the gym for fitness in Waterbury Village Historic District

Stronger
Together

Where fitness and community come together in the heart of Waterbury, VT

ARE YOU TIRED OF:

DOING BORING

WORKOUTS ALONE?

meet a tribe of like-minded people who inspire you to be your best self 

FEELING

LOST IN THE GYM?

learn movements with proper form to prevent injury & boost confidence

feeling like you

don't have time?

get more done in less time our coaches guide and keep you focused

NOT HAVING A

SOLID GAME PLAN

add structure for fitness, nutrition & recovery to hit goals without stress!

THEN WE'RE READY

TO GUIDE YOU

ON YOUR JOURNEY!

WE ARE MORE THAN A WORKOUT

DISCOVER WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF

WHILE YOU ARE...

SURROUNDED BY

AN ENCOURAGING FITNESS COMMUNITY

We make sure that every single person that joins our Waterbury Village Historic District community feels welcomed and leaves every single workout feeling more confident in their bodies than ever before. This is a community that is based on helping each other achieve their goals.

ALWAYS

FEELING SUPPORTED BY EXPERT COACHES

Our friendly, world-class trainers will eliminate the guesswork in your workouts, coach, and guide you through challenging (but really fun) workouts in the Waterbury Village Historic District area. We will provide the perfect combination of coaching and accountability, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

HELD ACCOUNTABLE

SO YOU FINALLY REACH YOUR GOALS

 Waterbury Village Historic District provides an incredibly supportive environment to pursue fitness, train hard while pursuing your goals. Waterbury Village Historic District’s emphasis on teamwork and accountability will help you in achieving what you want most out of life. Sign up today!

THAT’S WHY WE’VE CREATED

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS PROGRAMS

TAILORED TO MEET YOU WHERE YOU ARE

GROUP BASED

CrossFit Classes

Become your best self in our fun core program with 60 minutes of community-based group classes where you are supported by an expert coach while surrounded by a community of like-minded Waterbury Village Historic District locals.

all-levels

once-a-week Barbell class

Our barbell classes will provide you with total body training. Professional coaches will help you master the basic lifts and achieve optimal fitness in a short amount of time. Learn scientifically proven techniques to activate targeted muscle groups effectively.

Small group

On-Ramp

Anyone new to CrossFit is required to go through On Ramp. These small group sessions allow us to get to know you and your fitness goals. We will coach you through basic and complex movements, technique, terminology, individual scaling, and what to expect during classes.

all-levels

open gym

Of course it’s not easy to get to every class that you’d like to, that’s why we offer the ‘Open Gym’ slots. This means that you’re able to train freely and use all of the equipment available.

habit shifting

NUTRITION coaching

Stop dieting and restricting yourself and start focusing on healthy habits with a proven personalized plan. Waterbury Functional Fitness’s nutrition is founded in creating real change, education, and world-class coaching.

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...

Sarah Livingston
Sarah Livingston
Waterbury Functional Fitness MEMBER
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I dropped in yesterday and had a blast. Monica Talbot Ogelby coached the class and struck a balance with humor as well fostering an environment where you wanted to work hard. It was super fun! I found all of the members to be welcoming with many introducing themselves. If you are looking for a community of people to connect with and also get fit, I think you'll find a home at CrossFit Waterbury.
Darlene Miranda
Darlene Miranda
Waterbury Functional Fitness MEMBER​
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Dropped in today while visiting the area and was super impressed with the coaches and the space. Everyone was very welcoming and willing to show us the ropes. Can’t wait to come back, really grateful for the warm hospitality.
Zachary Napolitano
Zachary Napolitano
Waterbury Functional Fitness MEMBER​
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Crossfit Waterbury is the best! The coaches really know how to provide value at any level of fitness. Awesome facility and positive atmosphere; earned my membership for sure!
Luke Pliakis
Luke Pliakis
Waterbury Functional Fitness MEMBER​
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A super fun gym! My girlfriend and I dropped in two weeks ago, everyone was very friendly and we felt right at home. Robyn was really nice and very easy to talk to. If you're considering dropping in, or giving CrossFit a try, you'll enjoy your time here.
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ARE YOU READY TO LEVEL UP?

getting started is easy!

1. SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT

Talk with a coach about your goals and learn how we can get you to your best self.

2. START YOUR TRAINING

You have defined your goals and you are ready to begin your journey. We will start you strong by taking you through the fundamentals of training and sound habits putting you on the road to success!

3. HAVE FUN REACHING NEW LEVELS

Once you have the basics down you’ll book classes easily on our app, enjoy the workouts with awesome people and reach your goals in no time!

Waterbury Functional Fitness

OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE

Waterbury Functional Fitness

WHERE TO FIND US

53 N Main St, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676, USA

GIVE US A CALL
(802)560-7198

Waterbury Functional Fitness

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New to CrossFit?
Fill out the form below to sign up for one of our Free Trial Classes and experience what we are all about.

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ARE YOU LOOKING TO DROP-IN?

Experienced Cross Fit athletes are welcome to drop in to any of our classes.

Fill out the form below to reserve your spot in class, complete our waiver and make payment. Drop In Rate is $25 per class.

Dropping in for a few classes?

Message us and we'll figure something out for you.

Location:

53 N Main St, Waterbury Village Historic District, VT 05676, USA

PHONE:

GIVE US A CALL
(802)560-7198

Member Handbook

Class Registration.
Sign up for class is required in advance on TRIIB. Class sizes are limited to ensure coaches can provide every athlete with the attention and support they deserve and need. Rare and unplanned circumstances aside, athletes are required to drop a class no later than 1 hour prior to start time.

Class Cancelation.
We will do everything in our power to prevent class cancellations under any and all circumstances. Because we are a small operation with a finite team of coaches, we appreciate your understanding that extenuating circumstances may arise outside of our control. Please make sure your email address and phone number are correct in Triib so we can notify you of last minute changes.

Early Bird Policy.
If no members are signed up for class 1 hour in advance of start time, class is canceled.

Inclement Weather.
Class will only be canceled if travel puts coaches and members at unnecessary risk. We will rely heavily on whether members are signed up for the early morning classes to make this call, so please abide by the Early Bird Policy.

Clean Up. Members are expected to wipe down their equipment after use. Antiseptic wipes are available for this purpose. Bar brushes are available for removing chalk from barbells or the rig after particularly aggressive chalk use. If you bleed on any equipment, let a coach know and we can assist in using the correct solution. Leave equipment and the space how you would want to find it.

Tardiness.
We expect members to be dressed and ready to go by the start of class. We also understand that life gets in the way of our best laid plans. Being late on occasion is understood and we know you will join in class without disruption. If a member is chronically late in a way that is disruptive to the class or potentially putting themselves in danger by not allowing for adequate warm up and mobility, the issue may need to be addressed.

Membership Holds + Cancellation Policy.
Membership holds and cancellations must be requested by filling out the “Membership Management” tab at the bottom of our website. Requests must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the change. To read the full policy, see the “Membership Management” tab on our website.

Membership Changes.
Any changes to membership other than holds or cancellations, may be submitted in writing to info@waterburyfunctionalfitness.com. Changes must be requested 2 business days in advance of the billing date.

Kids.
For their safety and your sanity, children are not permitted on the gym floor while class is in session. If your children accompany you to the gym, they must be of an age and responsibility level to hang in the back room independently.

Dogs.
We love them, but not while working out. We take the safety of our athletes and their pets seriously, which is why dogs are not permitted in the gym during class times. If long runs are programmed during a WOD and you want to bring your dog with you, they must be on a leash and owners must be prepared to clean up after their dogs during the run. If your dog would like to say hello before or after class, we would gladly welcome that.

Community Etiquette.
This is a community and your behavior impacts others. If you chronically drop classes last minute, are disruptive, don’t clean up after yourself or disrespect our policies, coaches reserve the right to excuse you from class and ownership reserves the right to terminate your membership without refund.

We Are Hiring

Waterbury Functional Fitness is hiring!

WFF is looking to add a coach to our dynamic and committed team. We enthusiastically welcome diversity and strive to be inclusive both in our membership and our coaching staff.

