A GYM FOR FITNESS IN CHAPEL HILL, NC

WHERE YOU CAN UNLEASH YOUR

BEST SELF

FITNESS. NUTRITION. COMMUNITY IN CHAPEL Hill.
ALL DURING THE BEST HOUR OF YOUR DAY

HEY THERE!

ARE YOU TIRED OF:

DOING BORING

WORKOUTS ALONE

FEELING

LOST IN THE GYM

TRYING TO

HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE

NOT HAVING A

SOLID GAME PLAN

TRYING EVERY

FAD DIET WITH NO SUCCESS

FEELING

CONFUSED ABOUT NUTRITION

THEN WE'VE CREATED

THE PERFECT

PROGRAM FOR YOU

INTRODUCING OUR TRULY REDEFINED

GROUP FITNESS TRAINING

SURROUNDED BY

AN ENCOURAGING FITNESS COMMUNITY

We make sure that every single person who joins our Chapel Hill community feels welcome and leaves every single workout feeling more confident in their bodies than ever before. This is a community that is based on helping each other achieve their goals.

ALWAYS

SUPPORTED BY EXPERT COACHES

Our friendly, world-class trainers will eliminate the guesswork in your workouts, coach, and guide you through challenging (but really fun) workouts in the Chapel Hill area. We will provide the perfect combination of coaching and accountability, allowing you to focus on what matters most.

HELD ACCOUNTABLE

SO YOU FINALLY REACH YOUR GOALS

Finally! You can rest easy knowing that our team will help you stay accountable and implement the PERFECT strategies that will GUARANTEE you achieve your health and fitness goals. We are the best gym in Chapel Hill. Let us prove it to you. No more guess work. Only Results!

WE HAVE PROGRAMS FOR

ANY EXPERIENCE YOU NEED

GROUP TRAINING

CrossFit

Good CrossFit is where the coaches are experts in fitness and care about you and your fitness journey, and they invest themselves in helping you reach your goals. CrossFit is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. 

JUMP START YOUR FITNESS

Ignition

For those of you who are a little tight on time, don’t know where to start, or just like the high intensity interval workouts that get your heart rate up and burn fat, Ignition is for you!

Free at home

Couch-to-CrossFit

We’ll do the programming for you and give you scaling options. We’ll also help you learn about diet, quality movement, and quick fixes. We will email you a new workout once a week!

It is often said that your fitness level is 20% your activity and 80% the things you put in your mouth. And we don’t disagree. To help you really understand the power of nutrition in your quest to get healthier, we offer both 1-on-1 and Group Nutrition Services.

OLYMPIC AND POWERLIFTING

Barbell Club

Are you a CrossFitter who wants to make strength gains? Are you a weightlifter or powerlifter who doesn’t need as much conditioning as our traditional CrossFit program? Then, Barbell Club is for YOU!

FAT BURNING

Endurance Club

For you cardio junkies who want a full hour to focus on building your endurance. Skills and drills for technique and a good old fashioned sweat sesh.

ONE-ON-ONE

Personal Training

A personalized approach to achieving your goals. Working one-on-one with a coach is the quickest way to the results you want. We offer both hour and half-hour sessions, with package discounts.

WORKOUT WHEN IT'S CONVENIENT

24/7 Open Gym

Open Gym is just that… a chance for you to come in and use the gym and equipment at your leisure to work on something specific. All of our members receive 24/7 open gym access with their memberships or this can be a standalone option.

WE ARE

sTRONGER TOGETHER

READ OUR AMAZING REVIEWS

5/5

“CrossFit Local has been a life changer! I definitely did not know what I was getting myself into when I started, but all the coaches (special shoutout to both Coach Hyden and Fox) and even the other members, were beyond supportive and helpful. From being a complete beginner, the coaches started slow to help me not only get the correct form, but to become the most successful I can.
The WODS are always new and exciting and the camaraderie is unmatched. Definitely a place I would recommend to others!”

Megan

CrossFit Local MEMBER

5/5

“The owners of Local, Kelly & Chad, are fantastic. They run a safe space with great community (all the more impressive in covid times) and I cannot recommend their gym more highly. 24/7 access available and all the coaches are so caring, knowledgeable and motivating. As someone newer to Crossfit, Olympic lifting and barbell work in general, I have been able to work through my anxiety because of how incredibly well-supported I’ve felt. All around an amazing experience and I would encourage anyone interested in getting fit, feeling good or finding community to check it out!!!”

Meredith

CrossFit Local MEMBER

5/5

My husband and I dropped into a Saturday morning class and had such a great experience! CrossFit Local so clearly has an awesome community, knowledgeable coaches, and a lot to offer fitness enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Will definitely head back next time we’re in town!

