Former TCU football players open Crossfit gym

New Crossfit gym opening near campus

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Troy Kunkel(left) and Wade Sisk(right) stand in their Crossfit gym near campus.  (TCU 360/Taylor Thompson) A look at the new alumni-run Crossfit gym set to open near campus. (TCU 360/Taylor Thompson)

The first round of workouts began this week at 6 a.m. during the soft opening of No Limits Crossfit.

The gym's co-founders Wade Sisk and Troy Kunkel, who attended TCU and played on the football team, kicked off their new business Monday.

A gym membership is $150 a month for unlimited Crossfit sessions, but college students, teachers, EMS, firefighters, police and military pay a discounted price of $100.

Since membership includes Crossfit's written workout plans and personal trainers in every class, the price of is hard to beat, Kunkel said.

Classes are one hour and start at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a class designed just for women at 9:30 a.m. every weekday, as well. 

Every new member of the No Limit Crossfit program is required to take class explaining what the Crossfit exercise program is about before they can attend regular weekly sessions. These classes are Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

"We are real big about safety and education," Sisk said. "If you are educated about what you are doing you can go off from there and get involved with it."

Sisk said Crossfit has a bad reputation of people getting hurt, and he wants to turn that round.

"My number one goal as an instructor is no injuries," Sisk said. 

The date for the official grand opening has not been set yet but will be held sometime in June. There will be other Crossfit gyms from the surrounding areas present along with events with prizes.

"I am glad to see a Crossfit opening this close to TCU," Wade Wilson, a trainer at Crossfit Vertas, said. "Students should take advantage of this opportunity for a great workout."

A percentage of No Limits Crossfit revenue goes to a foundation called Sons of the Flag. The non-profit group aids research and development for burn victims serving in the military and other public service work.

Sisk and Kunkel are working with the TCU Kinesiology department to make Crossfit a class at TCU. 

"We talked with TCU and they came back and told us that Crossfit wasn't well known enough to be a class yet," Sisk said. 

Sisk made a petition to try and change the universities mind, he said. There are 150 signatures on the petition so far, and Sisk needs 300 before taking it back to the university. He hopes to have this done before the end of the semester.

No Limits Crossfit is located at 2914 Stanley Ave., about a mile from the university's campus.

For more information or to sign the TCU Crossfit petition go to: http://nolimitcrossfitftw.com/

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