WFF is a small CrossFit affiliate in the heart of Vermont, nested amongst mountains, water and delicious food. Our roughly 80 members are in the gym just as much as they are on mountain bikes or ski slopes. Despite our small size, 5 of our athletes qualified for The Games quarterfinals. So while we pride ourselves on how welcoming we are and how much fun we have together, we also have the ability to support and grow skilled, committed athletes. It’s a community where there is truly something for everyone.

This coaching position is salaried and part time, with the expectation to coach between 8 and 10 classes per week including weekends. Most classes will be regularly scheduled, some may be part of our On Ramp rotation. Compensation is $20-25 per class, depending on experience and certifications. Includes a discounted membership.

Consider this a starting point. We are open minded to new ideas and supporting our coaches’ development and passion.

Minimum Qualifications

1+ years of CrossFit or functional fitness training as an athlete
CrossFit Level 1
CPR Certification

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to
info@waterburyfunctionalfitness.com
Address correspondence to Katie Bilodeau, Head Coach.

Julie Hoepker

COACH

As a young tike, Julie’s interest in sports carried into many different athletic endeavors; varsity volleyball and softball in high school, along with other extracurricular interest: touch football, rollerblade hockey and running. These interests eventually led to two half-marathons as well as dabbling in kickboxing, Muay Thai, spinning, Spartan Racing, Olympic lifting and KB focused classes. All of these were fun, but none of them kept her interest longer than a year.

Enter CrossFit. Julie finally felt like she found something that was a fun and an ever-changing lifetime endeavor—the workouts were awesome, she was getting stronger, and being “part of a community” was the bonus of it all.

After doing CF for a few years, Julie decided to obtain her CF-1 certification. Coaching has been an amazing experience that has given Julie a chance to see her fellow athletes get stronger while encouraging them to accomplish their goals.

About her love of the CFW Community, Julie notes, “My husband and I are originally from New York and have been visiting Vermont since we started dating. We loved it up here so much that we decided to get married here (Inn at the Round Barn) and then…drumroll…move here! I have to say, one of the main contributing factors of us knowing that moving away from family would be doable, is the CF Waterbury community. They accepted us with open arms and made us feel like we were members from the very start…and for that, we are truly grateful!”

Hans von Briesen

COACH

Moving has always been a happy place for me.  Sometimes born from a curiosity to explore, while other times it is a need for emotional grounding.

Soccer, skiing, and mountain biking have been with me since a young age and kept me fit, but Functional Fitness introduced me to a new and ridiculously fun way to train.  Over the years I have accomplished various physical goals I set for myself, and that is great, but what I really learned was the mental tenacity was trained in those hard places deep in a workout.  We are all so capable and can take our lessons far beyond the gym space.  Since tapping into a new level of mental strength, I am able to dive deeper into my physical strength.

As a lover of the body and watching the way things move in space and always looking to improve my athletic endeavors, coaching came as a natural course to take.  I worked at summer soccer camps when I was younger, and began working with Adaptive athletes as an instructor when I was 16.  That shifted to more experienced freestyle and big mountain skiers in Colorado and even more refined athletes at the Sugarbowl Academy.

There are some amazing stories to tell from working with so many incredibly talented athletes over the years, but the biggest lesson I have learned is Adapt, Adjust, Accommodate.  Every body is unique and deserves and needs respect.  I hope that every day we train we can bring that check-in with us and to those around us.

Whether you are the next Olympian in your discipline, or just trying to shake off some cobwebs built up from a lifetime of living, I hope we can enjoy some time pushing ourselves and to stay curious.

Jimmy Hoepker

COACH

Prior to CrossFit, Jimmy was a Division 1 Swimmer at Manhattan College. He’s been doing CrossFit since the end of 2012, and has been coaching CrossFit in a part-time capacity since late 2013. In addition to his CFL1, he has a CrossFit Weightlifting certification, has completed the CrossFit Scaling Online Course, a 2020 CF online Programming Course, and has attended multiple Olympic Lifting Seminars. CrossFit has changed Jimmy’s life dramatically, from a fitness and health perspective and from a personal perspective as well. He met his wife, fellow coach Julie Hoepker, at CrossFit. He loves imparting the knowledge that he’s learned over the years to athletes, both new and experienced and looks forward to continuing in this vein at CrossFit Waterbury.