Allison

CrossFit Local MEMBER

5/5

Love this gym! Kind of old school with lots of space, great equipment! A serious workout gym with a welcoming community, great coaches, easy access and plenty of space to get your workout in – no waiting for equipment.

Randy

CrossFit Local MEMBER

LEARN MORE ABOUT

HOW WE TRAIN

WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED

GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

1. SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST VISIT

During this first visit, we will show you around our amazing facility, introduce you to some of our expert coaching staff, and work one-on-one with you to narrow down your exact health & fitness goals. We will give you the perfect game plan for a healthy life!

2. START YOUR TRAINING

Now that you have defined your goals with help from one of our amazing coaches, we will start by taking you through the fundamentals of training and help implement sound habits throughout all areas of your life, allowing you to start on the road to success!

3. HAVE FUN REACHING NEW LEVELS

Once you have the basics down, you’ll attend fun but challenging classes while being supported by our team of expert coaches, and surrounded by an amazing community of people who are here to help you finally reach your goals!

REAL PEOPLE. REAL RESULTS

CrossFit Local

OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE

WE HAVE A WIDE VARIETY OF EXPERT LED GROUP CLASSES SO YOU CAN WORKOUT DURING THE BEST PART OF YOUR DAY

MEET

THE CrossFit Local TEAM

WE ARE PROUD TO BE KNOWN AS
Chapel Hill'S MOST DEDICATED COACHING STAFF.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS.
WHETHER YOU NEED HELP WITH FITNESS OR NUTRITION.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.

CHAD EDWARDS

Owner

KELLY EDWARDS

Owner

GRACE CONERLY

Coach

JOSH FOX

Coach

JOSH HYDEN

Coach

JUSTIN HUCKABY

COACH

KEVIN LAWRENCE

COACH

KRISTIN MCCARTHY

COACH

MARC JOHNSON

COACH

MICHAEL WHITTON

COACH

PAUL SUMNER

COACH

SPENSER SMITH

COACH

A LITTLE ABOUT

THE CrossFit Local MISSION

THIS WILL BE AN ABOUT US PARAGRAPH IF NEEDED

CrossFit Local

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GETTING STARTED IS EASY!

Simply fill out the form below and then schedule Your FREE No-Sweat intro Consultation on the next page.

Shortly after we will be in touch with you to confirm your intro session.

We are excited to meet you!

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ARE YOU LOOKING TO DROP-IN?

We Would Love To Meet You!

We love nothing more than having visitors from other boxes come “throw down” with us! If you are just passing through, we charge a drop in fee of $25 per day that includes a t-shirt! If you want to do Open Gym only, contact us for rates.

OUR DROP-IN RATES

$25 for once (includes t-shirt), $50 for week

OUR Information:

Location:

7401 Rex Rd #106, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA

PHONE:

GIVE US A CALL
(919) 912-9348

CHAD EDWARDS

OWNER

Chad embodies what it means to be physically active and mentally strong. His lifelong commitment to fitness began with his earliest experiences as a Boy Scout, which provided a solid foundation for his capacity to learn, teach, and lead. While in high school, despite playing both soccer and baseball as well as maintaining his status as an honor student, he attained the coveted Eagle Scout distinction.

At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill he earned both Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sports Science and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degrees. During his time at UNC, he realized his enthusiasm for coaching while working at the Student Recreation Center and Rams Head Recreation Center. He also served as the Intramural Sports Captain for the Carolina Baptist Student Union.

After graduation, Chad worked as a personal trainer at local gyms, continually refining and honing his skills. Some of his original clients have followed him to Local. With over a decade in the fitness industry, Chad has coached all levels of physical fitness, from the elderly to the high-caliber athlete.

Chad’s understanding of the human body, and its potential to rehabilitate itself and excel, allow him to coach his clients in the most efficient and effective way. The variety of functional movements performed at high-intensity, which is a hallmark of CrossFit, leads to real, tangible results. Chad has seen the changes in his own life, both in performance and overall well-being, from implementing the CrossFit modalities. He is always excited to share that wisdom and passion with his clients.

