Amanda Hendren and Chris Cooper are the founders of Vantage Movement, home of CrossFit Vantage. They are a husband-wife team and here’s how it all got started.
They met back in 2007 both working as personal trainers in a large commercial when CrossFit was just coming about. Skeptical at first they started trying some CrossFit workouts in their own training and saw great results and then started using it with clients and groups and saw great results. While their love for each other was growing so was a dream of one day opening a CrossFit gym. They knew working as personal trainers was limiting their impact and they wanted to share CrossFit and Fitness with more people. Fast forward a few years, a kid and ring later to 2012 and they opened their first space off of 38th and king. Starting small in every sense with only a couple of clients, 1200 square feet of space and a dream to help a lot of people! They began to grow quickly in membership and vision and moved one year later into their second space on 44th and Lowell, expanding their space, team, membership and services to include more options! Almost 5 years later they moved into their dream space that they had been eying since day 1 at 44th and Harlan! Their vision for making a vantage a more wellness collaborative was coming to life, expanding offerings to include services like chiropractic, nutrition, kids, teens, personal training and much more could finally become reality in this space. So here we are in 2020 almost 8 years in and their vision continues to expand and they plan to continue to increase their impact through Vantage and it’s offerings. Here’s their latest vision and mission statement for the gym!
Vision: To lead our local and online community in discovering their potential and become happier healthier humans. People change People.
To be an inclusive space that promotes a lifestyle of health, wellness and self development through coaching, education and experiences!