“My wife and I moved up to Vermont from just outside New York City in February of 2018,” says Hopeker of his move to Vermont. “We had been visiting the area for the past few years before that and would always drop into CrossFit Waterbury. We loved the community and they always made us feel welcome. Joining up right away once we moved here was a natural choice, and being able to coach and program for this awesome community is a privilege and is so much fun!”

Monica Ogelby

COACH

Monica has been doing CrossFit since 2011 and can say with the utmost confidence that she’s significantly stronger and fitter than when she was playing collegiate level sports or trying any other variety of programs or classes. What you think is impossible as a new member—double-unders, pull-ups, 20 inch box jumps—you will do proficiently in a year and move on to faster, taller, and heavier challenges. If you’re passionate about biking, skiing, or something else, CrossFit is going to make you a stronger athlete in those arenas as well. And if you’re like Monica and have never found that outlet of fitness that kept you engaged and satisfied, look no further.

By day, she’s a pediatric nurse practitioner, and her other prestigious titles include partner to Matthew Ogelby (fellow member) and co-parental unit to The Turds: George and Greta. When she’s not at work or the gym, you can find her eating snacks she hides from her children. Her passion for Missy Elliot and Beyonce runs deep, as you’ll quickly learn during her classes. And if she doesn’t make you laugh while you’re in her class, she owes you a burpee.

Dani Kehlmann

COACH

Dani is a teacher first, athlete second, and her passion is taking the knowledge, strength, and joy that fitness gives her and bringing it to others. She started CrossFit in early 2012 and instantly fell in love; not only did she find a path to physical wellness, she also found a community that would soon become family.

She received her Level 1 Trainer Certification in 2014, received her Olympic Weightlifting Certification in 2015, and is happy to announce her recent acceptance into the Level 2 Trainer Certification fold, passing her test in late November 2019. Dani is a full-time physical education teacher and has studied Anatomy and Physiology and Kinesiology, and is constantly in pursuit of additional education. She was a trainer at CrossFit Waterbury between 2014-2017 and is thrilled to be a part of the coaching staff once again!

Dani’s fitness ethos: Functional Fitness can be so many different things to each member of the gym. For some, it’s a reason to get up in the morning. For others, it’s a way to keep up with their kiddos—or to take a break from them, depending on the day. Strength and conditioning can make you a better skier, biker, hiker, or ultra runner. CrossFit can be a part of your self-care. Whatever gets you out the door and into the gym, we want to support you.

Katie Bilodeau

COACH

For the past eight years, Katie has had the wonderful opportunity of being a part of CrossFit and its ever-growing community. CrossFit has been a catalyst toward her growth professionally, physically, and mentally.

Katie has been coaching for seven of her eight years in CrossFit, spending 3,700 hours coaching in a head or assistant capacity at both CrossFit Burlington and CrossFit Shelburne. During these coaching years, she has worked with many athletes of all abilities, skill levels, all with different goals.

Katie’s fitness ethos: I coach because I love providing a safe and fun environment for people to learn and grow toward their personal goals. The beauty is when people find things they weren’t even looking for in the process and they have a whole community behind them in all of their efforts. Working with people is my passion, which is why I have and will continue to dedicate myself toward this evolving craft that I have fallen in love with.

HOLD POLICY

You may place your Membership on hold one (1) time per calendar year up to a maximum of three (3) consecutive months. Advanced notice of at least 72 hours is required. The hold must be at least 10 days in duration. Upon expiration of the term of the hold, your account will automatically become active and payments will resume. Should you choose to return prior to the end of their hold period, the hold will be released and payments will resume.

CANCELLATION POLICY

All membership agreements require 72 hours written notice to cancel your membership. This form will serve as your written cancellation notice. Note that if you have a scheduled renewal payment within 72 hours of your invoice billing date, the payment will be processed as scheduled. Your membership will be canceled at the end of your final paid month. All membership payments are non-refundable.

MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATION REQUEST

Please fill out the form below and one of our team members will review your request. Warning. The submission of this form does not cancel your membership. We will review your request, then reach out to confirm.

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