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CrossFit Coshocton opens

| August 26, 2014
CrossFit: Will Dreher is the owner and head coach at CrossFit Coshocton in the Downtowner Plaza. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

CrossFit: Will Dreher is the owner and head coach at CrossFit Coshocton in the Downtowner Plaza. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – Will Dreher wanted to bring a new form of exercise to the area so he opened CrossFit Coshocton Aug. 20, in the Downtowner Plaza.

“CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that focuses on consistent variation, functional fitness and high intensity,” he said. “Every day you do something different and you work multiple joints. You also try to get as much work and reps in as you can during a set time.”

Dreher, who is a River View High School graduate, stumbled upon the idea of CrossFit while searching for workouts on the Internet.

“When people do it they will fall in love with it,” he said. “I’ve been doing it for four years and still love it.”

Classes are about an hour long and involve everything from running to bodyweight movements to lifting weights.

“Everything is universally scalable,” Dreher said. “My 90-year-old grandmother could do it and so could my 6-year-old niece. All levels of athleticism are welcome and if you are rehabilitating from an injury we can work around it.”

CrossFit also is a great way to work out in a group setting.

“Everyone suffers together and cheers each other on,” Dreher said.

Right now classes are at 4:15 p.m., 5:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. There also is a 9 a.m. class on Saturdays and then the gym is open until noon so people can work on individual skills.

“I’m hoping to be able to add more classes by the end of the year,” Dreher said.

Classes are $10 each or you can buy a one month single membership for $60; a six month membership for $306; or a one year membership for $612. There also are membership discounts for public service employees (fire, police, EMT), college students and families. Anyone interested in learning more about CrossFit is welcome to try one class for free.

Dreher is a certified CrossFit instructor and previously taught classes at a gym in Berlin.

CrossFit Coshocton is located at 305 Downtowner Plaza. For information, call 294-9270.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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