You know this athlete because of his laid back style and winning ways, but it's deceiving because at 3-2-1-GO, he's GONE! Last year he won the rookie of the year award and it wasn't just because of his work ethic but also his great attitude.
He's come a long way since starting at UnCharted because he puts in the work and stays with it -
and he smiles he whole time he's doing it!.
Fletcher Werner

I’m very thankful for the nomination as the athlete spotlight and grateful to be a member of such a positive and supportive community at Uncharted.  This really is a great place to sweat, swear, and complain about the music, all while being surrounded by great people.

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My sustained interest in fitness happened after college when I discovered the misery of running.  I started out road running and doing local races before eventually falling in love with trail running.  If you don’t like running, try trail running! It is a completely different challenge and is so much more engaging than monotonous treadmills and roads.  All this interest eventually culminated with a 50-mile trail ultra. After burning out on running, I started powerlifting. I really enjoyed the strength building and barbell movements, but definitely felt the absence of cardio.  And not to mention, we had just had our second baby and I had been working out alone in my basement for two years. It was time for something new again. Enter Uncharted Crossfit.

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The original goal around joining Uncharted was to find a time-efficient way to get and stay in better shape.  I love that at Uncharted, 90% of the battle is just showing up. If I can get out of bed and to the gym mostly on time, someone will have already programmed my hour and will push me to make the most of it.  It’s wonderful. Additional benefits have included a great community that supports and pushes one another to only get better … but, being a data-driven person, I do have to ask myself:  did Uncharted actually improve my fitness?

Did you know you can download your data from Wodify?  You do now. Below are some analytics I ran recently after discovering this fact.

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Consistency is key to improving!  The plot above provides the percentage of “RX” workouts I completed in a given week (red) along with the number of days I attended for that month (in blue).  Note that as attendance ticked up, so did the percentage of RX performances! Ok, ok, I already know what you’re thinking: correlation doesn’t imply causation!  I could have started attending more after hitting more RX workouts or maybe there’s a confounding factor that’s not being tracked. So instead, I’ll ask: did I get any stronger or faster?

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Hell Yes!  The plots above show the improvements in metcon and weightlifting performances at Uncharted.  The biggest changes were in improving my Murph time by 20 minutes and my deadlift by 50 lbs! Grace did go up by ~30 seconds, but the weight went from 95# to 135# (RX).  Crossfit has definitely made me fitter, both in cardio and strength.

Ok - this is getting long, so I’ll wrap it up.  I want to thank all the incredible coaches at Uncharted.  It’s been sad to see some leave, but the Uncharted bench is deep!  Kudos to Lynette and Patti, who can be counted on to pick up the coaching and push you at 5 am or 5 pm, rain or shine.  I come to the gym with two major goals and I’ll leave those goals as my parting words of advice:

  1. Don’t poop your pants

  2. Don’t get injured

Listed in order of importance.  I can come back from an injury; I'll never come back if I poop my pants.

Stay strong and keep hustling!




Fitness and sports haven't always been my thing, I didn't play any sports in high school and wasn't really too intrigued with fitness early on in life, but I realized I was going to need to do something if I wanted to continue to eat / drink good food / beer, so here we are.



“The one thing I can say about this community is that it not only sticks together inside the gym, but also outside the gym, which is awesome. The ownership, coaches and athletes have been incredible since joining and we look forward to many more years at UCCF.”





You see them at all our events, judging as a pair, cheering on our members and doing whatever is needed of them. You hear them teasing each other during workouts but they are each others' biggest fan - and yours, too! 


Joe Klosterman & Stephanie Sparks


 Joe and I have always been involved in athletics, either as athletes or coaches.  We both participated in various sports in high school (football, baseball, basketball, swimming, and volleyball).  And we were both fortunate enough to play sports in college: he football and I basketball.  Once our time as athletes came to an end we both started coaching and worked to find ways to stay active.  First, we started running.  We did this for years, trying out different running programs and training for different distance races.  We still tried to lift weights but the majority of our workouts focused on cardio

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After a few years running became boring and time-consuming.  We eventually joined a Gold's Gym near our house.  We worked out regularly, but it was difficult to stay motivated.  I was lucky enough to have access to a strength and conditioning coach at my job who wanted to train me for free. It was exactly what I needed, I was being coached again.  I had someone teaching me and creating my workouts for me.  I didn't have to worry about what I was going to do the next day or week.  He also educated me on how steady state cardio impacts the body and convinced us to utilize interval training.  


     Having moved on from that job, Joe and I were, again, in charge of our own fitness.  We joined Club Fitness and tried to continue to lift/run.  The lifting area was very limited and was usually in use.  We tried to stay on track but quickly lost motivation. 

