• Crossfit

    get stronger, faster and healthier
    CrossfitAbout Our core CrossFit class - regardless of skill level, these classes will make you stronger, faster and more mobile. You'll find and push your physical and mental limits. Structure
    • 0:00-0:15 Warmup/Mobility
    • 0:15-0:30 Strength/Skill WOD
    • 0:30-0:55 WOD
    • 0:55-0:60 Cool Down/Mobility
    Class Times
    • Mon-Fri
      6AM, 7AM, 12PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM
    • Mon, Wed, Fri
      9AM, 4PM
    • Saturday
      10AM
    • Sunday
      11am-12:30PM
    • Joe Fontana

      Joe Fontana

      Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated

      I grew up in Long Island, NY and later lived and went to college on Oahu, Hawaii. However, I’ve now lived here in Charlotte for the past four years… Before you ask, I left HI and moved here for my wife :).

      Unknowingly, I’ve been searching for CrossFit ever since my soccer endeavors I was a part of at a younger age ended. I had done the gym thing but that only lasted for 4 – 8 months at a time, then boredom set in. Having been a surfer my whole life, I’ve always loved the fact that I was healthy and in shape from something that didn’t even feel like hard work. Since it was pretty tough to continue surfing once I moved to Charlotte, I struggled to find something active and made me motivated to do it each day. I was searching for something that would build speed, strength, power, and endurance all at the same time, and that was actually fun. I stumbled upon CrossFit and was instantly hooked.

      It sounds cliché, but it has been life changing for me. I eat better, sleep better, have more energy, and best of all, the workouts are fun. I’m always excited for the next workout and am usually looking up the next day’s WOD before I even get home. I am a huge advocate and hope you’ll come join us for a WOD.



      Education



      • BSBA in Finance – Hawaii Pacific University

      • MBA – Hawaii Pacific University




      Certifications



      • CrossFit Level 1 Certification



    • Bryan Teague

      Bryan Teague

      No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

      As a kid I always played sports.  Mostly team sports, especially football.  After high school, I joined the Navy.  Unlike most people, I loved basic training and found I excelled at a lot of the physical tasks and really enjoyed the comradery of working with and encouraging others.  While in the Navy, I started weight training on a regular basis

      After leaving the Navy, like most people I got a job, got married and started a family. During this time, I played some recreational sports like softball or flag football but was not at my previous activity level and started to put on a few pounds.   About 10 years ago, I committed to getting back in shape and started working out at a traditional gym. I studied every workout magazine or book about weightlifting that I could get my hands on.  I lifted a lot of weight and thought 30 minutes on the elliptical was all that I needed.  I thought I was in great shape.

      My wife of 16 years had been going to Crossfit and wanted me to give it a try.  I did not want to.  I was not into group fitness.  Finally, I gave in and went with her.  I was not expecting much and thought I would destroy the workout.  My first workout was Cindy for 16 minutes.  It was just pull ups, pushups and air squats. 16 minutes, that’s all.  I completed the WOD and proceeded to lie on the floor for about half an hour.  I had never got a workout like that in such a short time.  I was hooked.  I gave up my gym membership a week later and have been Crossfitting ever since.  I am now 15 lbs lighter and am stronger than I ever was.

      My wife and I have been doing Crossfit now for a little over 2 years and love it.  Crossfit has changed our lives.  For me it is the perfect combination of weightlifting, running and other exercises with the added fun of competition and comradery of good friends.  I have always enjoyed helping others and with my knowledge of exercise and body mechanics, I found myself helping out at the gym.  I love helping or pushing someone to that place they never thought they could go whether it’s an air squat or 400 lb. back squat.  I believe in Crossfit and want every person that I coach to love it as much as I do.

      Certifications



      • CrossFit Level 1 Certification

    • Brian Yeung

      Brian Yeung

      "You Miss 100% of The Shots You Don’t Take – Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott

      As a former All-American baseball player for Wingate University the competitive spirit never left after my career ended. Baseball, much like fitness, has always been a big part of my life, whether I was training for an upcoming season or keeping in shape throughout the season. When I joined CrossFit the first time, I immediately wanted more. The sense of community and spirit of competition is what really drove me. CrossFit was able to fill the void of activity, competition and social atmosphere that I loved in my college career.

      The best part about CrossFit is it can give any person of any age, gender or shape the ability to push and challenge themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of achieving.



