Friday, June 15, 2012

CrossFit Hydro

Omaha, Nebraska’s longtime established affiliate is CrossFit Omaha, but now they are seeing a growth in the local CrossFit community. The greater Omaha area, in the past few months, has expanded to 5 CrossFit gyms. One of the newest boxes is CrossFit Hydro. Run by coaches Brandon Berry and Justin Van Beek (2012 CF Regional qualifier).

Open since February of 2012 CF Hydro has a modest following of 50+ athletes. The facility at approximately 2500 sq ft has plenty of floor space and a great athlete's lounge in the corner, perfect for hanging out post wod. Hydro is located about 15-20 minutes West of downtown Omaha. I wasn't charged a drop in fee and unfortunately they we're waiting on a new batch of t-shirts.

One of the more comfortable CF lounges I have ever seen!

I happened in on an Open Gym night so Coach Brandon and I came up with a fun fast little wod of 10 rounds of 5 HSPU, 5 burpees, and 5 Chest2Bar PU. That combo in conjunction with Mid-West humidity made for a "good time".

With the level of enthusiasm I witnessed at CF Hydro, I don't think they will have any problem establishing a place in the Mid-West CrossFit community.


  1. Great write up! They definitely have great members and coaches there. Just a heads up...the other owners name Brandon Berry, not Phillips :)

  2. Appreciate the info, the name is corrected! Thanks

  3. Thanks for the great write up Chris. I'm hoping you received your shirt, and that you liked it. :-)
    -Brandon B.

  4. Wrapping up a trip to NYC. I'll let you know ASAP. Thanks again.