Who are we?

Brooke Bergeson, Owner/Head Coach

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting Certified

  • CrossFit Mobility & Recovery Certified (Kelly Starrett)

  • CrossFit Kids Certified

  • Level 1 certified Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting

  • CPR Certified

  • Bachelor of Science: Human Performance and Sport (Metropolitan State University '06)

  • Minor in Nutrition. '06

  • Founded CrossFit Train 97333 in Corvallis, OR in 2011. Moved back to Denver in 2015. 

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach for 2 Division I Schools: University of Denver '06-'07, Sacramento State University '08-'09

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach for 2 Division II Schools: Western Oregon University '11-'14, Regis University '15-current

  • Competed in the CrossFit Open/Regionals/Games since '09.

  • Competed on CrossFit East Sacramento's affiliate team '09-'11. 

  • 2014 Competed at Northwest CrossFit Regionals as part of CrossFit Train team.

  • Played soccer at Metro State University (Won National championships in '04 & '06)

"I have been interested in health and fitness for as long as I can remember! Growing up my dad used to lift weights and workout everyday in our basement and I would have to sit on his back when he would do push ups (haha I guess I was his weight vest!). I would always mimic everything he did in the gym!  I grew up playing all sorts of sports but settled on soccer when I decided I wanted to try and play in college. 


I was fortunate enough to get a scholarship to play Division II soccer at Metropolitan State College of Denver where we won 2 National Championships (2004, 2006)! 


After college I got a strength and conditioning job at the University of Denver where I was in charge of 7 Division I teams. At that time I came across the CrossFit main site and started implementing their programming into my own training in 2006. So that is where the love story began! CrossFit was everything I was missing! Competing in collegiate athletics was finished so CrossFit filled a huge competitive void for me. I was able to push myself and try and compete every time I worked out. I love the challenge of CrossFit. Pushing yourself to the limit is a great way to evolve as a person and as an athlete. When my husband and I moved to Sacramento I became a coach at CrossFit East Sacramento where I coached for 3 years. I helped develop their On-Ramp Program for new members and the CrossFit Kids program. My husband and I then made the move to Corvallis, OR where I opened CrossFit Train in August 2011. 


Being able to be a box owner is one of the most fulfilling endeavors I've ever done. It is so rewarding waking up everyday absolutely loving what I do and being able to change lives and help people each and everyday. I am so passionate about fitness and health that it bleeds into our community.  I have personally enjoyed competing in the sport of CrossFit every year since the 2009 CrossFit Games and continue to train as a competitor, but even more than that I have enjoyed helping others to their goals. It is so cool watching and training people to do things they never thought imaginable. I continue to try and improve my coaching and the understanding of the way the body is intended to move. I love that I am able to modify and scale workouts to all ability levels. 


I have made some of my best friends doing what I do and am very thankful for all the people who have come into my life through CrossFit and fitness. To me what really matters is the service and results provided to my clients."

Jen Johnston, Coach

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)

  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science - Oregon State University, 2014

  • Certified Nutrition Consultant - Bauman College, 2017

  • Currently completing Precision Nutrition Level 1 Certification

  • CPR certified 

"Health and fitness have always been passions of mine. I knew early on I wanted to help others improve their lives and help them to become the best versions of themselves; I just wasn't sure the avenue in which I would do so.  In High School and on into the beginning of College I was a big runner and trained for half and full marathons.  Growing up, being involved in sports and trying new activities was something my parents always encouraged my sisters and I to do. When I first heard about Crossfit I was instantly intrigued and thought, I have to see what this is all about.  It only took one class to realize that I was hooked! Crossfit for me has been more then just a workout regimen; it has been a very positive influence in my life.  Not only the mentality of Crossfit but also the community it creates and the instant connections it brings about. Meeting Brooke and becoming a member at Crossfit Train is the reason I am where I am today.  Being an Oregon native and living my whole life there, I was more then ready and also very excited to have the amazing opportunity to move to Colorado and help Brooke start a new Crossfit Train community here in Denver. While at the same time pursuing my other passion for Nutrition and becoming a Certified Nutrition Consultant. My favorite food is sweet potatoes (yellow not the orange!) and I love Deadlifts, double unders and the benchmark Cindy."

Andre Whitt, Coach

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)
     

"My official CrossFit journey started out in Brooke’s garage. There were only handful of people at that time, but they were all some of the nicest people I’ve met, super relatable, but the thing I could feel and loved the most is that everyone was there to better themselves, and help others do the same. Everyone busted ass for themselves, but for each other too. If you’ve ever played at the higher levels of any sport, when your career ends, the first thing you miss is the comradery, the locker room talk, the support, the community of your team and teammates. Though at the end of the day it’s individual, CrossFit Train helped fill this void I was missing with the sense of community, comradery, and badassery! You get out what you put in to CrossFit, so if you don’t see results, or half ass things, you have nobody to blame but yourself. The community, constant challenges, and accountability are a few of the reasons I love CrossFit.

