M 8AM, 9AM, 12PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM
T/W/TH 8AM, 9:30AM, 12PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM
F 8AM, 9AM, 12PM, 4PM, 5PM, 6PM
PROPERFIT KIDS SUMMER CLASSES
ABC HOPES (dis)ABILITIES FITNESS
Conveniently located in central Corona by the 91 and 15 interchange.
430 Princeland Ct., Corona CA 92879
CrossFit Proper was established in January 2009 from the pure love of CrossFit.
We initially heard about CrossFit by watching a video of the young BJ Penn doing a muscle-up demo with Coach Glassman. It took about another two years before starting – the workouts on CrossFit.com were seemingly impossible!
In 2008 a garage gym opened up in Anaheim Hills called Canyon CrossFit. We were one of their first clients. Within months of training with Canyon CrossFit, Christian, who was then sixteen years old, asked to go to CrossFit Trainers Certification. As parents, we truly believe our jobs are to allow our kids to find their path while feeding whatever sparks their interests that makes them happy. We contacted CrossFit HQ to find out if there was an age limit to certification. There was not, we sent Christian to cert in San Diego, CA in which Dave Castro, Head of Training for CFHQ/Director Of The CrossFit Games was the lead instructor.
During cert in the good old days, you had to do Fran plus Fight Gone Bad…all in one weekend. It was Christian’s first Fran & Fight Gone Bad…both at Rx’d weights. Needless to say, that tough weekend did not discourage him, it only fed his desire to continue his CrossFit while spreading his love for fitness training people of all ages and abilities.
He started training the Family. Within a few months, Christian wanted to become an official CrossFit affiliate. As parents, we still think we are crazy for telling him this, “You can affiliate if you do all the work. Fill out the application and write the essay.” It didn’t take long. Within a week, he had filled out the application plus got the essay done. We became affiliated in January 2009. We are still wondering if he is the youngest affiliate owner in the history of CrossFit.
Then, a few more family members alongside some friends came to train. We put up a pull-up bar in the garage, bought a plastic sprinkler garden box to jump on, bought some rings, some cheap barbells and weights. The first rack was fashioned from plumbing pipes so that it could double as parallettes. We followed main site WODs even though they were all scaled! No shame in that!
Unfortunately, we only lasted a few months in our garage gym, the neighbors called the police on us due to the loud music that goes on when people are busy getting better.
Throughout this time, our daughter, Charisse had been a dance major and fitness instructor at UCLA’s John Wooden Center. Carissa started and finished nursing school, earning her RN license. Jesse, held the fort down making sure everyone accomplished their goals.
Since January of 2009, we have gone through many changes starting in our garage, graduating into a 3,500 square foot facility equipped with state of the art equipment like 50 foot Rogue Fitness Pull-Up Rig.
We are thankful every day for the wonderful, positive members that have become our family at Proper. Our “Ohana” continues to grow in membership alongside our coaching staff getting more passionate about helping others everyday. Christian continues to expand his knowledge of health and fitness and now Coaches and runs this business full-time after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from California Baptist University.