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Long Road is not a globo-gym—you won’t find ellipticals, smoothie bars, or mirrors. We’re all about the exhilaration and exhaustion of intense workouts designed daily and structured to suit your individual needs.

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Long Road CrossFit is a 15,000 square-foot facility featuring:

  • 4,000 sq. ft. workout floor
  • 1,200 sq. ft. Olympic lifting area with 2 lifting platforms
  • 2,200 sq. ft. artificial turf section that used for multiple sports as well as training
  • 500 sq. ft. air-conditioned athlete’s lounge
  • We are currently running under the WODIFY operating system

Equipment includes:

  • 14 Rogue Echo Bikes
  • 15 Concept 2 Rowers
  • 2 Concept 2 Ski Ergs
  • 4 Assault Runners
Crossfit Gym in Urbana Ohio

“Finally, A Gym Culture Where Everyone is Welcome. Yes.
No Kidding, Everyone.”

We take pride in our community and every individual that creates it, that’s why the LRCF is here for you. If you are passionate to achieve goals to improve yourself and those around you the welcome mat is waiting at the box. The only thing holding you back is yourself so don’t listen to the doubter in you, just get in here and kick it’s ass.

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Long Road Programs

The Loft

Bootcamp

CrossFit

Yoga

Personal Training

LONG ROad Crossfit Team

Real People. Real Results

Everyone who works at Long Road CrossFit has their own story about how they got here—their challenges and their triumphs. So in one way or another, we’ve been in your training shoes: from total newbies to CrossFit fanatics.

As your trainers, we’ll kick your butt, and we’ll lift you up. We’re here because we love what we do and want you to love it, too.

Nate Long

Nate Long

Head Coach + CrossFit L2 Trainer

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE:  
Wall balls and any Olympic lift

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY: 
There are so many over the last 8 years it’s hard to pick one.  There have been quite a few proposals (which is always awesome, we love the love), Jordan’s Journey was an unbelievable feat of community support for one person, and the day that we moved into our current facility has to be number one.  That night we completed week one of the CrossFit open until about 7-8pm, then the whole gym stuck around in the pouring rain and rallied together to take everything apart to get everything moved, it was an amazing experience!

WHY I DO WHAT I DO
I love seeing people win at life, taking control of your health and wellness to help live your best life is what it’s all about and I love being a part of our members’ journeys!

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES: 
Your goals are exactly that, every single person in class is working out for a different reason with different goals. Some want to compete, some want to run faster, lift heavier, get their first pullup, or simply live an active life with the people they love.

Looking at where your neighbor is in life is the same as looking at someone in class and comparing yourself to their level of fitness.  Stay in your own lane, control what you can control and enjoy the never-ending pursuit to getting better at life.

Crystal Long

Crystal Long

CrossFit L1 Trainer

BIO Click Here

FAVORITE EXERCISE:
Thrusters 🙂 and Heavy Jerks

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY: 
I cannot pick one, I love them all (Not to be cliché).  I love the atmosphere of 5:00 am, I love watching people cheer someone on when they finish their workout, I love seeing couples and families push each other to be their best.  I absolutely LOVE our community and how we all come together when someone needs something.  Fitness is just the bonus to what we get to do every day.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
There is nothing better in the world than to give!! That is why I do what I do.  Nothing fills my heart more than being able to be a part of a weight-loss journey, overcoming fears, gaining strength, and so much more!!

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES: 
Get your own jump rope.

Lea Blair

Lea Shafer

CrossFit L2 Trainer

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE:  
Snatch

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY: 
Jordan’s Journey, not only because I met my husband there, but also it was just such proof of the power of community!

WHY I DO WHAT I DO: 
I know that the community I have found through CrossFit has made me better and I want to make sure that the community is the best that it can be in return. Some people do that by being awesome athletes, but I had a calling to do that from the perspective of a coach.

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES:  
If you buy in, this will change you mentally more than it will change you physically. Leave your negativity at the door, if you don’t have a growth mindset, let’s build one, and make this the best hour of your day. Change the mentality that treating yourself is about eating crappy food, buying some material thing, and getting your nails done. Treat yourself to a healthy lifestyle and you’ll be treating yourself for the long run!

Amy Hegyi

Amy Hegyi

CrossFit L1 Trainer

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE:  
Cleans…any style I love doing cleans

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY: 
This is tough because there are so many.  My overall favorite one, if I have to pick, is Jordan’s Journey Competition.  Seeing the whole CrossFit community rally around one of our athletes was so awesome to see.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO: 
CrossFit has done so much for me physically and mentally and I want to be able to share that with others anyway I can.

