Our Roots :: 

Just like CrossFit started in a small garage in Santa Cruz, CA in the late 90's by Greg Glassman.  Jim was introduced to CrossFit by a good friend, mentor and fire fighter, Rob Hole and his garage gym in 2005.  It was after that initial experience combined with a multitude of athletic and coaching experiences, where Jim refined his vision to Build A Fit Community.  In November of 2009, Jim started training a handful of athletes out of his garage while embodying the spirit of CrossFit he experienced from Rob and Greg!  With the success and support from numerous athletes, CrossFIt Matters evolved and has expanded through four locations, to it's current location in Kansas City, KS.  

Our vision since day one has been: "Building A Fit Community".  We think everyone should be crazy about their fitness, health and wellness. You only have one body, treat it well and it will treat you, your family and your community well! CrossFit has enriched our lives in a newfound way and we want to share this with you! We’re athletes with aspirations and goals just like you. We dread the thought of not being able to do something because of physical limitations. So we challenge our preconceived limitations daily within a community of people who celebrate our strengths and encourage us through our weaknesses, all while getting better every day. We’re progressive, driven and successful people who want to live life to the fullest and guess what? We want you to live life to the fullest too!

We chose CrossFit because we sought the same fitness level that you seek now. It started as an interest in training ourselves in a new way, thus allowing us to better reach our goals. Once we immersed ourselves in CrossFit, our lifestyles started to change and we started making better decisions on a daily basis. Now we seek to improve every aspect of our daily lives through fitness. Through our collective CrossFit experience, we have become better at our jobs, better at the Sport of CrossFit and better people within the community. CrossFit has become a place to go to blow off a little steam, to try things that most adults would consider childish and allows us to test and set new boundaries for ourselves.