All posts by Darlene Prois

Darlene Prois
Darlene Prois, 67, has co-owned CrossCut CrossFit with her husband Dave, 63, since 2012. She moved to the resort community of Hayward, Wisconsin, after a 30-year career as a Minneapolis Star Tribune photographer, reporter and editor. Her inner-athlete was dormant before meeting Dave, a former detective sergeant and training supervisor, in 2002. Their short courtship included 400-mile bike trips, inline skate racing and wilderness camping. The couple started a kettlebell club for fun in 2008, which eventually morphed into their current business. Contact Darlene on Facebook @CrossCutCrossFit or by email at deprois@aol.com.
  • The Open isn’t Healthy

    I love the excitement of the Open, the anticipation and dread before each workout, the sense of community, and feelings of accomplishment when it is...

  • Mastering the Open

    The grand scale of the CrossFit Open makes it exciting. As Affiliate owners, our challenge is to make it personal. The first step is understanding...

  • So You Want to Start a Seniors Program?

    Recently, a Box owner considering a “Seniors” program sought advice on the CrossFit Affiliate owners Facebook page. It’s a great idea, right? Many Boxes already...

  • Programming for Masters

    Our programming has always been masters-friendly. We’re solid believers in challenging athletes of all ages, but we’re also a couple of 60-somethings who are learning...

  • Equipping a Masters-Friendly Box

    Big city visitors to our small town Box invariably express surprise at the variety and quality of our equipment. Our status as masters athletes is...

  • The Challenge of Masters

    I was 60 when I first walked into a CrossFit Box. The oldest athlete in the room, I was there to earn my CF-L1. My...