FLINT TOWNSHIP (WJRT) -
(04/30/14) - A new Flint Township business is getting ready to make Mid-Michigan sweat. Vehicle City CrossFit opens for business Saturday morning, near the corner of Linden and Corunna roads.
"It's huge, huge. This has been a dream of ours for about a year, so we're super excited for Saturday," said Heather Pierce, co-owner, Vehicle City CrossFit.
Some big plans are coming together to help entice clients to walk through the door.
"In the month of May, we're going to have bring a friend, free Saturdays, and in the summer we're going to have some athletic conditioning classes for kids, middle school age and high school age," Pierce said.
While it might look like an intimidating workout, Trisha Cherveny says CrossFit can be scaled down to fit any age group or skill level.
"You do a lot of squats, a lot of Olympic lifting, some gymnastics," she said. "You're going to be well rounded. You're going to become a well-rounded athlete."
Cherveny is one of the co-owners, and she's a CrossFit competitor. She qualified for the Reebok CrossFit Regional Games, which begin May 16 in Cincinnati.
"There were about 5,000 people in my open category and top 48 made it," she said.
She'll need to finish in the top 3 in order to advance to nationals - but that won't be an easy task.
"We'll have to do a hand stand walk across the arena, we have to do 50 floor hand stand pushups, 10 legless rope climbs, max hang squat snatch. It's going to be intense," she said.
By the way - Cherveny is a mother of three, not to mention the principal at South Bendle Elementary in Burton. Her students are some of her biggest supporters.
"They think I'm a little crazy sometimes. I'm going to be practicing the handstand walk up and down the hallways during classes, so we'll see then," she said.
For more on Vehicle City CrossFit and its free classes, click HERE.