CrossFit Wilmington is the oldest CrossFit Affiliate in the Wilmington area. We opened our doors in January of 2008, and through that time we have refocused our vision; to build a strong community of people striving to become stronger together. Our team of certified coaches are dedicated to providing classes where you feel safe and encouraged to achieve your goals! We will get to know you by name, and provide positive feedback on how to improve on your fitness. Our workouts are programmed ahead of time to improve technique, strength, and endurance at a safe pace. In addition to your membership, we offer elements sessions, where you can get more individual attention to ensure you understand the technique of the major movements in CrossFit. We understand following a fitness program can be difficult sometimes, especially with a busy lifestyle. We have classes throughout the day, available as early as 5am to help accommodate different lifestyles. We invite everybody in our community to come try one of our classes for free, we promise you’ll look forward to coming back again!  

Meet Our Team

Christine Ortega

My first experience with CrossFit was in late 2008 when my workout partner and I went to a “functional fitness” class. Before then, I was a regular gym goer that mostly ran for cardio then did a traditional split lifting routine. I also did spin, yoga, Zumba, P90x, kettle bells, and any other fitness trend of the day. But the moment I snatched a pvc pipe, I was pretty much in love. There wasn’t a box where I lived so I looked at videos and the CrossFit website for many years until I moved in 2012 and joined a box. With coaching, my movements and strength greatly improved. Fast forward through deployments, taking a break from CrossFit due to shoulder surgery, retirement from a 20 year career in the Marine Corps, a yoga teacher certification, and a move to Wilmington in July of 2018. I joined CrossFit Wilmington in March of 2019 and met an incredible group of athletes. I earned L1 in December 2019 and have been coaching ever since. What I love about CrossFit is that it is scalable for every person, no matter their fitness level. As an older athlete with various musculoskeletal issues, CrossFit has allowed me to still be strong and active. Additionally, the community of athletes is the most positive and motivating group of people I have ever encountered. At CFW, I have had the privilege of seeing so many members grow in strength and confidence. I love being part of this community! 


Jaime Zurita

Wandered into CFW Jan 2018 … looking for something that could be challenging and keep my attention and man I found it . I’ve always just been the globo gym guy just going from machine to machine really not knowing what I was doing. First week at CrossFit even though I was sore as I can be, I wanted more. The feeling of accomplishing the wod was a feeling Iike no other. The goal when starting CrossFit was to lose a few marriage pounds 🤣  starting  my journey at 204 and knowing that I needed to cut back on the sugary sweets . I loved soda and candy . I busted my butt in the gym with the guidance of some amazing coaches that pushed me to be better . I lost 30 pounds in 4 months !!! I was hooked !!! I remained a member of this awesome community. Forged amazing relationships. Fast forward to 2021 building a small group of badass of coaches to then, me, and Christine becoming owners . I love being a coach . Teaching someone how to become better physically and mentally is the feeling in the world .  

Laura Sawhill

"I have been doing CrossFit for 6 years now. I love the sport because of all the friendships I have made over the years. I enjoy coaching because I get to watch members grow and accomplish goals! I am a certified Level 1 CrossFit coach, and I am also a 2nd degree black belt in Teakwondo. My favorite lift is the Thruster and Overhead squat. Why? Becuase I'm crazy, and they are full body movements."