Fitness is not just a job for Chad, it is a way of life. He is committed to providing the community with a place where he can assist clients in realizing not only their personal fitness goals but goals that allow them to grow personally. He is happy to report that while in California, he visited the original CrossFit and trained with Eva T. He loves to hunt, fish and spend time outdoors. In his free time, Chad enjoys spending time with his wife Kelly, daughter Evelyn and their puppies Kaiah and Comet.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 2 Certified, 2020

CrossFit Level I Certified, 2010 & 2015

CrossFit Movement and Mobility Seminar with Kelly Starrett, 2010

CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar with Jeff Tucker, 2010

CrossFit Endurance Certified, 2011

CrossFit Kids Certified, 2011

Voted one of best personal trainers in Triangle, 2011, 2012

USA Weightlifting Level I Certified, 2012

CrossFit Goal Setting Course with Greg Amundson, 2012

Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and Adventure Race Competitor

4th place in 85kg weight class, Triad Barbell Meet, 2011

GORUCK Challenge Finisher (Raleigh & Wilmington)

GORUCK Navigator, Scavenger & Jedburgh Finisher

Education

BA Exercise and Sports Science, 2006

KELLY EDWARDS

OWNER

After being fed up with a lack of results from her elliptical training sessions, Kelly came around to CrossFit. She started at home with Eva T’s bodyweight workouts. Due to a persistent, encouraging and very patient husband, she finally made her way into the box.

CrossFit has really changed her life, in only the most positive ways. Like many women, Kelly had always felt self-conscious of at least one part of her body. CrossFit has provided an environment where she not only embraced, but became proud of her body’s strength! This in turn has greatly influenced her self-esteem. CrossFit has changed her life is such radical ways that she wants to share this with others.

Kelly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing. When she is not in the box, she works as a relief nurse practitioner. She likes to read, watch theatre, cheer on the Tar Heels, play with her pups Kaiah and Comet, go fishing with her dad and spend time with her wonderful husband in her free time.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 2 Certified, 2021

 CrossFit Level I Certified, 2011 & 2016

 Olympic Lifting Seminar with Tony Cowden, 2011

 BeastSkills Seminar with Jim Bathurst, 2011

 Olympic Lifting Seminar with Caleb Ward, 2011

 Head judge at the Tarheel Challenge for CrossFit UNC, 2011

 Judge at the Carolina Fitness Challenge, 2011

 USA Weightlifting Level I Certified, 2012

 CrossFit Goal Setting Course with Greg Amundson, 2012

 CrossFit Gymnastics Seminar, 2012

Education

MS in Nursing, 2008

GRACE CONERLY

COACH

I am fully dedicated to helping every single one of you finally reach your goals.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

JOSH FOX

COACH

Following his move from New York, Josh embraced the Chapel Hill youth sports scene and competed in a variety of different little leagues, but did not find his athletic passion until discovering wrestling when he was 12 years old. He became obsessed with the sport and quickly learned how important one’s fitness was in regards to their performance on the wrestling mat. Josh loved the one on one, man versus man nature of wrestling and the fact that you were responsible for your success, no one else. During the off-season he would focus on exercise routines specifically designed to increase his endurance, stamina, and overall fitness.

After recording well over 100 wins during his high school career, Josh was recruited by a few colleges and continued wrestling for a D-1 university. Shortly before college graduation, one of Josh’s closest friends died tragically and this completely altered his life course and inspired him to pursue a career helping people in his community. Within a couple of weeks Josh was working in an emergency room, but he sorely missed the competitiveness of college athletics and the pursuit to continually improve one’s skills and health. He worked out in jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts gyms, but nothing could compare to the intensity and team unity he experienced while wrestling. Fitness remained an important part of his life, but it was unfulfilling and stagnant.

When Josh learned a childhood friend of his was coaching at CrossFit Local he decided to give it a try one early morning and the workout of the day, “Karen,” absolutely annihilated him. He thought he was in shape, but he could not even complete it. He might have thrown up (he did). There was equipment he was unfamiliar with, fitness language he had never heard of, and lots of nice strangers cheering him on. He was awestruck; it was love at first sight. Classes felt like wrestling practice and these strangers quickly became teammates and friends. The community embraced him and before long CrossFit Local became his home away from home.

After competing in several CrossFit competitions Josh realized he would like to give back to the community that has provided him with so much by combining his passion for fitness and helping people by becoming a coach at Local. Josh is inspired when people improve, break new grounds, and celebrate their accomplishments. He adores the sport of CrossFit and likes to share his knowledge with the athletes at Local so feel free to stop him and ask anything you’d like!

Josh enjoys getting to know the athletes he is coaching and looks forward to becoming familiar with their strengths and weaknesses. He is of the “wake up and grind” mindset so you will catch him at the gym well before the sun comes up. When fitness is not the focal part of his life, Josh likes volunteering, being outdoors with his American pit bull terrier, watching MMA and UNC basketball, reading non-fiction, writing creatively, discovering new music, and hanging out with friends & family.

