"/24"
    • 90 Burpees within 7 minutes

    No Drop-ins

  • Elements Class

    Single: $35/month

    Our Elements class provides athletes new to CrossFit the opportunity to learn all of the foundational movements and lifts over a nine week rotation, taking place each Saturday morning at 8am. The class is approximately one hour long and will conclude each session with a WOD - workout of the day based on skills developed.

  • Adaptive Athletes

    Single: FREE

    Occurs every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 11am and designed to meet the needs of athletes ages 14 and up who qualify for services through Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities and have an interest in competing in local, regional, and state competitions, including Special Olympics. The primary training will take place with three lifts: deadlift, bench press and back squat; however, CrossFit methodology will be incorporated for metabolic development.

Private Training

Single: $30-$60/hour

Private CrossFit training is available and will range in price from $30-60/hr depending on the needs of the athlete and the experience of the trainer. Please email us for additional information.


Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat
5:00am 5:00am 5:00am 5:00am 5:00am
6:00am 6:00am 6:00am 6:00am 6:00am 9:00am
9:00am 9:00am 9:00am 9:00am 9:00am 10:00am
12:30pm 12:30pm 12:30pm 12:30pm 12:30pm 11:00am
3:15pm 3:15pm 3:15pm 3:15pm 3:15pm
4:15pm 4:15pm 4:15pm 4:15pm 4:15pm
5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm
7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm


All Levels Class
Open Gym
CrossFit Kids
CrossFit Teens
Adaptive Athlete Powerlifting


5:00am // 6:00am // 9:00 am // 12:30pm // 3:15pm // 5:00pm // 6:00pm // 7:00pm Barbell Club


5:00am // 6:00am // 9:00 am // 12:30pm // 3:15pm // 5:00pm // 6:00pm // 7:00pm Competitive Class


5:00am // 6:00am // 9:00 am // 12:30pm // 3:15pm // 5:00pm // 6:00pm // 7:00pm Barbell Club


5:00am // 6:00am // 9:00 am // 12:30pm // 3:15pm // 5:00pm // 6:00pm // 7:00pm Competitive Class


5:00am // 6:00am // 9:00 am // 12:30pm // 3:15pm // 5:00pm // 6:00pm


8:00am - 9:00am // Elements
9:00am - 11:am // Open Gym
11:00am - 12:00pm // Adaptive Athlete Powerlifting

CrossFit Kids

Tuesday, Thursday 4:15pm - 5:00pm

CrossFit Teens

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:15pm - 5:00p

*Open Gym is for Members Only

Contact Us

600-B Industrial Pkwy Newark, OH 43056-1594

We are located on Industrial Parkway in Heath Ohio on the South Side of the LICCO Building.

Phone: 740.522.9196

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