Our mission is YOU.
No matter your experience level or reasons for walking through our doors, we are here to support your journey. We practice together in an atmosphere of unconditional acceptance, positivity and mutual respect. Here, community is the most important element of what we do.
Keenan Montgomery | CF L2 | Owner
I grew up playing a multitude sports; anything from basketball, baseball to motocross. I’ve always been drawn to compete and to challenge myself to become better. But there was also a time in my life where I was very unhealthy. Eating and drinking anything I wanted without consideration lead me to being almost 80lbs overweight. It was at this point I knew if I was going to live the life I wanted, things had to change. I started eating better and working out religiously. I stuck with the globo gym routine for years and was able to shed the unhealthy weight and see self improvements physically, but I was also seeking the mental clarity that comes with living a healthy lifestyle…it was the big thing I was missing.
I had multiple friends try to talk me into doing CrossFit. I was very hesitant because I had heard all the “bad” things about CrossFit, which I now know is a bunch of BS. It took the gym I was at shutting their doors for a remodel for me to give it a shot. One class with coach Ian at CODE:541 and I was hooked. I walked through the doors and never left. My first year I completely dove in by entering every competition I could and passing my Level 1 Training to become a CrossFit coach. Five years later, I still come in with as much love and excitement for the sport.
CODE:541 is my happy place. If I am having a bad day I go to the gym to hangout with our wonderful members. A good workout with good people, and I instantly have a renewed outlook on the day. What keeps me coming back is the community that CrossFit brings, it is simply out of this world. Everyone is rooting for each other to succeed and improve themselves both inside and outside of the gym. These people have gotten me through the hardest of times in my life and I will forever be indebted to all that call CODE:541 home.
There is so much fulfillment from being a coach. Seeing a member set a new PR or teaching them how to do something they’ve never done before is incredibly rewarding. I have the opportunity to help change people’s lives for the better and I couldn’t imagine doing it anywhere else.
Lauren Brown | CF L2 | Owner
Fitness has always been a part of my life. I played sports throughout school and really took to distance running and group circuit training in my early to mid-20’s. For me, movement is a constant and I do my best to make it a priority every day. My introduction to CrossFit was in 2012 where I enrolled in a 4 week beginner program. I completed the introductory month learning the basics of the sport, but unfortunately when I moved to another side of the city there weren’t any CrossFit locations near me.
The following years I did a hybrid of globo gym and small studio fitness, but it felt so monotonous most of the time. I needed something more engaging and challenging…. something to really test my physical and mental fortitude. When my husband and I happily moved back to Bend in 2015, I found the closest CrossFit and signed up for a class the next day. And as they say (eight years later), the rest is history!
At the end of 2017 I was in a rut, feeling like I needed to make a change in my career. I always had a passion for fitness and helping others, but was it really possible to make that my job? As I continued to work full time as an interior designer, I pursued certifications for CrossFit Level 1 and Personal Trainer. I began by coaching a few classes a week and it wasn’t long before I knew I was meant to be a coach. I felt so much love, reward and gratitude coaching CrossFit.
I made the transition to CODE:541 September 2019 in search of a new community where I could grow as a coach and athlete. What I did not know was that the timing of my arrival to the gym would later lay the foundation to become part owner in 2021. Making meaningful connections with members and providing a place where people can thrive is second to none. I approach every class with full focus on the athletes. If you’ve been doing CrossFit for 10 days or 10 years, I aim to provide a knowledgeable, fun atmosphere to work hard and support one another. My motto: “work hard, move well, have fun.”
CrossFit gives us this amazing platform to help others find success, support and community through movement. I wake up every morning eager to coach and am so grateful for the opportunity to serve this incredible group of people. There is no place I’d rather be.