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES:  
Train today so that you can train again tomorrow.

BEN DOBBERSTEIN

Ben Dobberstein

CrossFit L1 Trainer + S&C Specialist

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE: 
Bar Muscle Ups

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY:
Moving the entire gym from the Kroger plaza to the current building, at 9:30pm on a Friday. After a Friday Night Lights CrossFit Open event.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
I love fitness, I love coaching, & I love helping others achieve their goals.

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES:
Focus on form, great form is better than reckless speed.

Devin Algren

Devin Algren

CrossFit L1 Trainer

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE:  
Full Squat Snatches

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY: 
Anytime we’ve had a carry-in and did fitness before hand haha. Bonding with everyone together is always a memorable time.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO: 
I’ve always loved fitness and watching people get healthier and achieve their goals is an amazing thing to be a part of.

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES:
Don’t compare yourself to those around you. Don’t think you suck because you’re not RXing everything. You have no idea how long someone has been into fitness or how short. Maybe they have an injury, maybe they’ve had years of gymnastics training. Everyone around you is putting in the most effort they have. Some days it’s less and others it’s more. So, stay in your lane and do your best with what you’ve got in the tank and be proud of yourself for showing up and doing the work.

Troy Clay

Troy Clay

CrossFit L1 Trainer + BS in Exercise Science

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE:  
Pull ups/ Bar muscle ups

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY:
The first day coming in and finding my future home.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
I know what it’s like to come up against challenges and to conquer them so if I can help at least one person reach, that I’m happy.

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES: 
You’re your only competition, and the sun will come up every day so keep moving on and don’t look back.

Betsy Moore

Betsy Moore

Yoga Instructor

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE:
Believe it or not, there’s a heck of a lot of crossover when you practice Crossfit and Yoga.  For me personally, my favorite Crossfit movement is the back squat.  Mobility is one of my strengths: and it’s really satisfying to add weight and drop the booty to the heels. It’s basically garland pose on steroids. 😎

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY:
That one time that Nate broke down and let us listen to Britney Spears radio to make it through an 100/80 Cal assault bike ride……I’m thoroughly convinced that a proper hair toss and shoulder shimmy can get you through just about anything!

WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
We humans move about life at warp speed most of the time.  Rarely do we take the time to breathe deeply, let alone show kindness to our bodies.  Providing a safe space for my yogis to move mindfully, to recover, and to rest…..that’s why I do what I do!  The dancing and stretchy shapes are just an added bonus! 😊

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES:
I tend to enjoy cheesy metaphors…..so bare with me.  Flowers don’t think about the ones next to them, they just bloom!  When we move our bodies, whether it be through Yoga or Crossfit, we’re all on our own journeys.   When in doubt, do what feels good, listen to your body, and just do you, boo! I’ll be right there to cheer you on!

Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell

CrossFit L1 Trainer

BIO CLICK HERE

FAVORITE EXERCISE:
Hang squat cleans

FAVORITE LONG ROAD MEMORY:
Meeting some of my best friends at the gym.

WHY I DO WHAT I DO:
I coach because I like helping people get better and I like making sure the people in my class are laughing and enjoying themselves, even if they’re suffering through a WOD. 

ADVICE I ALWAYS GIVE NEWBIES:
My advice would be to keep showing up. Getting through the doors is the biggest part of the battle and once you’re here, you’ll have a fun time!

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It has been so ⒶⓌⒺⓈⓄⓂ︎Ⓔ to meet friends and family at the two community classes this week! We love new faces and we love when you include your loved ones in your wellness journey!
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Working out with family allows you to:
① Lead by example.
② Help to promote physical health from an early age to the younger generation.
③ Bond as a family.
④ Promote emotional wellness and mental stability.
⑤ Builds teamwork and positive encouragement within your family unit. 
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With reasons like that, including family in physical activity is an obvious choice for Saturday mornings!  #allarewelcome
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Today we are so grateful for every member and person who walks through our doors.  Enjoy your family. Rest your body and your mind. See you tomorrow!  Tomorrow’s schedule:
5am bootcamp
5:45am CrossFit
9:00am CrossFit
Closed after 10am  Saturday:
8am comp class
9am Free Community WOD  #happythanksgiving
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#surpriseYourself  9am free community WOD
Tomorrow and Saturday this week!  #bethereorbesquare
#gobbletilyouwobble
#theresasaleonfitness
#getsome
#fitnesseithfriends
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