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.
  • A New Track on Basic Strength and Conditioning

    “’The needs of our olympic athletes and grandparents differ by degree, not kind.’ That is to say, everyone needs to perform an intelligently selected variety...

  • 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...