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 provide ROMWOD after each of our classes to help increase mobility for full effect of your fitness program. 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

Lauren Linett

"I first started CrossFit in 2013. After a short break, I returned to the sport, and have been active for 4 years. I continue to love CrossFit because of the awesome community that comes with it! My favorite part about being a coach is that I get to help people function better in their daily life. I am certified in CrossFit Level 1. My favorite lift would have to be the power clean!" 

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."

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! 


Emily Hinsenkamp

My crossfit journey began back in 2017 when my sister convinced me to come to a class with her.
I had just closed out my collegiate athletic career just a year earlier with a tear to my ACL. After the surgery, I never thought I’d come back as strong or athletic again. Little did I know that CrossFit wouldn’t just help the healing process, it would make me an even stronger athlete. I fell in love with CrossFit those first couple months. From there, I continued to learn new techniques and movements. That’s one of the main reasons I love CrossFit, you’re always learning something new and working toward new goals. As an athlete at heart, I love the competitive yet team-like atmosphere of the box. Working to beat your own times while cheering on the person next to you. At the start of 2020, I had the opportunity to gain my level 1 coaching license, and with the new move to Wilmington, Lauren provided my first place to put those skills into practice. I’m so thankful for the opportunity because to be able to coach and encourage other people in something that I love and am passionate about is so rewarding.
It’s such a privilege to get to be a part of someone’s journey and see them accomplish their goals!
Being an athlete and getting to coach is the best of both worlds!