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     Feeling very frustrated, one Sunday morning I googled gyms near our home.  UnCharted was less than 3 miles away and they were open for a few hours.  So I drove up there, walked in, and met Dorothy.  She was so excited to show me around and was so proud of her gym.  I went home and told Joe that we were going to do the Elements classes.  U.C.C.F. and Crossfit were exactly what we were looking for.  We love having the WOD's ready for us, being coached on proper technique, and working out in a fun, competitive environment.  The positive, family-like atmosphere at UnCharted is something that we always look forward to.

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    We have met so many awesome people at U.C.C.F. and give a shout-out to the 6:45pm class!  
- Thank you for having us as Spotlight Athletes!  






You know her as one of the Canadian Ladies who won the Spirit Award for her dedication to "dressing the part" during the Open. She's been hitting PR's on her lifts right and left lately (you know - you've been watching!) And she always has an encouraging word for everyone. We're pleased and proud to make her our Athlete Spotlight for the month of May. 

Megan Coker


What an honour to have the opportunity to share a little bit about my fitness journey and the difference CrossFit has made in my life. If you don’t know me, I’m Canadian and very proud of it, so of course, I started my journey in sport playing hockey at the age of 5. I continued playing hockey for many, many years. I was also a multi-sport athlete in high school competing in basketball, volleyball, and track and field and won athlete of the year in my junior year. I continued in sport as a varsity athlete in university competing in shot put. Despite my active lifestyle and success in sport over the years, I didn’t have much confidence in who I was or what I was capable of. This led to a poor relationship with food, treating it as my comfort and confidante instead of a source of nutrition and energy to fuel me.


Fast forward to working life where after a few years of an active job in agriculture, working out in the field most of the year and logging lots of miles on my feet as well as staying active playing softball six nights a week, I got promoted to an office job and moved from Waterloo, Ontario to St Louis in 2013.
Since I didn’t know anyone and had a lot of time on my hands, I decided to join a local gym and hire a personal trainer.  I had good success for the first few years and was in my best shape in years. Eventually, I hit a plateau and became bored with the exercises and wasn’t seeing any more progress on the scale because my diet still lacked consistency. Frustrated and discouraged with changes in trainers and lack of progress, I gave up on myself and succumbed to a sedentary lifestyle and poor food choices for years. As you can imagine, this lifestyle caught up with me and I went from being in great shape to my heaviest weight ever. I was ashamed at how far I let myself go.


But my journey was about to take a turn. In 2016, I met Nicole Jorgensen on a business trip in Fargo, ND and began a great friendship. It was through my friendship with Nicole that I was introduced to CrossFit. After several attempts at inviting me to a Buddy Day, I finally took her up on her offer in the spring of 2018. I missed sport and physical activity in my life and wanted to make a change as I had already put in a lot of work to get myself in an improved mental state. I was ready to take the step. I was nervous for my first workout in years because I was no longer the athlete I once was. With all these worries swirling through my head, I walked into UnCharted CrossFit and I was welcomed with smiles and people who were so excited for me to be there to be active and improve myself. During and after the workout, people were cheering for me and I received so many kind and encouraging words. I immediately knew this was the place for me.


This last year has been absolutely amazing and truly life-changing. I struggled the first 6 months to be consistent with my attendance and make positive choices with my diet, but the people at UnCharted CrossFit didn’t give up on me when I was so ready to give up on myself yet again. Coaches and other athletes reached out to me and encouraged me to keep working on improving myself and to just have fun enjoying the constantly varied movements and workouts.


The turning point for me was the CrossFit Open this past winter. I had heard about the community aspect of the Open but until I experienced it myself, I couldn’t fully comprehend the impact it would have on me. I’m truly appreciative of the community at UnCharted and the global CrossFit community. Each and every athlete is giving everything they have in their own journey while cheering on others to do their best. I love cheering on others as well and seeing them succeed. It has been so inspiring to me to see people believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. CrossFit has helped show me that I am strong both physically and mentally and for the first time in years, I’m loving fitness again. I’m making better food choices and love connecting with CrossFitters from all over the world on social media. I can’t wait to get back to the gym because the coaches put so much time and effort into making the workouts challenging and fun. The best part is that my husband, Tim Coker, has joined UnCharted as well so we get to spend time together while working towards a healthier lifestyle.


I still have more to go on my journey and it will never really end, but I’m learning to give myself a break and celebrate the victories. I’ve lost 37 lbs to date and am very excited for the current nutrition challenge and continued weight loss as well as non-scale victories. I’ve been hitting some PR’s lately as well which has really helped to build my confidence and belief in myself. I love that the coaches at UnCharted invest so much into the athletes and truly care about us as people and want us to succeed in our personal goals and create so many opportunities to educate us on health overall. Wherever you are in your journey,  the coaches and community at UnCharted CrossFit will grow you, challenge you, encourage you, and celebrate you. In closing, just show up to class and the community will carry you through. I’m proud to count myself as a part of this community too. 





     “ I joined UnCharted in 2018 and it was the best decision ever! Within months of joining, I was able to finally progress on some things like pull ups, rope climbs and hand stands, just to name a few. My passion for CrossFit, working out and being healthy has really grown. I can tell you I’m definitely a lot happier with myself just seeing the improvements I’ve made.”




