About Us2024-02-18T21:41:45+00:00

Why CrossFit 4185?


What do we all strive for? Health and well-being? Pain or illness-free? Here at CrossFit 4185 our goals are your goals. We are here to help. Here to help you lose that “last five pounds”, or start your fitness journey. Everyone has their own motivations, come share what yours are and we’ll take care of the rest!

What does CrossFit 4185 stand for?

CrossFit 4185 – 41 stands for 41 N longitude and 85 stands for 85 W latitude of Fort Wayne IN; our local community we serve. As our compass logo demonstrates, we are here to help guide you on your way toward where you want to be. We are here to help you find and achieve those goals with guidance and coaching. Keeping you safe along the way while having fun with your colleagues, friends, and peers.

Our goal is to bring our community world-class fitness. We will teach you to move within the range of motion that is safe for you, encourage you to be more mobile and gain more than you ever expected!

What is CrossFit?

CrossFit is constantly varied, functional fitness at high intensity. CrossFit helps cultivate a well-rounded representation of fitness through a variety of movement patterns, time domains, and loading. CrossFit specializes in not specializing – in other words, we train it all.

You want to run a marathon faster, add CrossFit to your training. You want to improve your triathlon time, add CrossFit to your training. You want to run your first 5k or just be able to chase your kids around? Add CrossFit to your life. Through our training, we will improve your: Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, & Accuracy.

You will be introduced to our foundational movements (squatting, pressing, and pulling movements) through our On-Boarding program in a small class setting at our own pace. Once you’re in our group classes, our professional coaches will be with your every step of the way and continue to help your progress. Our classes average 8-12 people per class. This allows for our coaches to develop real relationships with our members and keep everyone moving safely. Your fellow classmates are your team, friends, and family.

We believe in our community, and lifelong relationships are made here!

Coach Mallory

Coach Mallory


Coach Mallory took her first CrossFit class back in 2011 and has been hooked ever since! She has been involved in athletics all her life, from little league softball to collegiate track and field. She has devoted her life to the pursuit of excellence in coaching and in sports, and loves watching her clients continue to grow and fall in love with CrossFit, too!


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Level 2
  • CrossFit Kids


  • The University of Saint Francis, BS in Health and Exercise Science, 2014 with a minor in Business
Coach Lindsay

Coach Lindsay


Coach Lindsay is extremely motivated to help the community of Fort Wayne fall in love with fitness! With her background in the military and in the medical field, she provides a unique view of the world of health and fitness. Coach Lindsay encourages her clients to understand the role of fitness in maintaining their functional capacity (i.e., being able to do the things you want to do!)


  •  CF Level 1
  •  CF Weightlifting L1
  •  CF Anatomy Course


  • Clarkson University 1999, BS
  • Syracuse University 2003, MD

Coach Christian


Coach Christian has always had a passion for athletics and fitness, playing basketball and baseball as a kid, and then college football at the University of St. Francis.  The adrenaline rush and enjoyment from competing alongside his teammates is what drove him to join the 4185 community and be ALL IN! Besides having a passion in the weight room, he has found a passion in coaching athletes to become better men and women on and off the field! 


  •  CrossFit Level 1 


  • The University of Saint Francis, BS in Health and Exercise Science with minors in Athletic Coaching and Nutrition, 2019 

Coach Tina


Coach Tina has been active her entire life. She enjoyed running and softball, but when she found CrossFit – she found her tribe! Her passion is in coaching and motivating other to make fitness apart of their lives for a lifetime!


  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Masters Cert (Aging Athlete)


  • The University of Saint Francis, AS in Radiologic Technology , 1990

Coach Molly


Coach Molly is highly energetic and loves cheering her clients on, spreading positivity, and making you know that “You can do it!” She has always been a runner and has cycled for IU’s Little 500 Race in both her Junior and Senior year of college. She has a passion to share her knowledge of fitness with others and push them to be the best that they can be! 


  •  Barre Above 


  • Indiana University, BS in Kinesiology with a minor in Fitness Specialist, 2014 
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Our Facility

CrossFit 4185 is a world-class fitness facility serving the local Fort Wayne area. 

Whether you are looking to get in shape through personal training or through our group classes, we invite you to come to work hard and get results as part of our community! 

