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CrossFit training moves to bigger location in Craig

Nate Waggenspack

Women work through a 10-minute set of pistols, or one-legged squats, on Thursday at the new location for Warrior Princess Training. The CrossFit-certified training location for women moved into a roomier spot on the east side of Centennial Mall and has open space in classes from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

— CrossFit training is a demanding way to work out, but life will be much easier on the women at Warrior Princess Training going forward.

The CrossFit-certified gym, led by Jessie Cramer, had its first sessions in a new location at the Centennial Mall, where the larger space will give classes more room to work and add variety to the type of training they offer. Formerly in a room above KS Kreations on Yampa Avenue, WP Training is now in the east side of Centennial Mall, where it will share a room with the Moffat County Thunder cheerleading team.

The upgrade from about 800 square feet to 2,000 is exciting for Cramer, who fell in love with CrossFit after trying it once and got her certification in 2012.

"We'd been climbing all over each other but making it work," she said about the old room. "When I redid all this and moved in, it was very exciting. This is my passion. I love it, and I've been waiting a long time for it."

Aside from allowing the classes to spread out more when they're working out, the added space gave Cramer the space to move more items in to add to the kinds of workouts they can do, which fits in with the broad, varied fitness CrossFit aims for to create a well-rounded fitness in its participants.

Among the new items is an area climbing rope she couldn't hang in the last room, a weightlifting sled and a large tire.

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"I've worked out all my life, and the reason I started CrossFit is because it's never the same," she said. "I want to get women in here and show them it doesn't matter who you are, what your ability is — you can do it."

With more space, more spots are available in Cramer's classes, which had a waiting list before, she said. The classes with space are from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

There is no hard number yet, but class sizes are likely to max out at about 10 women and likely to fill fast, Cramer said.

Contact Nate Waggenspack at 970-875-1795 or nwaggenspack@CraigDailyPress.com. Follow him on Twitter at @CDP_Sports.