CERTIFICATIONS

 CrossFit Level 2 Certified, 2021

 CrossFit Level I Certified, 2016

 CrossFit competition competitor x 7, 2015-present

JOSH HYDEN

COACH

Josh grew up in rural Kentucky, where in his formative years he spent a great deal of time outdoors communing with nature. This bond with the outdoors has carried over into his adult life, where he still enjoys spending as much time outside as possible. He studied Classics at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he was free to explore his passion for the outdoors via mountain biking, hiking, and various other outdoor shenanigans.

The journey to stay fit has led Josh down many paths, such as competitive swimming for 12 years, Marathon running, and becoming a certified kettlebell instructor. He believes that of all these forms of exercise and athletics CrossFit has helped him to attain the most well-balanced fitness practice.

Josh began his career as a CrossFitter in 2012 after attending a foundations course with another friend who was interested in joining. After one year of training, Josh realized that he wanted to devote more time to his CrossFit practice and took the plunge to become a coach at Local. Josh strives to bring energy and enthusiasm to each class he coaches, while assisting each athlete he works with to achieve his or her fitness goals.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certification

JUSTIN HUCKABY

COACH

Justin (aka “Huck”) grew up in a small town of northern Louisiana playing any and every sport available. In summer of 2010, a friend introduced him to CrossFit-based workouts following the CrossFit mainsite programming. As a competitive high school cross country runner and endurance athlete, Huck loved the uniquely challenging metabolic conditioning workouts provided by CrossFit.

Following his high school glory days, he continued CrossFit training throughout his undergraduate and graduate school careers. Huck graduated from Louisiana Tech University in northern Louisiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in biomedical engineering with an emphasis on pharmaceutical science at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Upon moving to North Carolina and starting graduate school at UNC in 2015, Huck immediately began training at CrossFit Local and fell in
love with the community. He has competed in numerous local and international CrossFit competitions over the last few years, including Wodapalooza in 2019 as a team athlete.

Outside of the gym, Huck can usually be found conducting scientific experiments in lab or attending concerts and music festivals. His overall passion and life goals reside in promoting healthy living and high quality of life for everyone through the intersection of developing new and effective medicines and therapies as a research scientist along with leading individuals towards an active lifestyle through  CrossFit coaching and training.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level I Certified, 2019

 Wodapalooza team athlete, 2019

KEVIN LAWRENCE

COACH

Kevin is a native of Oshkosh, Wisconsin and brings 20 years of collegiate coaching to CrossFit Local, with 15 of his last 20 years spent at the University of Kansas and the University of North Carolina Swimming and Diving team. As the Head Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach, he has coached numerous All-Americans at UNC, All-ACC selections, an ACC Champion, Junior National Champions, and UNC’s 1st Olympic Trails Qualifier.

With an education degree and years of teaching and coaching under his belt, becoming a coach at Cross Fit Local was an obvious and easy transition for him. Athletically, Kevin has ran track, swam, dove, played football, tennis, gymnastics, run half marathons and pretty much anything you can name. He was a former DI scholarship athlete. Kevin is a dare devil trying
anything from skydiving to cliff jumping/diving.

He was inducted into his High School Athletic Hall of Fame and was a Peace Corps volunteer serving in Mongolia from 2012 to 2014 in the city of Erdenet.
“Yes, Mongolia is one of the coldest places on Earth. It’s the only place where the yearly average daily temperature of the capital city is under 32 degrees F. It was fricken cold, and I loved it.” – Kevin L.

CERTIFICATIONS

 CrossFit Level 2 Certified, 2020

 CrossFit Level I Certified, 2015

KRISTIN MCCARTHY

COACH

Kristin has been a CrossFit Local member and our gym’s unofficial cheerleader since 2016. She focuses mainly on Powerlifting and Strongman but loves the occasional CrossFit WOD.

Kristin’s daughter Caitlin is a CrossFit Local Teen and she has a full-time job as a Sorority Chef at Kappa Delta Sorority at UNC-Chapel Hill so look for yummy treats from her at the gym from time to time.

CERTIFICATIONS

 USA Powerlifting – Club Coach, 2020

 Holds 4 State records in Bench, Back Squat, Deadlift and Total for weight & age group 3 years in a row

MARC JOHNSON

COACH

Growing up, Marc played a variety of sports, including soccer, football and baseball. He has always enjoyed being outdoors hunting and fishing, as well as ATV Motorcross. As he got older and transitioned to college in Greensboro, Marc joined your typical globo gym and worked out that way for years.
 
