Malcolm & Michelle Cook
LivingStone Athletics was born in April of 2015 by both Malcolm and Michelle. Before we became a CrossFit affiliate, we were a Functional Movement class that our neighbors The District Bouldering gym offered as part of a membership. We’ve grown a class and space of 1500 sqft to 3600 sqft and plan to expand our current space to 5000 sqft. Our goals originally were hand written on a sheet of paper that defined what LS was about, what we believed in, and what our goals were. This is what I wrote: LS CrossFit is a family. We are unique and diverse, but all-inclusive. LivingStone CrossFit is a place where everybody knows your name, and you are welcome no matter where you come from. We believe in having fun and, and that true long-term success fully depends on fun in an environment. When your exercise routine becomes just that, it’s hard to stay engaged. At LS, keeping our members smiling is a number one priority. We believe in mastering the basics. All of this is motivated by one person, Jesus Christ! Down to the name of our affiliate is confirmation to the ethos of LivingStone. I was praying for a name one day and came across this scripture;
So keep coming to him who is the Living Stone[a]-though he was rejected and discarded by men but chosen by God and is priceless in God’s sight. 5 Come and be his “living stones”[b] who are continually being assembled into a sanctuary for God. 1 Peter 2:4-6 The Passion Translation
When I read this I knew building people up, FOR A PURPOSE, is to be our purpose and LivingStone CrossFit was to be a family that spread the love of God through fitness.
We believe the way to spread this love is being awesome. Like really, really awesome. We want everyone’s experience at our gym to be awesome, we want our Coaches to be awesome, we want our facility to be awesome, and our health and wellness to be awesome, period.