A little more about us: 

  • We offer 3 class options each week: 
    • CrossFit 
    • Burn 
    • Foundations 
    • Open Gym 
  • Our facility is comprised of over 6,000 square feet including: 
    • 2 bathrooms, 2 showers, and 2 changing rooms 
    • Child watch area 
    • Massage Therapy on-site 
  • We have the top-of-the-line Rogue equipment – and lots of it! 
  • Our staff is made up of highly experienced and qualified coaches who hold a variety of certifications that make us the most diverse gym in the area. 
  • We offer child watch for our members during morning and evening class times. Please contact our CrossFit 4185 staff for more information and child watch policies.  

Massage Therapy

The Retreat 

Located inside CrossFit 4185 

Licensed Massage Therapist 

Danielle E. Bakle 

Danielle is currently the Massage Therapist at The Retreat, located inside CrossFit 4185. 

Before joining us, she was a Cosmetologist for 17 years when she decided to make a change. She researched Massage Therapy and decided that she could incorporate therapy into her salon business. Danielle ended up finding massage to be so much more rewarding that she quit doing hair altogether. In 2010, she enrolled in the Therapeutic Massage program at Ivy Tech Northeast, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Health Sciences. 

Danielle started her career at Massage Envy right out of school and has been there the last 7 years, being their Lead Therapist for 4 years. 

Her modalities include Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal, Oncology, and Shiatsu/Acupressure. 

Certifications include Hot Stone Therapy, Oncology, Reflexology, Cervical/Neck specialties, and Acupressure for Migraines and Sinus. 

After 10 years of massage, Danielle is still in love with it and loves healing her clients. 

When she’s not massaging, you can find Danielle spending time with her husband and their five children! As a side hobby, Danielle runs a gourmet cheesecake business!  Danielle looks forward to providing healing and wellness to everyone in the CrossFit Family♥️ 


I heard that CrossFitters use their own language, can you help me with the terms?2021-03-29T15:04:43+00:00

Sure! This link will help you learn some of the terms: Click here to learn the lingo. Word of caution: No need to be intimidated by this… ☺ We’ll walk you through it all!

I’m not in very good shape… can I do CrossFit?2021-03-23T20:18:36+00:00

The very first thing you will discover is that CrossFit does not discriminate. Whether you are young at heart, or have just completed your 50th marathon, or are recovering from injury or healing a broken heart, whether walking the dog is the only exercise you’ve had in years, or you’re someone training for the Iditarod we will help you achieve your fitness goals. 

One of the things that makes CrossFit so unique is our community of people from literally every walk of life: stay-at-home parents, elite athletes, students, CEOs, members of the armed services, firefighters, you name it. CrossFit bodies – our bodies – come in every imaginable size, shape and age; and yet, our workouts every day are designed for anyone to do them. 

Yes, anyone. 

What exactly is CrossFit?2021-03-23T20:18:02+00:00

CrossFit is a fitness program that will change your life. By its definition, it uses “constantly varied, functional movement performed at a relative high intensity.” As a truly functional program, the difficulty level of our daily workouts is designed to be increased or decreased, depending upon the individual. This makes them doable by anyone. 

Daily workouts could include things such as core conditioning, rowing, sprinting, gymnastics, lifting, etc. All our workouts are designed to improve overall flexibility, strength, speed, endurance, and agility. 

How often do you recommend I come to the gym?2021-03-23T20:17:30+00:00

If you’re just starting up, we recommend coming three days/week for your first of couple weeks, then build to four, then to five. Once you’re up to five days per week, we recommend building in two recovery days per week. 

What’s your drop-in policy?2021-03-23T20:16:59+00:00

We love nothing more than having visitors from other boxes come “throw down” with us! If you are just passing through, we charge a drop-in fee of $20 per day. 

It’d be great if you’d plan on arriving 15 minutes before scheduled class time so we can provide you with a waiver to sign and introduce you to our box. You can find our class schedule here. 

You may find that we do things a little differently than your “box back home.” We hope that you enjoy the change in scenery, clientele, maybe even the music. If anything makes you uncomfortable, however, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

Why is your gym more expensive than other gyms?2021-03-23T20:16:06+00:00

We know you may have a lot of choices on where to workout. What’s best…? A treadmill at home? The gym down the street that is $15/month? A CrossFit membership? We’d actually encourage you to ask a different question. What are your goals? Personalized attention? Trained, professional coaches? Accountability? Working out with a group of like-minded people who cheer on your success? If the answer to any of the above is “yes”, then we’d encourage you to check us out. 

What will my first time in your gym be like?2021-03-23T20:10:58+00:00

Your first time in, we want you to feel comfortable. One of our awesome coaches will give you a tour of the facilities, we’ll sit down with you and walk through your goals, we’ll do a quick fitness assessment with you, and we’ll walk through what you can expect.