After graduating college and getting married, Marc gained some weight and decided to give CrossFit a try. What he found at CrossFit Local was community, challenging workouts and noticeable results. After being a member at Local for 3 years, Marc decided to become a coach. He loves seeing the change in people in classes!
 
Marc‘s favorite things are spending time with his awesome wife and son, heavy deadlifting, riding trails in West Virginia, being outdoors, and hanging out with his friends.

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level I Certified, 2016

MICHAEL WHITTON

COACH

Michael grew up outside of Charlotte, NC and had a fairly active childhood. Basketball, soccer, and tennis kept him busy until he moved to Asheville for college where he discovered the twin joys of his life: hiking in North Carolina’s beautiful outdoors and Ultimate Frisbee. After moving to Carrboro in 2012 he was missing the physical outlets of the mountains when a friend suggested CrossFit. After a year long trial run at CrossFit UNC, he took the plunge and joined Local. The community support and challenging workouts told him that he had found his new base for physical activities. After two and a half years, he was finally ready to take the next step and worked hard to become a coach at Local. Michael is eager to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with everyone who walks into the gym.

CERTIFICATIONS

 CrossFit Level I Certified, 2016

PAUL SUMNER

COACH

Paul has been active all his life, mostly in some form of outdoor recreation. Starting in high school, he began to give attention to fitness. He was an average wrestler on his high school team. Paul was extremely fit, but not nearly strong enough for his weight class to be super competitive. He won about as many matches as he lost. After high school, Paul joined the United States Marine Corps and dedicated 5 years of his life to the direct service and defense of the best damn country on the planet, the United States of America. Obviously physical fitness was just a way of life in the Marines, but the most valuable thing he learned in the Corps was mental toughness. And that’s a character trait he shares with most CrossFitters; the mental fortitude to continue to push when most people quit. So when you come to Paul’s class, he expects your absolute best effort.

Paul was fortunate enough to be a member of a Search and Rescue team in Washington State for four years. Some of the toughest physical challenges he faced were back country hiking in full kit, up a mountain, in feet of fresh snow. Some of the fittest people he has ever met apply their fitness to save lives in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. He was fortunate to share that experience with them.

Paul has completed numerous 5ks, 10ks, mud runs and other various trendy tests of fitness. He has also competed in several Crossfit competitions as well. He’s currently training to increase his numbers in weightlifting for competition. He is an avid supporter of GORUCK events and continues to train and complete those on a regular basis. He is a stickler for form. Safety is paramount and proper form is how we keep you safe in the gym. Paul wants you to get a great workout, but more importantly, he wants you to leave healthy so he sees you in the gym again.

Grunts = Gains.

CERTIFICATIONS

 CrossFit Level I Certified, 2015

 United States Marine Corps 2001-2006

 Washington State Wilderness Search and Rescue 2006-2010

 Tough Mudder, 2013

 Various CrossFit competitions 2013 – present

 MDUSA Level 1 Athlete, 2015

 Multiple GORUCK Tough and GORUCK Heavy completions

 CrossFit Weightlifting, 2016

SPENSER SMITH

COACH

Spenser originally hails from a small town in southern Indiana, where he played sports nearly year-round: basketball, baseball, football, track and field, you name it. His athletic youth led him to a lifelong commitment to fitness and sports.

He found CrossFit during his college years in 2014 and was very impressed with how effective it was compared to everything else he had done. In 2016 Spenser moved to Chapel Hill and earned his PharmD from UNC. During this time, he found CrossFit Local and became a member and has been getting fitter ever since! 

Spenser decided to become a CrossFit coach because he believes it can dramatically improve people’s health and quality of life, from the advanced athlete to the beginner. As a pharmacist, Spenser sees the consequences of the chronic disease epidemic regularly, and he believes the CrossFit methodology is an elegant solution to this problem. One of his proudest accomplishments was encouraging his mother to join a gym and despite never following an exercise regimen before. She is now in better shape than ever before and setting back squat PRs in her 60s!

CERTIFICATIONS

CrossFit Level 1 Certified, 2020

Change MEMBERSHIP

If you want to change your membership such as the number of times per week you attend, the type of membership or add a punch pass, you’re in the right place. Just fill out the form below and we will get back to you.
If you would like to cancel your membership due to moving farther than 25 miles away or you have a medical condition you are required to provide proof of new residence or medical provider’s note.

HOLD MEMBERSHIP

As stated in your CrossFit Local Membership Agreement, you have the option to put your membership on hold as long as the hold is at least 7 days long and is made in advance of the dates requested. Your automatic recurring monthly membership bill will continue as usual, but the time requested extends the length of your membership.

Please fill out the form to put your membership on hold.

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