      Education



      • BS – Wingate University

      • Masters in Sports Administration – Wingate University




      Certifications



      • CrossFit Level 1 Certification CrossFit Level 2 Certification



  • ReBoot

    ease back into fitness more slowly
    About Get back into fitness at a bit slower pace. Could be described as "CrossFit Light" - low impact workouts designed to get you sweat, shed body fat and improve mobility. No barbell movements. Structure
    • 0:00-0:10 Warmup/Mobility
    • 0:10-0:30 Workout part 1
    • 0:30-0:45 Workout part 2
    Class Times
    • Mon, Wed, Thurs
      7AM, 7PM
  • Kaiju Endurance

    build endurance and speed
    Kaiju EnduranceAbout Build endurance and stamina.  Focused more on running, rowing and body weight movements. Structure
    • 0:15-0:30 Warmup/Mobility
    • 0:30-0:55 WOD
    • 0:55-0:60 Cool Down/Mobility
    Class Times
    • Tuesday and Thursday
      6:15pm
  • Kaiju Strongman

    build brute strength and learn strongman competition skills
    About Build brute strength. Learn Strongman movements. Structure
    • 0:00-0:10 Warmup/Mobility
    • 0:10-0:25 Base Strength Movement
    • 0:25-0:45 Accessory Strength
    • 0:45-0:60 WOD
    Class Times
    • Sunday
      2:00pm
    • Tuesday
      6:00pm
    • Bryan Teague

      Bryan Teague

      No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.

      As a kid I always played sports.  Mostly team sports, especially football.  After high school, I joined the Navy.  Unlike most people, I loved basic training and found I excelled at a lot of the physical tasks and really enjoyed the comradery of working with and encouraging others.  While in the Navy, I started weight training on a regular basis

      After leaving the Navy, like most people I got a job, got married and started a family. During this time, I played some recreational sports like softball or flag football but was not at my previous activity level and started to put on a few pounds.   About 10 years ago, I committed to getting back in shape and started working out at a traditional gym. I studied every workout magazine or book about weightlifting that I could get my hands on.  I lifted a lot of weight and thought 30 minutes on the elliptical was all that I needed.  I thought I was in great shape.

      My wife of 16 years had been going to Crossfit and wanted me to give it a try.  I did not want to.  I was not into group fitness.  Finally, I gave in and went with her.  I was not expecting much and thought I would destroy the workout.  My first workout was Cindy for 16 minutes.  It was just pull ups, pushups and air squats. 16 minutes, that’s all.  I completed the WOD and proceeded to lie on the floor for about half an hour.  I had never got a workout like that in such a short time.  I was hooked.  I gave up my gym membership a week later and have been Crossfitting ever since.  I am now 15 lbs lighter and am stronger than I ever was.

      My wife and I have been doing Crossfit now for a little over 2 years and love it.  Crossfit has changed our lives.  For me it is the perfect combination of weightlifting, running and other exercises with the added fun of competition and comradery of good friends.  I have always enjoyed helping others and with my knowledge of exercise and body mechanics, I found myself helping out at the gym.  I love helping or pushing someone to that place they never thought they could go whether it’s an air squat or 400 lb. back squat.  I believe in Crossfit and want every person that I coach to love it as much as I do.

      Certifications



      • CrossFit Level 1 Certification

  • Kaiju Olympic Lifting

    develop your clean, jerk and snatch lifts
    Kaiju Olympic LiftingAbout Learn Snatch, Clean and Jerk technique in-depth. Develop the strength, speed and flexibility necessary to perform the lifts. Structure
    • 0:00-0:10 Warm-up
    • 0:10-0:60 Snatch/Clean/Jerk Specific Instruction
    Class Times
    • Every other Saturday
      9:00am
    • Brian Yeung

      Brian Yeung

      "You Miss 100% of The Shots You Don’t Take – Wayne Gretzky" -Michael Scott

      As a former All-American baseball player for Wingate University the competitive spirit never left after my career ended. Baseball, much like fitness, has always been a big part of my life, whether I was training for an upcoming season or keeping in shape throughout the season. When I joined CrossFit the first time, I immediately wanted more. The sense of community and spirit of competition is what really drove me. CrossFit was able to fill the void of activity, competition and social atmosphere that I loved in my college career.

      The best part about CrossFit is it can give any person of any age, gender or shape the ability to push and challenge themselves beyond what they thought they were capable of achieving.



      Education



      • BS – Wingate University

      • Masters in Sports Administration – Wingate University




      Certifications



      • CrossFit Level 1 Certification CrossFit Level 2 Certification



  • Foundations

    develop the skills
    FoundationsAbout Learn the fundamental CrossFit movements, understand how the program works and delve into your first workouts! Topics Covered
    • Basic Barbell Movements
    • Nutrition
    • Olympic Lifting
    • Progressions for Advanced Movements
    • Expectations/Success in Class
    • Baseline Body Testing

Contact Us

  • CrossFit Kaiju

    who we are

    As one of the newest gyms in the CrossFit Matthews and CrossFit Charlotte communities, we proudly offer a 6,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility with all new equipment. (Our spacious new restrooms with showers and lockers aren’t too shabby either.)

    Our staff of coaches has been selected for more than just their experience and knowledge. Theirs is impressive. But just as important is their ability to work with, challenge, and motivate others.

    Our balance of stamina, strength, and mobility in our programming ensures you get into the shape you want to be in. Give us a call, send an email, or drop in to see us. We’d love to meet you!

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