“I realized that my lifestyle was unhealthy, and I needed to make a change. I finally decided that the first step towards change was joining a CrossFit gym and the rest is history!”



“We are both so honored to be UnCharted’s Spotlight Athletes for February. This is the month of love. We love each other, we love CrossFit and we love all our friends at UnCharted CrossFit.”

Masters Strength and Condition Class is Back!


Masters Strength and Condition Class is Back!

What is Masters Strength and Conditioning?

This is a training program designed to restore / improve mobility first and applies strength and conditioning programming to improve health and fitness for individuals over the age of 50. We call these individuals Masters because we know they have mastered other skills in life now it is time to master your health!

  • Are you tired of feeling old and tired?

  • Do you have low energy?

  • Are your aches and pains forcing you to spend time on the sidelines?

  • Do you feel lost and bored in your gym?

  • Do you feel like CrossFit is not for you because everything you know about CrossFit seems too advanced, difficult and intimidating?

  • Most importantly, do you want to feel better and get the spring back in your step, but don’t know how?

Our approach to Masters Programming is Movement and Mobility first. We will teach you how to help resolve pain, overcome injuries, minimize the side effects of aging, restore your general physical capacity, re-learn movements and ultimately, regain control of your body. The great thing about CrossFit is that anyone can participate! You don’t need to be in shape to begin, our program will get you into shape! Our program is designed for persons 50 years of age and older.

With this 6 week program, your overall fitness will improve and you’ll see it translate to your daily life through increased stamina, balance, strength, endurance, coordination and agility. Your children and grandchildren won’t be able to keep up with you!

Bring your spouse, friends and family to try our program and we will help you to feel stronger, faster, and happier than you are right now.


DATES: January 21 -February 27th

*6 Weeks of class (12 classes total)  with an optional make up day on Saturday, February 29th

CLASS TIMES:  Monday/Thursday  @ 5:15 - 6:15 pm

Ages: 50 - 75 years young 

Price: $165

"UnCharted Masters - a group of athletes who refuse to give up their health and fitness to age."

DEADLINE to register is Monday, January 20th

 Contact Patti at for more information on the program and to get signed up today!





“Find somebody who recognizes the hard work you put in and will hold you accountable on the days that you have all the excuses not to go. Mine is obviously is my wife Adrienne. I got her into CrossFit here at UnCharted, and now I've created a monster. “




December Athlete Spotlight 

Everyone - and we mean EVERYONE - knows this lovely lady because of her engaging personality, her cheerfulness, her camaraderie, her leadership, her wardrobe and her bad-ass attitude and spunk! She has always - and we mean ALWAYS - been there for the UnCharted Community (she was our very first Pioneer member) and we know she always will be. She is the heart and soul, spirit and strength of UnCharted and we're so proud she closes out 2018 as our Athlete Spotlight!



Thank you, UnCharted CrossFit Coaches, for naming me as December’s Spotlight Athlete. It is truly an honor. Five years ago, I took my first elements class and I was hooked. Bonus … the class was taught by Coach Lynette. I played sports in high school and a season in college but like most of us, it all stopped once I started adulting. I would start and stop an exercise routine over and over, from Leslie Sansone’s “Walk Away the Pounds” to Half Marathons to Spinning. I even paid hundreds of dollars for a Personal Trainer. Although I had some success nothing kept my interest, so I would stop and pack the pounds right back on.

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In 2013 I was dating a guy who was training for a Tough Mudder and of course my first question was, “What is a Tough Mudder?” After seeing a video, my second question was, “How do you train for something like that?” He said, “I CrossFit” (the only thing of worth I got from that loser.) Back to the internet I went, and it was like the clouds parted and a ray of sunshine beamed down on me - I found the world of CrossFit.

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   Five years later, I’m two Tough Mudders in and CrossFit Is Life. I’m down 4 dress sizes and healthier than I have ever been. I have gained so much more than those pounds I lost. I have come to love my 47 year-old body, thick thighs and all. I love all the amazing things it can do from handstands against the wall to thrusters to body weight back squats and deadlifts. I went from coverups on the beach to bikinis while paddle boarding. I now have irreplaceable knowledge about food and how it effects my mind and body.

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CrossFit has given me so much, but the best part of this journey is the second family I have gained! It’s all of YOU who truly keep me coming back. Life got a little rocky and somedays the only thing I was able to accomplish was feeding Jameson and getting to CrossFit. We share sweat, blood and tears …. sometimes literally. You are my CrossFit Family and unlike family by blood, we choose each other. I love you guys and all the love I give is a direct reflection of the love you give me.  

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To Sam: Thank you for the awesome words in your Spotlight Athlete letter, but it's time for you to recognize your worth to the UCCF Family. You make CrossFit FUN! You are encouraging and bring life to every class. Know that you are a strong part of why UnCharted CrossFit is special. 

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