 

Through my soccer career, I was always the captain of my teams. I feel that I’m great at getting the best out of people, I love to lead by example, and love to watch and support my teammates get better at whatever they want to do. Throughout my life, all of my best and favorite coaches/teachers/mentors possessed each of these qualities, which is why I know I will be a great coach. Brooke recognized, and helped me realize, my potential in CrossFit and took me under her wing. For her to recognize the same potential in me as a coach means the world. To be the best, I will learn from the best. The coaches, unbelievable athletes/members, and the community at CrossFit Train are the reasons I wouldn’t want to start my coaching journey anywhere else!"

Lyndsey Condon, Coach

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)

  • Master's of Nursing - University of Minnesota, 2010

  • Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences - St. Cloud State University, 2006

  • CPR Certified

 

Lyndsey Condon is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and Registered Nurse currently working in Organ Donation. Prior to CrossFit, Lyndsey grew up playing soccer and went on to play at the collegiate-level for the St. Cloud State University women’s soccer team.  In 2012, she blindly dragged her husband to something called CrossFit and instantly fell in love with the intense workouts and sense of community.  She  loves to squat and deadlift heavy things at CrossFit Train.

Mike Condon, Coach

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer (CF-L2)

  • CrossFit Endurance Trainer

  • BrandX Method Certified
     

Originally from Minnesota, Mike moved out East in 2011 where he was first introduced to CrossFit and warm weather. Outside the box, he enjoys working in cyber security and tasting new craft beers with the hope of brewing something tasty. You can usually find Mike squatting something heavy at CrossFit Train. Mike is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Endurance Trainer, and self-proclaimed geek.

"I was always the prototypical scrawny computer guy that spent minimal time on a treadmill and maintaining my fitness level (or lack thereof), rather than improving it. My wife, Lyndsey, convinced me to go to some crazy new thing called CrossFit…I thought we were going to a TRX-type thing with the bands. I humored her and we walked into an old automotive garage with beastly dudes throwing around weights and swinging from rings. This wasn’t the thing with the bands.

My first class kicked my butt…hard.  I didn’t know what had just happened, but I knew that I wanted to keep doing it (once I caught my breath). 

 

Everyone speaks ad nauseam about the physical benefits of CrossFit, so I’ll spare you the “you’ll look great naked” spiel that you can find anywhere on the Internet. Instead, CrossFit brought something out in me that I never thought I had, confidence. CrossFit took me out of my comfort zone (daily) and I quickly realized that I was capable of more than I ever could have imagined. The fact that I started from having 0 strength is truly a testament that CrossFit can really work for anyone. None of this would be possible without the amazing community that CrossFit has developed and is what keeps me coming back for more. I love seeing everyone’s smiling faces and am the first to give a high-five, because I’ve been in their shoes and know how great it feels to achieve something you thought was impossible.

A lot of people ask why I coach. It’s not a simple question to answer, but for me, I want everyone that comes through those doors to experience CrossFit the same way I did. Have fun every day, meet new people, embrace the suck, and always celebrate accomplishments…oh yeah, and get weird."

 
 
 
 
 

Jim Warne, Coach

 
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

  • Bachelors Integrative Physiology and Kinesiology – University of Colorado, 2007

  • Master’s of Public Health (Community and Behavioral Health), 2015

  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist  (EP-C)

  • CPR certified


"I can truly say that a new door opened for me with regarding my fitness when I began my Crossfit journey with Crossfit Train. I do not know what took me so long! Health, fitness and wellness have always been a backbone to my everyday living. I grew up as an athlete, where a few sports would inevitably give way to a strong focus on soccer and mountain biking; I got a bachelor’s degree in Physiology; and a Master’s Degree in Public Health; I have numerous fitness certifications; I also had a 9-year career in the Health and Wellness industry. Therefore, I thought I had a decent perspective on how things “were, or should be,” in the fitness world, but I was very wrong! This journey is different, and while there is an internal drive to improve performance and become a better individual athlete, that drive is all inspired by this community and coaching. It is as if I am finally able to be back on the field, competing all over again from my soccer days!

I was all-in once I saw the amazing ability that Brooke has in bringing out the best in each athlete, and how she incorporated simple things that turn into things that I will remember for the rest of my life. I saw how I could confide in this coaching staff, how they were trustworthy, how the community is loyal to one another, and most importantly how much fun everything is! In the past, I was so immersed in a routine at the gym and I got so bored that I would question the point of fitness in my life. It became so bad that I realized that I had built a career around something (the health and wellness industry) where I could no longer find a spark.  After joining Train I was re-inspired, I became so humbled by “how I could move better” and become more efficient in my movements, and get better every single day! I couldn’t wait for the next workout!

It was through this humbling process that Brooke and her staff re-lit a fire for me that had burnt out and gave me an opportunity to share this process with others. I feel as though I have always had an innate way of relating to others through coaching and teaching, I just had to find something again in my life that I was passionate about, and through this journey, I know Train is the place where I found it."